CHANGING OF THE ABIOTIC PARAMETERS OF KARST CAVE BELOJAČA IN PANNONIAN SUBURB (SLOVENIA)
Knowing abiotic parameters of cave on the edge of the Pannonian basin, where the Eastern Karavanke ends and marl hills begin is important from three rare geological phenomenoma. We followed characteristics of air on four different points (point 1 – outside the cave, point 2 – 20 m before the entrance, point 3 – right behind the entrance and point 4 – 20 m deep in the cave). Next to air data collection (humidity, temperature, ozone, light) we also followed water characteristics in the stream Šega as well as soil characteristics, which we analyzed once, because it does not change so rapidly. Important outcome of the analysis is that caves have important influence on the microclimate and wider ecosystemic characteristics of the landscape.
Key words: karst cave; abiotic parameters; microclimate; water; soil