Ing. Dr. Rudolf Pavuza

Position:

staff scientist

Function:

  • Hydrogeology
  • Cave Climate, Cave Ice, Cave Waters
  • Measuring technology
  • Spring tufa/travertines
  • Non karstic caves
  • Bat recordings in caves 
  • Series of speleological lectures (since 1981) http://www.cave.at/de/termine.php
  • Processing of archived material
 

Contact:

Phone:+43 1 5230418-18
Fax: +43 1 5230418-19
in cooperation with the Austrian Speleological Federation and the Head organisation of Austrian Environmental Organisations some smaller projects concerning Cave ice and Spring Tufa (Travertines) as well as special investigations (Cave waters, Root Stalagmites, Speleothems in granite caves)

finished projects

IGCP299 "Global karst correlation" (Austrian member, paper)
FWF-Project P08866-GEO "Quarternary lake sedimens and tufa near Hohenberg, Lower Austria), project leader
Born 1955 in Vienna
Primary and secondary school in Vienna
Technical High School for Chemistry in Vienna, graduation 1974
Military Service (paramedics) in Lower Austria 1976/75
Studies of Economic Informatics (1975 - 1977) at the Technical University Vienna
Studies of Geology at the University Vienna 1976-1982
PhD in Hydrogeology (1982) with a Karsthydrogeological study of the Prealps in western Lower Austria
Staff member of an Engineering Bureau in Vienna/Innsbruck (1980-1983)
Freelance hydrogeologist (1983-1984)
Trainee at the Institute of Cave Research at the NHM (1984/85)
Freelance hydrogeologist (1985/1986)
Exploration geologist and hydrogeologist at the OMV (major oil company of Austria, 1986-1991) areas of the Northern Calcareous Alps and Czechoslovakia
Certified Cave Guide (1987)
Member of the exmination board for cave guides (till 2008)
Deputy for environmental issues of the Austrian Caving Association
Head of the Karsthydrogeological Section of the Austrian Caving Ass.
Geologist at the Department of Karst and Caves of the NHM (1991-2005)
Head of the Department (2005-2011)
Staff member of the Karst and Caves Working Group of the Dept. of Geology and Paleontology of the NHM (2012 - ?)
Vice president of the Commission for Pseudokarst of the UIS
Member of board of the Environmental Umbrella Organisation of Austria (until 2015)
Speleological expertises in Greece (1986), Oman (1995) and Georgia (2014)

Fieldtrip to IGCP299, Southern Australia (1993)

Cave inventory of Ascension Island (2011-2013,2015)

Numerous cave trips in Austria and abroad since 1975, participation in several international speleological, hydrogeological and geomorphological symposia since 1981.

Besides that participation non-speleological expeditions/research :

Kiwi research in Fjordland (New Zealand, Southern Island)
         (Heritage Expeditions & Landcare Research, NZ), 1994
Platypus research in Kangaroo Island (Australia)
         (Australian Platypus Conservancy), 1997
 
"Science on the spot" - Excursions in the late afternoon in the course of the "Speleological series of lectures" at the NHM, annually  since 2004

Mapping of spring tufa in Austria (since 2005)

2018
Pavuza, R., Volkmann, F. & Keck. E.(2018): Burgenland unterirdisch - Nachträge (2008-2018) zum den Burgenland - Höhlenbüchern, SPELDOK-27, 46 p.

Pavuza, R. (2017): Die ersten beiden Höhlen im Katastergebiet 2626-Knallstein (Schladminger Tauern, Steiermark).- Atlantis, 39(1-2):18-20 (publ.2018)

2017
Spötl, C. Wimmer, M., Pavuza, R. & Plan, L.(2017): Ice Caves in Austria.-   in: Persoiu, A & Lauritzen, S.E. (Eds.): Ice caves., Elsevier (Amsterdam). Chapter 13, p 237-262.

