Earthworms – good indicators for forest disturbance

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YAHYA KOOCH; KATAYOUN HAGHVERDI; (2014)
  • Publisher: Plovdiv University Press
  • Journal: Journal of BioScience and Biotechnology (issn: 1314-6238, eissn: 1314-6246)
  • Subject: Beech forest | canopy gap | soil properties | earthworm density | biomass | Medicine | R | Biology (General) | QH301-705.5

In temperate forests, formation of canopy gaps by windthrow is a characteristic natural disturbance event. Little work has been done on the effects of canopy gaps on soil properties and fauna, especially earthworms as ecosystem engineers. We conducted a study to examine... View more
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