Biology Bulletin

, Volume 44, Issue 10, pp 1246–1251 | Cite as

Earthworms (Lumbricidae, Annelida) as a Component of Artificial Forest Ecosystems in the Northern Caspian Semidesert

  • M. L. Sizemskaya
  • T. S. Vsevolodova-Perel


The results of an ongoing 50-year experiment of introduction of the species Eisenia nordenskioldi into massive oak plantations (Quercus robur L.) in the Northern Caspian semidesert are analyzed. The change in the quantitative proportion of the dominant earthworm species due to the growth and conditions of forest cultures as well as their impact on meadow-chestnut soils is considered.


earthworms oak forest plantations introduction soil transformation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Forest SciencesRussian Academy of SciencesUspenskoeRussia

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