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Thomas J. Aley.  2016.  Using activated carbon samplers to improve detection of fluorescent tracer dyes in groundwater remediation studies.  Tenth International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds, Palm Springs, CA.  ISBN 978-0-9964071-1-3, Battelle Memorial Institute.  Paper A-056 10p.

White, Keith A; Thomas J. Aley; Michael K. Cobb; Ethan O. Weikel; and Shiloh L. Beeman.  2015.  Tracer studies conducted nearly two decades apart elucidate groundwater movement through a karst aquifer in the Frederick Valley of Maryland.  Proceedings of Sinkholes and the Engineering and Environmental Impacts of Karst; 14th Multidisciplinary Conference, Rochester, MN.  National Cave and Karst Research Institute Symp. 5., pp. 101-112.

Beeman, Shiloh L.; Thomas J. Aley; and Michael Slay.  2013.  The need for presumptive habitat considerations in working with subterranean aquatic species of concern; three Ozark region case histories, USA. Proceedings of Sinkholes and the Engineering and Environmental Impacts of Karst; Proceedings of the 13th Multidisciplinary Conference; Carlsbad, New Mexico.  National Cave and Karst Research Institute Symposium 2.  Pp. 377-381.

Thomas J. Aley and Shiloh L. Kirkland.  2012.  Down but not straight down: significance of lateral flow in the vadose zone of karst terrains.  Proceedings of Environmental Impacts of Karst Symposium, St. Louis, MO 2012.  Carbonates and Evaporates Vol. 97:2, pp. 193-198.  Springer publications.  DOI: 10.1007/s13146-012-0106-5.  Available on-line through Open Access.

Curtis, Randy M; Thomas J. Aley; R. Keith Barnhill; and Shiloh L. Kirkland.  2012.  An investigation of monitorability issues for groundwater in the Zachs Knob synchline area, Northeast Tennessee, USA.  Proceedings of Environmental Impacts of Karst Symposium, St. Louis, MO 2012.  Carbonates and Evaporates Vol. 97:2,  Springer publications.  DOI: 10.1007/s13146-013-0152-7.  Available on-line through Open Access.

Klingel, Eric J.; Shiflet, Jason E.; Thomas J. Aley.  2010. Fluorescent dye tracing for defining chlorinated ethene plume remediation targets. Remediation Summer 2010, Pp 111-119, www.interscience.wiley.com.

Thomas J. Aley.  2010.  Management strategies for responding to White-Nose Syndrome in bats.  National Speleological Soc. News, Feb. 2010, Pp. 10-14.

Thomas J. Aley; Cathy Aley; Philip Moss; and Eric Hertzler.  2008.  Hydrogeological characteristics of delineated recharge areas for 40 biologically significant cave and spring systems in Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Illinois.  Proc. of 2007 National Cave and Karst Management Symposium, St. Louis.  Pp. 154-167.

Moss, Philip and Thomas J. Aley.  2008.  Dye tracing and recharge area delineation for varied land management purposes in the Southwest Illinois karst.  Proc. of 2007 National Cave and Karst Management Symposium, St. Louis.  Pp. 138-143.

Elliott, William R.; Kathy Echols; David C. Ashley; Thomas J. Aley; Alan Leary; and Paul McKenzie.  2008.  Waterborne contaminants in Tumbling Creek Cave, Missouri.  Proc. of 2007 National Cave and Karst Management Symposium, St. Louis.  Pp. 107-123.

Thomas J. Aley.  2008.  Chapter 15.  Tracer tests- dyes. IN: Weight, Willis D. Hydrogeology field manual.  McGraw-Hill.  Pp. 675-698.

Elliott, William R.; Thomas J. Aley; and Catherine L. Aley.  2008.  Conserving an Ozark cave.  Missouri Conservationist, Vol. 68:10, pp. 17-21

Elliott, William R. and Thomas J. Aley.  2006.  Karst conservation in the Ozarks: forty years at Tumbling Creek Cave.  Proc. of the 2005 National Cave Management Symposium, Albany, NY.  Pp. 204-214.

