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The biology of caves and other subterranean habitats

Author: David C Culver; Tanja Pipan
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2009.
Series: Biology of habitats.
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This book offers a concise but comprehensive introduction to cave ecology. The emphasis is on the organisms that dominate this unique environment, although conservation and management aspects are  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Culver, David C., 1944-
Biology of caves and other subterranean habitats.
New York : Oxford University Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2008039115
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David C Culver; Tanja Pipan
ISBN: 0199219931 9780199219933 0199219923 9780199219926
OCLC Number: 646853595
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 254 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: Preface ; 1. The Subterranean Domain ; 2. Sources of Energy in Subterranean Environments ; 3. Survey of Subterranean Life ; 4. Ecosystem Function ; 5. Biotic Interactions and Community Structure ; 6. Adaptations to Subterranean Life ; 7. Colonization and Speciation in Subterranean Environments ; 8. Geography of Subterranean Biodiversity ; 9. Some Representative Subterranean Communities ; 10. Conservation and Protection of Subterranean Habitats ; References ; Glossary
Series Title: Biology of habitats.
Responsibility: David C. Culver and Tanja Pipan.
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