Pasture damage by an Amazonian earthworm

@article{Chauvel1999PastureDB,
  title={Pasture damage by an Amazonian earthworm},
  author={Armand Chauvel and Michel Grimaldi and Eleusa Barros and Eric Blanchart and Thierry Desjardins and M. F. Sarrazin and Patrick 8 Lavelle},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1999},
  volume={398},
  pages={32-33}
}
Almost all cultivated soils undergo some reduction in the porosity of the surface layers, and nowhere is this more evident than in tropical rainforests that have been converted to pastures. Following deforestation in an area of Costa Rica, soil bulk density has been shown to increase rapidly after conversion to pasture, leading to poor drainage and a reduced rate of gaseous diffusion1. These factors limit methane consumption and promote the anaerobic production of methane. A similar effect on… CONTINUE READING
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