Caves are valuable archives of past environmental conditions due to their large geographic extent and extensive time scales. We present an overview of our environmental research in Dinaric karst of Croatia, with geochemical, mineralogical and magnetic research of speleothems and deep cave sediments. Element anomalies with elevated values in deep pits were detected and magnetic susceptibility results were compared with mineral composition.
Presenter: Stanislav Frančišković-Bilinski (1)*,
Other coauthors: Dalibor Paar (2), Nenad Buzjak (3) and Ana Kamenski (4)
(1) Ruđer Bošković Institute, Division for marine and environmental research, Zagreb, Croatia, (email@example.com),
(2) University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics, Zagreb, Croatia
(3) University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Department of Geography, Zagreb, Croatia
(4) University of Zagreb, Faculty of Mining, Geology and Petroleum Engineering, Zagreb, Croatia
Section: Symposium “Cave Climate and Paleoclimate – Best Record of the Global Change IV”, Trace Geochemistry of Karst
Type: Oral presentation
Short bio of the presenter – Stanislav Frančišković-Bilinski
Author or coauthor of 41 WOSCC scientific papers on geochemistry and mineralogy of sediments; karst research; environmental magnetism; assessment of sediment quality; hydrogeochemistry; geostatistics.
“Ruđer Bošković” Institute, Division for marine and environmental research, Zagreb, Croatia.
1. Frančišković-Bilinski, S. (2008). Mineralogical Magazine 72, 1, 43-48.
2. Kamenski, A. (2018). Diploma thesis, Faculty of Mining, Geology and Petroleum Engineering, University of Zagreb.
3. Paar, D. et al. (2016). Journal of geochemical exploration, 167, 20-37.