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Biospeleology: The Biology of Caves, Karst and Groundwater DLESE Reviewed Collection
This resource contains a broad range of content relating to life in caves, particularly in Texas and Missouri. It includes news and announcements relating to cave biology, a calendar of cave-related workshops and conferences, and current issues of the North American Biospeleology Newsletter. An extensive catalog of Missouri cave life includes a collection of photographs of cave-dwelling organisms. Text from "Conservation of the North American Cave and Karst Biota" by William R. Elliot is available, as is a brief page on biodiversity of caves and karst, and a collection of abstracts relating to cave biology. An extensive glossary is included, as are links to several related web sites. A set of handouts for cave managers is available.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
  • Graduate / Professional
  • Informal
  • General public
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Map
    • Photograph
  • Text:
    • Glossary
    • Ref. material
    • Journal article
    • Periodical
    • Abstract / Summary
  • Biology
  • Ecology
  • Environmental science
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright and other restrictions information is unknown; however, photographs contain copyrights for each individual contributor.
DLESE Catalog ID: DWEL-000-000-000-074
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: Dr William R Elliot
Missouri Department of Conservation, Natural History Section