Conference of the Fridays of Saint-Clément " Allez les vers ! des vers de terre et des hommes " with Gérard Ferrière, adviser to the President of the Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle. Everyone knows about earthworms. Farmers, gardeners and city dwellers alike come across them and observe their activities. But do all these people know that, as Darwin said, "no other animal has played such an important role"?
Soils, the major constituents of the planet and its ecosystems, are constantly being reshaped by the action of earthworms. They represent the first animal biomass.
The conference proposed by Gérard Ferrière, advisor to the President of the National Museum of Natural History and who has carried out research for several years on the role of earthworms, will offer an innovative synthesis of knowledge on earthworms and their importance in nature.