Publications

Jorge Domínguez and Manuel Aira (2012) Twenty years of the earthworm biotechnology research program at the University of Vigo in Spain. International Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering Research 3, 1-7

 

Anxo Conde, Manuel Aira, Julio M. Novais and Jorge Domínguez (2011) On an early record of the alien clam Mya arenaria in the iberian peninsula and its likely confusion with Scrobicularia plana (Bivalvia). Vie et Milieu- Life and Environment 61, 151-157.

Marcos Pérez-Losada, Jesse W. Breinholt, Pablo G. Porto, Manuel Aira and Jorge Domínguez (2011) An earthworm riddle: systematics and phylogeography of the Spanish lumbricid Postandrilus. PloS One 6 (11): e28153, 1-9

 

María Gómez-Brandón, Manuel Aira, Marta Lores, Jorge Domínguez (2011) Epigeic earthworms exert a bottleneck effect on microbial communities through gut associated processes. PloS One 6 (9): e24786, 1-9.

 

Manuel Aira, María Gómez-Brandón, Pablo González-Porto and Jorge Domínguez (2011) Selective reduction of the pathogenic load of cow manure in an industrial-scale continuous-feeding vermireactor. Bioresource Technology 102: 9633-9637.

 

Manuel Aira and Jorge Domínguez (2011) Earthworm Effects without earthworms: inoculation of raw organic matter with worm-worked substrates alters microbial community functioning. PloS One 6(1): e16354.

 

María Gómez-Brandón, Manuel Aira, Marta Lores and Jorge Domínguez (2011) Changes in microbial community structure and function during vermicomposting of pig slurry. Bioresource Technology 102, 4171-4178

 

Fernando Monroy, Manuel Aira and Jorge Domínguez (2011) Epigeic earthworms increase soil arthropod populations during first steps of decomposition of organic matter. Pedobiologia 54, 93-99

 

Manuel Aira, María Gómez-Brandón, Cristina Lazcano, Erland Bääth and Jorge Domínguez (2010) Plant genotype strongly modifies the structure and growth of maize rhizosphere microbial communities. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 42, 2276-2281

 

Jorge Domínguez and Manuel Aira (2010) New developments and insights on vermicomposting in Spain. In: Clive A. Edwards, Norman Q. Arancon, Rhonda L. Sherman (Eds.) Vermiculture Technology: Earthworms, Organic Waste and Environmental Management. CRC Press. Boca Raton, Florida. pp 397-408

 

Manuel Aira, Cristina Lazcano, María Gómez-Brandón and Jorge Domínguez (2010) Ageing effects of casts of Aporrectodea caliginosa on soil microbial community structure and activity. Applied Soil Ecology 46, 143-146

 

Manuel Aira and Jorge Domínguez (2010) Substrate-induced respiration as a measure of microbial biomass in vermicomposting studies. Bioresource Technology 101, 7184-7187

 

Jorge Domínguez, Manuel Aira and María Gómez Brandón (2010) Vermicomposting: earthworms enhance the work of microbes. In: Heribert Insam, Ingrid Franke-Whittle, Marta Goberna (Eds) Microbes at work: from wastes to resources. Springer, Berlin Heidelberg. pp 93-114

 

Fernando Monroy, Manuel Aira and Jorge Domínguez (2009) Reduction of total coliform numbers during vermicomposting is caused by short-term direct effects of earthworms on microorganisms and depends on the dose of application of pig slurry. Science of the Total Environment 407, 5411-5416

 

Jorge Domínguez, Manuel Aira y María Gómez Brandón (2009) El papel de las lombrices de tierra en la descomposición de la materia orgánica y el ciclo de nutrientes. Ecosistemas 18 (2), 20-31

 

Manuel Aira, Niall McNamara, Trevor Piearce and Jorge Domínguez (2009) Microbial communities of Lumbricus terrestris (L.) middens: structure, activity and changes through time in relation to earthworm presence. Journal of Soils and Sediments 9, 54-61

 

Manuel Aira and Trevor Piearce (2009) The earthworm Lumbricus terrestris favours the establishment of Lolium perenne over  Agrostis capillaris seedlings through seed consumption and burial. Applied Soil Ecology 41, 360-363

 

Manuel Aira, Fernando Monroy and Jorge Domínguez (2009) Changes in bacterial numbers and microbial activity of pig slurry during gut transit of epigeic and anecic earthworms. Journal of Hazardous Materials 162, 1404-1407

 

Manuel Aira and Jorge Domínguez (2009) Microbial and nutrient stabilization of two animal manures after the transit through the gut of the earthworm Eisenia fetida (Savigny, 1826). Journal of Hazardous Materials 161, 1234-1238

  

