State Nature Conservancy of the Slovak Republic Slovak Caves Administration
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Research, utilization and protection of caves 4

proceedings from the 4th scientific conferenceResearch, utilization and protection of caves

Tále, October 5 – 8, 2003

Editor: RNDr. Pavel Bella, PhD.

© Slovak Caves Administration, Hodžova 11, 031 01 Liptovský Mikuláš, 2004 Issued and printed by Knižné centrum, publishing house, Predmestská 51, 010 01 Žilina, Printed by Dugaprint Žilina, ISBN 80-8064-201-X

Contents

Introduction

List of participants

Geology and geomorphology

  • J. Kadlec – P. Pruner – H. Hercman – M. Chadima – P. Schnabl – S. Šlechta: Magnetostratigraphy of sediments preserved in caves located in the Nízke Tatry Mts.
  • P. Bella: Morphosculptural planation forms of cave georelief
  • Z. Hochmuth: Contribution to the genesis of small forms of cave corridors modelling in the Medzevská Upland
  • J. Bruthans: Notes to the character and origin of the Dead Bats Cave (Nízke Tatry Mts.)
  • J. Tulis – L. Novotný: The Bear Cave in the Slovak Paradise
  • J. Činčura: Neogene levelling of relief and palaeokarst of the Western Carpathians
  • B. Šmída: Quartzite caves of the Roraima table mountain in Venezuela

Mineralogy and petrography

  • K. Žák – J. Tulis – H. Hercman – V. Cílek: New opinions on the formation of hemispheres from the Stratenská Cave
  • J. Štelcl – J. Faimon – J. Zimák: New knowledge on the structure and development of calcite straw stalactites
  • J. Štecl – J. Zimák – J. Zelinka: Natural radioactivity of rocks in the Domica-Baradla Cave System
  • J. Zimák – J. Štecl – J. Zelinka: Natural radioactivity of rocks in the Gombasecká and Jasovská Cave
  • J. Hlaváč – J. Zimák – J. Štelcl: “Cave soils” in the show caves of the Low and Belianske Tatras

Hydrology and geochemistry

  • D. Haviarová: Preliminary results of hydrological monitoring in the Jasovská Cave, Gombasecká Cave and Domica Cave
  • D. Barabas – D. Haviarová: Evaluation of reciprocal relation of several hydrological factors in connection with the distribution of waters circulation in the Jasov region during 1999 – 2002
  • J. Faimon – P. Zajíček – V. Baldík: Geochemistry of dripping waters in selected caves of the Moravian Karst
  • J. Faimon – L. Peška: Reaction paths in carbonate system

Speleoclimatology

  • J. Piasecki – J. Zelinka – A. Pflitsch – T. Sawiński: Structure of air flow in the upper parts of the Dobšinská Ice Cave
  • K. Strug – J. Piasecki – T. Sawiński – J. Zelinka: The ice crystals deposit in the Dobšinská Ice Cave
  • J. Faimon – J. Štecl: Natural and anthropogenic impacts of CO2 into speleoatmosphere
  • J. Faimon – P. Zajíček – V. Baldík: Correlation of soil and cave carbon dioxide

Biospeleology

  • Ľ. Kováč – A. Mock – P. Ľuptáčik – V. Košel: Terrestrial Arthropods of the Domica Cave system and the Ardovská Cave (Slovak Karst) – principal microhabitats and diversity
  • A. Mock – Ľ. Kováč – P. Ľuptáčik – R. Mlejnek – Z. Višňovská – V. Košel – P. Fenďa: Cavernicolous arthropods of the Važecký Karst (Slovakia)
  • D. Elhottová – V. Krištůfek – A. Nováková – A. Lukešová – J. Tříska – Ľ. Kováč –A. Mock – P. Ľuptáčik: Sources of polyunsaturated fatty acids in the caves of the Slovak Karst
  • A. Nováková: Saprotrophic microscopic fungi in the caves of the Slovak Karst National Park
  • M. Lukáň – K. Rajecová – Ľ. Kováč – P. Ľuptáčik – A. Mock: Preliminary results on the terrestrial arthropod communities (Arthropoda) of the Jasovská Cave

Documentation and history

  • M. Lalkovič: Caves as a category of natural heritage
  • M. Lalkovič: Jaskyňa na Skalke Cave – the oldest written mention on caves in Slovakia
  • P. Holúbek: Brief history and characteristics of underground spaces situated northerly from the Big Dome in the Demänovská Ice Cave
News

Jasovská jaskyňa zatvorená

Oznamujeme návštevníkom, že z dôvodu rekonštrukcie prehliadkovej trasy bude Jasovská jaskyňa od 5. 9. 2022 pre verejnosť zatvorená. Predpokladáme, že práce budú ukončené do 3. 10. 2022. O tom, kedy bude jaskyňa znovu otvorená budeme včas informovať na webovej stránke. Za pochopenie ďakujeme.

Dear visitors, the Jasovska Cave will be closed from 5th September  2022 due to reconstruction of tourist path. We suppose reopening after the 3st October 2022. The exact date will be announced via our website. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Bystrianska jaskyňa zatvorená

Oznamujeme návštevníkom, že z dôvodu rekonštrukcie elektroinštalácie bude Bystrianska jaskyňa od 15. 8. 2022 pre verejnosť zatvorená. Predpokladáme, že práce budú ukončené do 15. 10. 2022. O tom, kedy bude jaskyňa znovu otvorená budeme včas informovať na webovej stránke. Za pochopenie ďakujeme.

Dear visitors, the Bystrianska Cave will be closed from 15. 8. 2022 due to electric installation reconstruction. We suppose reopening after 15. 10. 2022. The exact date will be announced via our website. We apologize for any inconvenience.

SHOW CAVES OPENED AGAIN

Dear visitors, our show caves are opened again from May 15, 2021 under the following restrictions: visitors must wear a face mask, disinfect hands and keep the required distance from each other. Details are stated in official country regulations and legislature. The number of visitors per admission is reduced. Thanks for understanding. We wish you a pleasant visit!

Underground boat trip in Domica Cave not available.

24.07.2018 Due to low yield of underground water the boat trip in Domica Cave is not available. The short tour is available. Thank you for understanding

Cave visit with small children

Dear visitors, due to increased visitation of parents with very small children (circa up to 3 - 4 years of age), we would like to kindly ask you to have a rucksack baby carrier with you for visiting the more demanding caves in given time. This recommendation concerns all caves but the most concerned are the following ones: Demänovská Cave of Liberty, Belianska Cave, Dobšinská Ice Cave, Demänovská Ice Cave, Harmanecká Cave. We also ask you to consider visiting the cave with your crying child, which could disturb the other visitors. Thank you for understanding and we wish you a nice experience.

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