Some Books and Proceedings related to Biospeleology, Caves and Subterranean Ecosystems
A chronological presentation of main documents devoted to Subterranean Biology and Subterranean Habitats, from present to the origins

Culver D.C. & Pipan T. - 2009 - The Biology of Caves and other Subterranean Habitats. Oxford University Press, Oxford, 256 pp. ISBN13: 9780199219926 SBN10: 0199219923

Caves and other subterranean habitats with their often strange (even bizarre) inhabitants have long been objects of fascination, curiosity, and debate. The question of how such organisms have evolved, and the relative roles of natural selection and genetic drift, has engaged subterranean biologists for decades. Indeed, these studies continue to inform the more general question of adaptation and evolution. However, interest in subterranean biology is not limited to questions of evolutionary biology. Both the distribution and the apparent ancient age of many subterranean species continue to be of significant interest to biogeographers. Subterranean ecosystems generally exhibit little or no primary productivity and, as "extreme" ecosystems, provide general insights into ecosystem function. Furthermore, the simplicity of subterranean communities relative to most surface-dwelling communities makes them useful model systems for the study of species interactions such as competition and predation, as well as more general principles of ecosystem function. The rarity of many cave species makes them of special interest in conservation biology.

The Biology of Caves and other Subterranean Habitats offers a concise but comprehensive introduction to cave ecology. While there is an emphasis on the organisms that dominate this unique environment, conservation and management aspects are also considered. The book includes a global range of examples and case studies from both caves and non-cave subterranean habitats; it also provides a clear explanation of specialized terms used by speleologists. This accessible text will appeal to researchers new to the field and to the many professional ecologists and conservation practitioners requiring a concise but authoritative overview. Its engaging style will also make it suitable for senior undergraduate and graduate students taking courses in cave and subterranean biology.

Latella L. & Zorzin R. [Eds] - 2008 - Research in South China Karst. Memorie del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Verona - 2. serie. Memorie naturalistiche 3. ISSN 1724-7357 ISBN 88-89230-33-9 978-88-89230-33-6

The Museum of Verona recently published a book on research in China [Chinese caves and Cave Fauna]
Information can be obtained from
Leonardo Latella

Austin A.D., Cooper S.J.B. & Humphreys W.F. [Eds] - 2008 - Subterranean Connections: Biology and Evolution in Troglobiont and Groundwater Ecosystems. Invertebrate Systematics, Vomume 22, Issue 2, 85-310. ISSN 1445-5226

 This special issue of Invertebrate Systematics covers a significant spectrum of the research currently focused on the invertebrate fauna associated with the unique subterranean and groundwater habitats of the arid zone in Australia, including caves, aquifers and mound springs. The papers encompass a range of research approaches to the diversity, ecology and conservation of these fauna, their use in ecosystem services, their phylogenetics and phylogeography, and their broader systematics and biogeography. This special issue provides important insights into these little-known underground ecosystems and will make an important contribution to the management and conservation of their diverse and often highly unusual invertebrate fauna.

Makarov, S. E. & Dimitrijevic, R. N. (Eds.) 2008. Advances in Arachnology and Developmental Biology. Papers Dedicated to Professor Bozidar P. M. Curcic. Institute of Zoology, Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade; Committee for Karst and Speleology, Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts in Belgrade; Institute of Zoology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences; Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Vienna in Vienna; and UNESCO MAB Committee Serbia in Belgrade, Belgrade-Vienna-Sofia.
Totally: 517 pages; color and black & white photos, figures, and tables; smooth paper; hard cover; color slip cover; with protective cardboard packing. In English. PRICE: 60 EUR + post charge.

Ford D. C. & Williams P. - 2007 - Karst Hydrogeology and Geomorphology. John Wiley & Sons Ltd. Chichester, UK, 562 pp. ISBN 978-0-470-84997-2

Find below the link of the new french book :
"New Monograph of Trechinae" (Coleoptera, Carabidae) cave beetle

The author has updated the rare and old Monography (Dr. R. Jeannel - France, 1926-1930).
Link :

Eleonora Trajano & Maria Elina Bichuette E. - 2006 - Biologia Subterrânea. Introção. Redespeleo Brasil, São Paulo, 92 pp. ISBN 85-99244-03-5

Racovitza Emil G. - 2006 - Essay on biospeological problems. French, English, Romanian (new edition and translation). Institutul de Speologie "Emil Racovitza", department of Cluj-Napoca, Cluj, 259 pp. ISBN (10): 973-686-899-0 ISBN (13): 978-973-686-899-3

Graham S. Proudlove - 2006 - Subterranean Fishes of the World. An account of the subterranean (hypogean) fishes described up to 2003 with a bibliography 1541-2004. Illustrated by Rhian Hicks. International Society for Subterranean Biology (SIBIOS-ISSB), Moulis, France, 300 pp. ISBN10 2-9527084-0-1, ISBN13 978-2-9527084-0-1, EAN 9782952708401

