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Audio: VPR Interviews UVM Professor About Earthworms

Josef Gorres, professor of ecological soil management, talks to VPR about earthworms and the problems they can pose to forest ecosystems. Vermont’s 16 species of earthworms are all non-native, and many are invasive. Gorres explains how they can compete with native species for resources on the forest floor. “You see forests that have a very scarce understory, and that might create problems.” Listen…