ISO 23611-1:2006

Soil quality -- Sampling of soil invertebrates -- Part 1: Hand-sorting and formalin extraction of earthworms

ISO 23611-1:2006 specifies a method for sampling and handling earthworms from field soils as a prerequisite for using these animals as bioindicators (e.g. to assess the quality of a soil as a habitat for organisms).

ISO 23611-1:2006 applies to all terrestrial biotopes in which earthworms occur. It is not applicable for semi-terrestrial soils and it can be difficult to use under extreme climatic or geographical conditions (e.g. in high mountains).


General information

  • Status :  Withdrawn
    Publication date : 2006-02
  • Edition : 1
  • :
    ISO/TC 190/SC 4
    Biological characterization
  • 13.080.05
    Examination of soils in general
    13.080.30
    Biological properties of soils

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