It would be very interesting if we could take a few from the earthworm play-book! It will be interesting to see how some of this work progresses (since it is relatively new) and maybe some models will come from the insights.
If nothing else, this is a great punch for the importance of biodiversity in maintaining a healthy ecosystem. It's yet another opportunity to connect people and concepts who may be individually passionate about biodiversity issues or may be individually passionate about climate change. What a humble reminder earthworms are, that everything is connected and interdependent.