Earthworm Communities in Previously Glaciated and Unglaciated Eastern Deciduous Forests

@inproceedings{Hopfensperger2015EarthwormCI,
  title={Earthworm Communities in Previously Glaciated and Unglaciated Eastern Deciduous Forests},
  author={K. N. Hopfensperger and S. Hamilton},
  year={2015}
}
Abstract Native earthworms were removed from forested ecosystems during the last glacial advance and have since been replaced with nonnative earthworm species. Nonnative earthworms can cause major changes in microbial and plant communities and nutrient cycling. In this study, we sought to compare the earthworm communities north and south of the last glacial terminus, and to examine correlations between plant communities and soil characteristics. In summer 2011, we measured the earthworm… Expand
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