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The following is a list of research papers about Movile Cave which were published around the world. This list represent only the webmaster knowledge which hereby appologizes for any ommissions or mistakes.

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  • BERNASCONI, R. 1991. Sur un gasteropode prosobranche de la grotte Pestera Movile, Mangalia Roumanie: Semisalsa dobrogica (Grossu, Negrea, 1989) comb. nov. (Hydrobiidae, Littoridininae, Heleobiini), Mémoires de Biospéologie, 18:237-243.
  • BERNASCONI, R. 1994. Mollusca In: C. Juberthie and V. Decu (Editors), Encyclopaedia Biospeologica, CNRS, Moulis, pp: 53-58.
  • BERNASCONI, R. 1997. Conchological variability of Heleobia [Semisalsa] dobrogica (Mollusca Prosobranchia Hydrobiidae Cochliopinae) from subterranean waters of Mangalia, Dobrogea, Romania. Proceedings of the 12th International Congress of Speleology, Switzerland, vol 3: 333-336.
  • BOGHEAN, V; RACOVITZA, G; 1989 : Données préliminaires sur le topoclimat de la grotte "Pestera de la Movile" (Mangalia - Dobrogea du sud - Roumanie).
    Misc. speol. Rom. tome 1 : 19-31 (engl.summ.) (9 fig.)
  • BOGHEAN, V; (1989) : Sur un pseudoscorpion cavernicole nouveau, Chthonius (C.)monicae n.sp. (Arachnida Pseudoscorpionida Chthonidae). -Misc. speol. Rom. tome 1 : 77-83 (engl.summ.) (7 fig.)
  • CONDE, B. 1993. Une lignée danubiene de genre Plusiocampa (Diploures, Campodeides), Rev. Suisse Zool. 100:735-745
  • CONDE, B. 1996. Diploures Campodéides de la Pestera de la Movile (Movile Cave), Dobroudja méridionale (Roumanie), Rev. Suisse Zool. 103:101-114
  • CONSTANTINESCU, T ; 1989 : Considération sur la zone karstique de "La Movile" (Mangalia, Dobrogea du sud, Roumanie). -Misc. speol. Rom. tome 1 : 7-12 (engl.summ.)
  • CONSTANTINESCU, T. 1995. Le karst de type Movile (Mangalia, Dogrogea de Sud, Roumanie), Theoretical and Applied Karstology, 8:91-96.
  • CURCIC, B. P. M., POINAR JR., G. O. and SARBU, S. M. 1993. New and little known species of Chthoniidae and Neobisiidae (Pseudoscorpiones, Arachnida) from Movile Cave in southern Dobrogea, Romania. Bijdragen tot de Dierkunde, 63: 221-241.
  • DANCAU, D; NEGREA, S ; 1989 : Chronologie du développement des recherches biospéléologiques. Misc. speol. Rom. tome 1 : 273-301 (engl.summ.) (topo., carte géomorphol., phot.)
    Concerne notamment la Roumanie, depuis le début de 1800 à 1987. (RB)
  • DECU, V., GRUIA, M. , KEFFER, S.L. and SARBU, S.M. 1994, A stygobiotic waterscorpion, Nepa anophthalma n.sp. (Hemiptera, Nepidae), from Movile Cave, Romania, Annals of the Entomol. Soc. of America. 87:755-761.
  • DECU, V., and GEORGESCU, M., 1994, Deux especes nouvelles de Medon (M. dobrogicus et M. paradobrogicus) (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae) de la grotte "Pestera de la Movile", Dobrogea Meridionale, Roumanie. Mémoires de Biospéologie. 21:47-51.
  • DECU, V. and RACOVITZA, G., 1994. Roumanie. In: Encyclopaedia Biospeologica, (edit.) Juberthie, C and V. Decu, Societe de Biospeologie, Moulis, pp:779-802.
  • DECU, V., NITZU, E. and JUBERTHIE, C., 1994, Clivina subterranea (Caraboidea, Scaritidae) nouvelle éspece de la grotte "Pestera de la Movile", Dobrogea Meridionale, Roumanie, Mémoires de Biospéologie, 21:41-45.
  • DIACONU, G. and MORAR, M., 1993. Analyses mineralogiques dans la grotte "Pestera de la Movile" (Mangalia - Dobrogea de Sud), Karstologia, 22:15-20.
  • ENGEL, A. S. 1996 Scanning electron microscopy of fine-grained sediment from Movile Cave, Southern Dobrogea, Romania. National Speleological Society Annual Meeting Guidebook. Salida, CO; p. 44.
  • ENGEL, A. S. 1997 Microorganisms and condensation corrosion: a discussion of dolomite, its occurrence in caves, and possible microbial mediation. Journal of Caves and Karst Studies. 59(3): 167-168.
  • ENGEL, A. S. and LASCU, C., 1996 Clays of Movile Cave, Southern Dobrogea, Romania: speleogenetic indicators of cavern formation. Program and Abstracts of the 33rd Annual Meeting of the Clay Minerals Society. Gatlinburg, Tennessee. pp. 53.
  • ENGEL, A.S., HUFF, W., BADESCU, A., LASCU, C., and S. SARBU. 1996 Sediment studies from Movile Cave, Southern Dobrogea, Romania Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Annual Meeting, Denver, CO.; p. 281.


