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Earthworm sampling

Peigne, Joséphine; Huber, Kathrin and Pfiffner, Lukas (2018) Earthworm sampling. FertilCrop Technical Note. ISARA Lyon and Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL, Lyon and Frick.

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Summary

Earthworms are key organisms and indicators of soil quality, which also links to the productivity of an ecosystem. The higher the earthworm density and diversity, the better the earthworm’s living conditions and the more fertile is the soil. They are relatively easy to detect and determine into three ecological groups.
The number and distribution of the three ecological categories and the numerous earthworm species depends on soil management, soil type, the Vegetation and climate conditions.
In this technical note, various methods how to sample,
measure and interpret earthworms are shown.


EPrint Type:Report
Keywords:Earthworms, earthworm sampling
Subjects: Soil > Soil quality > Soil biology
Knowledge management > Research methodology and philosophy > Specific methods
Research affiliation: European Union > CORE Organic Plus > FertilCrop
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Sustainability > Biodiversity
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Plant Protection and Biodiversity
France > ISARA - Institut supérieure d’agriculture Lyon
Related Links:http://www.fertilcrop.net
Deposited By: Willer, Dr. Helga
ID Code:32691
Deposited On:22 Feb 2018 07:34
Last Modified:22 Feb 2018 08:02
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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