This dataset consists of a sampling campaign of earthworms in arable fields and field margins in the Southwest of the Netherlands. Samples were taken in September and October 2012 with a combination of two methods: handsorting a soil monolith of 20x20x20 cm, and formaldehyde solution (500 ml of 0.2% solution) pored after removing the material to be hand-sorted.
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Frazão J. and Pulleman M.M. (2017): Earthworm survey Hoeksche Waard 2012. v1. Dept. Soil Quality, Wageningen University. Dataset/Metadata. http://ipt.nlbif.nl/resource?r=earthwormshw2012
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soil biodiversity; earthworm; lumbricid; Lumbricidae; arable fields; field margins
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Hoeksche Waard: arable fields and field margins
|Bounding Coordinates||South West [51.697, 4.263], North East [51.833, 4.628]|
Family Lumbricidae Common names: Earthworms (EN), regenwormen (NL)
|Species||Aporrectodea caliginosa, Allolobophora chlorotica, Aporrectodea rosea, Aporrectodea limicola, Murchieona minuscula, Aporrectodea longa, Lumbricus terrestris, Lumbricus rubellus, Lumbricus castaneus, Satchellius mammalis, Eiseniella tetraedra|
|Start Date / End Date||2012-09-25 / 2012-10-10|
This dataset consists of a sampling campaign of earthworms in arable fields and field margins in the Southwest of the Netherlands. Data are blurred: 5x5 km grid.
|Title||Spatial distribution and dispersal of earthworm populations in a complex landscape - implications for soil ecosystem services|
|Identifier||NWO project number: 841.11.003|
|Funding||Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)|
|Study Area Description||Hoeksche Waard|
|Design Description||Each of 15 farms (26 arable fields and 15 field margins) were surveyed. Samples were taken in September and October 2012 with a combination of two methods: handsorting a soil monolith of 20x20x20 cm, and formaldehyde solution (500 ml of 0.2% solution) pored after removing the material to be hand-sorted.|
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Hand-sorting soil monoliths 20x20x20cm + 0.5 l formaldehyde solution (0.2%).
|Study Extent||Hoeksche Waard|
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- See literature reference at Bibliography.
- Frazão, J.; de Goede, R.G.M.; Brussaard, L.; Faber, J.H.; Groot, J.C.J.; Pulleman, M.M. (2017) Earthworm communities in arable fields and restored field margins, as related to management practices and surrounding landscape diversity. Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment 248, 1 – 8.