State Nature Conservancy of the Slovak Republic Slovak Caves Administration
Štátna ochrana prírody
SlovenskyEnglishDeutschMagyarulPolski

Research, utilization and protection of caves 5

proceedings from the 5th scientific conferenceResearch, utilization and protection of caves 5

Editor: RNDr. Pavel Bella, PhD.

Authors are responsible for translation into English.

© 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 80-8064-263-X

Contents

Introduction

List of participants

  • J. Jakál: The scientific contribution of Anton Droppa to cognition of karst and caves

Geology, geomorphology and palaeontology

  • A. Osborne: Lithified palaeokarst deposits in Okno Cave, Demänovská Valley, Slovakia: relicts of an ancient karst history
  • H. Hercman – P. Bella – M. Gradziński – J. Głazek – T. Nowicki – G. Sujka: Results of the U-series dating of carbonate speleothems from the Demänová Cave System in 1995 – 2005
  • P. Bella: To the genesis of corrosion fissure parts of the Demänová Cave of Liberty
  • J. Psotka – J. Janočko – P. Bella: The Loamy Corridor of the Demänová Cave of Liberty – preliminary results of sedimentological and geomorphological research
  • Ľ. Gaál – J. Psotka: Contribution to the geology of Bystrianska Cave
  • J. Košťálik: Contribution to knowledge of palaeogeographic and palaeopedologic relations in the Slovak Karst
  • R. Novodomec: Karstic phenomena in travertines of the Lower Liptov
  • J. Tulis: The most significant forms of rock georelief of the IVth developmental level of Stratenská Cave formed by water action
  • M. Kučera: Influence of tectonic structures on development of caves system in Vysoké Tatry Mts.
  • M. Orvošová – P. Uhlík – P. Uher: Allochtonous sediments in caves of the Low Tatras high-mountainous karst
  • M. Marušin: The speleological situation in Jánska Valley from point of view of geological-structural pattern of the territory
  • P. Holúbek: Mosaic structure of carbonate speleothems as a consequence of gravity slope movements in the Pustá Cave, Demänovská Valley
  • P. Klepsatel – J. Marec: Fossil fauna of vertebrates from the Trojuholník Cave in the Borinský Karst, Malé Karpaty Mts.

Mineralogy and petrology

  • K. Žák – B. P. Onac – H. Hercman: Unusual types of secondary calcite from the Scărişoara Ice Cave, Bihor Mts., Romania
  • J. Štelcl – J. Zimák – J. Zelinka: Natural radioactivity of the rock environment in show caves of Slovakia
  • J. Zimák – J. Štelcl: Natural radioactivity of the rock environment in Czech show caves (Chýnov Cave, Koněprusy Caves, Bozkov Dolomite Caves)
  • J. Zimák – J. Štelcl: Natural radioactivity of karst rocks in the eastern margin of the Bohemian Massif

Hydrology and hydrochemistry

  • D. Haviarová – P. Gruber: The newest results of water component monitoring of the underground wetland of Domica-Baradla
  • D. Haviarová – M. Czop – M. Gradziński – J. Motyka: Chemistry of underground waters of selected caves in the Demänová Valley – preliminary results
  • P. Zajíček – J. Faimon: Water condensation as a possible cause of speleothem corrosion in the Moravian Karst Caves
  • M. Schwarzová – J. Faimon: Are recent karst processes influenced by soil humic substances?
  • J. Faimon – J. Štelcl – J. Zimák – P. Zajíček – M. Schwarzová: Speleothem destruction in the caves of the Moravian Karst (Czech Republic)
  • E. Obalilová – J. Flek: Floods in the northern part of Moravian Karst

Glaciology and speleoclimatology

  • K. Strug – J. Piasecki – M. Szymanowski – T. Sawiński – J. Zelinka: Quantitative character of the bottom ice in the Demänovská Ice Cave (Slovakia)
  • J. Faimon – J. Štelcl – D. Sas: An environmental impact of anthropogenic CO2-fluxes in the Císařská Cave (Moravian Karst, Czech Republic)
  • J. Faimon – M. Komberec – J. Štelcl – P. Slavík: Advances in the cave aerosol research: A case study in the selected caves of the Moravian Karst (Czech Republic)

Biospeleology and microbiology

  • Ľ. Kováč – A. Mock – P. Ľuptáčik – Z. Višňovská – P. Fenďa: Invertebrates of the Dobšinská Ice Cave, Slovak Paradise, Slovakia
  • V. Papáč – Ľ. Kováč – A. Mock – V. Košel – P. Fenďa: Terrestrial Arthropods of selected caves in the Silica Plateau
  • P. Ľuptáčik: Distribution of troglophilous oribatid mites (Acari, Oribatida) in the Slovak region
  • A. Nováková: Microscopic fungi in the Dobšinská Ice Cave and selected caves of the National Park Slovak Karst
  • A. Nováková: Microscopic fungi of the Chýnov Cave and the Na Turoldu Cave (Czech Republic)
  • V. Košel – A. Mock: Speleobiological bibliography from Slovakia in the period 2000 – 2005

Protection, documentation and history

  • Z. Hochmuth: The land cover transformation in the Slovak Karst on the example of the southern part of Jasov Plateau
  • J. Urban: Evaluation and protection of caves and karst sites on the state and international level – Polish example
  • J. Stankovič: The Marble Well in Gombasecká Cave
  • M. Lalkovič: Forming of speleology in Slovakia from 1918
  • J. Tulis: 40 years´ activity of Speleological Club Slovak Paradise
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.

Partner

Správa jeskyní České republikyInternational Year of Caves and KarstHabakukyZajo