Yuri Dublyansky

Innsbruck Quaternary Research Group

Research Interests

  • Fluid inclusions and isotope geochemistry (including analyses of stable isotopes of inclusion fluids)
  • Speleogenesis, particularly hypogene and hydrothermal karst
  • Palaeohydrogeology, stable isotope palaeohydrogeology, and applications to the geological disposal of nuclear waste
Short CV
2006-present: Two FWF projects taken up at the Institute of Geology of the Innsbruck University. Development of the methods of isotope analyses of waters trapped in fluid inclusions in speleothems and studies of hypogene karst.

2003-2006: Research position at Museo Tridentino di Scienze Naturali (Trento, Italy). The development of new methods and techniques for the palaeo-climatic studies of speleothems.

2001-2003: By request of the Office of Attorney General of State of Nevada, with the group of co-authors from USA, UK and Russia, performed evaluation of the suitability of the U.S. proposed site for geological disposal of nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain, Nevada.

1999-2001: PI of the research project funded by Government of the State of Nevada studying the geological suitability of the proposed high-level nuclear waste disposal site in Nevada. On behalf of the State testified before the Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board and the Advisory Committee on Nuclear Waste of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

1997-1998: Served as an expert to TACIS (a EC program), assessing geological issues of the nuclear waste disposal in the north-western Russia (Novaya Zemlia archipelago).

1994-1998: Consulting the State of Nevada's Nuclear Waste Project Office and the Attorney General Office on the issues of the geological suitability of the proposed high-level nuclear waste repository site at Yucca Mountain. Submitted 19 technical reports.

1993-1994: International Scientific Fellowship Award from NSERC, Canada, taken up at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (prof D.C. Ford). Fluid inclusion and stable isotope research on speleothems from different karst areas.

