Cave Communities: From the Surface Border to the Deep Darkness

Enrico Lunghi, Raoul Manenti
2020 Diversity  
The discipline of subterranean biology has provided us incredible information on the diversity, ecology and evolution of species living in different typologies of subterranean habitats. However, a general lack of information on the relationships between cave species still exists, leaving uncertainty regarding the dynamics that hold together cave communities and the roles of specific organisms (from the least to the most adapted species) for the community, as well as the entire ecosystem. This
more » ... e ecosystem. This Special Issue aims to stimulate and gather studies which are focusing on cave communities belonging to all different typologies of subterranean habitats, with the overarching goal to corroborate the key role of the subterranean biology in ecological and evolutionary studies.
doi:10.3390/d12050167 fatcat:cc3mdkpq55erlokg6rqkakezmm