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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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Jahani Salt Diapir, Iran: hydrogeology, karst features and effect on surroundings environment
Mahmoud Abirifard, Ezzat Raeisi, Mehdi Zarei, Mohammad Zare, Michal Filippi, Jiří Bruthans, and Christopher J. Talbot

  • The hydrogeology, schematic model of flow direction
  • Hydrochemical effects of the Jahani Salt Diapir (JSD) on the adjacent water resources
  • Factors controlling the development of salt karst
  • The mechanisms prevent deep cave development and enforce the emergence points of brine springs
  • The morphology of the JSD was reevaluated by field work

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Differential preservation of vertebrates in Southeast Asian caves
Julien Louys, Shimona Kealy, Sue O'Connor, Gilbert J. Price, Stuart Hawkins, Ken Aplin, Yan Rizal, Jahdi Zaim, Mahirta, Daud A. Tanudirjo, Wahyu Dwijo Santoso, Ati Rati Hidayah, Agus Trihascaryo, Rachel Wood, Joseph Bevitt, and Tara Clark

  • We provide a systematic review of vertebrate preservation in Southeast Asian caves
  • Accumulation and preservation of vertebrate remains are highly dependent on local geology and environment
  • However the dominant factor responsible for faunal deposition is the presence or absence of biological accumulating agents
  • In small, isolated, volcanic islands, the only significant accumulation occurs in archaeological settings, limiting our understanding of the palaeontology of those islands
  • The criteria used to determine whether breccias represent syngenetic or multiple deposits remain critically understudied

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

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Martian cave air-movement via Helmholtz resonance
Kaj E. Williams, Timothy N. Titus, Chris H. Okubo, and Glen E. Cushing

  • Infrasonic resonance has previously been measured in terrestrial caves
  • We extend this reasoning to possible Martian caves
  • The utility of inferring cave volumes for planetary cave exploration is discussed

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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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