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Selected Resources for Biology 143/243:
Cave Ecology

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LC subject headings | Library Catalogs | Selected Bibliography

Library of Congress Subject Headings.

28th ed., 5 vols., 2005.
Kept on the long table by the main bank of EZRA/Web terminals.

Subject headings will be similar to, but may be different from, those used in periodical indexes.

Useful Library of Congress subject headings include:

[Check EZRA] Cave Animals
[Check EZRA] Cave Ecology
[Check EZRA] Cave Fauna
[Check EZRA] Cave Flora
[Check EZRA] Cave Plants
[Check EZRA] Hydrology, Karst
[Check EZRA] Karst
[Check EZRA] Speleology

Locating Books in Library Catalogs

At Wittenberg: EZRA
At other Ohio academic Libraries: OhioLINK
In North America For ILL: WorldCat

Selected Bibliography

Reference Works

Culver, David and White, William (eds.). Encyclopedia of Caves (2005)
Reference GB601.E534 2005
Gunn, John (ed.). Encyclopedia of Caves and Karst Science (2004)
Reference GB601.E535 2004

Other Works

Botossaneanu, Lazare (ed.). Stygofauna Mundi (1986)

Camacho, Ana I. (ed.) The Natural History of Biospeleology (1992)
[Check OhioLINK]

Chapman, Philip. Caves and Cave Life (1993)
[Check OhioLINK]

Courbon, Paul et al. Atlas of the Great Caves of the World (1989)
Main Stacks GB 601 .A8813 1989

Culver, David C. Cave Life: Evolution and Ecology (1982)
[Check OhioLINK]

Culver, David C., Thomas C. Kane, and Daniel W. Fong. Adaptation and Natural Selection in Caves (1995)
[Check OhioLINK]

Culver, David C. The Biology of Caves and Other Subterranean Habitats (2009)
Main Stacks QH89 .C85 2009

Ford, Derek C. Karst Geomorphology and Hydrology (1989)
Main Stacks GB600 .F66 1989

Ford, T.D. and C.D.H. Cullingford (eds.). The Science of Speleology (1976)
Main Stacks GB 601 .S38

Gilbert, Janine, Dan L. Danielopol, Jack A. Stanford (eds.). Groundwater Ecology (1994)
[Check OhioLINK]

Gillieson, David. Caves: Processes, Development, Management (1996)
Main Stacks GB601 .G5 1996

Herak, M. and V.T. Stringfield. Karst: Important Karst Regions of the Northern Hemisphere (1972)
[Check OhioLINK]

Hill, Carol A. and Paolo Forti. Cave Minerals of the World (1997)
[Check OhioLINK]

Jackson, Donald Dale. Underground Worlds (1982)
Main Stacks GV 200.62 .J33

Jennings, J.N. Karst Geomorphology (1981)
Main Stacks GB 600.6 .K37

Juberthie, Christian and Vasile Decu (eds). Encyclopedia Biospeologica. (1994-1998)

Judson, David (ed.). Caving Practice & Equipment (1991)
[Check OhioLINK]

Larson, Lane and Peggy Larson. Caving: The Sierra Club Guide to Spelunking (1982)
[Check OhioLINK]

McClurg, David R. Adventure of Caving (1996)
[Check OhioLINK]

Middleton, John and Tony Waltham. The Underground Atlas. A gazetter of the World's Cave Regions (1992)
Main Stacks GB601 .M5 1992

Mohr, Charles E. and Thomas L. Poulson. The Life of the Cave (1966)
[Check OhioLINK]

Moore, George W. and G. Nicholas Sullivan. Speleology: The Study of Caves (1978)
[Check OhioLINK]

Rea, Tom (ed.). Caving Basics: A Comprehensive Manual for Beginning Cavers (1992)
[Check OhioLINK]

Romero Diaz, Aldemaro. Cave Biology: Life in Darkness (2009)
Main Stacks QH89 .R66 2009

Shaw, Trevor R. History of Cave Science: The Exploration and Study of Limestone caves to 1900.(1992)

Vandel, Albert. Biospeleology: The Biology of Cavernicolous Animals. (1965)
[Check OhioLINK]

White, William B. Geomorphology and Hydrology of Karst Terrains (1988)
Main Stacks GB 600 .W47 1988

Wilkens, Horst; David Culver, and William Humphreys (eds.). Subterranean Ecosystems (2000)
Main Stacks QH 541.5 .U55 S83 2000


Biosis Previews (formerly called Biological Abstracts)
Biological Abstracts indexes articles from all fields of Biology. Coverage includes 1980 to the present.

This index contains over 200 years of references to articles in geology and earth science.

Web of Science (Science Citation Index)
Index and cited references for articles in the sciences. This database helps you to see more recent work on a topic by allowing you to search for articles that cite an article you already have.

A full list of all the Biology related indexes available at Wittenberg can be found at:


Periodicals are where most of the information for your research papers will come. Remember that there are scholarly publications as well as popular publications You will most likely want to stick to scholarly publications for your research. For hints on how to tell the two apart, please see Scholarly vs. Popular Articles.

Wittenberg owns many scientific journals in both print and electronic formats. The links below will help you to find out what journals we own, the format, and where they are located.

Wittenberg Periodical Holdings List AKA "Journals the Library Has: Electronic & Print" This is a searchable index of the periodicals Wittenberg owns in print and electronically. Location and dates owned are also provided.

Selected periodicals relating to Cave Ecology are listed below. Electronic periodicals are listed as links. Print periodicals are listed with locations. Periodicals not currently received by Wittenberg are marked with an asterisk. Articles from these titles will need to be requested through Inter-Library Loan. See a Librarian for help.


When using the internet, always be thinking critically about what you are viewing. Good and bad information both reside on the internet and it isn't always easy to tell the two apart. For hints on spotting good web pages, please see the library's page on Evaluating Web Sites.

Biospeleology: The Biology of Caves, Karst, and Groundwater
Produced and maintained by the Texas Memorial Museum,
The University of Texas at Austin

American Cave Conservation Association Inc.

Bat Conservation International

The Ground Water Foundation

The National Ground Water Association

Karst Waters Institute

National Speleological Society

Wittenberg University Speleological Society

If you choose to use internet sites as information resources, you must cite them just as you must cite a book or journal article. For help citing webpages and other online resources, take a look at Citing Electronic Resources.


If you are having trouble with your research, please contact Alisa Mizikar, the Science Librarian, via email at or call extension 7515. You can also contact any of the reference librarians at or at extension 7511.

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