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Earthworm Activity Can Alter Forests' Carbon-carrying Capabilities


October 27, 2008

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Earthworms can change the chemical nature of the carbon in North American forest litter and soils, potentially affecting the amount of carbon stored in forests. Purdue scientists, along with collaborators from the Smithsonian Institution and Johns Hopkins University, want to determine the earthworms' effect on forest chemistry by comparing carbon composition in forests that vary in earthworm activity. Full Story

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