Pavuza, R. & Cech, R.(2017): Subsurface runoff & piping in peat landscapes of the Shetlands (Scotland, UK).-  Newsletter Pseudokarst Comm. UIS, 27: 40-43.
http://www.pseudokarst.com/08_newsletter/newsletter_027.pdf

Spötl, C.., Egger, M., Pavuza, R. & Mangini A. (2017): Das Karstsystem am Obstanser See (Kartitsch, Osttirol) - geowissenschaftliche Ergebnisse.- Die Höhle, 68(1-4): 59-78.

Pavuza, R. & Spötl, C.(2017): Neue Daten zu Vorkommen und Entstehung kryogener Calcite in ostalpinen Höhlen.- Die Höhle, 68 (1-4): 100-106.

Pavuza, R. (2017): Herbert W. Franke zum 90er - einige Streiflichter.- Die Höhle, 68(1-4): 146-148.

Pavuza, R. (2018): Höhlen.- In: Egger, H. & Ćorić, S. (Red.): Erläuterungen zur Geologischen Karte der Republik Österreich 1:50.000 Blatt 56 St. Pölten. – Geologische Bundesanstalt, 134, Vienna.
 
Hofmann, T. & Pavuza, R. (208): Naturdenkmale (gem.m.T.Hofmann).- In: Egger, H. & Ćorić, S. (Red.): Erläuterungen zur Geologischen Karte der Republik Österreich 1:50.000
Blatt 56 St. Pölten. – Geologische Bundesanstalt, 135, Vienna.

2016
Fritsch, E. Greger, W., Pavuza, R., Thaler, H. & Cech P..(2016): Der Rudolfstollen in Linz-Urfahr (Österreich) - eine naturwissenschaftlich-historische Bestandsaufnahme.- Denisia 38 (=SPELDOK 24), Linz (Oberösterr. Landesmuseum), 99 p.
http://www.zobodat.at/pdf/DENISIA_0038_0001-0099.pdf

Pavuza, R. (2016): Zum Untertageklima des Semperitstollens in Wimpassing, N.Ö. (NÖ45).- Hannibal-Nachr, 1/16:4-8

Spötl, C. & Pavuza, R. (2016): Eishöhlen und Höhleneis.-  in: Spötl, C. Plan, L. & Christian, E. (2016,Ed.): Höhlen und Karst in Österreich. – Denisia 37, Linz (Oberöst. Landesmuseum), 139-154.
 
Bengesser, R. & Pavuza, R. (2016): Speläotherapie.-  in:   Spötl, C. Plan, L. & Christian, E. (2016,Ed.): Höhlen und Karst in Österreich. - Denisia, 37, Linz (Oberöst. Landesmuseum), 355-358.
 
Spötl, C. & Pavuza, R.(2016):Höhlenatmosphäre.-  in: Spötl, C. Plan, L. & Christian, E. (2016, Ed.): Höhlen und Karst in Österreich. - Denisia 37, Linz (Oberöst. Landesmuseum), 123-138.

2015
Pavuza, R.(2015): Spring tufa caves in Austria.- Proc. 13th Int. Symposium on Pseudokarst (Kuncice, Cz), 32-34
http://rcswww.urz.tu-dresden.de/~simmert/pkarst/09_publications/symp13_proceedings.pdf

Pavuza, R., Vidal Romaní, J.R. & Cech, P. (2015): Sinterbildungen in österreichischen Granithöhlen – erste Hinweise.-  Die Höhle, 66(1-4):15-26
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/281555078_Sinterbildung_in_osterreichischen_Granithohlen-_erste_Hinweise

Pavuza, R.(2015): Pseudokarren in the ophiolites of the „Tablelands“ of western Newfoundland, Canada.- Newsl. Pseudokarst Comm. UIS, 25:30-33.
http://rcswww.urz.tu-dresden.de/~simmert/pkarst/08_newsletter/newsletter_025.pdf

Kralik, M., Pavuza, R. & Melikadze, G. (2015): Hydrogeological and Speleometeorological Dynamics of the Prometheus and Sataplia Show-Caves, Imereti, Georgia.- Jnl. Georg.Geophys.Soc., Issue (A), Physics of Solid Earth, v17a, 2014, pp.76-101
http://openjournals.gela.org.ge/index.php/GGS/article/view/1629/pdf