Graham S. Proudlove (Ed) - 2006 - Essential Sources in Cave Science. A Guide to the Literature of Cave Science. Cave Studies Series 16. BCRA, British Cave Research Association, Great Hucklow, Buxton UK, 56 pp. ISBN 0-900-265-31-0

Petar Beron, Trifon Daaliev & Alexey Jalov - 2006 - Caves and Speleology in Bulgaria. Pensoft, Sofia & Moscow, 600 pp. ISBN 954-642-241-X

Foreword - Acknowledgements - Historical Review of Bulgarian Speleology - Education of Cavers - Cave Rescue in Bulgaria - International Connections of Bulgarian Speleologists - Activities of Bulgarian Speleologists in Exploring the Caves and the Karst of the World - Scientific Exploration of Bulgarian Caves - Plant and Animal Life in Bulgarian Caves - Cave Flora - Cave Fauna - Archaeological Research in Bulgarian Caves - Palaeontological Research in Bulgarian Caves - Cave Minerals in Bulgaria - Hydrogeological, Hydrological and Hydrochemical Research in Bulgarian Caves - Geomorphological and Geophysical Research in Bulgarian Caves - Physiological and Psychological Research in Bulgarian Caves - Climatological Research in Bulgarian Caves - Cave Diving in Bulgaria - Cave and Karst Protection in Bulgaria - Karst and Caves in Bulgaria - The Longest Caves and the Deepest Cave Systems in Bulgaria - Caves and Potholes Included in This Book - Some Remarkable Bulgarian Caves - Caves in the Danube Plain - Caves in Stara Planina and the Predbalkan - Caves in Pirin - Caves in the Transitional Region - Caves in the Rhodopes - Who is Who in Bulgarian Speleology - Selected Literature on the Karst and Caves in Bulgaria

This book summarizes our knowledge of the caves and cave research in Bulgaria. The first Bulgarian caving society was founded as early as 1929, but the first cave animals, fossils and archaeological artefacts in Bulgarian caves had been found and published even earlier, at the end of the 19th century. However, sporting speleology was established much later, since the restoration of organized caving in 1958. By that time, only some 200 caves had been known in Bulgaria, largely highly superficially. At present they outnumber 5,100, most of them being well-documented. Cave animals have been recorded from more than 700 Bulgarian caves. Bulgarian cavers have discovered and surveyed 62 caves longer than 1,000 m, as well as 52 potholes deeper than 100 m. Bulgarian caving is currently well-organized network of caving clubs, including more than 800 members. Over the past 40 years, Bulgarian cavers have organized the exploration of hundreds of caves in more than 45 countries, including independent missions to Austria, France, Spain, Italy, Greece, Cuba, China, Vietnam, Indonesia etc. Some of them also participated in such complex international expeditions as the British Speleological Expedition to Papua New Guinea in 1975. Numerous new animal species have been described by Bulgarian specialists from caves in different parts of the world. The Bulgarian Federation of Speleology has initiated the creation of a Balkan speleological union. One of the major achievements of Bulgarian speleology has become the compilation of the Main Card Index of Bulgarian caves. Keeping in mind all these achievements, time has come to publish both in Bulgarian and English a compendium containing, besides other things, concise descriptions of 260 of he most important and spectacular caves and potholes of Bulgaria. An outline is also given of some general subjects like Biospeleology, Speleopalaeontology, Speleoarcheology, Speleomineralogy, Geomorphology and Hydrogeology of Karst, Cave diving, Cave rescue and others. The book contains data on various aspects of research carried out by Bulgarian cavers all over the world, as well as biographical information about many Bulgarian cavers and cave scientists. The publication is richly illustrated by numerous colour pictures, graphs and maps.

Pier Mauro Giachino & Enrico Lana (Editors) - 2005 - Leo Weirather. Diaries of a biospeleologist at the beginning of XX Century
Fragmenta Entomologica, Roma 37 (2): 1-264.

The volume may be booking to:


