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Title Earthworm ecology / edited by Clive A. Edwards.
Imprint Boca Raton, Fla. : St. Lucie Press, [1998]

Subject Earthworms -- Ecology -- Congresses.
Earthworms -- Habitat -- Congresses.
Alt Name Edwards, C. A. (Clive Arthur), 1925-
Soil and Water Conservation Society (U.S.)
International Symposium on Earthworm Ecology (5th : 1994 : Columbus, Ohio)
Description vi, 389 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Note Edited papers from the Fifth International Symposium on Earthworm Ecology, held in Columbus, Ohio, July 1994.
"Soil and Water Conservation Society."
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Earthworms and earth history / S. James -- The status of earthworm biogeography, diversity, and taxonomy in North America revisited with glimpses into the future / John W. Reynolds -- Factors affecting earthworm abundance in soils / J.P. Curry -- Earthworm biology and ecology- a case study: the genus Octodrilus Omodeo, 1956 (Oligochaeta, Lumbricidae), from the Carpathians / Victor V. Pop -- Large-scale effects of earthworms on soil organic matter and nutrient dynamics / Patrick Lavelle, Beto Pashanasi, Fabienne Charpentier, Cécile Gilot, Jean-Pierre Rossi, Laurent Derouard, Jean Andre, Jean-François Ponge, and Nicolas Bernier -- Earthworms and nutrient cycling processes: integrating across the ecological hierarchy / Robert W. Parmelee, Patrick J. Bohlen, and John M. Blair -- Consequences of earthworms in agricultural soils: aggregation and porosity / W.M. Edwards and M.J. Shipitalo -- Earthworm interactions with soil organization / André Kretschmar -- Life in a complex community: functional interactions between earthworms, organic matter, microorganisms, and plants / Bernard M. Doube and George G. Brown -- Impacts of earthworms on the community structure of other biota in forest soils / Dennis Parkinson and Mary Ann McLean -- The ecology, management, and benefits of earthworms in agricultural soils, with particular reference to southern Australia / G.H. Baker -- Earthworms in agroecosystems: a summary of current research / Paul F. Hendrix -- The use of earthworms in ecotoxicological evaluation and risk assessment: new approaches / A.J. Reinecke and S.A. Reinecke -- Earthworms in environmental research: still a promising tool / H. Eijsackers -- The use of earthworms in the breakdown and management of organic wastes / Clive A. Edwards -- Earthworms: nature's gift for utilization of organic wastes / Radha D. Kale.
ISBN 1884015743
OCLC # 38243637
Table of Contents
 Preface / C. A. Edwards 
1Earthworms and Earth History / S. James3
2The Status of Earthworm Biogeography, Diversity, and Taxonomy in North America Revisited with Glimpses into the Future / John W. Reynolds15
3Factors Affecting Earthworm Abundance in Soils / J. P. Curry37
4Earthworm Biology and Ecology - A Case Study: The Genus Octodrilus Omodeo, 1956 (Oligochaeta, Lumbricidae), from the Carpathians / Victor V. Pop65
5Large-Scale Effects of Earthworms on Soil Organic Matter and Nutrient Dynamics / Patrick Lavelle, Beto Pashanasi, Fabienne Charpentier [et al.]103
6Earthworms and Nutrient Cycling Processes: Integrating Across the Ecological Hierarchy / Robert W. Parmelee, Patrick J. Bohlen, John M. Blair123
7Consequences of Earthworms in Agricultural Soils: Aggregation and Porosity / W. M. Edwards, M. J. Shipitalo147
8Earthworm Interactions with Soil Organization / Andre Kretschmar163
9Life in a Complex Community: Functional Interactions Between Earthworms, Organic Matter, Microorganisms, and Plants / Bernard M. Doube, George G. Brown179
10Impacts of Earthworms on the Community Structure of Other Biota in Forest Soils / Dennis Parkinson, Mary Ann McLean213
11The Ecology, Management, and Benefits of Earthworms in Agricultural Soils, with Particular Reference to Southern Australia / G. H. Baker229
12Earthworms in Agroecosystems: A Summary of Current Research / Paul F. Hendrix259
13The Use of Earthworms in Ecotoxicological Evaluation and Risk Assessment: New Approaches / A. J. Reinecke, S. A. Reinecke273
14Earthworms in Environmental Research: Still a Promising Tool / H. Eijsackers295
15The Use of Earthworms in the Breakdown and Management of Organic Wastes / Clive A. Edwards327
16Earthworms: Nature's Gift for Utilization of Organic Wastes / Radha D. Kale355

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