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Drivers of ant composition, richness, and trophic guilds in Neotropical iron ore cavities
Rodrigo A. Castro-Souza, Thais G. Pellegrini, Marconi Souza-Silva, and Rodrigo L. Ferreira

  • Ant species richness is higher in the epigean than in the hypogean ferruginous environments
  • Ant species composition is different between epigean and hypogean ferruginous environments
  • The cavity historical use did not influence the ant species richness or composition
  • Subterranean environment traits were not able to explain ant species richness
  • Ant assemblages in the cave communities were mostly composed by generalist species

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

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