Journal of Cave and Karst Studies Articles

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Using High-Resolution X-Ray Computed Tomography to Test the Preparation of Stalagmites for Paleo-Climate Reconstruction

Stalagmites being prepared for paleoclimate analysis should typically be slabbed along the central growth axis. This is an important first step because it allows for the highest resolution of sampling...

Stimulation of aquatic bacteria from Mammoth Cave, Kentucky, by sublethal concentrations of antibiotics

Many microorganisms secrete secondary metabolites with antibiotic properties; however, there is debate whether the secretions evolved as a means to gain a competitive edge or as a chemical signal to c...

Consequences of the global climate crisis on the cave beetle Darlingto-nea Kentuckensis Valentine based on thermal tolerance and dehydra-tion resistance

Saint Anthony Cave: Morphology, genesis, and age of one of the oldest religious shrines, Southern Galala Plateau, Eastern Desert, Egypt

Seasonal context of Bristly Cave Crayfish Cambarus setosus habitat use and life history

16s rRNA diversity of Mirror Lake in Gilindire Cave (Turkey) shows abundant Nitrospira

Ongoing genesis of a novel glaciovolcanic cave system in the crater of Mount St. Helens, Washington, USA

Mount St. Helens, one of the highest-risk volcanoes in the Cascade Volcanic Arc, hosts a novel system of glaciovolcanic caves that has formed around the 2004?2008 lava dome. From 2014 to 2021 a multid...

Radon in dead-end caves in Europe

We report the results of 3-years of Radon-222 monitoring in six show caves across Europe, selected with the feature of having only one, or no natural entrance, defined as dead-end caves. The caves are...

Development and persistence of hazardous atmospheres in a glaciovolcanic cave system—Mount Rainier, Washington, USA

Glaciovolcanic cave systems, including fumarolic ice caves, can present variable atmospheric hazards. The twin summit craters of Mount Rainier, Washington, USA, host the largest fumarolic ice cave sys...

3D resistivity survey over mapped caves in eogenetic karst terrane, west-central Florida, USA

This study assesses the capability and practical applications of quasi-3 Dimensional (3D) Electrical Resistivity Tomography (ERT) for mapping air-filled conduits in eogenetic karst. A high-resolution ...

Geology and palaeoenvironment of Karin Tak Cave (lesser caucasus)

Karin Tak cave is located in the south-eastern end of the Lesser Caucasus (NE of the Armenian Highland). Development of the cave was related to the dissolution of Middle-Upper Jurassic limestone by me...

Land-use impacts on the hydrology of the Hidden River groundwater subbasin, Horse Cave, Hart County, Kentucky

Hidden River Cave, located in the city of Horse Cave, Ky., forms one of the main tributaries of the Hidden River groundwater subbasin that spans multiple counties in south-central Kentucky. Hidden Riv...

Methods and analysis of bat guano cores from caves for paleoecology

Bacterial diversity in vadose cave pools: evidence for isolated ecosystems

A debris flow deposit in Mammoth Cave: field characterization

Genetic and functional diversity of soil bacteria and fungi from different microhabitats in a karst region in Southern China

Solute transport and solutional denudation rate of carbonate karst in the semi-arid Zagros region (southwestern Iran)

Physical and analytical modeling of rhythmic karst springs

An interpretation of Cueva de la Huachizca, Santa Clara del Cobre, Michoacán, México

Glacier caves: a globally threatened subterranean biome

Identification of fungi from soil and sediment in Jefriz Cave; the first survey in a cave from Iran

Caecidotea burkensis, new species, a unique subterranean isopod from Burke’s Garden, with a synthesis of the biogeo-graphy and evolution of southwestern Virginia asellids

An underworld tailored to tourists: A dragon, a photo-model, and a bio-indicator

Cave radon exposure, dose, dynamics and mitigation

Dating and interpretation of recent clastic sediments in an urban cave

Microbiome of Grand Canyon Caverns, a dry sulfuric karst cave in Arizona, supports diverse extremophilic bacterial and archaeal communities

