MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL -- Earthworms may be our friends in the vegetable garden and a useful addition to the bait bucket, but according to University of Minnesota scientists Cynthia Hale, Lee Frelich and Peter Reich, they appear to be an unwelcome intruder in Minnesota's hardwood forests. Hale presented a talk, "Impacts of Invading European Earthworms on Understory Plant Communities in Previously Worm-free Hardwood Forests of Minnesota," Monday, Aug. 7, in Snowbird, Utah, during the annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America. Her presentation was part of a session on Invertebrate Herbivore-Plant Interactions.
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