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McCarthy, T.S., Ellery, W.N. and Dangerfield, J.M. 1998. The role of Biota in the initiation and growth of islands of the floodplain of the Okavango Alluvial Fan, Botswana. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 23: 291-316


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The role of Biota in the initiation and growth of islands of the floodplain of the Okavango Alluvial Fan.

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A group of islands on the floodplain of the Okavango alluvial fan were studied to establish the processes which lead to the initiation and growth of islands. It was found that islands are initiated by the mound-building activities of the termite Macrotermis michaelseni. Shrubs and trees are able to colonize these mounds, which result in increased transpiration. As a result, precipitation of calcite and silica from the shallow ground water occurs preferentially beneath the mounds, resulting in vertical and especially lateral growth, causing island expansion.

Year: 1998

Type: Journal Article

Origin: Bibliography compiled for Okavango River: The flow of a lifeline.

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McCarthy, T.S. and Ellery, W.N. 1995. Sedimentation on the distal reaches of the Okavango Fan, Botswana, and its nearing on calcrete and silcrete (Ganister) formation. Journal of Sedimentary Research, A65, No. 1: 77-9
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Humphries, M.S., McCarthy, T.S., Cooper, G.R.J., Stewart, R.A. and Stewart, R.D. 2014. The role of airborne dust in the growth of tree islands in the Okavango Delta, Botswana. Geomorphology, 206: 307–317
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McCarthy, T.S., McIver, J.R. and Cairncross, B. 1986. Carbonate accumulation on islands in the Okavango Delta, Botswana. South African Journal of Science, 82Department of Geology and Botany, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg: 588-591
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McCarthy, T.S., Rogers, K.H., Stanistreet, I.G., Ellery, W.N., Cairncross, B. and Ellery, K. 1988. Features of Channel Margins in the Okavango Delta. Palaeoecology of Africa and the Surrounding Islands, 19. Southern African Society for Quaternary Research
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McCarthy, T.S. and Metcalfe, J. 1990. Chemical sedimentation in the semi-arid environment of the Okavango Delta, Botswana. Chemical Geology, 89: 157-178
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McCarthy, T.S., McIver, J.R. and Verhagen, B. Th. 1991. Groundwater evolution, chemical sedimentation and carbonate brine formation on an island in the Okavango Delta swamp, Botswana. Applied Geochemistry, 6: 577-595
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Ellery, W.N., Ellery, K. and McCarthy, T.S. 1993. Plant distribution in islands of the Okavango Delta, Botswana: determinants and feedback interactions. African Journal of Ecology, 31: 118-134
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McCarthy, T.S., Ellery, W.N. and Ellery, K. 1993. Vegetation-induced, subsurface precipitation of carbonates as an aggradational process in the permanent swamps of the Okavango delta (fan), Botswana. Chemical Geology, 107: 111-131
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