Leo Weirather, who was born in Brixen on 25th October 1887 and died in Innsbruck on 14th June 1965, was probably one of the greatest biospeleologists and explorers of the first half of last century; he left his work very early, retiring at only 52 years of age, so to devote himself entirely to biospeleological research and, in particular, to cave beetle fauna (Besuchet, 1969; Pretner, 1974).
At the beginning of last century, he worked as a postman in the Austro-Hungarian army at Trebinje in Herzegovina, from where, immediately after the first world war and following the collapse of the Austro-Hungarian empire, he moved to Innsbruck continuing his commercial activity of insect collector, but above all of biospeleologist explorer, being a profound expert of cave beetle fauna. Leo Weirather, in fact, lived in part selling the specimens he collected that were often prepared by his wife: some specimens of the series collected were sent to specialists for their identification and eventual description, the others were sold to the entomologists interested in them. He did not describe personally any of the several new species he collected, but he was in contact with the major specialists of the XXth century: Jeannel, Knirsch, Müller, Noeske, Reitter, Scheibel, Zariquiey, Winkler, ect. Probably it was the influence expressed by the biospeleologist Lucijan Matuliæ, during his sojour at Trebinje, to be the mainspring of Weirather's interest towards cave fauna, an interest that he cultivated for all his life, even after his return to Austria (Nonveiller, 1999). His collection was purchased in 1967, together with his archives, by the Museum d'Histoire Naturelle of Genève where it is currently preserved.
Weirather was undoubtedly one of the investigators of subterranean fauna of greatest success; we owe him, for example, the exploration, solely in Dalmatia, of about 500 caves and the discovery of 5 new genera and 79 species and subspecies of Coleoptera new to science (Pretner, 1974). His collecting travels were plenty, carried out it periods when travelling was surely uneasy, if not dangerous, in the Balcanic Peninsula, Crete, Anatolia and Italy, while before we knew only of his explorations in Dalmatia, favoured also by the presence of his wife's relatives in her country of origin (Zibenik), in 1925 (area of Dubrovnik), 1926 and 1927 (areas of Zibenik and Zrmanja), 1937 and 1939 (area of Zibenik) (Pretner, 1974; Nonveiller, 1999).
Weirather kept notes of his travels that, as Petar Novak wrote, he wanted to use in future for drawing up a catalogue entitled "Fauna Endemica" (Pretner, 1974; Nonveiller, 1999). This catalogue was never published, but Weirather's original notes, written in shorthand German, were translated into German by Egon Pretner (1896 ­ 1982) a famous Slovenian biospeleologist. Pretner realized three copies of the original typewriting: he kept one for himself, while he gave the other two to Lucien-Charles Genest (1928­ 2003) of Grenoble (France) and Vassil Borissov Guéorguiev (1935 - 1996) of Sofia (Bulgaria) after their promise not to popularize them until after his death, as they contained information about Yugoslavian caves, at that time under military secret (Genest & Guéorguiev, 1990 com. pers.). Before his death Pretner handed over to Guéorguiev his copy of Weirather's diaries, together with several new species of Leptodirinae (Coleoptera Cholevidae) still to be described; Genest's copy was given by him to P.M. Giachino in 1997, while the two copies held by Guéorguiev reached Giachino in 1996, together with the archives, after his death.
The very rich set of data, the indispensability of the news to find the visited caves included in these writings, the great diffusion of the material collected by Weirather in the most important specialistic collections and, not in the least, the wish to keep a promise made to our friends Lucien Genest and Vassil Guéorguiev, finally convinced us to attend to the translation into English and to the publication of the diaries.

David C. Culver & William B. White (Eds) - 2005 - Encyclopedia of Caves. Elsevier Academic Press, Hardbound, 680 pp.

Encyclopedia of Caves is a self-contained, beautifully illustrated work dedicated to caves and their unique environments. It includes more than 107 comprehensive articles from leading scholars and explorers in 15 different countries. Each entry is detailed and scientifically sound, yet accessible for students and non-scientists. This large-format reference is enchanced with hundreds of full-color photographs, maps, and drawings from the authors' own work, which provide unique images of the underground environment. The Encyclopedia of Caves is an essential interdisciplinary resource for scientists, students, and caving enthusiasts.

Subject areas: Types of caves, Cave features, Hydrology & hydrogeology, Speleothems & other cave deposits, Cave ages & paleoclimate, Exceptional caves, Biology, Ecology, Cave invasion, Biogeography & diversity, Evolution & adaptation in caves, Exploration, Contemporary use of caves, Historical use of caves, Ground water contamination & land use hazards in cave regions.

John Gunn (Ed) - 2004 - Encyclopedia of Caves and Karst Science, Routeledge, 902 pp.



A reference work on cave and karst science!

Extensively illustrated with over 500 photographs, maps, diagrams, and tables, this unique reference source offers comprehensive coverage of this fascinating subject. The Encyclopedia's 350 alphabetically arranged entries cover a wide range of topics, including biospeleology (by organism and by habitat); geoscience; cave archaeology and human use of caves; cave art; cave and karst history; hydrology and groundwater; conservation and management; and exploration, equipment, and rescue.

Many entries are devoted to important sites across the world, from individual caves such as Mammoth Cave (the world's longest cave) and Krubera (one of the world's deepest), through key regions such as the Dinaric karst and the Gunung Mulu World Heritage Site. The book also features broader examinations of cave and karst geography within individual countries and continents.

