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Project: Improvement of the fertility of strongly weathered and acid soils of the Katanga mine areas by using material of termite hills

project duration
01-DEC-08 – 01-DEC-10
abstract
This research project is a multidisciplinary study of termite hills and deep soil profiles below and besides these constructions in the Lubumbashi region. The selected sites with nests built by the same termite species (Macrotermes falciger) differe from each other by the geological substrate, which allows to study the impact of this factor on the mineralogy, geochemistry, micromorphology, biochemistry (C- and N-cycle).