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  • FERU, M.U. 1993. Considerations sur la genèse et la circulation des eaux thermominerales karstiques de la zone de Mangalia (Roumanie), Theor. Appl. Karstol., Bucharest. 6:189-197.
  • FERU, M.U. and CAPOTA, A., 1991. Les eaux thermominérales karstiques de la zone de Mangalia (Roumanie), Theor. Appl. Karstol., Bucharest. 4:143-157.
  • GEORGESCU, M. 1989. Sur trois taxa nouveaux d'Araneides troglobies de Dobrogea (Roumanie), Misc. speol. Rom., Bucharest. 1:85-102.
  • GEORGESCU, M. 1994. Sur la présence d'une espèce troglobionte de Nesticus (Araneae, Nesticidae) dans la grotte "Pestera de la Movile" (Dobrogea, Roumanie), Trav. Inst. Spéol. "Emile Racovitza", Bucharest. 33:85-87.
  • GEORGESCU, M. and CAPUSE, I. 1994. Sur les pseudoscorpions de la région de la grotte Movile (Mangalia, Dobrogea du Sud, Roumanie), Trav. Inst. Spéol. "Emile Racovitza", 33:63-78.
  • GEORGESCU, M. and DECU, V., 1994. Sur la présence de deux espèces d'Eukoenenia dans le souterrain et l'euédaphique du midi de la Dobrogea (Roumanie). Trav. Inst. Spéol. "Emile Racovitza", Bucharest. 33:79-84.
  • GEORGESCU, M. and SARBU, S., 1992. Description d'un noveau taxon: Iberina caeca de la grotte: "Pestera de la Movile" (Araneae - Hahniidae). Mémoires de Biospéol. 19:319-141.
  • GROSU, A.V. and NEGREA, A. 1989. Paladilhia (Paladilhiopsis) dobrogica - une nouvelle espèce de la famille Moitessieriidae (Gastropoda, Prosobranchia). Mics. speol. Rom. Bucharest. 1:33-37.
  • GRUIA, M. 1989. Nouvelles espèces troglobiontes des Collemboles de Roumanie. Mics. speol. Rom. Bucharest. 1:103-111.
  • GRUIA, M., IAVORSCHI, V. SARBU, S.M., 1994, Armadillidium tabacarui (Isopoda: Oniscidea: Armadillidiidae), a new troglobitic species from a sulfurous cave in Romania, Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash., 107:699-706.
  • HOROI, V., 1994. The corrosion process in "Pestera de la Movile" Cave (Southern Dobrudja - Romania). Theoretical and Applied Karstology, 7: 187-191.
  • IAVORSCHI, V. 1992. Labidostoma motasi n.sp. (Nicoletiellidae) a new species of the mite of Romania, Trav. de l'Instit. de Spéleol. "Emile Racovitza", Bucharest., 31:47-51.
  • KARAMAN, G. 1990. New data of Genus Pontoniphargus Dancau, 1970 (Fam. Niphargidae) from Romania (Contribution to the Knowledge of the Amphipoda 199). Glas. Republ. zavoda zast. prirode-Prirodnjackog muzea Titograd, 22:79-94.
  • KARAMAN, G.S. and SARBU, S.M. 1995. Niphargus decui (Amphipoda, Gammaridea, Niphargidae) a new species from Romania. Trav. de l'Instit. de Spéleol., 34: 77-87
  • KARAMAN, G.S. and SARBU, S.M. 1996. One new species of Pontoniphargus Dancau, 1970 (Amphipoda, Gammaridea, Niphargidae) from Romania, P. ruffoi, n. sp., Bolletino del Museo civico di Storia Naturale di Verona, 20: 569-582.

