Working together for better soil health

Partner Collaboration

Earthworm Watch is a collaboration between Earthwatch Institute (Europe) and the Natural History Museum in London. The project is in association with the Earthworm Society of Britain


Earthwatch is an international environmental charity. Our mission is to engage people worldwide in scientific field research and education to promote the understanding and action necessary for a sustainable environment. To do this, we bring individuals from all walks of life together with world-class scientists to work for the good of the planet.



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The Natural History Museum is a world-class visitor attraction and leading science research centre. We use our unique collections and unrivalled expertise to tackle the biggest challenges facing the world today. We care for more than 80 million specimens spanning billions of years and welcome more than five million visitors annually. The Museum’s Citizen Science Programme enables thousands of people across the UK to make an active contribution to our scientific research.

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The Earthworm Society Britain aims to promote and support scientific research so that earthworms and their environment can be better understood. Through its work the society aims to encourage the conservation of earthworms and their habitats and to educate and inspire people so that these fascinating creatures may continue to be enjoyed in the future.



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This website uses an Indicia Data Warehouse hosted by the Biological Records Centre (a group within the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology)



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The Project Team

We’ve brought together expertise in citizen science, soil and earthworms to ensure high quality science and impactful outcomes.


Victoria Burton

PhD student at the Natural History Museum and Imperial College London

Professor Andy Purvis

DPhil, University of Oxford, Research Leader at the Natural History Museum

Anthony Roach

Community Engagement Co-ordinator at Earthwatch Institute

Lucy Robinson

Citizen Science Programme Manager at the Natural History Museum

Dr Alan Jones

Research Leader for Forest Systems, Scion

Dr Paul Eggleton

Researcher in Entomology at the Natural History Museum

About Us

Earthworm Watch is a collaboration between Earthwatch Institute (Europe) and the Natural History Museum in London

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