Invasion of exotic earthworms into ecosystems inhabited by native earthworms

@article{Hendrix2006InvasionOE,
  title={Invasion of exotic earthworms into ecosystems inhabited 
by native earthworms},
  author={Paul F. Hendrix and Geoff H Baker and Mac A. JR. Callaham and George Damoff and Carlos Eduardo Fragoso and G. Gonz{\'a}lez and Samuel Wooster James and Sharon L. Lachnicht and Tha{\"i}s Winsome and Xm Zou},
  journal={Biological Invasions},
  year={2006},
  volume={8},
  pages={1287-1300}
}
The most conspicuous biological invasions in terrestrial ecosystems have been by exotic plants, insects and vertebrates. Invasions by exotic earthworms, although not as well studied, may be increasing with global commerce in agriculture, waste management and bioremediation. A number of cases has documented where invasive earthworms have caused significant changes in soil profiles, nutrient and organic matter dynamics, other soil organisms or plant communities. Most of these cases are in areas… Expand

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