Chapter 9. Cave Management

  1. David Gillieson

Published Online: 27 OCT 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444313680.ch9

Caves: Processes, Development and Management

Caves: Processes, Development and Management

How to Cite

Gillieson, D. (1996) Cave Management, in Caves: Processes, Development and Management, Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444313680.ch9

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 OCT 2009
  2. Published Print: 17 NOV 1996

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631191759

Online ISBN: 9781444313680



  • cave management - cave interpretation in management;
  • caves and karsts rehabilitation and environmental impacts;
  • cave guano deposit mining for fertilizer;
  • cave management - an established science;
  • tourist caves and visitor and infrastructure impact;
  • tourist cave operations - incidental effects;
  • cave cleaning and impacts - Jenolan Caves, New South Wales;
  • recreational caving impact on caves;
  • Waitomo area - visitor centre and cave museum;
  • radon risk in caves


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • History of Cave Use and Exploitation

  • Impacts of Visitors and Infrastructure on Tourist Caves

  • The Radon Risk in Caves

  • Cave Carrying Capacity and Alternative Management Concepts

  • Cave Classification and its Applications

  • Cave Interpretation and its Use in Management

  • Management of the Glow-Worm Cave, Waitorno, New Zealand