From cast to climate – how earthworm invasion transforms ecosystem processes

Project Details


Earthworms are gradually invading tundra with dramatic impacts on ecosystem functions. In this project, earthworms are introduced to tundra habitats in a common-garden experiment (2017-) and the consequent impacts on plants and soil will be followed.

PI G. Blume-Werry (SLU, Sweden)
Research team: J. Klaminder, J. Olofsson, M. Sundqvist, E.J. Krab, M. Väisänen
Funding: CIRC Research Platform to G. Blume-Werry
Effective start/end date01.01.201731.12.2018

Field of Science

  • Ecology, evolutionary biology