Thomas J. Aley; Kimberly Castillon; and John Sagendorf.  2006.  Strategy for managing alpha radiation in show-caves to protect caves, cave employees, and cave businesses.  Proc. of the 2005 National Cave Management Symposium, Albany, NY.  Pp. 62-71.

Elliott, William R; Stephen T. Samoray; Sara E. Gardner; and Thomas J. Aley. 2005.  Tumbling Creek Cave:  an ongoing conservation and restoration partnership.  American Caves, Spring 2005.  Pp. 8-13.

Evans, David; Henri Letient; and Thomas J. Aley.  2005  Aquifer vulnerability mapping in karstic terrain Antamina Mine, Peru.  Proc. Annual Mtng. Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration.  13p.

Thomas J. Aley.  2004.  Tourist caves; algae and lampenflora.  IN:  John Gunn (Editor).  Encyclopedia of Cave and Karst Science.  Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, New York and London, pp. 733-734.

Thomas J. Aley.  2004.  Forests on Karst.  IN:  John Gunn (Editor).  Encyclopedia of Cave and Karst Science.  Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, New York and London, pp. 368-369.

Neill, H; M. Gutierrez; and Thomas J. Aley.  2003.  Influences of agricultural practices on water quality of Tumbling Creek cave stream in Taney County, Missouri.  Environmental Geology, International Journal of Geosciences.  Springer-Verlag.  Published online 8 October 2003.

Thomas J. Aley.  2003.  Saving the Tumbling Creek Cavesnail.  Wings, Essays on Invertebrate Conservation, Spring 2003, pp. 18-23.

Hauwert, Nico M.; David A. Johns; James W. Sansom; and Thomas J. Aley.  2002.  Groundwater tracing of the Barton Springs Edwards Aquifer, Travis and Hays Counties, Texas.  Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Transactions, Vol. 52, pp. 377-384.

David Bednar and Thomas J. Aley.  2001.  Groundwater dye tracing: an effective tool to use during the highway development process to avoid or minimize impacts to karst groundwater resources.  IN:  Barry F. Beck and J. Gayle Herring, Editors.  Geotechnical and environmental applications of karst geology and hydrogeology.  A.A. Balkema Publishers, pp. 201-207.

Thomas J. Aley.  2001.  Fantastic Caverns Spring.  IN:  Bullard, Loring; Kenneth C. Thomson; and James E. Vandike.  Missouri Dept. of Natural Resources, Mo. Water Resources Report No. 68, pp. 74-79.

Thomas J. Aley.  2001.  Discussion of “A conceptual model for DNAPL transport in karst ground water basins” by Caroline M. Loop and William B. White.  Ground Water, Vol. 39:4, pp. 483-484.

Thomas J. Aley.  2000.  Karst groundwater.  Missouri Conservationist, Vol. 61:3, pp. 8-11.

David N. Mott; Mark R. Hudson; and Thomas J. Aley.  2000.  Hydrogeologic investigations reveal interbasin recharge contributes significantly to detrimental nutrient loads at Buffalo National River, Arkansas.  Environmental Hydrology; Proc. of the Arkansas Water Resources Center Annual Conference.  Arkansas Water Resources Center Publ. MSC-284, pp. 13-20.

Thomas J. Aley.  2000.  Sensitive environmental systems: karst systems.  Chapter 19, Section 19.1. IN: Lehr, Jay (Editor).  Handbook of environmental science, health, and technology.  McGraw-Hill.  Pp. 19.1 to 19.10.

Thomas J. Aley.  2000.  Ubiquitous environmental contaminants: radon and radon daughters.  Chapter 15, Section 15.3  IN: Lehr, Jay (Editor).  Handbook of environmental science, health, and technology.  McGraw-Hill.  Pp. 15.20 to 15.29.

Thomas J. Aley.  2000.  Water and land-use problems in areas of conduit aquifers.  IN: Klimchouk, Alexander; Derek C. Ford; Arthur N. Palmer; and Wolfgang Dreybrodt (Editors).   Speleogenesis; evolution of karst aquifers.  National Speleological Society, Huntsville, AL.  Pp. 481-484.