Written by an international team of experts, the essays progress from general concepts toward deeper understanding, explaining jargon for the non-specialist. Each essay is fully referenced, with suggestions for further reading and cross-references to related articles. Thematic content lists and a comprehensive index facilitate easy searching and browsing.

A wide-ranging and up-to-date reference work, the Encyclopedia of Caves and Karst Science is an ideal source for students and researchers, as well as professional hydrogeologists, planners, environmental scientists, and conservationists. It is also a perfect starting point for cave explorers or any general reader with an interest in caves.

* 350 alphabetically arranged entries written by an international team of specialists
* Extensively illustrated with 100 maps, 200 photographs, 160 line diagrams, 50 tables, and an 8-page color section
* Explains complex concepts and jargon for cave enthusiasts as well as scientists in other disciplines
* Essays are cross-referenced and contain suggestions for further reading

An active caver and cave scientist, John Gunn is Professor of Geographical & Environmental Sciences and Director of the Limestone Research Group at the University of Huddersfield, UK. He is joint editor of the journal Cave and Karst Science and Chairman of the International Geographical Union's Karst Commission. He is also a member of the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) and the WCPA Cave and Karst Protection Task Force.

Andrew Chamberlain, Department of Archaeology and Prehistory, University of Sheffield, UK
Emily Davis, Speleobooks, New York, USA
Derek Ford, School of Geography and Geology, McMaster University, Canada
David Gillieson, School of Tropical Environment Studies & Geography, James Cook University, Australia
William R. Halliday, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Elery Hamilton-Smith, Chair IUCN/WCPA Working Group on Cave and Karst Protection, Australia
Alexander Klimchouk, Institute of Geological Sciences, National Academy of Science, Ukraine
David Lowe, British Geological Survey, UK
Art Palmer, Earth Science Department, State University of New York College at Oneonta, USA
Trevor Shaw, Karst Research Institute, Postojna, Slovenia
Boris Sket, Department of Biology, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Tony Waltham, Department of Civil Engineering, Nottingham Trent University, UK
Paul Williams, Department of Geography, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Paul Wood, Department of Geography, Loughborough University, UK

Fabio Stoch (Ed) - 2002 - Caves and karstic phenomena. Life in the subterranean world. Italian Habitats , 1. Ministero dell'Ambiente e della Tutela del Territorio, Museo Friulano di Storia Naturale, Udine, 160 pp. ISBN 88 88192 03 4.

Culver D.C., Deharveng L., Gibert J. & Sasowsky I.D. (Eds) - 2001 - Mapping Subterranean Biodiversity. Cartographie de la biodiversité souterraine. Proceedings of the International Workshop held March 18-20, 2001, Laboratoire Souterrain du CNRS, Moulis, Ariège, France. Karst Waters Institute, Petersburg PA.

Raymond Tercafs - 2001 - The Protection of the Subterranean Environment. Conservation Principles and Management Tools. PSP, Production Services Publishers, Luxembourg, 402 pp. ISBN 2-9599798-0-X.

"The present synthesis is an attempt to bring a maximum of scientific elements to this approach (saving, stopping destruction) by outlining some methods based on the numerous works already carried out by the international community, as much on the scientific level as on that of field work"

Protection of karstic areas is a very hot subject nowadays and often a topic of headed discussions. Therefore, Raymond Tercafs' book appears to be a waited event. Senior Research Associate of the Belgian National Fund for Scientific Research in the Department of Animal Physiology of the University of Liège (Belgium), Raymond Tercafs has more than 30 years of experience in exploring and studying caves in Europe, North Africa, South America and Southeast Asia. With extensive knowledge on ecology, geology and computer application in cave management, his interest in cave protection is well known among the biospeleologists.
The protection of the subterranean environment. Conservation Principles and Management tools includes twelve chapters structured on several issues. The first chapters represent an introduction in karstology, biospeleology, and karst kinetics by explaining the basic principles governing the functioning of the very complex karstic systems. Such systems can be modeled and processes can be simulated, as is exemplified in one of these introductory chapters. One of the most original parts for a book treating this subject is the psychological approach on the protection problems, explaining attitudes for and against environmental values. The causes of deterioration of the subterranean habitats and their fauna are thoroughly and extensively treated, representing another important part of the book. Many exemples of the author's personal experiences and taken from the bibliography are the foundation for the next chapters, which present the principles of management. Ordinary caves or show caves can be protected in a better manner with the help of the computer-elaborated models of management. Given the importance of the législation concerning the cave protection an interesting chapter compares the laws from different North American and European countries. Some ideas of Raymond Tercafs are gathered in the conclusion chapter leaving the readers to meditate over the differences between conservation and protection and over our abilities to elaborate really efficient management plans in the subterranean environment. Always in the context of the general problematic of environment protection and using a rich and diverse bibliography, Raymond Tercafs has published the first book on the protection and management of underground habitats.
Oana Moldovan

Kniss V.A. - 2001 - Cave fauna of Russia and adjacent countries (History of study, composition and distribution). Bashkir Teacher's Training School Publ., Ufa: 238 pp. [In Russian] ISBN 5-7477-0498-2.
Paperback, 205x148 mm, 12 Tabs.

