Where earthworms fear to tread

MacKenzie, Debora
August 1991
New Scientist;8/10/91, Vol. 131 Issue 1781, p31
Focuses on the flatworm Artioposthia triangulata, which eats earthworms in the soil of Europe. Potential threat to the fertility of farmland; Survey launched to map the whereabouts of the flatworms; Hazards of introducing alien species; Colonization phase of the flatworms; Use of chemicals to reduce the number of earthworms in farmland; Accumulation of plant detritus on the soil surface.


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