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The lampenflora in show caves and its treatment: an emerging ecological problem
Carlos Baquedano Estévez, Luis Moreno Merino, Almudena de la Losa Román, and Juan J. Durán Valsero

  • Artificial lighting causes deterioration of Show Caves due to Lampenflora grow
  • It is not known how to eliminate Lampenflora permanently
  • Chemicals used in cleaning lampenflora can pollute groundwater
  • It is essential to investigate the doses of chemicals used in cleaning lampenflora
  • It appears that an excess of chemicals are used to remove lampenflora

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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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Genesis of iron and manganese sediments in Zoloushka Cave (Ukraine/Moldova) as revealed by δ13C organic carbon
Piotr Kotula, Viacheslav Andreychouk, Jacek Pawlyta, Leszek Marynowski, and Izabela Jendrzejewska

  • Origin of iron and manganese sediments in gypsum cave
  • Isotopic fractionation of biogenic carbon in a cave environment
  • Chemical composition of iron and manganese sediments
  • Variability of carbon isotopic composition in cave air carbon dioxide

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Are microclimate conditions in El Malpais National Monument caves in New Mexico, USA suitable for Pseudogymnoascus growth?
Terry J. Torres-Cruz, Andrea Porras-Alfaro, Nicole A. Caimi, Ogochukwu Nwabologu, Edward W. Strach, Kaitlyn J.H. Read, Jesse M. Young, Debbie C. Buecher, and Diana E. Northup

  • El Malpais caves provide ideal temperature and relative humidity conditions for P. destructans
  • Close relatives of P. destructans were documented in El Malpais study caves
  • No P. destructans presence was detected
  • Areas at highest risk for becoming infected with P. destructans were identified

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Petrography and provenance of floor sediments from the Loutra Almopias Cave (Pella, Macedonia, Greece)
Ioannis Georgiadis, Katerina Chatzopoulou, Nikolaos Kantiranis, Ioakeim Ioakeimidis, and Ananias Tsirambides

  • Channel facies make up the bulk whereas slackwater facies the final layer of the cave sediments.
  • First description of kutnohorite, isomorphous with dolomite, in a Greek cave.
  • Lepus timidus fossils found in the cave represent the southernmost record of this species in Europe

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

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