Journal of
Ecology and The Natural Environment

  • Abbreviation: J. Ecol. Nat. Environ.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9847
  • DOI: 10.5897/JENE
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 361

Full Length Research Paper

Minerology, geochemical composition and geotechnical properties of termite mound soil

M. Momah
  • M. Momah
  • GeoEnvironmental Climate Change Adaptation Research Centre Benin City, University of Benin, Nigeria.
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F. E. Okieimen
  • F. E. Okieimen
  • GeoEnvironmental Climate Change Adaptation Research Centre Benin City, University of Benin, Nigeria.
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  •  Received: 06 September 2019
  •  Accepted: 25 November 2019
  •  Published: 31 March 2020

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