A review of the cave fauna of the former Soviet Union, with information on the taxonomy and distribution of 639 animal species currently known from caves in Central Russia, the Urals, the Crimea, the Caucasus, Transcarpathia + Cisdniestria, Central Asia, and the southern Far East.

This book is available through Pensoft Publishers ( at a price of USD $22.

Subterranean Biology in Australia 2000
Edited by W.F. Humphreys and Mark S. Harvey
October 2001
Records of the Western Australian Museum Supplement No. 64, Prth WA, 226 pp.

W.F. Humphreys and M.S. Harvey: Preface
Dedication " Glenn Hunt (1944-1999) "
A.J. Boulton : Twixt two worlds: taxonomic and functional biodiversity at the surface water/groundwater interface
W.F. Humphreys and M. Adams: Allozyme variation in the troglobitic millipede Stygiochiropus communis (Diplopoda: Paradoxosomatidae) from arid tropical Cape Range, northwestern Australia: population structure and implications for the management of the region
M.E. Thurgate, J.S. Gough, A.K. Clarke, P. Serov and A. Spate: Stygofauna diversity and distribution in Eastern Australian cave and karst areas .
W.F. Humphreys: Groundwater calcrete aquifers in the Australian arid zone: the context to an unfolding plethora of stygal biodiversity
CONSERVATION and management
E. Hamiltion-Smith: Maintenance of karst biodiversity, with an emphasis upon Australian populations
S. Eberhard: Cave fauna monitoring and management at Ida Bay, Tasmania
R.S. Wilson and W.F. Humphreys: Prionospio thalanji sp. nov. (Polychaeta: Spionidae) from an anchialine cave, Cape Range, north-west Western Australia
P. De Laurentiis, G.L. Pesce and W.F. Humphreys: Copepods from ground waters of Western Australia, VI. Cyclopidae (Crustacea: Copepoda) from the Yilgarn Region and the Swan Coastal Plain
S. Taiti and W.F. Humphreys: New aquatic Oniscidea (Crustacea: Isopoda) from groundwater calcretes of Western Australia
W.A. Shear: Two new cave-dwelling harvestmen from Western Australia (Arachnida: Opiliones: Assamiidae and "Phalangodidae")
M.R. Gray: New lycosoid spiders from cave and surface habitats in southern Australia and Cape Range peninsula (Araneae: Lycosoidea)
M.S. Harvey: New cave-dwelling schizomids (Schizomida: Hubbardiidae) from Australia
R.J. Raven, K. Stumkat and M.R. Gray: Revisions of Australian ground-hunting spiders: I. Amauropelma gen. nov. (Araneomorphae: Ctenidae)
PLUS CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS (12 papers, 6 posters): Dampier 300"Biodiversity in Australia 1699-1999 and beyond. Perth, Western Australia, December 1999

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Subterranean Biology entering the New Millenium

Wilkens H., Culver D.C. & Humphreys W.F. (Eds) - 2000 - Subterranean Ecosystems. Ecosystems of the World 30. Elsevier, Amsterdam.

Onac B.P. & Tamas T. (Eds) - 2000 - Karst Studies and Problems: 2000 and Beyond. Proceedings of the joint meeting of Friends of Karst, Theoreticall and Applied Karstology, and IGCP 448, July 14-22, 2000, Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Universitatea"Babes-Bolyai", Presa Universitaria Clujeana, Cluj-Napoca, 196 pp.

Joint Meeting of Friends of Karst, Theoretical and Applied Karstology
IGCP 448
Conference organized by the Faculty of Biology & Geology, Babes-Bolyai University, "Emil Racovitza" Speological Institute and the Romanian Speleological Federation.
Geospeleology (44 contributions): Karstology, Hydrogeology, Mineralogy, Paleontology, Microbiology (p. 13-162 + 191-196)
Biospeleology (13 contributions): Conservation, Systematics, Biodiversity, Behaviour (p. 163-190)

Additional oral contributions given during the meeting have not been published in the Proceedings - See the Abstract Booklet.

Michel Siffre - 1999 - La France des grottes et cavernes. Editions Privat, 24.5 x 31 cm, 160 pp.

Michel Siffre a réuni un ensemble de photographies exceptionnel pour nous faire découvrir cette France souterraine aux multiples splendeurs. Des précurseurs de la spéléologie aux techniques d'exploration et à ses propres expériences "hors du temps, il nous fait partager la passion de ces explorateurs du monde souterrain, prêts à passer des heures, des jours, des semaines dans les profondeurs de la terre. Vestiges préhistoriques, concrétions rares, univers étonnant des animaux des cavernes, ce voyage dans les abîmes terrestres révèle des richesses insoupçonnées venues du fond des âges.

