Vol 44, No 3 (2015)

Cover Page
Acta Carsologica celebrates 60 years of publishing.
Karst areas occupy 10-20 % if ice free land. Dissolution of rock by natural waters has given rise to specific landscape and underground. Karst surface features and caves have attracted man's curiosity since the dawn of humanity and have been a focus to scientific studies since more than half of milenia.

Acta Carsologica publishes orginial research papers and reviews, letters, essays and reports covering topics related to specific of karst areas. These comprise, but are not limited to karst geology, hydrology and geomorphology, speleology, hydrogeology, biospeleology and history of karst science.

Table of Contents

Editorial

Franci Gabrovšek, Nataša Ravbar PDF
60 Years of Acta Carsologica: Past, Present, Future

Review papers

Alexander B. Klimchouk PDF
The Karst Paradigm: Changes, Trends and Perspectives

Philippe Audra, Arthur N. Palmer PDF
Research frontiers in speleogenesis. Dominant processes, hydrogeological conditions and resulting cave patterns

William White PDF
Chemistry and karst

Matthew D. Covington, Matija Perne PDF
Consider a cylindrical cave: A physicist's view of cave and karst science

Zoran Stevanović, Petar Milanović PDF
Engineering Challenges in Karst

Mario Parise PDF
Karst Geo-hazards: Causal Factors and Management Issues

David Culver, Tanja Pipan PDF
Shifting Paradigms of the Evolution of Cave Life

Reports & Book Reviews

Hans Zojer PDF
Zoran Stevanović (Ed.), Karst Aquifers-Characterisation and Engineering

In Memoriam

Andrej Kranjc PDF
ACADEMICIAN PROF. DR. IVAN GAMS (1923-2014), KARSTOLOGIST AND SPELEOLOGIST