Surface cast production by the earthworm Aporrectodea nocturna in a pre-alpine meadow in Switzerland

  title={Surface cast production by the earthworm Aporrectodea nocturna in a pre-alpine meadow in Switzerland},
  author={Odeh Daniel and Lukas Kohli and Bruno Schuler and J. Zever},
  journal={Biology and Fertility of Soils},
Field and laboratory experiments were carried out to describe the effects of Aporrectodea nocturna on soil characteristics in a pre-alpine meadow and to support the development of a model of cast production. In the prealpine meadow, increased cast production, first observed about 20 years ago around a newly planted hedge, was recorded to a distance of maximal 170 m from the hedge. Numbers of A. nocturna between 130 and 165 m from the hedge decreased from 164 to 16 individuals m-2. In the same… CONTINUE READING
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