Diversity of siderophore-producing bacterial cultures from Carlsbad Caverns National Park caves, Carlsbad, New Mexico

Fungi from dead arthropods and bats of Gomantong Cave, northern Borneo, Sabah (Malaysia)

The fauna of caves and other subterranean habitats of North Carolina, USA

Karst sinkholes as foci of biodiversity in the Hoosier National Forest

Lateral ferruginous groundwater transfer as the origin of the iron crusts in caves: A case study

Genesis and evolution of the square soda straws of Dry Cave, West Virginia, USA

Variation in cephalic neuromasts surface and cave-dwelling fishes of the family amblyopsidae (teleostei: percopsiformes)

Sundathelphusa prosperidad, sp. n. (decapoda: brachyura: gecarcinucidae), a new cave-obligate freshwater crab from Mindanao Island, the Philippines, with notes on the conservation status of Philippine cave species

Domitius Culsu sp. nov. (Araneae, Nestici-dae), a new troglobiont spider from Italy with notes on Italian nesticids of the genus Domitius Ribera, 2018

Lampenflora and the entrance biofilm in two show caves: comparison of microbial community, environmental, and biofilm parameters

Biogeochemical investigations of the speleothem moonmilk in the karst Proschalnaya Cave (Far East, Russia)

Enzyme profiles and antimicrobial activities of bacteria isolated from the Kadiini Cave, Alanya, Turkey

Biodiversity from caves and other sub-terranean habitats of Georgia, USA

Anthropogenic impacts on the bacterial profile of Yarik Sinkhole in Antalya, Turkey

A reactivated cave system induces rapidly developing cover-collapse sinkholes in Tasmania, Australia

Sinkhole susceptibility assessment based on morphological, imagery, and contextual attributes derived from gis and imagery data

Dynamics of Coll;……./,kembola (Hexapoda) in a forested limestone scree slope, Western Carpathians, Slovakia

Micromorphology, mineralogy, and geo-chemistry of sediments at the Tham Lod rock shelter archaeological site in Mae Hong Son, Thailand: suggestions of a late Pleistocene climate

Description of a new genus and species as the first gastropod species from caves in Iran

Natural and human-induced subsidence due to gypsum dissolution: a case study from Inandik, Central Anatolia, Turkey

Epilythic cyanobacteria and algae in two geologically distinct caves in South Africa

Metabarcoding comparison of prokaryotic microbiomes from Appalachian karst caves to surface soils in southwest Virginia, USA

A minimal model for predicting ventilation rates of subterranean caves

Temperature and reverse-flow patterns of the River Styx, Mammoth Cave, Kentucky

Combined use of hydrogeological, hydrogeochemical and isotopic techni-ques to identify the impact of a salt diapir on surrounding aquifers, Southern Iran

The karst and its neighbors: Digital map Multi-year cave dripwater frequency and hydrochemical monitoring of three caves in Eastern North America

The concept of regulated use of natural heritage sites included in the tourist cluster: a Russian caves case study

Halotolerant and chaotolerant microfungi from littoral anchialine caves Golubinka and Medova Buža (Croatia)

Variations of the stable isotopic composition of precipitation and cave drip water at zhenzhu cave, north China: a two-year monitoring study

Processes leading to the re-activation of a sinkhole in buried karst and the subsequent drying of waterfalls in a small catchment located in northern Indiana, USA

Comparison of surface and interior karst development in Zagros Karst Aquifers, Southwest Iran

Description of a new tribe Cabralcandonini (Candonidae, Ostracoda) from karst aquifers in central Texas, U.S.A

The karst and its neighbors: Digital map of geomorphic environments in Quintana Roo, Mexico

Ventilation and cave air PCO2 in the Bunker-Emst Cave System (NW Germany): implications for speleothem proxy data

