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The Ecological Engineers of Soil

Edited by Sajal Ray

University of Calcutta

This book in two sections represents the current trend of research in ecology and biology of earthworms. In section "Ecology and Diversity" the authors reported the ecological and geographical uniqueness and diversity of earthworms in different environmental terrains of Siberia and Mexico. Functional interaction between earthworms and soil nematodes was elucidated with reference to vermicomposting and agricultural systems. Importance of digital library was highlighted for inventorization and taxonomical identification of earthworms. In section "Vermicomposting" the importance of maintaining pure cultures was discussed from the viewpoint of growth rate and the reproduction of composting species. This section includes article describing the management-related issues like roles of physicochemical parameters of soil and feed mixture on growth and reproduction of commercially important species of earthworm.

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EarthwormsThe Ecological Engineers of SoilEdited by Sajal Ray

Published: June 27th 2018

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.71290

ISBN: 978-1-78923-397-1

Print ISBN: 978-1-78923-396-4

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83881-552-3

Copyright year: 2018

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8008 Total Chapter Downloads

11 Crossref Citations

6 Web of Science Citations

16 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introductory Chapter: Earthworms - The Ecological Engineers of Soil

By Sajal Ray


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2. Abundance and Diversity of Earthworms in Managed and Non- Managed Fallow Lands of Calakmul Reserve of Campeche, Mexico

By Esperanza Huerta Lwanga, Lucero Sánchez-del Cid, Ligia Esparza- Olguín, Eduardo Martinez-Romero, Ben de Jong and Susana Ochoa-Gaona


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3. Earthworms and Nematodes: The Ecological and Functional Interactions

By Jair Alves Dionísio, Wilian Carlo Demetrio and Arlei Maceda


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4. Exploration of Earthworms of India through Online Digital Library

By Samrendra Singh Thakur and Shweta Yadav


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5. Earthworms and Vermicomposting

By Jorge Domínguez


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6. Environmental Influence of Soil toward Effective Vermicomposting

By Jaswinder Singh, Sharanpreet Singh, Adarsh Pal Vig and Arvinder Kaur


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