Video: Soil Engineers – Bioturbation

A great time-lapse video showing the impact worms have on the soil and the network they create, linking the soil surface to the subsoil.

Bioturbation in action is an amazing sight to see!

Bioturbation is the reworking of soils and sediments by animals or plants. This time lapse movie shows the work done by 3 species of earthworms: Lumbricus terrestris (2 individuals) , Lumbricus rubellus (2 individuals) and Aporrectodea caliginosa (3 individuals). The recording lasted 1 month.

It was made in collaboration with scientists from the Wageningen University in the Netherlands

soilscreening: I.M. Lubbers & J.W. van Groenigen
Marie Curie Alumni: G.B. De Deyn
microphonography: Urban Utan
time lapse photography © Wim van Egmond – 2014

With the support of the Marie Curie Alumni Association


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