Call, G.K.; Thomas J. Aley; D.L. Campbell; and J. Farr.  1999.  Use of dye tracing and recharge area delineation in cave protection and conservation on private land.  Proc. 1997 National Cave Management Symposium, pp. 23-27.

Thomas J. Aley.  1999.  Karst hydrology; the dye is cast.  Keynote Address, Proc. 13th Australasian Conference on Cave and Karst Management, Mt. Gambier, South Australia, pp. 17-23.

Thomas J. Aley.  1999.  The Ozark Underground Laboratory's groundwater tracing handbook.  Ozark Underground Laboratory, Protem, MO.  35p.  Revised 2002.

Thomas J. Aley.  1999.  Modern dye-tracing data as fundamental input for karst modeling.  IN: Palmer, Arthur N.; Margaret V. Palmer; and Ira D. Sasowsky (Editors).  Karst Modeling; Proc. of Karst Modeling Symposium.  Karst Waters Institute Special Publication 5.  p. 228.

Mott, David N; Mark R. Hudson; and Thomas J. Aley.  1999.  Nutrient loads traced to interbasin groundwater transport at Buffalo National River, Arkansas.  On the Frontiers of Conservation; Proc. of 10th Conference on Research and Resource Management in Parks and on Public Lands, pp. 114-121.

George, Scott; Thomas J. Aley; and Arthur Lange.  1999.  Karst system characterization utilizing surface geophysical, downhole geophysical and dye tracing techniques.  Proc. 7th Multidisciplinary Conference on Sinkholes and the Engineering and Environmental Impacts of Karst.  A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam, pp. 225-242.

Hauwert, Nico M.; David A. Johns; and Thomas J. Aley.  1998.  Preliminary report on groundwater tracing studies within the Barton Creek and Williamson Creek watersheds, Barton Springs / Edwards Aquifer.  Barton Springs / Edwards Aquifer Conservation District and City of Austin Watershed Protection Department.  55p.

Mott, David N.; Mark R. Hudson; and Thomas J. Aley.  1998.  Water resources studies, geologic mapping, and dye tracing employed to develop a model of interbasin recharge, Buffalo National River, Arkansas.  Friends of Karst, Intern’l. Global Correlation Program Abstracts.  Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, p. 26.

Thomas J. Aley.  1998.  An editorial:  The Illinois cave amphipod; a collection of classical problems.  Amer. Caves, Vol. 11:1, pp. 8-11.

Stokes, T.R.;  Thomas J. Aley; and P. Griffiths.  1998.  Dye tracing in forested karst terrain: a case study on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.  Post-Conference Proc. of the 8th. Intern’l. Assoc. of Geological Engineers, Vancouver, B.C.

Thomas J. Aley.  1997.  Beyond the passage ends.  IN:  Taylor, Robert L. and Jonathan Beard (Editors).  Guidebook for the National Speleological Society Annual Convention; Exploring Missouri caves, pp. 38-45.

Thomas J. Aley.  1997.  Keynote Address: Dyes don't lie; practical karst hydrology.  Proc. Karst-water Environment Symposium.  Virginia Tech. Water Resources Research Center, pp. 1-8.

Thomas J. Aley.  1997.  Groundwater tracing in the epikarst.  The Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology of Karst Terranes; Proc. 6th Multidisciplinary Conference on Sinkholes and the Engineering and Environmental Impacts of Karst.  A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam, pp. 207-211.

Thomas J. Aley and Wilgus B. Creath.  1997.  Chapter 5, Mining and hydrology.  IN: Mineral Policy Center.  Golden dreams, poisoned streams, pp. 125-142.

Thomas J. Aley.  1997.  Caves in crisis.  Encyclopaedia Britannica Yearbook of Science and the Future, 1997, pp. 116-133.

Chilman, Kenneth; David Foster; and Thomas J. Aley.  1996.  River management at Ozark National Scenic Riverways.  IN:   Halvorson, William L. and Gary E. Davis, Editors.  Science and ecosystem management in the national parks.  Univ. Ariz. Press, Tucson, pp. 295-317.

