How do earthworms affect microfloral and faunal community diversity?

  title={How do earthworms affect microfloral and faunal community diversity?},
  author={G. Brown},
  journal={Plant and Soil},
  • G. Brown
  • Published 2004
  • Plant and Soil
  • Much of the work regarding earthworm effects on other organisms has focused on the functional significance of microbial-earthworm interactions, and little is known on the effects of earthworms on microfloral and faunal diversity. Earthworms can affect soil microflora and fauna populations directly and indirectly by three main mechanisms: (1) comminution, burrowing and casting; (2) grazing; (3) dispersal. These activities change the soil's physico-chemical and biological status and may cause… CONTINUE READING
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