Explore the difference that amateur naturalists have made to national earthworm record holdings since the scheme was set up 10 years ago.
Earthworms are widely-regarded as ecologically important and recognised as ecosystem engineers (i.e. responsible for creating the habitats in which they live). However, they remain hugely under-studied and we have little species-specific information on the 31 species that inhabit the British Isles. The National Earthworm Recording Scheme aims to address this knowledge gap. This free webinar will explore how earthworm researchers are using the 20,000+ earthworm records generated over the last 10 years to improve our understanding of the ecology, behaviour, populations, distributions and habitat associations of different species of earthworm.
Keiron Derek Brown is the UK’s national recorder for earthworms, a trustee of the Earthworm Society of Britain and delivers training on earthworm ecology, surveying and identification.