Earthworm feeding activity and development of the humus profile

@article{Bernier1998EarthwormFA,
  title={Earthworm feeding activity and development of the humus profile},
  author={N. Bernier},
  journal={Biology and Fertility of Soils},
  year={1998},
  volume={26},
  pages={215-223}
}
  • N. Bernier
  • Published 1998
  • Biology
  • Biology and Fertility of Soils
  • Abstract Earthworm casts and digestive tract contents were simultaneously examined, using the same methods, in a recently formed humus profile in a mountain spruce forest. Earthworm species had distinct diets and an earthworm foodweb could be distinguished. Lumbricus terrestris and Aporrectodea icterica were distinct from the other species examined: the former to some extent as a litter consumer, and both species because they excavated mineral material which was deposited within new top layers… CONTINUE READING
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