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  • LASCU, C; SARBU, S. M. 1987 : Pesteri scufundate. -Edit. Academiei republicii socialiste Romania. Bucuresti 1987. 255 pages, 62 fig. (Engl. summ).
  • LASCU, C. 1989 : Paleogeographical and hydrogeological hypothesis regarding the origin of a peculiar cave fauna. -Misc. speol. Rom. tome 1 : 13-18 (rés. franç.) (3 fig)
  • LASCU, C; SARBU, S ; 1990 : A window towards the faunas of the Miocene. -Colloque international de la Socièté de Biospéléologie, Reims 10-16/9/1990 : n.p. (only abstr.)
  • LASCU, C; POPA, R; SARBU, S M.; VLASCEANU, L; PRODAN, S 1993 : La grotte de Movilé: une faune hors du temps. -Recherche, nr.258, 0ctobre 1993, vol. 24: 1092-1098.
  • LASCU, C., POPA, R., and SARBU, S., 1994 Le karst de Movile (Dobrogea de Sud) (I), Revue Roumaine de Géographie, 38: 85-94.


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  • MANOLELI, D., KLEMM, D. J. and SARBU, S. M., 1989 Haemopis caeca sp. nov. (Annelida, Hirudine, Haemopidae) a troglobitic leech, from a chemoautotrophically based groundwater ecosystem in Romania. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 111: 222-229.
  • MARIN, C. and NICOLESCU, T. 1993. The geochemistry of groundwater from southeastern Dobrogea, Romania. Trav. Inst. Spèol. "Emile Racovitza". Bucharest. 32:229-247.
  • MOISIU, C. 1968. Consideratii hidrochimice privind apele freatice din Dobrogea de Sud. Hidrotehnica. Bucharest. 13:407-420.
  • NEGOESCU, I. 1989. Sur une population troglobie d'Asellus aquaticus (L.) (Isopoda, Asellota, Asellidae). Mics. speol. Rom., Bucharest. 1:13-18.
  • NEGREA, S. 1993. Sur une population troglobionte de Cryptops anomalans Newport, 1844 (Chilopoda, Scolopendromorpha) trouvee dans la grotte "Pestera de la Movile" (Dobrogea, Roumanie). Trav. Inst. Spéol. "Emile Racovitza", Bucharest. 32:87-94.
  • PLESA, C. 1989. Etude preliminaire des cyclopides (Crustacea, Copepoda) de la grotte "Pestera de la Movile", Mangalia (Roumanie)., Mics. speol. Rom. Bucharest. 1:13-18.
  • POGGI, R. 1994. Descrizione di un nuovo pselafide rumeno, primo rappresentante cavernicolo della tribù Tyrini. Boll. Soc. ent. ital., 125:221-228. 1994.
  • POINAR, Jr., G.O. and SARBU, S.M. 1994, Chronogaster troglodytes sp.n. (Nematoda, Chronogasteridae) from Movile Cave, with a review of cavernicolous nematodes, Fundam. appl. Nematol., 17:231-237.
  • POPA, R; SARBU, S. M. 1991 : Trophic structure in an aquatic troglobiotic community based upon chemoautotrophic carbon fixation. -Travaux Institut Spéol. Emile Racovitza, tome 30: 51-58 (2 fig.)

