The NSS Bulletin - ISSN 1090-6924
Volume 54 Number 1: 7-10 - June 1992

A publication of the National Speleological Society

Kotumsar Cave Ecosystem: An Interaction Between Geophysical, Chemical, and Biological Characteristics
J. Biswas


Kotumsar cave is characterized by relatively constant abiotic factors such as darkness, high moisture, and more or less constant temperature and water chemistry. In the present study, some of the geophysical and chemical parameters of Kotumsar cave ecosystem have been studied. Correlations of abiotic parameters with biotic factors present in this cave are attempted. A map of Kotumsar cave, as well as all the available informations on the morphological, behavioral, and physiological pecularities for the major types of cavernicoles inhabiting this cave are presented.

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