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.