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How invasive earthworms harm ecosystems

There's a wriggling invader beneath your feet and it's steadily, silently nibbling away at forest diversity. New field research from U of T Mississauga shows for the first time that invasive earthworms are eating forest seed ...

dateMay 05, 2016 in Ecology
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Earthworms could be a threat to biodiversity

The humble earthworm may be a threat to plant diversity in natural ecosystems, says a study just published by researchers from Université Laval and Université de Sherbrooke. Their work found an association between the presence ...

dateJan 27, 2016 in Ecology
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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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