What have earthworms ever done for us?
Basement Bar, City Screen Cinema
A Cafe Scientifique talk by Professor Mark Hodson, Environment Department, University of York
In his book on earthworms Darwin suggested that few “other animals have played so important a part in the history of the world, as have these lowly organized creatures”. The role of earthworms in keeping soils fertile is well established but there is more to these fascinating creatures than meets the eye. This talk considers how earthworms can help us interpret past climates, design novel materials and what happens when earthworms turn bad…