Earthworms

Invaders underfoot in our forests

Podcast

Despite their familiarity, earthworms are an invasive species in America's northern temperate forests. They arrived in the mid-1800s, with the arrival of European settlers.

Trees and lawn victims of Asian worm invasion

The Register-Star reports on one woman's experience of the destructive effect of an invasive earthworm on the health of her surrounding forest.

Earthworms increase soils' greenhouse gas emissions

Microbial Ecologist Peter Groffman comments on a new study that links increased CO2 and nitrous oxide emissions with worm-ridden soils.

earthworms

Earthworms are invading our forests

Podcast

In the northeastern U.S., all earthworms are non-native. And they are damaging our forest habitats.

The invasion of the crawlers

Earthworms, a non-native species. Are they good or bad for the soil? 

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