Thomas J. Aley.  1996.  Procedures for tracing water with fluorescent dyes.  Robert W. Seabloom, Editor.  Proceedings of 9th Northwest On-Site Wastewater Treatment Short Course and Equipment Exhibition.  Univ. Washington, Seattle, pp. 329-341.

Stone, Paul R. III; William C. Nelson; Dennis Bowser; Thomas J. Aley; Thomas R. Tibbs; Rusi B. Charna; Edward M. Kellar; and Gerald J. Murphy.  1995.  Defining contaminant flow pathways in a complex geologic terrain using dye tracer studies.  Proc. Hydrocarbons and Organic Chemicals in Ground Water: Prevention, Detection, and Remediation.  Nat'l Ground Water Assn. and Amer. Petroleum Institute, pp. 239-253.

Field, Malcolm S.; Ronald G. Wilhelm; James F. Quinlan; and Thomas J. Aley.  1995.  An assessment of the potential adverse properties of fluorescent tracer dyes used for ground-water tracing.  Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, Vol. 38:1, pp. 75-96.

Thomas J. Aley.  Some thoughts on environmental management as related to cave use.  Australian Cave and Karst Management Association Jour. Vol. 17, pp. 4-10.

Thomas J. Aley, Catherine Aley, William R. Elliott, Peter W. Huntoon.  1993.  Karst and cave resource significance assessment of the Ketchikan Area, Tongass National Forest, Alaska.  Report by the Karst Resources Panel to the U.S. Forest Service.  79p. + appendixes.

Thomas J. Aley.  1992.  The water below.  Ozark Watch (Southwest Mo. State Univ.) Vol. 6:1 & 2, pp. 42-44.

Thomas J. Aley and Cathy Aley.  1991.  Delineation and hazard area mapping of areas contributing water to significant caves.  Proc. Eighth National Cave Management Symposium, pp. 116-122.

Stringer, Jeffrey W.; Bruce L. Slover; and Thomas J. Aley.  1991.  Speleoforestry; planning for an unseen resource.  Jour. of Forestry, Vol. 89:12, pp. 20-21.

Thomas J. Aley.  1989.  Assessing the areal extent of groundwater impacts in karst.  Third Annual Watershed Conf. Proc., Watershed Comm. of the Ozarks, Springfield, MO, pp. 187-191.

Thomas J. Aley.  1988.  Complex radial flow of ground water in flat-lying residuum-mantled limestone in the Arkansas Ozarks.  Proc. Second Environmental Problems in Karst Terranes and Their Solutions Conference, pp. 159-170.  National Water Well Association.

Quinlan, J.F.and Thomas J. Aley.  1987.  Discussion of “A new approach to the disposal of solid waste on land” by R.C. Heath and J.H. Lehr.  Ground Water Vol. 25:5, pp. 615-616.

Thomas J. Aley, and Cathy Aley.  1986.  Effects of land management on cave and water resources, Dry Medicine Lodge Creek Basin, Bighorn Mountains, Wyoming.  Proc. Sixth National Cave Management Symposium, pp. 79-92.

Thomas J. Aley, Cathy Aley, and Russell Rhodes.  1986.  Control of exotic plant growth in Carlsbad Caverns, New Mexico.  Proc. Sixth National Cave Management Symposium, pp. 159-171.

Thomas J. Aley.  1985.  Optical brightener sampling; a reconnaissance tool for detecting sewage in karst groundwater.  Hydrological Science and Technology Short Papers, Vol. 1:1, pp. 45-48.

Thomas J. Aley.  1984.  Groundwater tracing in water pollution studies.  National Speleological Society Bulletin, Vol. 46:2, pp. 17-20.

Thomas J. Aley and Cathy Aley.  1982.  Interpretive training for show cave personnel.  Proc. Fifth National Cave Management Symposium, pp. 91-92.

Thomas J. Aley.  1982.  Hydrologic impacts of urbanization in the soluble rock lands of Greene County, Missouri.  Proc. Fifth National Cave Management Symposium, pp. 61-69.

