Cave biology


Ice caves biota from Picos de Europa, Cantabria 


Ostracods and copepods in caves from the Basque-Cantabrian Mountains, Northern Spain (collaboration with Carlos Prieto, Department of Zoology and Animal Cell Biology, Faculty of Science and Technology, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Bilbao, Spain)

Arrikrutz.Estalagmiten gela
Arrikrutz-Oñati Cave


Slovenia & Austria

Disentagling the carbon distribution in karst aquifers: the significance for vertical extent of groundwater biota (collaboration with Tanja Pipan, Karst Research Institute, Postojna, Slovenia and Thomas Dirnböck from Umweltbundesamt, Austria)

Postojna Cave, Slovenia
Kalkalpen National Park, Austria


Movile Cave (southeastern Romania) (collaboration with Serban Sarbu, USA)

movile fauna
Waterscorpion (Nepa sp.) attacks its crustacean prey (BBC)



Anchialine cave fauna (collaboration with Serban Sarbu, USA)