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A world review of fungi, yeasts, and slime molds in caves
Karen J. Vanderwolf, David Malloch, Donald F. McAlpine, and Graham J. Forbes

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Gypsum speleogenesis: a hydrogeological classification of gypsum caves
José-María Calaforra and Fernando Gázquez

  • We propose a classification of gypsum karsts based on hydro-/geological criteria
  • This classification considers tectonic and stratigraphic characteristics of gypsum karsts
  • Examples of gypsum caves developed in Spain are presented to illustrate each category
  • Similarities and differences with gypsum karsts in other regions are discussed
  • This classification is flexible and adaptable to each case study

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Tracer tests in karst hydrogeology and speleology
Nico Goldscheider, Joe Meiman, Michiel Pronk, and Christopher Smart

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Karst development of an evaporitic system and its hydrogeological implications inferred from GIS-based analysis and tracing techniques
José M. Gil-Márquez, Juan A. Barberá, Matías Mudarra, Bartolomé Andreo, Jorge Prieto-Mera, Damián Sánchez, L. David Rizo-Decelis, Manuel Argamasilla, José M. Nieto, and Beatríz de la Torre

  • Karst development and hydrogeology of an evaporitic system were assessed
  • Closed-depressed areas were identify based on high resolution altitudinal data (LiDAR)
  • Dye tracer test in hyper-saline media coupled with spring natural response control was performed
  • Karst development is related to fracturing and diapirism based on distribution of depressed areas
  • A high degree of inner karstification was deduced from artificial and environmental tracers

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Active tectonics and earthquake destructions in caves of northern and central Switzerland
Arnfried Becker, Philipp Häuselmann, Jost Eikenberg, and Eric Gilli

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Diversity and biocide susceptibility of fungal assemblages dwelling in the Art Gallery of Magura Cave, Bulgaria
Milena M. Mitova, Mihail Iliev, Alena Novakova, Anna A. Gorbushina, Veneta I. Groudeva, and Pedro M. Martin-Sanchez

  • Fungi from the Art Gallery were studied by cultivation and molecular analyses
  • Fungal diversity was clearly dominated by Penicillium and Aspergillus species
  • Abundant fungal growth associated with guanophilic species was detected on sediments
  • Scarce fungi were detected on rock surface of painted walls
  • The biocides OIT and BAC were effective inhibiting the in vitro growth of dominant fungi

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