Thomas J. Aley Danny Halterman.  1982.  A conceptual characterization of the subsurface movement of toxic chemicals in soluble rock lands.  Proc. Fifth National Cave Management Symposium, pp. 77-80.

Thomas J. Aley and Kenneth C. Thomson.  1981.  Hydrogeologic mapping of unincorporated Greene County, Missouri, to identify areas where sinkhole flooding and serious groundwater contamination could result from land development.  Mo. Dept. of Natural Resources, map folio and project summary.

Thomas J. Aley.  1979.  Do threatened and endangered species threaten or endanger commercial interests at show caves?  Down Under, Vol. 14:2, pp. 24-26.

Thomas J. Aley and David I. Foster.  1979.  Deep secrets and dark problems; studies of karst springs in the Ozark National Scenic Riverways.  Proc. Second Conference on Scientific Research in the National Parks, Vol. 5, pp. 499-505.  U.S. National Park Service.

Thomas J. Aley and Catherine Aley.  1979.  Prevention of adverse impacts on endangered, threatened, and rare animal species in Benton and Washington Counties, Arkansas.  Northwest Arkansas Regional Planning Commission, Springdale,  35p.

Harmon, R.S.; H.P. Schwarcz, and Thomas J. Aley.  1978.  Isotopic studies of speleothems from a cave in southern Missouri, U.S.A.  IN: Zartman, Robert E. (Editor).  Short Papers of the Fourth Intern'l. Conf. on Geochronology, Cosmochronology, and Isotope Geology.  U.S. Geol. Surv. Open File Rept. 78-701.

Thomas J. Aley.  1978.  A predictive hydrologic model for evaluating the effects of land use and management on the quantity and quality of water from Ozark springs.  Missouri Speleology, Vol. 18, 185p.

Thomas J. Aley.  1978.  A predictive hydrologic model for evaluating the effects of land use and management on the quantity and quality of water from Ozark springs.  Missouri Speleology, Vol. 18, 185p. (a reprint of the final report on the Hurricane Creek Barometer Watershed study; reprinted with permission from U.S. Forest Service).

Thomas J. Aley.  1977.  Springs and sewage.  IN Sloane, Bruce; Editor.  Cavers, caves, and caving.  Rutgers Univ. Press, pp. 318-329.

Thomas J. Aley.  1977.  The Ozark Underground Laboratory.  IN Sloane, Bruce; Editor.  Cavers, caves, and caving.  Rutgers Univ. Press, pp. 140-158.

Thomas J. Aley.  1977.  A model for relating land use and groundwater quality in southern Missouri.  IN Dilamarter, R. R. and S. C. Csallany, Editors.  Hydrologic problems in karst regions.  Western Kentucky Univ. Press, pp. 323-332.

Thomas J. Aley.  1977.  The Ozark Underground Laboratory.  Proc. Second National Cave Management Symposium, pp. 94-98.

Thomas J. Aley.  1977.  Introductory comments on commercial and high value caves.  Proc. Second National Cave Management Symposium, pp. 52-53.

Thomas J. Aley.  1977.  Comments on cave radiation.  Proc. Second National Cave Management Symposium, pp. 75-76.

Thomas J. Aley and Doug Rhodes; Editors.  1977.  Proc. Second National Cave Management Symposium, 106p.

Thomas J. Aley and Mickey W. Fletcher.  1976.  The water tracer's cookbook.  Missouri Speleology, Vol. 16:6, pp. 1-32.

Thomas J. Aley.  1976.  Hydrology and surface management.  Proc. First National Cave Management Symposium, pp. 44-45.

Thomas J. Aley.  1976.  Caves, cows, and carrying capacity.  Proc. First National Cave Management Symposium, pp. 70-71.

Thomas J. Aley.  1975.  Hydrology.  IN: Gott, J. D.  Soil survey of Mark Twain National Forest Area, Missouri.  U.S. Dept. of Agric. Soil Survey Report, pp. 47-50.

