Scientists from the Forest Service and the University of Georgia compiled a review of the available literature on soil fauna responses to natural disturbances, invasive species, and global climate change. Along with detailing how various groups of organisms are influenced by these disturbances, the scientists concluded that effects of disturbance are often species specific. They found that there was often less taxonomic identity work completed than necessary to make generalizations across groups of organisms and that this hampered studies on fauna. The scientists concluded the paper with a call to action for other researchers. Soil fauna have largely been ignored by researchers over the past two decades as technological advances have made microbial communities in soil more accessible than ever. This has led to a dramatic increase in the number of publications about soil microbial communities compared to those about soil fauna. The scientists remind researchers that soil fauna must be considered to accurately describe soil and the processes that occur in it.