Earthworm activities and the soil system

  title={Earthworm activities and the soil system},
  author={Patrick 8 Lavelle},
  journal={Biology and Fertility of Soils},
Earthworms find in soil the energy, nutrient resources, water and buffered climatic conditions that they need. According to the food resource they exploit and the general environmental conditions, earthworms can be grouped into different functional categories which differ essentially in morphology, size, pigmentation, distribution in the soil profile, ability to dig galleries and produce surface casts, demographic profiles and relationships with the soil microflora. Soil characteristics are… CONTINUE READING
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