Manuel Aira, Luis Sampedro, Fernando Monroy and Jorge Domínguez (2008) Detritivorous earthworms directly modify the structure, thus altering the functioning of a microdecomposer food web. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 40, 2511-2516

 

Fernando Monroy, Manuel Aira and Jorge Domínguez (2008) Changes in density of nematodes, protozoa and total coliforms after transit through the gut of four epigeic earthworms (Oligochaeta). Applied Soil Ecology 39, 127-132

 

Manuel Aira and Jorge Domínguez (2008) Optimizing vermicomposting of animal wastes: effects of dose of manure application on carbon loss and microbial stabilization. Journal of Environmental Management 88, 1525-1529

 

Manuel Aira, Fernando Monroy and Jorge Domínguez (2007) Earthworms strongly modify microbial biomass and activity triggering enzymatic activities during vermicomposting independently of the application rates of pig slurry. Science of the Total Environment 385, 252-261

 

Manuel Aira, Jorge Domínguez, Fernando Monroy and Alberto Velando (2007) Stress promotes changes in resource allocation to growth and reproduction in a simultaneous hermaphrodite with indeterminate growth. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 91, 593-600

 

Fernando Monroy, Manuel Aira, Jorge Domínguez (2007) Life cycle of the earthworm Octodrilus complanatus (Oligochaeta, Lumbricidae) Comptes RendusBiologies 330, 389-391

 

Manuel Aira, Fernando Monroy and Jorge Domínguez (2007) Eisenia fetida (Oligochaeta: Lumbricidae) modifies the structure and physiological capabilities of microbial communities improving carbon mineralization during vermicomposting of pig manure. Microbial Ecology 54, 662-671

 

Manuel Aira, Fernando Monroy and Jorge Domínguez (2007) Microbial biomass governs enzyme activity decay during aging of worm-worked substrates through vermicomposting. Journal of Environmental Quality 36, 448-452

 

Fernando Monroy, Manuel Aira, Jorge Domínguez, Alberto Velando (2006) Seasonal population dynamics of Eisenia fetida (Savigny, 1826) (Oligochaeta, Lumbricidae) in the field. Comptes Rendus Biologies 329, 912-915

 

Manuel Aira, Fernando Monroy and Jorge Domínguez (2006) C to N ratio strongly affects population structure of Eisenia fetida in vermicomposting systems. European Journal of Soil Biology 42, S127-S131

 

Manuel Aira, Fernando Monroy and Jorge Domínguez (2006) Eisenia fetida (Oligochaeta, Lumbricidae) activates fungal growth, triggering cellulose decomposition during vermicomposting. Microbial Ecology 52, 738-746

 

Manuel Aira, Fernando Monroy and Jorge Domínguez (2006) Changes in microbial biomass and microbial activity of pig slurry after the transit through the gut of the earthworm Eudrilus eugeniae (Kinberg, 1867). Biology and Fertility of Soils 42, 371-376

 

Manuel Aira, Fernando Monroy, Jorge Domínguez (2006) Composición de la microfauna y características bioquímicas de los suelos en el interior y exterior de nidos de cormorán moñudo (Phalacrocorax aristotelis, L.) en las Islas Cies. Boletín de la Real Sociedad de Historia Natural 101,71-75.

 

Manuel Aira, Fernando Monroy and Jorge Domínguez (2005) Ageing effects on nitrogen dynamics and enzyme activities in casts of Aporrectodea caliginosa (Lumbricidae). Pedobiologia 49, 467-473

 

Fernando Monroy, Manuel Aira, Alberto Velando, Jorge Domínguez (2005) Size-assortative mating in the earthworm Eisenia fetida (Oligochaeta, Lumbricidae). Journal of Ethology 23, 69-70

 

Manuel Aira, Fernando Monroy and Jorge Domínguez (2003) Effects of two species of earthworms (Allolobophora spp.) on soil systems: a microfaunal and biochemical analysis. Pedobiologia 47, 877-881.

 

Fernando Monroy, Manuel Aira, Alberto Velando and Jorge Domínguez (2003) Have spermatophores in Eisenia fetida (Oligochaeta, Lumbricidae) any reproductive role? Pedobiologia 47, 526-529.

 

Jorge Domínguez, Alberto Velando, Manuel Aira and Fernando Monroy (2003) Uniparental reproduction of Eisenia fetida and E. andrei (Oligochaeta: Lumbricidae): evidence of self-insemination. Pedobiologia 47, 530-534.

 

Fernando Monroy, Manuel Aira, Jorge Domínguez and Fuenscila Mariño (2003) Distribution of earthworms in the north-west of the Iberian Peninsula. European Journal of Soil Biology 39,13-18

 

Manuel Aira, Fernando Monroy, Jorge Domínguez (2002) How earthworm density affects microbial biomass and activity in pig manure. European Journal of Soil Biology 38,7-10