Les mondes souterrains · Un domaine immense · La formation des cavernes · Les eaux souterraines · Un monde cristallin Hommes des cavernes · Histoire de la spéléologie · Des techniques et des hommes · Le premier homme à vivre hors du temps . La France souterraine · Les Pyrénées · Les Causses · Les calcaires du Languedoc-Roussillon · Les Alpes · Le massif du Vercors · Le massif du Dévoluy · Le massif du Margare·s · Les karsts de la Franche-Comté · La Champagne
La vie des cavernes: une faune étonnante · Histoire de la biospéléologie · L'environnement souterrain · Comment vivent les animaux des cavernes? · Des mammifères aux unicellulaires

L. Botosaneanu (Ed), 1998 - Studies in Crenobiology. The Biology of Springs and Springbrooks. Backhuys Publishers, Leiden, 262 pp. ISBN 90 73348 04 8

Giachino P.M. & Peck S.B. (Eds) - 1998 - Phylogeny and Evolution of Subterranean and Endogean Cholevidae (= Leiodidae Cholevinae). Proceedings of the Symposium (30 August, 1996, Firenze, Italy) XX International Congress of Entomology. Museo Regionale di Scienze Naturali, Torino.

KWI Special Publication No. 3  

Conservation and Protection of the Biota of Karst
Edited by Ira D. Sasowsky, Daniel W. Fong, and Elizabeth L. White

Extended abstracts and field trip guide for the conference held February 13 through 16, 1997
Nashville, Tennessee
Softbound, 125 pages (8.5 x 11").
ISBN 0-9640258-2-5
$22 (postage included) from: KWI Publications Sales Attn: E.L.White
RR. 1, Box 527 Miller Rd. Petersburg PA 16669-9211 USA (814)667-2709



Letter of Welcome
Extended Abstracts of Lecture and Poster Presentations (alphabetical by senior author):

* Population Genetic Studies of Plants Endemic to Karst, With an Emphasis on the Limestone Glades of Tennessee - Carol J. Baskauf
* Molecular Phylogenetics and Historical Biogeography of the Family Amblyopsidae - Dean E. Bergstrom, Douglas B. Noltie, and Timothy P. Holtsford
* Ozark Cavefish in Logan Cave National Wildlife Refuge, Arkansas: A Five Year Perspective - J. Zack Brown, Gianetta L. Boyd, and James E. Johnson
* Reproduction and Population Structure of the Marine Cave Isopod Bahalana geracei (Family Cirolanidae) from San Salvador Island, Bahamas - Jerry H. Carpenter
* Sampling in Springs and Other Ecotones - Dan L. Danielopol, Cecile Claret, Pierre Marmonier, and Peter Pospisil
* Bryophytes in Australian Karstlands - Alison Downing
* The Importance of Ecotones in Karstlands - Janine Gibert
* Protection of Karst Lands by the Nature Conservancy - Christine N. Hall
* A Biological Assessment of Five Invertebrate Stygobionts from Southwestern Ohio. - Horton H. Hobbs III
* Cave Resource Preserve Designs in Virginia - David A. Hubbard, Jr. and Larry Smith
* Protection of Arid Karstlands on the Cape Range Peninsula, Western Australia - W.F. Humphreys
* Protecting the Habitat: State Laws and Endangered Cave Species - George N. Huppert and Betty J. Wheeler
* Vegetation Diversity on Carbonate Island Karst - The Record from San Salvador Island, Bahamas - Marna K. Lehnert, John E. Mylroie, and David L. Arnold
* The Biological Inventory of Caves of the Blue River Bioreserve - Julian J. Lewis, F. Allen Pursell and Henry Huffman
* Protecting Caves, Karst, and Bats in the Tongass National Forest, Southeast Alaska - Stephen W. Lewis and James F. Baichtal
* Sampling in Wells for Describing Ecological Patterns at a Microscale in Karst Aquifers - Florian Malard and Kevin Simon
* Microbial Communities in Sulphur River, Parker Cave: A Molecular Phylogenetic Study - Diana Northup, Esther Angert, Anna-Louise Reysenbach, Andrew Peek, and Norman Pace
* Surface and Subsurface Karst Features and Environments - Arthur N. Palmer
* Origin and Diversity of the North American Cave Fauna - Stewart B. Peck
* Population Studies of An Undescribed Species of Crangonyx in Dillion Cave, Orange County, Indiana, USA (Crustacea:Amphipoda:Crangonyctidae) - Megan Porter and H. H. Hobbs III
* Biodiversity in the Mammoth Cave Region - Thomas L. Poulson
* How To Protect Biodiversity in Caves: A Case Study With Entrance Communities in Mammoth Cave National Park - Thomas L. Poulson, Kathleen H. Lavoie and Kurt L. Helf
* The Conservation Status of Hypogean Fishes - Graham S. Proudlove
* The Protection of the Diversity of Vascular Plants in the Karst Poljes of the Dinaric Mountains - Sulejman Redzic
* Biotic Diversity of the Dinaric Karst, Particularly in Slovenia: History of its Richness, Destruction, and Protection - Boris Sket
* The Anchihaline Habitats, A Dispersed "Center" of Biotic Diversity - Boris Sket
* Oilbirds in Caves - Don Thomas
* Captive Breeding of Cave Populations of the Tennessee Cave Salamander - R.L. Pete Wyatt
* The Biodiversity and Water Chemistry of an Anchialine Cave in the Bahamas - Jill Yager and Robert B. Spokane

