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Cave Biology: Life in Darkness (Ecology, Biodiversity and by Aldemaro Romero

By Aldemaro Romero

Biospeleology, the examine of organisms that stay in caves, has an enormous capability to notify many facets of contemporary biology; but this zone of data is still principally anchored in neo-Lamarckian perspectives of the flora and fauna in either its ways and jargon. Written for graduate scholars and educational researchers, this e-book offers a serious exam of present wisdom and ideas on cave biology, with emphasis on evolution, ecology, and conservation. Aldemaro Romero presents a historic research of principles that experience stimulated biospeleology, discusses evolutionary phenomena in caves, from cave colonization to phenotypic and genotypic alterations, and integrates strategies and data from diversified organic viewpoints. He demanding situations the traditional knowledge concerning the biology of caves, and highlights pressing questions that are supposed to be addressed in an effort to get a greater and extra whole realizing of caves as ecosystems.

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