Vol 38, No 2-3 (2009)

Cover Page
Cover photo:Mounted cave bear cranium and mandible from the archive of the Humboldt Museum.(see paper by S. Kempe and D. Döppes)
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

Original papers

Stanka Šebela PDF
Structural Geology of the Škocjan Caves

Mihael Brenčič PDF
Hydrogeochemistry of Coastal Carbonate Aquifer in Lucija–Portorož (Gulf of Trieste, Northern Adriatic Sea, Slovenia)

Dejan Milenić, Metka Petrič PDF
Groundwaters of Serbian and Slovenian Dinaric Karst – Comparison of Current status, Use, Protection and Perspectives.

Andrej Gosar, Stanka Šebela, Blahoslav Koštak, Josef Stemberk PDF
Surface Versus Underground Measurements of Active Tectonic Displacements with TM 71 Exstensometers in Slovenia

Tin Lukić, Slobodan B. Marković, Thomas Stevens, Djordjije A. Vasiljević, Björn Machalett, Njeboša Milojković, Biljana Basarin, Igor Obreht PDF
The Loess “Cave” Near the Village of Surduk - an Unusual Pseudokarst Landform in the Loess of Vojvodina, Serbia

Zoltan Batori, Laszlo Erdős, Tamás Morschhauser, Péter Török, László Körmöczi PDF
Vegetation of the Dolines in Mecsek Mountains (South Hungary) in relation to the Local Plant Communities

Stephan Kempe, Doris Döppes PDF
Cave Bear, Cave Lion and Cave Hyena Skulls from the Public Collection at the Humboldt Museum in Berlin

Heros Augusto Santos Lobo, Evaldo Cesar Moretti PDF
Tourism in Caves and the Conservation of the Speleological Heritage:The Case of Serra da Bodoquena (Mato Grosso do Sul State, Brazil)

Luiz Eduardo Panisset Travassos, Heinz Charles Kohler PDF
Historical and Geomorphological Characterization of a Brazilian Karst Region

Cindy Clendenon PDF
Ancient Greek Hydromyths About the Submarine Transport of Terrestrial Fresh Water Through Seabeds Offshore of Karstic Regions


Stephen A. Craven PDF
Nineteenth Century Cape Town Visitors to the Postojna Cave, Slovenia

Emily Woodward, Ira D. Sasowsky PDF
A Spreadsheet Program (ScallopEx) to Calculate Paleovelocities From Cave Wall Scallops

Reports & Book Reviews

Peter Trontelj PDF
David C. Culver and Tanja Pipan 2009: The Biology of Caves and Other Subterranean Habitats