Field Trip Guide - * The Mammoth Cave Area Tour - Thomas L. Poulson

Author Index

Janine GIBERT, Dan DANIELOPOL & Jack A. STANFORD (Eds) - 1994 - Groundwater Ecology. Aquatic Ecology Series, Academic Press, New York, 571 pp. ISBN 0-12-282110-6

Groundwater has long been an object of intense scrutiny. Only recently have methods become available that permit ecologists, hydrologists, and environmental scientists to assess the biotic and abiotic status of these all-important aquifers. Groundwater Ecology reviews and synthesizes these emerging results by focusing attention on the following issues:
- The Dynamics of water movement through complex subterranean ecosystems.
- The biological organization and the factors that constaint these ecosystems.
- Alluvial and karst ecosystem functions.
- Contamination, management, and remediation.
By establishing a firm and broad fundation for studies of groundwater ecology, this book drives attention to fascinating and mysterious ecosystems that are crucial to environmental health.

One small square: CAVE

by Donald M. Silver
illustrated by Patricia J. Wynne

1993 - Learning Triangle Press, an imprint of McGraw-Hill, New York... 48 pp.
ISBN 0-07-057929-6

An introduction to subterranean biology, cave habitats, cave faunas and ecosystems to kids, pupils, parents and teachers... with almost no serious mistakes !!!
A French version of this book has been published in 1996 entitled : Grottes et Cavernes, espace d'observation. It has been reported in the Bulletin de Liaison de la Société de Biospéologie n° 28 by Jean-Jacques Geoffroy


The biogeography of Cape Range, Western Australia

Edited by W.F. Humphreys 1993
Records of the Western Australian Museum
, Supplement 45: 1-248.


Foreword - B.Y. Main
Introduction to the Cape Range Symposium - W.F. Humphreys
The geomorphology of Late Cenozoic geomorphological evolution of the Cape Range - Exmouth Gulf region - K-H. Wyrwoll, G.W. Kendrick and J.A. Long
Outline of the geology and hydrogeology of Cape Range, Carnarvon Basin, Western Australia - A.D. Allen
The biogeography and composition of the flora of the Cape Range region - G. Keighery and N. Gibson.
The non-marine molluscs of the Cape Range peninsula, Western Australia - S.M. Slack-Smith
Stygofauna from Cape Range peninsula, Western Australia: tethyan relicts - B. Knott
The cavernicolous Arachnida and Myriapoda of Cape Range, Western Australia - M.S.Ha rvey, M.R. Gray, G.S. Hunt and D.C. Lee
Patterns of genetic diversity within selected subterranean fauna of the Cape Range peninsula, Western Australia: systematic and biogeographic implications - M. Adams and W.F. Humphreys
The significance of subterranean fauna in biogeographic reconstruction: examples from Cape Range peninsula, Western Australia - W.F. Humphreys

Biogeography of terrestrial vertebrates of the Cape Range peninsula, Western Australia - P.G. Kendrick
The mammals of the Cape Range peninsula, northwestern Australia - A. Baynes and B. Jones
Who can see the sea? Prehistoric Aboriginal occupation of the Cape Range peninsula - K. Morse.
Synthesis and Prospect - A.R. Main.

CAMACHO A. I. (Ed) - 1992 - The Natural History of Biospeleology. Monografias, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, Consejo Superior de Investigationes Cientificas, Madrid, 680 pp.

1987 - Fauna Cavernicola i intersticial de la Peninsula Ibérica i les Illes Balears. Consell Superior d'Investigacions Cientifiques. Editorial Moll, Mallorca, 224 pp. (in Catalan).

Hoffman A., Palacios-Vargas J.G. & Morales-Malacara J.B. (Eds). Manual de Bioespeleologia. Ed. Univ. Nac. Ant. de Mexico, 224 pp. (in Spanish).

