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A Description of Two Biospeleology Courses Available to Missouri Students. (Speleology Section).

Ashley, D.C. Department of Biology, Missouri Western State College. A DESCRIPTION OF TWO BIOSPELEOLOGY COURSES AVAILABLE TO MISSOURI STUDENTS. B10355 (Cave Ecology) is a three credit course available to students enrolled at MWSC. The course deals with the ecology of cave habitats and includes information on biotic and abiotic factors affecting cave organisms, cave microhabitats, trophic interactions, and evolutionary adaptations. Students are required to participate in two caving trips during the semester. Field activities emphasize miniprojects that relate to cave ecology. BLA432-1N (Ozark Cave Biology) is a four credit course offered during a three week summer session at Saint Louis University's Reis Biological Field Station near Steelville, MO. It is an introduction to the study of caves including geological processes involved in cave formation and the biology of cave organisms. Field work involves studying numerous cave systems in the Ozarks of Missouri.
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Publication:Transactions of the Missouri Academy of Science
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Date:Jan 1, 2001
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