2014
Pavuza, R. & Cech, P. (2014): Caves of Ascension Island – an introduction.-  Newsletter UIS-Commission for Pseudokarst, 24:11-16.
http://rcswww.urz.tu-dresden.de/~simmert/pkarst/08_newsletter/newsletter_024.pdf

Pavuza, R. & Cech, P. (2014): Root stalagmites in Austria–an update.-Newsletter UIS-Commission for Pseudokarst, 24:42-43.
http://rcswww.urz.tu-dresden.de/~simmert/pkarst/08_newsletter/newsletter_024.pdf 

Pavuza, R. & Cech, P.(2014): Quelltuffvorkommen im Stadtgebiet von Wien.-  Schriftenreihe Deutsche Gesellschaft für Geowissenschaften, 84:89-91.
 
Pavuza, R. & Cech, P.(2014): Caves of Ascension Island – an introduction.- Ascension Island Conservation Quarterly, 46:33-35.    http://www.ascension-island.gov.ac/government/conservation/library-publications/quarterly-newsletter/
 
Pavuza, R. & Seebacher, R.(2014): Höhlen.- Erläuterungen zu Blatt 127 – Schladming, Geologische Karte von Österreich 1:50 000, Geologische Bundesanstalt, 150-151.
 
Pavuza, R. (2014): Höhlen.- Erläuterungen zu Blatt 65 – Mondsee, Geologische Karte von Österreich 1:50 000, Geologische Bundesanstalt, 102.
 
Pavuza, R. & Cech, P. (2014): Caves of Ascension Island – an introduction.-  Newsletter UIS-Commission on Volcanic Caves, 68:10-13, http://www.vulcanospeleology.org/Vulcano68.pdf

2013

Pavuza, R. 2013. Caves in the Austroalpine Flysch. Newsletter UIS-Comm. Pseudokarst, 23: 7-13.

 

Pavuza, R., Oberender, P. 2013. Karst denudation data from the Northern Calcareous Alps (Austria), Geomorfologický sborník (Ostrava-Brno), 11:61-62.

 

Pavuza, R. 2013. Zur Bärenhöhle bei Winden – Gedanken zur Bedeutung der Bärenhöhle (2911/1). Hannibal-Nachr. 2/13:3-6.

 

Pavuza, R. 2013. Quellen und Höhlenwässer. in: Herrmann, E. & Fischer, R. Höhlen im Hochtor, Wiss. Beih.z. Zeitschrift “Die Höhle”, 59: 60-63.

 

Pavuza, R. 2013. Forschen im Verborgenen. natur.belassen – Nationalparks Austria Magazin, 06.13: 48-49.

 

Plan, L., Dublyansky, Y., Roncat, A., Spötl,C. Pavuza, R. 2013: Hypogene caves in Austria. Guide Book & Abstracts 21th International Karstological School 2013, Karst Research Institute ZRC Sazu, Postojna, 68.

 

Schubert, G., Pavuza, R., Stummer. G., Reiter, R. Lobitzer, H. 2013. Karst und Karstwasser im Dachsteingebiet. In: Lobitzer, H. 2013. Geologische Spaziergänge: Rund um den Hallstätter See, Wien (Geologische Bundesanstalt), 11-17.

 

Pavuza, R., Stummer, G. Lobitzer, H. 2013. Die Dachstein-Schauhöhlen. In: Lobitzer, H. 2013. Geologische Spaziergänge: Rund um den Hallstätter See, Wien (Geologische Bundesanstalt), 106-111.

 

Stummer, G., Lobitzer, H. Pavuza, R., Reiter, R., Draxler, I. 2013. Die „5fingers” und der Heilbronner Rundwanderweg (Karstlehrpfad). In: Lobitzer, H. 2013: Geologische Spaziergänge: Rund um den Hallstätter See, Wien (Geologische Bundesanstalt), 111-121.

 

Pavuza, R., Plan,L. 2013. Loess Caves of Austria – a preview. Cadernos Lab. Xeolóxico de Laxe, Coruña. 2013, 37: 65–72

 

Pavuza, R., Cech, P. 2013. Wurzelstalagmiten in Österreich – ein Statusbericht. Die Höhle, 64(1-4):25-31.

