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Model species for ecotoxicological tests are not identical

Scientists at the Senckenberg Research Center for Biodiversity and Climate, in conjunction with the medium-sized company ECT Oekotoxikologie GmbH, have found proof that different species of earthworms are being used for ecotoxicological ...

dateApr 08, 2015 in Ecology
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Earthworms as nature's free fertilizer

Earthworm presence in the soil increases crop yield, shows a new study that was published this week in Scientific Reports. "This is not unexpected," says Jan Willem van Groenigen, associate professor in the Soil Biology group ...

dateSep 16, 2014 in Environment
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Earthworm invasion: calling all citizen scientists

Interloping earthworms are wiggling and nibbling their way through northern soils, wreaking havoc on local ecosystems. It's an invasion that can be slowed only with help from citizen scientists and other outdoor adventurers, ...

dateJun 24, 2014 in Ecology
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