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Science: Biology: Ecology: Ecosystems: Caves

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- Illinois Natural History Survey web site. Within caves a diverse biota may be found, exhibiting varying degrees of adaptation to the subterranean environment. Information and links about cave habitats and fauna, as well as cave protection and related topics.

Anchialine Caves and Cave Fauna
Research on the diversity, significance and distribution of cave animals in anchialine caves -- coastal caves formed in limestone or volcanic rock and flooded with seawater.

Biological Investigations of Diana Northup
Publications and other information on cave microbiology research at sites including Lechuguilla cave and Cueva de Villa Luz.

Biospeleology (cave biology)
Texas Memorial Museum's web site on biospeleology. Information on the biota of caves, karst, and groundwater.

Biospeleology in Romania
About past and present cave biology research in Romania, including information about specific caves.

The Cave Life Page
Photographs of cave organisms.

Caving Canada: Biospeleology in Canada and on the WWW
Includes a directory of biospeleology researchers worldwide, Canadian cave biology directory, and many internet links.

Groundwater Biology
Exhaustive collection of information about groundwater and cave biology. Checklist and bibliography for most taxa, distribution maps, images and useful links. Updated regularly.

Island Karst Research
Studies of bats and other cave biota on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.

Map of Biodiversity Levels of Karst Landforms in the United States
Summarizes evaluations of biodiversity associated with caves and related features. [jpeg image]

Mexico Biospeleology
Reports from field investigations of biology in the underwater caves of northern Mexico.

Missouri Cave Critters
Descriptions of bats, cave fish, reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrate fauna found in Missouri caves.

Missouri Cave Life
Photos of some of the 800 different species of animals recorded in Missouri caves, only about 64 of which are truly cave-adapted troglobites. Also includes photos of cave gates built to conserve cave life and other resources.

Movile Cave
About the Movile cave, a unique and fragile underground environment near the Black Sea in Romania, a cave whose evolution is driven by chemosynthesis, with special emphasis on cave biota and ecology.


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