Linkage between exotic earthworms, understory vegetation and soil properties in sugar maple forests

@inproceedings{Drouin2016LinkageBE,
  title={Linkage between exotic earthworms, understory vegetation and soil properties in sugar maple forests},
  author={M{\'e}lanie Drouin and Robert L. Bradley and Line Lapointe},
  year={2016}
}
Abstract The comminuting and soil mixing activities of earthworms can affect soil physical, chemical and biological properties, which in turn can influence plant growth and survival. Accordingly, there is growing concern that the spread of exotic earthworms into northern temperate forests may compromise biodiversity and tree species recruitment. We report on a study where we sampled earthworms, soils, and understory plants in plots established in 40 mature sugar maple stands distributed over 3… CONTINUE READING