Wamogo H.S. Environmental Science Class Earthworm and Invasive Plant Project Continued part 2

Average body length (mm) for earthworms collected living under
 invasive plants versus paired samples without the plants (Control).
Previous posts demonstrated that the Wamogo's Environmental H.S. students observed significantly more earthworms amongst invasive plants versus areas outside of the plant incursion.  The students did not observe any significant differences in the average body length of the worms under any of the invasive plant incursions sampled.  The greatest variation in body length was observed under the Autumn Olive which could be caused the diversity of earthworm species detected associated with the incursion and the controls.

Future posts will include statistical comparisons of earthworm biomass and earthworm species composition in each invasive plant incursion.

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