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  • SARBU, S. 1990 : The unusual fauna of a cave with thermomineral waters containing H2S, from southern Dobrogea, Romania. -Mém. Biospéol., tome XVII, 1990, 191-195.
  • SARBU, S; 1991 : Contribution to the biological investigation of the "Movile cave" : the species composition and trophic structure of the cave community and the origin of the fauna. -Mém. Biospéol., vol. 18: 193-197 (1 fig., 4 tab.).
  • SARBU, S; 1991 : Biological investigations in a thermomineral sulfurous cave. -Proceedings of the National Speleological Society Annual Meeting, July 1991; in: NSS Bull.Vol.53 Nr.2 (publ. 1992):111 (only abstract).
  • SARBU, S M.; POPA, R; GOLIAT, I; 1991 : Chemoautotrophic production in a thermomineral sulfurous cave. -Travaux Institut Spéol. Emile Racovitza, tome 30: 59-61 (1 fig.)
  • SARBU, S; 1992 : The biological investigation of a cave containing thermomineral waters. -Cave diving Vol.4: 4-9 (2 tabl., 3 fig., phot.).
  • SARBU, S. M. and POPA, R. 1992. A unique chemoautotrophically based cave ecosystem. In: The Natural History of Biospeleology, (edit.) Camacho, A.I., Monogr. Mus. Nac. Cienc. Natur. Madrid. pp:637-666.
  • SARBU, S ;1993 : Current investigations in Movile Cave. Cave Diving Magazine, vol. 5 / 1993: 43.
  • SARBU, S ;1993 : A unique chemoautotrophically based cave ecosystem. -Abstract Proceedings NSS Annual Meeting 1992, Salem, Indiana; in: National Speleological Society Bulletin vol.54 nr.2 / Dec 1992: 85. (abstract only).
  • SARBU, S.M., KINKLE, B.K., VLASCEANU, L. KANE, T.C. and POPA, R. 1994, Microbiological characterization of a sulfide-rich groundwater ecosystem, Geomicrobiology Journal, 12:175-182.
  • SARBU, S.M., VLASCEANU, L. , POPA, R., SHERIDAN, P., KINKLE, B.K., and KANE, T.C., 1994, Microbial mats in a thermomineral sulfurous cave, in Microbial mats; structure, development and environmental significance, (edit.) Stal, L.J. and P. Chaumette, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, pp:45-50.
  • SARBU, S.M. and KANE, T.C. 1995. 1995. A subterranean chemoautotrophically based ecosystem NSS Bulletin, 57:91-98.
  • SARBU, S. M., GHEORGHE, C., POPESCU-JARNEA, V., VLASCEANU L., POPA, R. and LASCU, C., 1995, Stable isotope studies in Movile Cave, Travaux de l'Institut de Spéologie "Émile Racovitza", 34: 99-102.
  • SARBU, S. M., KANE, T.C. and KINKLE, B.K., 1996, A chemoautotrophically based groundwater ecosystem, Science, 272:1953-1955.
  • SARBU, S. M. and LASCU, C., 1997, Condensation corrosion in Movile Cave, Journal of Karst and Cave Studies, 59: 99-102.
  • SARBU, S. M., 1998, Movile Cave: A Chemoautotrophically Based Groundwater Ecosystem, in Subterranean Ecosystems, H. Wilkens, D. C. Culver and W. F. Humphreys (Editors), Elsevier, (in press).
  • STIUCA, E., and H. ILINCA, 1995, Pleistocene mammals (Rodentia) from Movile Cave (Romania), Theoretical and Applied Karstology, 8:157-161.
  • SUMMERS, A. 1995 Sulfur bacteria in the spelean environment. Pholeos. 15(2):29-39

  • TABACARU, I; BOGHEAN, V 1989 : Découverte en Dobrogea (Roumanie) d´une espèce troglobie du genre Trachelipus (Isopoda Oniscoidea Trachelipidae). -Misc. speol. Rom. tome 1 : 53-75 (engl.summ.) 5 fig.)
  • TABACARU, I 1993 : Sur Caucasonethes vandeli n. sp. (Crustacea, Oniscidea) Isopodes terrestre cavernicole de Roumanie. -Mém. Biospéol., Tome 20 / 1993 (publ. 1994): 231-238 (1 fig.).
  • TENU, A., DAVIDESCU, F.D. and SLAVESCU. A., 1987. Recherches isotopiques sur les eaux souterraines des formations calcaires dans la Dobroudja meridionale (Roumanie). In: Isotope Techniques in Water Resources Development. Internat. Atomic Energy Agency. Vienna. pp:439-453.
  • TURK-PREVOR NIK, S. and BLEJEC, A., 1989 Asellus aquaticus infernus, new subspecies (Isopoda: Asellota: Asellidae), from Romanian hypogean waters, Journal of Crustacean Biology, 18: 763-773.
  • TURK, S., SKET, B. and SARBU, S. M., 1996 Comparison between some epigean and hypogean populations of Asellus aquaticus (Crustacea: Isopoda: Asellidae). Hydrobiologia, 337: 161-170.



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  • VLASCEANU, L: POPA, R; KINKLE, B K. (1997) : Characterization of Thiobacillus thioparus LV43 and Its Distribution in a Chemoautotrophically Based Groundwater Ecosystem.Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Aug. 1997, p. 3123-3127
  • WEISS, I. and SARBU, S.M., 1994, Die Höhlenspinne Agraecina cristiani (Georgescu, 1989) n.comb. (Arachnida, Araneae, Liocranidae), Verh. naturwiss. Ver. Hamburg, 35:421-428.
  • WEISS, I. and SARBU, S.M., 1997, Das unbekannte Mänchen der Höhlenspinne Hahnia caeca n. comb., mit Hinweisen zur Funktion der Tibial-Apophyse des männlichen Pedipalpus (Arachnida, Araneae, Hahniidae). Verhandlungen des naturwissenschaftlichen Vereins Hamburg, 36: 163-171.

     


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