publication . Article . 2014

Impacts des vers de terre sur les composants et la dynamique du sol (synthèse bibliographique)

Lemtiri, A.; Colinet, G.; Alabi, T.; Cluzeau, D.; Zirbes, L.; Haubruge, E.; Francis, F.;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2014 Journal: Biotechnologie (issn: 1370-6233, eissn: 1780-4507, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Presses Agronomiques de Gembloux
Abstract
Impacts of earthworms on soil components and dynamics. A review. Earthworm populations are important decomposers contributing to aggregate formation and nutrient cycling processes involving nitrogen cycles, phosphorus and carbon. They are known to influence soil fertility by participating to important processes in soil such as soil structure regulation and organic matter dynamics. Earthworms also modify the microbial communities through digestion, stimulation and dispersion in casts. Consequently, changes in the activities of earthworm communities, as a result of soil management practices, can also be used as indicators of soil fertility and quality. It is there...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: complex mixtures
free text keywords: Earthworms, Oligochaeta, nutrient cycling in ecosystems, microbial communities, soil organic matter dynamics, soil fertility, agricultural practices, Biotechnology, TP248.13-248.65, Environmental sciences, GE1-350
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