Thomas J. Aley.  1974.  Groundwater problems in southwest Missouri and northwest Arkansas.  Missouri Speleology, Vol. 14:2, pp. 1-13.

 Thomas J. Aley, James H. Williams, and James W. Massello.  1972.  Groundwater contamination and sinkhole collapse induced by leaky impoundments in soluble rock terrain.  Engineering Geology Monographs, Series 5.  Missouri Geol. Survey and Water Resources.  32p.

Thomas J. Aley.  1972.  Control of unwanted plant growth in electrically lighted caves.  Caves and Karst, Vol. 14:5, pp. 33-35.

Thomas J. Aley.  1972.  Groundwater contamination from sinkhole dumps.  Caves and Karst, Vol. 14:3, pp. 17-23.

Thomas J. Aley.  1972.  The sinkhole dump and the spring.  Missouri Conservationist, Vol. 33:2, pp. 16-17.

Thomas J. Aley.  1970.  Temperature fluctuations at a small Ozark spring.  Caves and Karst, Vol. 12:4, pp. 25-30.

Thomas J. Aley.  1969.  Out of sight, out of mind.  Missouri Mineral Industry News, Vol. 9:12, pp. 163-166.

Thomas J. Aley.  1968.  Hydrology of a karst watershed in the Missouri Ozarks.  Caves and Karst, Vol. 10:6, pp. 49-55.

Thomas J. Aley.  1967.  Analytical review of White, William B. and Victor A. Schmidt.  1966.  Hydrology of a karst area in east-central West Virginia.  Water Resources Research, Vol. 2:3, pp. 549-560.     Review in Caves and Karst, Vol. 9:5, pp. 44-46.

Thomas J. Aley.  1967.  Water balance study of Greer Springs, Missouri.  Caves and Karst, Vol. 9:2, pp. 12-15.

Thomas J. Aley.  1967.  Analytical review of Sweeting, M. M.; G. E. Groom; V. H. Williams; C. D. Pigott; D. Ingle Smith; and G. T. Warwick.  1965.  Denudation in limestone regions; a symposium.  Geographical Journal, Vol. 131, Part 1, pp. 34-57.  Review in Caves and Karst, Vol. 9:1, pp. 5-6.

Crooke, Howard W., John M. Toups, and Thomas J. Aley.  1965.  Ground water recharge means “progress insurance” in Orange County, California.  Water and Sewage Works, Vol. 112:7, pp. 257-261.

Thomas J. Aley.  1965.  Analytical review of Brown, R.F. and T.W. Lambert.  1963.  Reconnaissance of ground-water resources in the Mississippian Plateau region of Kentucky.  U.S. Geol. Surv. Water Supply Paper 1603.  58p.  Review in Cave Notes, Vol. 7:2, pp. 9-13.

Thomas J. Aley.  1965.  Corrasional cave passage enlargement.  Cave Notes, Vol. 7:1, pp. 2-4.

Thomas J. Aley.  1964.  Origin and hydrology of caves in the White Limestone of north central Jamaica.  Dept. of Geography, Univ. of Calif., Berkeley.  29p.

Thomas J. Aley.  1964.  Echinoliths--an important solution feature in the stream caves of Jamaica.  Cave Notes, Vol. 6:1, pp. 3-5.

Thomas J. Aley.  1964.  Sea caves in the coastal karst of western Jamaica.  Cave Notes, Vol. 6:1, pp. 1-3.

Thomas J. Aley.  1963.  Basic hydrographs for subsurface flow in limestone terrain:  theory and application.  Cave Notes, Vol. 5:4, pp. 26-30.

Thomas J. Aley.  1963.  Water balances for limestone terrain.  Cave Notes, Vol. 5:3, pp. 17-22.

Thomas J. Aley.  1962.  Analytical review of Gurnee, Russell; Richard Anderson; Albert C. Mueller; and Jose Limeras.  1961.  Barton Hill Project; a study of the hydrology of limestone terrain.  National Speleological Society Bulletin.  Vol. 23, Part I.  30p.  Review in Cave Notes, Vol. 4:4, pp. 32-33.

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