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Current use of and future needs for soil invertebrate functional traits in community ecology
Soil invertebrates are assumed to play a major role in ecosystem dynamics, since they are involved in soil functioning. Functional traits represent one of the main opportunities to bring new insightsExpand
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Earthworm collection from agricultural fields: Comparisons of selected expellants in presence/absence of hand-sorting
Abstract The role earthworms play in soil fertility is under increasing scientific scrutiny, especially in light of the fact that farmers are seeking to reduce soil tillage. However, there are manyExpand
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Pesticides and earthworms. A review
Earthworms provide key soil functions that favour many positive ecosystem services. These services are important for agroecosystem sustainability but can be degraded by intensive cultural practicesExpand
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Agroecosystem management and biotic interactions: a review
Increasing the use of synthetic fertilisers and pesticides in agroecosystems has led to higher crop yields, accompanied by a decline in biodiversity at the levels of field, cropping system and farm.Expand
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This ped is my ped: Visual separation and near infrared spectra allow determination of the origins of soil macroaggregates
Summary Macroaggregation is a highly dynamic attribute of soils that is claimed to have a significant impact on their ability to store C and conserve nutrients. A major obstacle to the descriptionExpand
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Searching for a more sensitive earthworm species to be used in pesticide homologation tests - a meta-analysis.
Pesticide risk assessments include experiments designed to measure the effect of pesticides on earthworms using the Eisenia fetida fetida or Eisenia fetida andrei species. There is no clear consensusExpand
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The spatial scale mismatch between ecological processes and agricultural management: do difficulties come from underlying theoretical frameworks?
We made the hypothesis that the problems in resolving spatial scale mismatch could be due to the fact that: (1) authors generally do not have a systemic approach since they consider ecological and managerial processes separately, and (2) terminology and theoretical frameworks are used inaccurately. Expand
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Harmful or useful? A case study of the exotic peregrine earthworm morphospecies Pontoscolex corethrurus
Exotic peregrine earthworms are often considered to cause environmental harm and to have a negative impact on native species, but, as ecosystem engineers, they enhance soil physical properties.Expand
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Soil biodiversity, biological indicators and soil ecosystem services—an overview of European approaches
Soil biota are essential for many soil processes and functions, yet there are increasing pressures on soil biodiversity and soil degradation remains a pertinent issue. The sustainable management ofExpand
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