Invasive Earthworms Impact Soil Microbiome

April 05, 2021

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Photo of an earthworm by S Shepherd Schizoform.

Forests in northern Minnesota had been free of earthworms until exotic European earthworms were introduced. A new study by Profs. Kyungsoo Yoo and Satoshi Ishii and others show that the invasive earthworms alter soil microbiomes and ecosystem functioning, especially for nitrogen cycling. 

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