Lampenflora as a result of karst cave equipment for excursions

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This review is devoted to the problem of the development of “lampenflora” - phototrophic fouling communities in karst caves’ areas with artificial lighting used for tourism purposes. The experience of domestic and foreign colleagues helps to understand the causes of its occurrence, the conditions for the formation and development of communities; describes the mechanisms of adaptation of individual species and communities to the complex conditions of underground ecosystems. Lampenflora is not typical for the cave environment, and in this regard, the adverse consequences of its presence are found in the form of an impact on the local biota and abiotic parameters of the environment. The review compares lampenflora and natural communities of phototrophs in the entrance zones of caves illuminated by sunlight.

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Elizaveta K. Pichugina

RUDN University

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postgraduate student of Department of Environmental Safety and Product Quality Management

6 Miklukho-Maklaya St, Moscow, 117198, Russian Federation

Svetlana E. Mazina

RUDN University; Lomonosov Moscow State University; Federal State Unitary Enterprise Research and Technical Center or Radiation-Chemical Safety and Hygiene; Russian State Agrarian Correspondence University; State University of Land Use Planning


Associate Professor of Department of Environmental Safety and Product Quality Management of RUDN University; Senior Researcher at the Department of Chemistry, Lomonosov Moscow State University; Senior Researcher at the Federal State Unitary Enterprise Research and Technical Center or Radiation-Chemical Safety and Hygiene; Associate Professor in the Department of Agriculture and Crop Production at the Russian State Agrarian Correspondence University; ; Senior Researcher, Federal State Budgetary Educational Institution of Higher Education “State University of Land Use Planning”

6 Miklukho-Maklaya St, Moscow, 117198, Russian Federation; 1, build. 3, Leninskie Gory, GSP-1, Moscow State University, Faculty of Chemistry, Moscow, 119991, Russian Federation; 40 Schukinskaya St, Moscow, 123182, Russian Federation; 50 Shosse Entuziastov St, Balashikha, Moscow region, 143907, Russian Federation; 15 Kazakov St, Moscow, 105064, Russian Federation


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