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Entrance to McPhails Cave: NY, USA

[27] Beddows, P.A., Glover, J., Rissolo, D., *Carter, A., Goodman, B., Jaijel, R., Smith D. (2016) Proyecto Costa Escondida: Recent interdisciplinary research in search of freshwater along the North Coast of Quintana Roo, Mexico. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews – Water. 3(5): 749-761. DOI: 10.1002/wat2.1161

[26] Beddows, P.A., Mandic, M., Ford, D.C., Schwarcz, H.P. (2016) Oxygen and hydrogen isotopic variations between adjacent drips in three caves at increasing elevation in a temperate coastal rainforest, Vancouver Island, Canada. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 172:370-386. DOI: 10.1016/j.gca.2015.08.017

[25]  Chatters, J.D. Kennett, D.J., Asmerom, Y., Kemp, B.M., Polyak, V., Nava Blank, A., Beddows, P.A., Reinhardt, E., Arroyo-Cabrales, J., Bolnick, D.A., Malhi, R.S., Culleton, B., Luna Erreguerena, P., Rissolo, D., Morell-Hart, S., Stafford, T.W. (2014) Late Pleistocene human skeleton and mtDNA from Mexico links paleoamericans and modern Native Americans. Science. 344(6185):750-754. DOI: 10.1126/science.1252619 

[24]  Torres-Talamante, O., Alcocer, J., Beddows, P.A., Escobar-Briones, E., Lugo, A. (2011) The Key role of the chemolimnion in meromictic cenotes of the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico. Hydrobiologia. DOI:10.1007/s10750-011-0746-9

[23]  Metcalfe, C., Beddows, P.A., Gold Bouchot, G., Metcalfe, T., Li, H., Van Lavieren, H. (2011) Contaminants in the coastal karst aquifer systems along the Caribbean coast of the YucatanP, Mexico. Environmental Pollution. 159(4):991-997.

[22] Beddows, P.A. (2011) The Hydrogeochemistry and geological context of the pools of Cara Blanca, Belize, as a foundation for Holocene paleoenvironmental reconstruction; in Lucero, L. (ed) Valley of Peace Archeological Report 2010. 38 pp.

Cave instrument installation, British Columbia

[21]  van Hengstum, P.J., Reinhardt, E.G., Beddows, P.A., Gabriel, J. (2010) Linkages between Holocene paleoclimate and paleohydrogeology preserved in a Yucatan underwater cave. Quaternary Science Reviews. 29(19-20):2788-2798. DOI:10.1016/j.quascirev.2010.06.034

[20]  van Hengstum, P.J., Reinhardt, E.G., Beddows, P.A., Schwarcz, H.P., Gabriel, J.J. (2009) Foraminifera and testate amoebae (thecamoebians) in an anchialine cave: Surface distributions from Aktun Ha (Carwash) Cave System, Mexico. Limnology and Oceanography. 54: 391-396.

[19]  Gabriel, J.J., Reinhardt, E.G., Peros, M.C., Davidson, D.E., van Hengstum, P.J., Beddows, P.A. (2009) Palaeoenvironmental evolution of cenote Aktun Ha (Carwash) on the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico and its response to Holocene sea-level riseJournal of Paleolimnology. 42(2):199-213. DOI:10.1007/s10933-00809271-x

[18]  van Hengstum, P.J., Reinhardt, E.G., Beddows, P.A., Huang, R.J., Gabriel, J.J. (2008) Thecamoebians (testate amoebae) and foraminifera from three anchialine cenotes in Mexico: Low salinity (1.5-4.5 psu) faunal transitionsJournal of Foraminiferal Research. 38(4):305-317.

[17]  Zhang, R., Schwarcz, H.P., Ford, D.C., Serefiddin-Schroeder, F., Beddows, P.A. (2008) Absolute palaeotemperature record from 10 to 6 ka Inferred from Fluid Inclusion D/H Ratios of a stalagmite from Vancouver Island. British Columbia. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 72(4):1014-1026, DOI:10.1016/j.gca.2007.12.002.

[16]  Ufnar, D., Gröcke, D.R., Beddows, P.A. (2008) Assessing pedogenic calcite stable-isotope values: Can positive linear covariant trends be used to quantify palaeo-evaporation rates? Chemical Geology. 256(1-2):46-51, DOI:10.1016/j.chemgeo.2008.07.022.

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Student Trip to Mammoth Cave : KY, USA

[15] Beddows, P.A., Brunton, F.R., Buck, M.J., Cowell, D.W. and Parker, S. (2008) Root Cave Project, southern Ontario; in Summary of Field Work and Other Activities 2008, Ontario Geological Survey, Open File Report 6226, p.35‐1 to 35‐9.

