Effects of earthworms on nitrogen mineralization

@article{Willems2004EffectsOE,
  title={Effects of earthworms on nitrogen mineralization},
  author={Jesse Willems and J. C. Y. Marinissen and J. W. Blair},
  journal={Biology and Fertility of Soils},
  year={2004},
  volume={23},
  pages={57-63}
}
The influence of earthworms (Lumbricus terrestris and Aporrectodea tuberculata) on the rate of net N mineralization was studied, both in soil columns with intact soil structure (partly influenced by past earthworm activity) and in columns with sieved soil. Soil columns were collected from a well drained silt loam soil, and before the experiment all earthworms present were removed. Next, either new earthworms (at the rate of five earthworms per 1200 cm3, which was only slightly higher than field… Expand

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