An ongoing study, supported by the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) and EDF Energy, has found that dry summer weather may be putting some of our favourite bird species at risk as it triggers a significant drop in the number of earthworms and invertebrates in parts of the UK.
Thousands of schoolchildren took part in a nationwide science project to collect information to help understand the effects of climate change on our soils and ecosystems. The findings from the project were published today in an international scientific journal.
Martay, B. and Pearce-Higgins, J.W. (2018). Using data from schools to model variation in soil invertebrates across the UK: The importance of weather, climate, season and habitat. Pedobiologia, 67, 1-9.
Find out more in the BTO press release.
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