Bulletin of the National Speleological Society - ISSN 0146-9517
Number 11: 55-59 - November 1949

A publication of the National Speleological Society

A Preliminary Study of Cave Ecology - with Special Reference to Tennessee Caverns
Thomas C. Barr Jr.


We reprint below the essay which won for the author a substantial scholarship as a result of a nationwide competition among high school students conducted by the Eighth Annual Westinghouse Science Talent Search. Though Mr. Barr desired that we use a later-submitted manuscript it was the opinion of the Editor and of the Editorial Committee that this one more nearly meets the tastes of our readers.

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