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 interviews from:
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 it."
- Jill Heinerth, www.IntoThePlanet.com