The Natural History of Biospeleology

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Ana Isabel Camacho
Editorial CSIC - CSIC Press, 1992 - Education - 680 pages
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Contents

Karst caves and biospeleology
31
The development of exokarst
37
Karst in coastal areas
43
A classification of the aquatic and terrestrial
57
Introduction
61
The aquatic subterranean environment
69
Conclusion
79
Classification of cave fauna
88
Regression evolution and behaviour
368
Analysis
377
Summary I
390
Neutral Mutations and Evolutionary Progress
401
Constructive features 4_1
411
Colonization
423
Introduction
427
The stages of evolution and speciation in the continental interstitial stygobionts
438

METHODS FOR DESCRIBING AND SAMPLING
105
Sampling strategies 1 21
109
The sampling of deep interstitial habitats 8
118
Sampling the subterranean Biota Cave aquatic
135
A natural history of the subterranean environment
171
Introduction
175
Conclusions
195
Fossils and caves J A Alcover
203
Species that play am important role in the formation of cave deposits
211
Spontaneous locomotion behaviour in cavemicolous
225
the outline of a question
231
circadian relicts in cave fishes with almost
239
Stochastic regularities in aperiodic pattems of activity and rest
249
Acknowledgements
255
Biological processes at the population level
263
Introduction
267
Behaviour and Biology
275
Conclusion
288
Light sensitivity of cave vertebrates Behavioral
295
Introduction
299
Morphological aspects
313
References
321
Behavioural aspects in animals living in caves
327
Introduction
331
Conclusion
445
Cave life
453
Introduction
457
The impact of Biospeleology on Evolutionary Theory
469
CONSERVATION OF SUBTERRANEAN
479
Characterization
527
Introduction
531
Native vertebrate species
537
Ecological consideration
545
Acknowledgement
563
The Mammoth Cave Ecosystem T Poulson
569
Introduction
573
Terrestrial ecosystems in Mammoth Cave
582
Comparative studies of speciesbiologies
596
Anchialines cave Biology T Iliffe
613
Introduction
617
Characteristic of anchialine taxa
625
A unique chemoautotrophically based cave
637
Introduction
641
Composition and origins of the movile cave fauna
648
Acknowledgements
663
Index to Species
669
Federations Address
677
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