This paper was posted on the Forest Ecology and Management website on Monday 4th May. The work was led by Dr N.S.S. Rajapaksha and represents a fruitful co-operation between University of Central Lancashire and Forest Research. Andy Moffat co-supervised the project. One of the most interesting findings was that native earthworms appeared very tolerant to feeding on Eucalyptus leaf litter, a result somewhat unexpected in view of the aromatic nature of Eucalyptus leaves and the well known insect repellency of their oils.
The paper can be downloaded at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2013.04.004