Invasive earthworms are remaking our forests, and climate scientists are worried -submitted by Kris Lee

Worms are radically changing our forests’ soils and depleting terrestrial carbon stocks

North America’s forests have been largely earthworm-free since the last Ice Age. But as invaders arrive and burrow into the leaf litter, they change the soil composition — affecting native species and how the forest holds carbon. (Cristina Sevilleja Gonzalez)

Click below for full CBC article:

https://www.cbc.ca/news/science/invasive-earthworms-threat-forests-climate-change-1.6154164

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