Media, Inc. 2007
Caves: Life Beneath the Forest
Language: English. Uncoded.
This documentary explores the relationship between
life in caves and the forest above them. Narrated by the world's foremost
biospeleologists, the program provides an intimate profile of the organisms
that inhabit the extensive caves of southern Indiana. Contributions and
Julian Lewis Ph.D
Jean Krejca Ph.D
William Pearson Ph.D
Horton Hobbs Ph.D
Hazel Barton Ph.D
John Whitaker Ph.D
Tim Carter Ph.D
Drawing on their individual areas of expertise,
these scientists describe how cave conditions have shaped the animals
over evolutionary time.
From bats to bacteria, the connections between different groups of organisms
are revealed. The program strives to produce a comprehensive picture of
the cave ecosystem. It emphasizes the role of the forest and weather on
the cycle of life in a subterranean environment.
"Caves: Life Beneath the Forest is one of the finest educational
caving presentations I have seen. The filmmakers dedicated considerable
time and patience capturing the unique biology of the underground world.
Through the eyes of experts, they weave an inter-connected web that helps
viewers understand this unique ecosystem and why it is critical to protect
- Jill Heinerth, www.IntoThePlanet.com