An experimental test of facilitation between non-native earthworms
Authors: Cameron, Erin K.; Bayne, Erin M.
Source: Canadian Journal of Zoology, Volume 89, Number 12, December 2011 , pp. 1223-1230(8)
Publisher: NRC Research Press
Abstract:Invasional meltdowns, in which facilitation between species causes an accelerating increase in the number of introduced species or impacts, can cause large impacts in invaded systems. Earthworm invasion of northern forests has been suggested as a meltdown, with litter-dwelling species altering soil structure and facilitating mineral-soil or deep-burrowing earthworms that may be less capable of invading intact forest floors. We examined facilitation and synergistic effects of a litter-dwelling species (
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: December 2, 2011
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