 

2012

Plan, L. Renetzeder, C., Pavuza R., Körner, W. 2012. A new karren feature: hummocky karren. International Journal of Speleology, 41 (1): 75-81.

 

Pavuza, R. Plan, L. 2012. Loess caves of Austria – a preview. Abstr. 12th Int.Symp. on Pseudokarst, Sept.2012, Tui (Spanien), 1p.

 

Pavuza, R., Stummer G. Plan, L. 2012. Höhlen. in: Erläuterungen zu Blatt 96-Bad Ischl der Geologischen Karte von Österreich 1:50 000, Geologische Bundesanstalt, 161-164.

 

Pavuza, R. , Stummer, G. 2012. Entstehung der Höhle und ihres Gipskristallschmuckes., in: Auer,H. & Stanglauer, G. 2012 : Tief unten – Höhlen, Flora & Fauna entlang der Steirischen Eisenstraße, Alland (Schall), 110–113.

 

2011

Pavuza, R. 2011. Ergänzungen zu den Burgenland-Höhlenbüchern. Teil 1, Hannibal-Nachr. 1/11:3-4.

 

Kern, Z., Fórizs, I., Pavuza, R. Molnar, M., Nagy, B. 2011. Isotope hydrological studies of the perennial ice deposit of Saarhalle, Mammuthöhle, Dachstein Mts, Austria, The Cryosphere, 5, 291-298.

 

Pavuza, R. & Pfarr, C. 2011. Granite caves of Austria - a first overview. Program&Abstracts 2nd Int. Conf. On Granite Caves, Sweden 2011,12.

 

Pavuza, R. 2011. Caves in Burgenland – former Western Hungary. Conference papers „100 years of organized Hungarian Speleology“ (Budapest 2010), Magyar karszt- és barlangkutato társulat, 96-98.

 

Pavuza, R., Plan, L. 2011. Karsthydrogeologie und Speläologie in Niederösterreich. Berichte Geol.B.-A. 88, NÖGeotage 2011, 53-58.

 

Pavuza, R. 2011. Höhlen.- in: Erläuterungen zum Blatt 69-Großraming, Geol. Karte d. Rep. Österr. (1:50 000) : 96-98.

 

Pavuza, R. 2011. A short treatise on Austrian Pseudokarst-Speleothems.- Proc.11th Int.Symp.Pseudokarst, Saupsdorf (D), 2010, 83-90.

 

Pavuza, R. , Pliessnig H. 2011. Root-stalagmite discovery No.4 in Austria. Newsletter UIS-Comm. Pseudokarst, 22:9-10.

 

Fritsch, E., Greger, W., Pavuza, R. 2011. Das „Untertaglabor“ Rudolfstollen in Linz. Höhlenkundl. Vereinsinformation (Hallstatt-Obertraun), 27:53-55.

Measurement techniques in caves
Cave Ice
Radon in caves, mines and wine cellars

Special hydrogeological investigations
Spring tufa/Travertines (http://quelltuff.webgarden.com/)
Subsurface spaces in Burgenland (Austria)

Geothermics

Speleotherapy
Volcanic caves and Pseudokarst caves, see http://wwwpub.zih.tu-dresden.de/~simmert/pkarst/08_newsletter/newsletter.htm
Mineral Waters
Geoecology of islands
Bat observations

 

"Citizen Science Award 2016" for the successful participation in the project "StadtWildTiere - DachsSpurenSuche" (= Wild animal in rural areas - Badger Tracking) [Laureate]

Fourth Award at "Wiki Loves Earth Austria 2016" (Cave photograph "Teufelsloch", Dachstein Mountain Range)

Associate of  "Kinderuni/Wien" (summer university for children), cave project at the Natural History Museum

Josef-Schöffel-Award of the government of Lower Austria (2011)

"Price of the Director" at  "Speleophotography 2010" of the Slovak Museum of Nature Protection and Speleology

Laureate at the Hans-Czettel-Price for Nature Protection and the Stiegl-Price for Water Protection