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6th ISCA Congress - Cigna: Problem of Lampenflora in Show Caves

Resource name:6th ISCA Congress - Cigna: Problem of Lampenflora in Show Caves
Type of resource:Article
Author(s): Cigna Arrigo A.
Keywords:lampenflora, lighting, control of lampenflora.
Category: Lamp flora
Page from:201
Page to:205
Publication:ISCA 6th Congress Proceedings
Published in:Slovakia
Year of publishing:2011
Number of pages:200
Editor:Pavel Bella, Peter Gazik
Publisher:SNC of Slovak Republic, Slovak Caves Administration

Abstract / Contents:

Lampenflora is a typical problem of show caves, because the light that is necessary for the visitors supplies enough energy to some plants, mainly algae and mosses, which may grow to the point of defacing and damaging seriously the cave itself. After a description of the main characteristics of lampenflora and a detailed list of the environmental conditions contributing to its development, the best methodology to control such a development with particular attention to an easy and successful implementation is here described.

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