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Cave Ecology

Author: Oana Teodora Moldovan; Ľubomír Kováč; S A Halse
Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Springer, 2019.
Series: Ecological studies, v. 235.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Cave organisms are the 'monsters' of the underground world and studying them invariably raises interesting questions about the ways evolution has equipped them to survive in permanent darkness and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)1044862825
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Oana Teodora Moldovan; Ľubomír Kováč; S A Halse
ISBN: 9783319988528 3319988522
OCLC Number: 1081038193
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Intro; Contents; Chapter 1: Preamble; 1.1 On Caves, Cave Ecology, and Cave Inhabitants; 1.2 Cave Ecology as the Center of Biospeleological Researches; 1.3 What Can Bring a Multi-author Book on Cave Ecology?; References; Part I: Into Karst, Caves and Cave Habitats; Chapter 2: Physiography of the Caves; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Cave Patterns; 2.3 Size Distribution of Cave Voids; 2.4 Karst Caves; 2.4.1 Speleogenesis; 2.4.2 Hydromorphic Zones in Karst; 2.5 The Physics and Chemistry of Caves; 2.5.1 Cave Ventilation; 2.5.2 Attenuation of Surface Temperature; 2.5.3 The Chemistry of the Cave Environment 2.6 Non-karstic CavesReferences; Chapter 3: Where Cave Animals Live; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Terrestrial Cave Habitats; 3.2.1 Abiotic Factors Characteristic of Cave Communities; 3.2.2 Environmental Zones; 3.3 Aquatic Cave Habitats; 3.3.1 The Aquatic Living Space; 3.3.2 Groundwater Habitat Features; References; Part II: There is Rich and Diverse Life in Caves; Chapter 4: The Ecological Classification of Cave Animals and Their Adaptations; 4.1 History of Classification Schemes; 4.2 Overview of Common Features of Cave Inhabitants; 4.3 Adaptations to Caves by Terrestrial Animals 4.3.1 Morphological Adaptations4.3.2 Physiological Adaptations; 4.3.3 Behavioral Adaptations; 4.3.4 Special Adaptations; 4.4 Adaptations to Caves by Aquatic Animals; 4.4.1 Morphological Adaptations of Stygobionts; 4.4.2 Physiological Adaptations of Stygobionts; 4.4.3 Behavioral Adaptations of Stygobionts; 4.4.4 Special Adaptations; References; Chapter 5: The Microbial Diversity of Caves; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 Microbial Diversity in Caves Prior to 1996; 5.3 Microbial Diversity in Caves: The Molecular Era (1997-2012); 5.4 Microbial Diversity in Caves: The Genomics Era (2013-Present) 5.5 Ecological Themes in Cave Microbial Communities5.6 An Incomplete View; 5.6.1 Archaea; 5.6.2 Fungi; 5.7 Toward a Better Understanding of Microbial Cave Diversity; References; Chapter 6: Phototrophs in Caves; 6.1 Introduction; 6.2 Zonation of Phototrophic Communities; 6.3 Ecology and Relevance of Cave-Associated Phototrophs; 6.3.1 Diversity; 6.3.2 Environmental Conditions and Estimates for Colonization; 6.3.3 Adaptations of Phototrophs for Light-Deprived Cave Environments; 6.3.4 Lampenflora: A Problem for Show Caves; 6.4 Phototrophs Impact Cave (Micro)Morphology; 6.5 Conclusions; References Chapter 7: Diversity of Terrestrial Invertebrates in Subterranean Habitats7.1 Introduction; 7.1.1 Statistics, Patterns, Sampling; 7.1.2 Original Features of Terrestrial Subterranean Diversity; 7.1.3 Taxonomic Composition; 7.1.4 Temperate Versus Tropical Diversity; 7.1.5 Lifestyles and Life Forms; 7.2 Non-arthropod Invertebrates; 7.2.1 Annelida: Hirudinea (Leeches, Fig. 7.3a); 7.2.2 Gastropoda (Snails, Fig. 7.3b); 7.2.3 Nematoda; 7.2.4 Onychophora (velvet worms, Fig. 7.3c); 7.3 Arachnida; 7.3.1 Opiliones (Fig. 7.3d-g); 7.3.2 Scorpiones (Fig. 7.3h); 7.3.3 Pseudoscorpiones (Fig. 7.3i)
Series Title: Ecological studies, v. 235.
Responsibility: Oana Teodora Moldovan, Ľubomír Kováč, Stuart Halse, editors.

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