[Data on the Environmental Conditions and Diversity of the Animal Ecological Groups in Gargina Dupka Cave] 

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Stanimira R. Deleva1, Dilian G. Georgiev2

1 - NGO "Green Balkans", 160 Shesti septemvri Blvd., 4000-Plovdiv, BULGARIA, E-mail: vipera_aspis@abv.bg
2- University of Plovdiv "Paisii Hilendarski", Faculty of Biology, Department of Ecology and Environmental Conservation, 24 Tzar Assen Str., 4000-Plovdiv, BULGARIA, E-mail: diliangeorgiev@abv.bg
 
Abstract. Air and water temperature, air humidity and water oxygen levels were studied in Gargina Dupka Cave (Rhodopes Mts., Bulgaria). These  environmental factors were considered for three zones of the cave: 1 – cave entrance, 2 – typical cave in the central gallery, and 3 – an area occupied by bat guano. During two visits all animals were collected from these areas. In the laboratory, after identification they were classified according to their ecological features as: relation to light, way of moving, diet, and substrates on which they were collected. 
 
Key words: cave fauna, ecology, Gargina Dupka Cave, Rhodopes Mts., Bulgaria.
 
 

Ecologia Balkanica, 2009, vol. 1, pp. 1-4.
Article № EB-01-2009_RA_01, ICID: 905568, [
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