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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
Article Topic(s): Disturbance,Invasive species
Research Setting(s): Mesocosm,Forest
Species Referenced: Aquilegia canadensis (Eastern red columbine),
AbstractEvaluates 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 CitationC. 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.