Karst Management

  • Philip E. van Beynen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Philip E. van Beynen
    Pages 1-5
  3. Management of Surface Karst

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Wanfang Zhou, Barry F. Beck
      Pages 9-45
    3. Petar Milanović
      Pages 47-73
    4. Catherine Coxon
      Pages 103-138
  4. Management of Subterranean Karst

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. David Shaw Gillieson
      Pages 141-158
    3. Philip Reeder
      Pages 169-200
    4. Daniel W. Fong
      Pages 201-224
    5. Diana E. Northup
      Pages 225-240
  5. Management of Karst Aquifers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 241-241
    2. Stephen R. H. Worthington
      Pages 243-261
    3. Michel Bakalowicz
      Pages 263-282
    4. William F. Humphreys
      Pages 283-318
  6. Management of Karst Regions as Integrated Units

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 481-489

About this book


Focusing specifically on the management of karst environments, this volume draws together the world’s leading karst experts to provide a vital source for the study and management of this unique physical setting. Although karst landscapes cover 12% of the Earth’s terrain and provide 25% of the world’s drinking water, the resource management of karst environments has only previously received indirect attention. Through a comprehensive approach, Karst Management focuses on engineering issues associated with surface karst such as quarries, dams, and agriculture, subsurface topics such as the management of groundwater, show caves, cave biota, and geo-archaeology projects. Chapters that focus on karst as an integrated system look at IUCN World Heritage sites, national parks, policy and regulation, measuring systematic disturbance, information management, and public environmental education. The text incorporates the most up-to-date research from leading karst scientists.

This volume provides important perspectives for university students, educators, geoengineers, resource managers, and planners who are interested in or work with this unique physical landscape.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Philip E. van Beynen
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. GeographyUniversity of South FloridaTampaUSA

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