Cave Life of Devon
  
     
 
 

Acknowledgements and links

Thanks to:

Lee Knight for writing text specific to Devon, amendments and additions to other areas of text, and showing me round the Devon caves.
Chris Proctor for writing the section on fossils and archaeology, for provision of additional faunal records and for reviewing the first draft of the web pages.

Barry Hill for assistance with the web site design.
Graham Proudlove, BCRA Biological Recorder
All those who helped with cave photography and caving trips 

Cambrian Caving Council

PHOTOGRAPHS
Bat photos Phil Morgan

Photos of Niphargus aquilex, Niphargus glenniei,  Boxworth Snout: Chris Proctor

All other photos Andy Lewington

OTHER LINKS
www.devonss.org.uk Devon Spelaeological Society
www.dcuc.org.uk  Devon and Cornwall Underground Council
www.devonkarst.org.uk Devon Karst Research Society
www.devon.gov.uk/dbap-land-caves.pdf  Devon Biodiversity Action Plan on caves, karst and mines
www.pengellytrust.org  website of the William Pengelly Cave Studies Trust, including its publication ‘Studies in Speleology.’  Primarily deals with caves in the Buckfastleigh area of Devon, although ‘Studies in Speleology’ deals with caving matters worldwide.

www.bcra.org.uk/biology/index.html  biology special interest page on the website of the British Cave Research Association Graham Proudlove, BCRA Biological Recorder, The Manchester Museum - contact details on BCRA website www.stevehopkin.co.uk/collembolagallery/ website detailing Collembola ecology and biology, including descriptions and photographs of cavernicolous species
www.freshwaterlife.org/hcrs  website of the hypogean Crustacea (Antrobathynella, Proasellus & Niphargus spp.) recording scheme,  including species descriptions and photos, notes on sampling methodologies and notes on ecology.  A database of the scheme’s records and a booklet ‘Cave Life in Britain’ available as downloads.
www.Niphargus.info  website detailing species descriptions, distribution and ecology of the European species of Niphargus, hosted by University of Ljubljana in Slovenia. 
www.bats.org.uk website of the Bat Conservation Trust

 

SOURCES OF INFORMATION

Cave Biology: Life in Darkness; Aldemaro Romero; CUP 2009
Biology of Caves and Other Subterranean Habitats; Culver + Pipan; OUP 2009
Caves and Cave Life; Phil Chapman; Collins 1993 (Back in print October 2009)
Various extracts from Caves and Caving: Caves and Karst Science; Jefferson, Chapman and others
The Soil, Collins, Davis 1992
British Bats; Altringham; Collins 2003
Mosses and Liverworts;, Porley and Hodgetts; Collins, 2005
Speleology; Moore and Sullivan 1978
Meta menardi in underground systems in the south west of Britain; C. Rogers; 1996
Ferns; Page; Collins 1988

 

Web site created by Andy Lewington October 2009

  
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