invertebrates

Major threats to soil ecosystems from a combination of invasive species and climate change



An Isotomurus springtail species. Alien species
like these have, on average, greater resistance
to high temperatures than their indigenous counterparts.
Image: ChownLab, Monash University.


By Charlene Janion-Scheepers, Monash University, Australia

 

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Ploughshares are swords… if you are an earthworm

By Olaf Schmidt (University College Dublin, Ireland) and Maria J. I. Briones (University of Vigo, Spain)

 

Let us beat our swords into ploughshares” is an evocative slogan used by peace builders around the world. However, when it comes to earthworms, ploughs are swords that can kill you and destroy your homes.

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