1992-1993: Consulting the Hungarian National Authority for Nature Conservation on fossil hydrothermal karst systems and caves in Budapest and the Transdanubian Range.
Klimchouk, A., Auler, A.A., Bezerra, F.H.R., Cazarin, C.L., Balsamo, F.,  Dublyansky, Y. (2016): Hypogenic origin, geologic controls and functional organization of a giant cave system in Precambrian carbonates, Brazil. - Geomorphology, 253, 385-405.
Moseley, G.E., Edwards, R.L., Wendt, K.A., Cheng, H., Dublyansky, Y., Lu, Y., Boch, R., Spötl, C. (2016): Reconciliation of the Devils Hole climate record with orbital forcing. – Science, 351, 165-168.
Spötl, C., Desch, A., Dublyansky, Y., Plan, L., Mangini, A. (2016): Hypogene speleogenesis in dolomite host rock by CO2-rich fluids, Kozak Cave (southern Austria). – Geomorphology, 255, 39-48.
Meckler, A.N., Affolter, S., Dublyansky, Y.V., Krüger, Y., Vogel, N., Bernasconi, S.M., Frenz, M., Kipfer, R., Leuenberger, M., Spötl, C., Carolin, S., Cobb, K.M., Moerman, Adkins, J.F., J., Fleitmann, D. (2015): Glacial-interglacial temperature change in the tropical West Pacific: A comparison of stalagmite-based paleo-thermometers. - Quaternary Science Reviews, 127, 90-116.
Dublyansky, Y., Spötl, C. (2015): Condensation-corrosion speleogenesis above a carbonate-saturated aquifer: Devils Hole Ridge, Nevada. – Geomorphology, 229, 17-29.
Dublyansky, Y.V. (2014): Evaluation of the US DOE's conceptual model of hydrothermal activity at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. - Geoscientific Model Development, 7, 1583-1607. PDF
Kluge, T., Affek, H.P., Dublyansky, Y., Spötl, C. (2014): Devils Hole paleotemperatures and implications for oxygen isotope equilibrium fractionation. – Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 400, 251-260.
Dublyansky, Y.V., Klimchouk, A.B., Spötl, C., Timokhina, E.I., Amelichev, G.N. (2014): Isotope wallrock alteration associated with hypogene karst of the Crimean Piedmont, Ukraine. – Chemical Geology, 377, 31-44.
Dublyansky, Y.V., Spötl, C. (2014): Morphological effects of condensation-corrosion speleogenesis at Devils Hole ridge, Nevada. – In: A. Klimchouk, I. Sasowsky, J. Mylroie, S.A. Engel, and A.S. Engel (Eds.), Hypogene Cave Morphologies. Karst Waters Institute Special Publication 18, 36-43, Karst Waters Institute, Leesburg, Virginia.
Dublyansky, Y.V. (2014):  Hypogene speleogenesis - discussion of definitions.  In: A. Klimchouk, I. Sasowsky, J. Mylroie, S.A. Engel, and A.S. Engel (Eds.), Hypogene Cave Morphologies. Karst Waters Institute Special Publication 18, 1-3, Karst Waters Institute, Leesburg, Virginia.
Kluge, T., Affek, H.P., Zhang, Y.G., Dublyansky, Y., Spötl, C., Immenhauser, A., Richter, D.K. (2014): Clumped isotope thermometry of cryogenic cave carbonates. – Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 126, 541-554.
Dublyansky, Y.V. (2013): Karstification by geothermal waters. - In: Shroder, J. (Editor in Chief), Frumkin, A. (Ed.), Treatise on Geomorphology. Academic Press, San Diego, CA, 6, Karst Geomorphology, 57-71.
Dublyansky, Y. (2012): Design of two crushing devices for release of the fluid inclusion volatiles. - Central European Journal of Geosciences, 4, 219-224, DOI: 10.2478/s13533-011-0048-9. PDF
Dublyansky, Y. (2012): Hydrothermal caves. – In: White, W. B. & Culver, D.C. (eds.): Encyclopedia of Caves. 2nd ed., 391-397, Chennai, Academic Press.
May, B., Spötl, C., Wagenbach, D., Dublyansky, Y. & Liebl, J. (2011): First investigations of an ice core from Eisriesenwelt cave (Austria). – The Cryosphere, 5, 81-93. PDF
Wainer, K., Genty, D., Blamart, D., Daeron, M., Bar-Matthews, M., Vonhof, H., Dublyansky, Y., Pons-Branchu, E., Thomas, L., van Calsteren, P., Quinif, Y., Caillon, N. (2011): Speleothem record of the last 180 ka in Villars cave (SW France): Investigation of a large d18O shift between MIS6 and MIS5. - Quaternary Science Reviews, 30, 130-146. doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2010.07.004 PDF
Dublyansky, Y., Spötl, C. (2010): Evidence for a hypogene paleohydrogeological event at the prospective nuclear waste disposal site Yucca Mountain, Nevada, USA, revealed by the isotope composition of fluid-inclusion water. - Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 289, 583-594. doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2009.11.061 PDF
Tomilenko, A., Gibsher, N., Dublyansky, Y., Dallai, L. (2010): Geochemical and isotopic properties of fluids from gold-bearing and barren quartz veins of the Sovetskoye gold deposit (Siberia, Russia). - Economic Geology, 105, 375-394.
Dublyansky, Y., Spötl, C. (2009): Hydrogen and oxygen isotopes of water from inclusions in minerals: design of a new crushing system and on-line CF-IRMS analysis. - Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, 23, 2605-2613. PDF
Spötl, C., Dublyansky, Y., Meyer, M., Mangini, A. (2009): Identifying low-temperature hydrothermal karst and palaeowaters using stable isotopes: a case study from an alpine cave, Entrische Kirche, Austria. - International Journal of Earth Sciences, 98, 665-676. PDF
Andreychouk, V., Dublyansky, Y., Ezhov, Y., Lisenin, G. (2009): Karst in the Earth’s Crust: its distribution and principal types. University of Silezia – Ukrainian Institute of Speleology and Karstology, Sosnovec-Simferopol, 72 p. PDF
Immenhauser, A., Dublyansky, Y., Verwer, K., Fleitman, D., Pashenko, S. (2007): Textural, elemental, and isotopic characteristics of Pleistocene phreatic cave deposits (Jabal Madar, Oman). - Journal of Sedimentary Research, 77, 68–88. PDF
Dublyansky, Y., Polyansky, O. (2007): Search for the cause-effect relations between hydrothermal activity in the unsaturated zone of Yucca Mountain, Nevada and the Miocene silicic volcanism: Numerical modeling approach. - Journal of Geophysical Research, 112, B09201, doi:10.1029/2006JB004597 PDF
Dublyansky, Y. (2007): Analysis of the treatment, by the U.S. Department of Energy, of the FEP Hydrothermal Activity in the Yucca Mountain Performance Assessment. - Risk Analysis, 27(6), 1455-1468. doi: 10.1111/j.1539-6924.2007.00981.x PDF
Pashenko, S., Dublyansky, Y. (2006): Migration of radiogenic lead isotopes during formation of minerals in open cavities in the presence of colloids: Theoretical aspects as applied to U-Pb dating of young minerals. - Russian Geology and Geophysics, 47(2), 201-215. PDF
Dublyansky, Y.V. (2005): Hydrothermal caves. In: D.C.Culver and W.B.White (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Caves. Elsevier Academic Press. pp. 300-304.
Borsato, A., Quinif, Y., Bini, A., Dublyansky, Y. (2005): Open-system alpine speleothems: implications for U-series dating and paleoclimate reconstructions. - Studi Trent. Sci. Nat., Acta Geol., 80 (2003), 71-83. PDF
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