Vol 35, No 1 (2006)

Cover Page
Cover photo: Qinglongtan spring north from Kunming (see paper by Kogovšek et al.)
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


Jean Nicod
Half a century of Acta Carsologica: From Slovene karst to general karstology

Original papers

Trevor Faulkner PDF
Tectonic Inception in Caledonide Marbles

Stanka Šebela, Janja Kogovšek PDF
Hydrochemic Characteristics and Tectonic Situation of Selected Springs in Central and NW Yunnan Province, China

Franci Gabrovšek, Borut Peric PDF
Monitoring the Flood Pulses in the Epiphreatic Zone of Karst Aquifers: The Case of Reka River System, Karst Plateau, SW Slovenia

Janja Kogovšek PDF
Physico-Chemical Properties of Travertine Deposition − The Case of Podstenjšek (Slovenia)

Bulat R. Mavlyudov PDF
Glacial Karst, Why It is Important to Research

Jean Nicod PDF
Lakes in Gypsum Karst: Some Examples in Alpine and Mediterranean Countries

Paolo Forti, Ermanno Galli, Antonio Rossi PDF
Peculiar Minerogenetic Cave Environments of Mexico: The Cuatro Ciénegas Area

Martin Knez, Tadej Slabe PDF
Lithological and Morphological Characteristics and Rock Relief of the Lao Hei Gin Shilin-Stone Forest (Lunan, SW China)

John J. Pint PDF
Vulcanospeleology in Saudi Arabia

Sonata Dulce F. Restificar, Michael J. Day, Peter B. Urich PDF
Protection of Karst in the Philippines

Stephan Kempe, Hans-Peter Hubrich, Klaus Suckstorff PDF
The Story of the 1833 Fercher Survey, Postojnska Jama, Continues: An Additional Document and Newly Discovered Inscriptions

Stanislav Južnič PDF
Karst Research in the 19th Century - Karel Dežman’s (1821-1889) Work

Pierre-Olaf Schut PDF
E. A. Martel, The Traveller Who Almost Become an Academian

Stephen A. Craven PDF
Postojnska Jama in Slovenia, the Südbahn and the Visit of John Charles Molteno: Their Influence on the Development of Railways in South Africa

In Memoriam

Jurij Kunaver
Maria Pulina (1936-2005)

Reports & Book Reviews

Andrej Kranjc PDF
Colin J.R. Braithwaite: Carbonate Sediments and Rocks: A Manual

France Šušteršič
Tony Waltham, Fred G. Bell, Martin G. Culshaw: Sinkholes and Subsidence: Karst and Cavernous Rocks in Engineering and Construction

Andrej Kranjc
Academician Josip Rogljić and his work, International Scientific Meeting (Makarska, Croatia, April 19th-22nd, 2006)