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Exotic earthworm effects on hardwood forest floor, nutrient availability and native plants: a mesocosm study

Author(s): C. M. Hale, L. E. Frelich, P. B. Reich and J. Pastor

Month: Mar
Year: 2008

Journal: Oecologia
Volume: 155
Issue: 3
Pages: 509-518

Article Topic(s): Disturbance,Invasive species
Research Setting(s): Mesocosm,Forest

Species Referenced: Aquilegia canadensis (Eastern red columbine),

Abstract

Evaluates the effects of invasion of three European earthworms on hardwood forest soils and species. The three earthworm species combined negatively affected soil characteristics more than a single earthworm species. Earthworms also increased mortality of native plants, including Aquilegia canadensis, but the impact of the three species was no more than two of the earthworms individually.

Suggested Citation

C. M. Hale, L. E. Frelich, P. B. Reich and J. Pastor. "Exotic earthworm effects on hardwood forest floor, nutrient availability and native plants: a mesocosm study." Oecologia 155.3 (2008): 509-518.

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ISSN: 0029-8549
DOI: 10.1007/s00442-007-0925-6

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