Cave Life of Wales

Acknowledgements and Links

Thanks to:

Barry Hill for assistance with the web site design, Gary Evans, Jules Carter, Phil Morgan, Gareth Ellis (Brecon Beacons Biodiversity Officer), Ray Woods.
Cambrian Caving Council for supporting this project
All those who helped with cave photography, caving trips and proof reading.
Dan yr Ogof Show Caves

Noctule bat photograph Phil Morgan, all other photos Andy Lewington.


Cave Biology: Life in Darkness; Aldemaro Romero; CUP 2009
Biology of Caves and Other Subterranean Habitats; Culver + Pipan; OUP 2009
Caves and Cave Life, Collins 1993 Phil Chapman. (Back in print Oct 2009)
Limestone and Caves of Wales, Ford, Cambridge University Press 1989. Chapter on Cave Biology by Jefferson
Extracts from Red Dragon journal, Frank Baguley
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

Mosses and Liverwort Field Guide, British Bryological Association 2010
Spiders Field Guide, Roberts, Collins 1996
Field Studies Council - wide range of keys and guides
Freshwater Biological Association - guides to aquatic life
Freshwater Life, Greenhalgh and Ovenden, Collins 2007
Mammals of the British Isles ,The Mammal Society, 2008

Caves of South Wales, Stratford

Bat Conservation Trust
BCRA biology special interest page Graham Proudlove, BCRA Biological Recorder, The Manchester Museum - contact details on BCRA website
Hypogean Crustacea recording scheme (Antrobathynella, Proasellus & Niphargus spp.),  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.
Collembola ecology and biology, including descriptions, maps and photographs of cavernicolous species
Niphargus website detailing species descriptions, distribution and ecology of the European species of, hosted by University of Ljubljana in Slovenia.
International Society for Subterranean Biology

Cambrian Caving Council
Dan yr Ogof Cave Advisory Committee
Pwll Ddu Cave Management Group
Mynydd Llangatock Cave Management/Advisory Committee

Brynmawr Caving Club
Chelsea Spelaeological Society, hut at Llangattock near Crickhowell
Croyden Caving Club, hut near Ystrafellte
Cwmbran Caving Club
Gagendor Caving Club, based in the Brecon Beacons
Gloucester Speleological Society
Hereford Caving Club
North Wales Caving Club
Royal Forest of Dean Caving Club
South Wales Caving Club, hut at Penwyllt

Dan yr Ogof Show Caves

Iles Inlet, Agen Allwedd

Web site created by Andy Lewington 2007


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