Vol 46, No 2-3 (2017)

Cover Page
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


Ivo Lucić PDF
Interview with Arthur and Margaret Palmer

Original papers

Dominique Dodge-Wan, Prasanna Mohan Viswanathan, Nagarajan Ramasamy, Anandkumar Arumugam PDF
Epiphreatic caves in Niah karst tower (NW Borneo): occurrence, morphology and hydrogeochemistry

Rosa Blanca González-Gutiérrez, Javier Santos-González, Amelia Gómez-Villar, Eduardo Alonso-Herrero, Alipio García-de Celis, Martín Cano, José María Redondo-Vega PDF
Glaciokarst landforms in the Siera de los Grajos, Babia and Luna natural park (Cantabrian Mountains, NW Spain)

Nicolas Lecoq, Laurent Magne, Joel Rodet, Stephane Chedeville, Jean-Pierre Viard PDF
Evidence of daily and seasonal inversions of airflow in Petites Dales cave, Normandy, France

Georg Kaufmann, Douchko Romanov, Franci Gabrovšek PDF
Fracture evolution in soluble rocks: From single-material fractures towards multi-material fractures

Maša Surić PDF
Challenges in cave monitoring and sampling – experiences from speleothem-based researches in Croatian caves

Nina Lončar, Miryam Bar-Matthews, Avner Avalon, Maša Surić, Sanja Faivre PDF
Early and mid-holocene environmental conditions in the eastern Adriatic recorded in speleotherms from Mala Špilja cave and Velika Špilja cave (Mljet island, Croatia)

Michal Šujan, Alexander Lačný, Régis Braucher, Peter Magdolen, ASTER Team G. Aumaître, D. Bourlès, K. Keddadouche PDF
Early Pleistocene age of fluvial sediment in the Stará Garda Cave revealed by 26Al/10Be burial dating: implications for geomorphic evolution of the Malé Karpaty Mts. (Western Carpathians)

Oliver Koit, Nataša Ravbar, Andres Marandi, Jaanus Terasmaa PDF
Treshold-controlled three-stage hydraulic behaviour of a mantled shallow carbonate aquifer (Tuhala karst area, North Estonia)

Hossein Alem, Akbar Esmaeilzadeh Soudejan, Saba Nahas Farmanieh PDF
Groundwater Recharge Assessment in the Karstic Aquifers of North Khorasan, Iran in APLIS Method

Vladimir Šaraba, Slađana Popović, Olivera Krunić, Gordana Subakov Simić, Željko Kljajić, Milojko Lazić PDF
Mineral waters of Serbia and development of phototrophic microbial communities near points of emergence and on wellheads

Luca Dorigo, Andrea Squartini, Vladimiro Toniello, Angelo Leandro Dreon, Alberto Pamio, Giorgio Concina, Venicio Simonutti, Enrico Ruzzier, Michel Perreau, Annette Summers Engel, Federico Gavinelli, Isabel Martinez-Sañudo, Luca Mazzon, Maurizio Guido Paoletti PDF
Cave hygropetric beetles and their feeding behaviour, a comparative study of Cansiliella servadeii AND Hadesia asamo (Coleoptera, Leiodidae, Cholevinae, Leptodirini)

Ugo Sauro PDF
Ugo Sauro: Highlights of some human adventures in a karst environment: the case of the Monti Lessini (Venetian Prealps, Italy)


Wolfgang Dreybrodt PDF
Isotope exchange between DIC in a calcite depositing water layer and the CO2 in the surrounding atmosphere : Resolving a recent controversy

Katarina Koller Šarić, Petra Kovac Konrad PDF
The deepest finding of an olm (Proteus anguinus): Zagorska peć, Ogulin, Croatia

Reports & Book Reviews

Vanessa E. Johnston PDF
Nel mondo dagli occhi chiusi by Riccardo Decarli

In Memoriam

Dragica Turnšek, Franci Gabrovšek PDF
Mario Pleničar (1924- 2016)

Andrej Kranjc PDF
Marcel Lalković (1944-2016)