•  
  •  
 

Most Popular Papers *

PDF

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

PDF

Uncertainties associated with the use of erosional cave scallop lengths to calculate stream discharges
Gregory S. Springer and Andrew Hall

  • Cave scallops are erosional features carved by floodwaters
  • Scallop lengths are used to calculate water velocities but methods vary
  • Methods and sampling sizes create uncertainties that meaningfully affect results
  • Scallops are log-normally distributed and all sizes should be measured
  • A minimum sample size of 30 is recommended and precision should not be overestimated

PDF

Survey of Histoplasma capsulatum in bat guano and status of histoplasmosis in Slovenia, Central Europe
Janez Mulec, Saša Simčič, Tadeja Kotar, Romina Kofol, and Sanja Stopinšek

  • The prevalence of Histoplasma capsulatum in Europe might be still underestimated
  • Histoplasma in cavers is commonly undetected
  • Clinical and environmental samples showing positive for Histoplasma should be re-evaluated with complementary molecular analyses
  • There is a lack of awareness of histoplasmosis among cave explorers and clinicians

PDF

Impacts of invasive rats on Hawaiian cave resources
Francis G. Howarth and Fred D. Stone

  • Invasive rats damage cave resources
  • Rats damage paleontological resources
  • Rats endanger cave life
  • Rats damage archaeological resources

PDF

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

PDF

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

* Based on the average number of full-text downloads per day since the paper was posted.
» Updated as of 02/20/20.