Record number 8102
Title Soils of the Serengeti Woodlands, Tanzania. Agricultural Research Reports 912. (+ maps)
Author(s) Jager, Tj.
Publisher Pudoc, Wageningen.
Publication year 1982
Number of pages 239 p.
Regions Africa
Countries Tanzania, United Republic of
Library holding
TZ 1982.01
Documenttype report
Abstract Soils were surveyed in the woodlands of the Serengeti National Park in north-west Tanzania. The Serengeti Woodlands have been covered by volcanic deposits that have influenced chemical properties to a large extent. Physical characteristics were studied too in detail. The distribution of woodland and grassland correlated with infiltration rate and depth the moisture front reached after infiltration. A neutron probe was used for the soil moisture study. Especially in grassland areas frequented by large herds of herbivores, effective rainfall was less than half the actual rainfall. Mineralogical studies revealed that the clay fraction of the soils of the Serengeti Woodlands consisted almost entirely of X-ray amorphous material
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