L. Botosaneanu (Ed), 1986 - Stygofauna Mundi. A Faunistic, Distributional and Ecological Synthesis of the World Fauna inhabiting Subterranean Waters (including the Marine Interstitial). E.J. Brill, Leiden, 750 pp. ISBN 90 04 07571 2

Presentation by L. Botosaneanu published in Mémoires de Biospéologie, XI, 1984, 325-331.

David C. Culver, 1982 - Cave Life. Evolution and Ecology. Harvard University Press, Cambridge Mass., 189 pp.


Passage to the 80's, a new generation of books and concepts


Orghidan et Negrea (Eds), 1979
Spelogia. Grupul de Cercetari complexe "PORTILE de FIER", Ed. Acad. Rep. Soc. Romania, Bucuresti, 185 pp.

Michel Siffre - 1979 - Les Animaux des Gouffres et des Cavernes. Hachette, Paris, 118 pp.

Des animaux étranges peuplent les profondeurs de la terre. Michel Siffre, en bon conteur, nous relate leur vie, leurs moeurs, leurs attitudes, leurs combats...

GINET R. & DECOU V. - 1977 - Initiation à la biologie et à l'écologie souterraines. Jean-Pierre Delarge, Paris, 345 pp.
DECU V. & GINET R. - 1971 - Lumea subterana. Editura Stiintifica, Bucuresti, 279 pp. + pl. was a first Romanian Edition of the book

ORGHIDAN T., DIMITRESCO M., DELAMARE DEBOUTTEVILLE C. & TABACARU I. (Eds) - 1973 - Livre du cinquantenaire de l'Institut de Spéologie "Emile Racovitza". Editura Academiei Republicii Socialiste România, Bucuresti, 654 pp.

THINES G. & TERCAFS R. - 1972 - Atlas de la vie souterraine. Les animaux cavernicoles. Albert de Visscher, Compagnie Belge d'Editions S.P.R.L., Bruxelles & Editions Boubée, Paris, 161 pp.

Villy Aellen & Pierre Strinati, 1975

James R. Reddell & Robert W. Mitchell [Eds], 1971
Studies on the Cavernicole Fauna of Mexico
Association for Mexican Cave Studies, Bulletin 4, Austin, Texas, 240 pp.

DELAMARE-DEBOUTTEVILLE C. - 1971 - La vie dans les grottes. Collection Que Sais)je? n°1430, Presses Universitaires de France [PUF], Paris, 127 pp.

ORGHIDAN T., DIMITRESCO M., POP E., MURGEANU G., CODREANU R., MOTAS C., PUSCARIU V., COMAN D., TANASACHI J., SERBAN M. & TABACARU I. (Eds) - 1970 - Livre du centenaire Emile G. Racovitza 1868-1968. Editions de l'Académie de la République Socialiste de Roumanie, Bucarest, 699 pp.

VANDEL A. - 1964 - Biospéologie. La Biologie des Animaux Cavernicoles. Collection Géobiologie - Ecologie - Aménagement. Gauthier-Villars Editeur, Paris, 619 pp.

DELAMARE-DEBOUTTEVILLE C. - 1960 - Biologie des eaux souterraines littorales et continentales. Hermann, Paris, 740 pp.

60's to 70's, the great classical period

JEANNEL R. - 1943 - Les fossiles vivants des cavernes. Collection l'Avenir de la Science, nouvelle série n°1. Gallimard, Paris, 321 pp.

LERUTH R. - 1939 - La biologie du domaine souterrain et la faune cavernicole de la Belgique. Mémoires du Musée Royal d'Histoire Naturelle de Belgique, volume 37: 1-506

WOLF B. - 1934-1938 - Animalium Cavernarum Catalogus. 3 Volumes, S'Gravenhage.

JEANNEL R. - 1926 - Faune cavernicole de la France. Avec une étude des conditions d'existence dans le milieu souterrain. Encyclopédie Entomologique VII. P. Lechevalier, Paris, 334 pp.

Racovitza, 1907
The Cosmic Microwave Background of Subterranean Biology
RACOVITZA E. G. - 1907 - Essai sur les problèmes biospéologiques. Biospeologica I. Archives de Zoologie Expérimentale et Générale, 4: 371-488.

Hamman O. - 1896 - Europaïsche Höhlenfauna. H. Costenoble, Jena.

Packard A. S. - 1888 - The cave fauna of North America with remarks on the anatomy of the brain and origin of the blind species. Memoirs of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. 4, pt. I. Reprint, Arno Press, New York [1977] 156 pp.

The origins, ideas and pionneers entering the XXth Century


Magdalenian Times to Industrial Revolution: what about prehistorical, medieval, Renaissance and classical centuries biospeleology?


Speleobooks - Cave and Bat Goods
Speleo Projects - Cave Publications International

Written by Jean-Jacques Geoffroy