Articles | Volume 12, issue 18
Research article
23 Sep 2015
Research article |  | 23 Sep 2015

Impact of earthworm Lumbricus terrestris living sites on the greenhouse gas balance of no-till arable soil

M. Nieminen, T. Hurme, J. Mikola, K. Regina, and V. Nuutinen


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The impact of earthworms on the greenhouse gas emissions has received much attention recently. We studied the importance of the earthworm Lumbricus terrestris on the emissions in no-till arable soil, both in the field and in the laboratory. The results suggest that L. terrestris can markedly regulate the effects of cultivation practises on the global warming potential of arable soil and that high N2O emissions observed in no-till soils can partly be explained by its abundance.
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