Université de Fribourg

Glacier advances during the last 400 ka as evidenced in St. Beatus Caves (BE, Switzerland)

Häuselmann, Philipp ; Lauritzen, Stein-Erik ; Jeannin, Pierre-Yves ; Monbaron, Michel

In: Quaternary International, 2008, vol. 189, no. 1, p. 173-189

While stalagmites within caves are commonly used to obtain information about past climate change, little attention has so far been given to the cave, its morphology, and many other types of deposits contained in it. The discontinuous nature of cave sediments and the possibility that caves are re-shaped by more recent water circulations has discouraged many researchers, despite the fact that it is...

Université de Fribourg

Cave and Karst evolution in the Alps and their relation to paleoclimate and paleotopography

Audra, Philippe ; Bini, Alfredo ; Gabrovšek, Franci ; Häuselmann, Philipp ; Hobléa, Fabien ; Jeannin, Pierre-Yves ; Kunaver, Jurij ; Monbaron, Michel ; Šušteršic, France ; Tognini, Paola ; Trimmel, Hubert ; Wildberger, Andres

In: Acta Carsologica, 2007, vol. 36, no. 1, p. 53-68

Progress in the understanding of cave genesis processes, as well as the intensive research carried out in the Alps during the last decades, permit to summarize the latest knowledge about Alpine caves. The phreatic parts of cave systems develop close to the karst water table, which depends on the spring position, which in turn is generally related to the valley bottom. Thus, caves are directly...

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Cave Genesis and its relationship to surface processes : investigations in the Siebenhengste region (BE, Switzerland)

Häuselmann, Philipp ; Monbaron, Michel (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Fribourg, 2002 ; Nr. 1383.

The Siebenhengste region is one of the most significant cave areas in the world. Its high density of cave passages that extend over 1500 m in altitude makes it a key site for the study of Alpine paleogeomorphology and paleoclimatology. The present thesis concentrates on St. Beatus Cave and Bärenschacht at the southern rim of the cave region. The tectonics, hydrogeology, speleogenesis,...