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[Annelida] The earthworm dilemma

Geoff Read via annelida%40net.bio.net (by Geoffrey.Read from niwa.co.nz)
Sat Mar 23 04:56:12 EST 2013


Well, I suspect this would only be an important effect if there are more earthworms on the planet now than pre-climate change.  Whereas, while there is some expansion into former glaciated lands in N America, humankind otherwise has sealed off much former good worm habitat with millions of hectares of worm-proof structures via urbanisation and roading.


Lubbers et al., (2013) Greenhouse-gas emissions from soils increased by earthworms. Nature Climate Change, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nclimate1692

Blog: http://www.carbonbrief.org/blog/2013/02/global-worming-are-earthworms-accelerating-climate-change


Geoff
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