The Strange and Wonderful World of Soil Critters

Soil Organisms: ‘It’s Pretty Vicious Down There’ (by Robert Lalasz - Cool Green Science)

INTRODUCTION: Water bears? Fungi that strangle worms? Roots that send off reconnaissance soldiers (that somehow report back)? There’s a world of bizarre organisms under our feet — millions of species that are also critical for life on Earth. Conservancy scientist Sophie Parker specializes in soil ecology — so we asked her about her favorite soil critters and why we should care about what lives in the dirt.

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