United Kingdom Case Study – Loss of soil biodiversity
The researchers assessed the long-term effects of chemical manipulations to the soil and the resulting effect of pH change on soil biodiversity and function. The experiment involved applying amendments of ferrous sulphate and elemental sulphur.
|Control||Ferrous Sulphate||Elemental Sulphur|
Photo credit: Marta Gil Martinez
|Figure 1. Earthworm biomass (a) and abundance by functional group (b) and nematode abundance (c) by feeding group (d) were evaluated across treatments (n=10) in Nov 2016. Acid grassland and heathland were included as reference plots (n=4).|