Damhnait McHugh wants to understand how annelids have adapted to such a wide variety of habitats. She takes her students into the field, to mudflats and to gardens. McHugh explains how earthworms’ digging and eating debris benefits the soil, soil organisms and plants. She describes how we humans benefit from the annelids on land and in the sea.
Damhnait McHugh, Ecologist: Annelid Ecology
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We should see ourselves, I think, as custodians of the great diversity of animals that we see around us today. But we should also remember that we are not masters of this diversity. In fact, we depend very much on the diversity of animals around us . . . even the lowly worm. -- Damhnait McHugh