Vol 36, No 3 (2007)

Cover Page

Cover photo:Giant gypsum crystals from the Cueva de las Velas (see: P. Forti et al. paper).

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


Franci Gabrovšek PDF
60 years of Karst Research Institute ZRC SAZU: The insider's story of Who is Who at the Karst Research Institute

Original papers

Wolfgang Dreybrodt, Georg Kaufmann PDF
Physics and Chemistry of Dissolution on Subaerialy Exposed Soluble Rocks by Flowing Water Films

Timotej Verbovšek PDF
Fractal Analysis of the Distribution of Cave Lengths in Slovenia

Paolo Forti, Ermanno Galli, Antonio Rossi PDF
The Mineralogical Study on the Cueva de Las Vegas (Naica, Mexico)

Maša Surić, Branko Jalžić, Donat Petricioli PDF
Submerged Speleothemes - Expect the Unexpected. Examples from the Eastern Adriatic Coast (Croatia)

Nataša Ravbar, Nico Goldscheider PDF
Proposed Methodology of Vulnerability and Contamination Risk Mapping for the Protection of Karst Aquifers in Slovenia

Janja Kogovšek, Metka Petrič PDF
Directions and dynamics of flow and transport of contaminants from the landfill near Sežana (SW Slovenia)

Jure Košutnik PDF
Questions of Dry Valleys in Karst: Case Study of Mali Dol, Kras (Slovenia)

Žiga Kokalj, Krištof Oštir PDF
Land Cover Mapping Using Landsat Satellite Image Classification in the Classical Karst - Kras Region

Eszter Tanács, Ferenc Szmorad, Ilona Bárány-Kevei PDF
A Rewiew of the Forest Management History and Present State of the Haragistya Karst Plateau (Aggtelek Karst, Hungary)

Ivan Horáček, Andrej Mihevc, Nadja Zupan Hajna, Petr Pruner, Pavel Bosák PDF
Fossil Vertebrates and Paleomagnetism Update of One of the Earlier Stages of Cave Evolution in the Classical Karst, Slovenia: Pliocene of Črnotiče II Site and Račiška Pečina Cave

Jean-Pierre Aguilar, Jacques Michaux, Thierry Pélissié, Bernard Sigé PDF
Early Late Pliocene Paleokarstic Fillings Predating the Major Plio-Pleistocene Erosion of the Quercy Table, SW-France

Irena Debeljak PDF
Fossil Population Structure and Mortality of the Cave Bear From the Mokrica Cave (North Slovenia)

Amila Zukanović, Jasminko Mulaomerović, Damir Marjanović PDF
Results of Paleostomatological Analysis of Material From the Cave Near Gornji Vakuf (South-West Bosnia)

Oana T. Moldovan, Tanja Pipan, Sanda Iepure, Andrej Mihevc, Janez Mulec PDF
Biodiversity and Ecology of Fauna in Percolating Water in Selected Slovenian and Romanian Caves

Stanislav Južnič PDF
Subterranean Waters Described in Carniolan Letters Mailed to A. Kircher (* 1601; †1680)

Josip Korošec, Boštjan Perovšek, Dejan Vončina PDF
Sound Properties of Planinsko polje (Slovenia)

Reports & Book Reviews

Gregor Kovačič PDF
Nataša Ravbar, The Protection of Karst Waters

France Šušteršič PDF
Alexander Klimchouk: Hypogene Speleogenesis: Hydrogeological and Morphogenetic Perspective

Andrej Kranjc
Gabor Tóth: A mérsékeltövi mészkő magashegységek fedetlen karros celláinak osztályoyása fejlődése (Classification and development of bare karren cells in calcareous high mountains)

World Karst Science Review

World Karst Science Review