[14] Beddows, P.A., Schwarcz, H.P., *Zhang, R., Ford, D.C. (2008) Cave drip monitoring as a foundation for better paleo‐climate reconstruction. In W.R. Elliott (ed.), Proceedings of the 2007 National Cave and Karst Management Symposium, St. Louis, USA. 204‐211.

[13] Beddows, P.A., Hendrickson, M.R., Webster, K.H., Kras, S.M. (2008) Mapping flooded caves from above: Surface karst inventory of the Yucatan Peninsula. In W.R. Elliott (ed.), Proceedings of the 2007 National Cave and Karst Management Symposium, St. Louis, USA. 193‐197.

[12] Beddows, P.A., Hendrickson, M.R. (2008) When the survey is not enough: Using temperature, salinity, and in‐conduit dye tracing to reveal active flow paths. In W.R. Elliott (ed.), Proceedings of the 2007 National Cave and Karst Management Symposium, St. Louis, USA. 198‐203.

[11]  Beddows, P.A., Smart, P.L., Whitaker, F.F., Smith, S.L. (2007) Decoupled fresh-saline groundwater circulation of a coastal carbonate aquifer: Spatial patterns of temperature and specific electrical conductivityJournal of Hydrology. 346(1-2): 18-32, DOI:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2007.08.013.

[10] Beddows, P.A., Blanchon, P., Escobar, E., Torres-Talamante, O. (2007) Los cenotes de La Península de Yucatán. Arqueología Mexicana, 16(83):32-35 (In Spanish)

[9] Smart, P.L., Beddows, P.A., Doerr, S., Smith, S.L., Whitaker, F.F. (2006) Cave development on the Caribbean coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, Quintana Roo, Mexico. Geological Society of America Special Paper 404: Perspectives on Karst Geomorphology, Hydrology, & Geochemistry, 105‐128, DOI:10.1130/2006. 2404(10).


Testing temperature & conductivity of a surface stream: Belize

[8] Beddows, P.A. (2003) Yucatán Phreas, Mexico. In Gunn, J. (ed) Encyclopaedia of Cave and Karst Science, Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, New York, USA. 794‐796.

[7] Beddows, P.A. (2003) Cave Hydrology of the Caribbean Yucatan Coast, Bulletin 11, Association of Mexican Cave Studies, Houston, USA. 96 pp.

[6] Smart, P.L., Beddows, P.A., Smith, S.L., Whitaker F.F (2002) Density stratified groundwater circulation on the Caribbean coast of the Yucatan Peninsula,Mexico. In Karst Waters Institute Special Publication 6. ISBN 0-96402-586-8. pp. 129 – 134.

[5] Smart, P.L., Beddows, P.A., Doerr, S., Smith, L.S. & Whitaker, F. (2002) Hydrochemical processes and cave development on the Caribbean Coast, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico. In Martin, J.B., Wicks, C.M., & Sasowsky, I.D. (eds) Karst Waters Institute Special Publication 7: Hydrogeology and Biology of Post‐Paleozoic Carbonate Aquifers, 79‐83.

[4] Smith, S.L., Whitaker, F.F., Parkes, R.J., Smart, P.L., Beddows, P.A. & Bottrell, S.H. (2002) Geochemistry and geomicrobiology of saline groundwaters: Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico. In Martin, J.B., Wicks, C.M., & Sasowsky, I.D. (eds) Karst Waters Institute Special Publication 7: Hydrogeology and Biology of Post‐Paleozoic Carbonate Aquifers, 135‐137.

[3] Beddows, P.A. (2002) Where does the Sewage Go? The karst groundwater system of the Municipalidad de Solidaridad, Quintana Roo, Mexico. Association for Mexican Cave Studies Activities, 47‐52.

Thanksgiving Cave entrance, BC

[2] Worthington, S.R.H., Ford, D.C. & Beddows, P.A. (2001) Characteristics of porosity and permeability enhancement in unconfined carbonate aquifers due to the development of dissolutional channel systems. Technical Documents in Hydrology ‐ Present state and future trends of karst studies. IHP‐V, UNESCO, Paris 1(49): 13‐29.

[1]   Worthington, S., Ford, D.C. & Beddows, P.A. (2000) Porosity and permeability enhancement in unconfined carbonate aquifers as a result of solution. In Klimchouk, A. Ford, D., Palmer, A. & Dreybrodt, W.(eds) Speleogenesis: Evolution of Karst Aquifers, Cave Books, St Louis 463-471. ISBN 978-1-57958-399-6.

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