Formation mechanisms for the largest sandstone sinkhole in Ohio

Brown bear and diversity of airbone algae and cyanobacteria in the Głowoniowa Nyża Cave

Geological and hydrogeological effective factors in the high permeability zones of several dam sites of the Zagros region, Iran

Observations on the population ecology of the cave salamander, eurycea lucifuga (rafinesque, 1822)

Caves in space

Relict drainage effects on distribution and morphometry of karst depressions: a case study from central Taurus (Turkey)

Three-dimensional electrical resistivity for detection of subsurface karst associated with Friesenhahn Cave

Characterization of a karst aquifer in a complex tectonic region, Southwestern Iran

Hypothesized mechanism for the initiation of soil cavities and subsequent cover-collapse in karst terrain

Airborne bacteria cultivated from underground hibernation sites in the Nietoperek bat reserve (Poland)

Diatoms from the Valporquero Cave (León, NW Spain), with the description of germainiella legionensis sp. nov.

Variation of δ13C in plant-soil-cave systems in karst regions with different degrees of rocky desertification in southwest China

The first directly dated cave bear from the Covoli di Velo Cave (Verona Province, Veneto, northern Italy) with some discussion of Italian Alps cave bears

Geophysical surveys of a potentially extensive cave system, Guadalupe Mountains, New Mexico, USA

Microbial diversity of speleothems in two southeast Australian limestone cave arches

Speleomycology of air in Demänovská Cave of Liberty (Slovakia) and new air-borne species for fungal sites

Diatom species diversity and their ecological patterns on different substrates in two karstic streams in the Slovak karst

Late Pleistocene vertebrates from Three-Forks Cave, Adair County, Oklahoma Ozark Highland

Hyalella maya, a new hyalellidae species (crustacea: amphipoda) from a cenote in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico.

Speleogenesis of caves in a cretaceous shale: Bighorn Basin, Wyoming

Mineralogical and organic study of bat and chough guano: implications for guano identification in ancient context

Environmental parameters controlling stalagmite growth in tropical areas: New insights from cave monitoring at Petruk Cave, central Java, Indonesia

Oedichirus spelaeus n. sp., the first cave dwelling beetle from Madagascar (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Paederinae)

Eco-friendly Remediation of Lampenflora on Speleothems in Tropical Karst Caves

Sinkhole clusters after heavy rainstorms

William B. Muchmore (1920-2017): His taxonomic contributions and complete bibliography

A study on thermal dynamics inside Carlsbad Cavern, New Mexico, USA

The importance of air temperature as a key parameter to identify climatic processes inside Carlsbad Cavern, New Mexico, USA

Ice cave research of the United States

Talus-and-gorge ice caves in the northeastern United States past to present—A microclimato-logical study

Climatologic studkes inside Sandy Glacier at Mount Hood Volcano in Oregon, USA

Reports on ice caves in literature from the Twelfth to the middle of the Twentieth Century

Cyanobacteria and algae in an old mine adit (Marcinków, Sudety Mountains, southwestern Poland)

Organic matter enrichment affects archaea commu-nity in limestone cave sediments

Comparison of bacterial and archaeal communities from different habitats of the hypogenic Molnár János Cave of the Buda Thermal Karst System (Hungary)

First survey of the fungi from the Bakwena Cave in South Africa suggests low human disturbance

Seasonal cave air ventilation controlling variation in cave air PCO2 and drip water geochemistry at Inazumi Cave, Oita, northeastern Kyushu, Japan

Testing the effectiveness of beryllium-7 as a tracer of the movement of sediment over short periods along a cave stream in Hidden River Cave, Kentucky U.S.A

Interactions between surface conditions, the Mediter-ranean Sea, and cave climate within two littoral caves in Mallorca: implications for the formation of phreatic overgrowths on speleothems

Biodegradation of polyethylene by bacterial strains isolated from Kashmir Cave, Buner, Pakistan