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Speleology in Kazakhstan

Shakalov on 04 Jul, 2018
Hello everyone!   I pleased to invite you to the official site of Central Asian Karstic-Speleological commission ("Kaspeko")   There, we regularly publish reports about our expeditions, articles and reports on speleotopics, lecture course for instructors, photos etc. ...

Speleology in Kazakhstan

Shakalov on 04 Jul, 2018
Hello everyone!   I pleased to invite you to the official site of Central Asian Karstic-Speleological commission ("Kaspeko")   There, we regularly publish reports about our expeditions, articles and reports on speleotopics, lecture course for instructors, photos etc. ...

Speleology in Kazakhstan

Shakalov on 11 Jul, 2012
Hello everyone!   I pleased to invite you to the official site of Central Asian Karstic-Speleological commission ("Kaspeko")   There, we regularly publish reports about our expeditions, articles and reports on speleotopics, lecture course for instructors, photos etc. ...

New publications on hypogene speleogenesis

Klimchouk on 26 Mar, 2012
Dear Colleagues, This is to draw your attention to several recent publications added to KarstBase, relevant to hypogenic karst/speleogenesis: Corrosion of limestone tablets in sulfidic ground-water: measurements and speleogenetic implications Galdenzi,

The deepest terrestrial animal

Klimchouk on 23 Feb, 2012
A recent publication of Spanish researchers describes the biology of Krubera Cave, including the deepest terrestrial animal ever found: Jordana, Rafael; Baquero, Enrique; Reboleira, Sofía and Sendra, Alberto. ...

Caves - landscapes without light

akop on 05 Feb, 2012
Exhibition dedicated to caves is taking place in the Vienna Natural History Museum   The exhibition at the Natural History Museum presents the surprising variety of caves and cave formations such as stalactites and various crystals. ...

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That Darcy's law is an empirical law given as which states that the average volumetric discharge of flow through a porous medium is directly proportional to the hydraulic gradient assuming that the flow is laminar and inertia can be neglected. note: q=discharge, k=hydraulic conductivity, a=cross-sectional area, dh/dl=gradient, and a minus sign is attached as a convention to indicate that flow occurs in the direction of decreasing head [5].?

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About Speleogenesis project

Speleogenesis.info is a non-profit platform aimed to integrate and promote efforts of the international community of cave and karst scholars in information exchange, communication and collaboration.  Speleogenesis.info develops and maintains various networking and information resources (Speleogenesis Network), serving as a hub of collaborative activities of individual researchers and research institutions involved into karst and geospeleology studies. It also supports an online scientific journal, “Speleogenesis and Evolution of Karst Aquifers”, that brings together research on developments in geospeleology and karst science pertinent to the origin and evolution of dissolution caves and conduit permeability.

Speleogenesis and Evolution of Karst Aquifers

The scope of the Journal is Speleogenesis, the origin and development of dissolution caves. Speleogenesis can be adequately understood only within the broader context of the Hydrogeologic Setting and Evolution of Karst. In its turn, speleogenesis is a primary process that determines essential features of the hydrogeology of karst, and guides its evolution in many ways. Therefore these fields also fall into the scope of the Journal.

In its quarterly issues, the Journal publishes original peer-reviewed articles submitted by authors, invited papers that review and summarise major aspects of the field and papers selected from symposium proceedings and more traditional, disciplinary and speleological journals published world-wide. The Editors and the members of the Editorial Board select papers on the basis of their potential to highlight important and interesting developments in the area of speleogenesis, karst hydrogeology and evolution.

The general aim of this virtual Journal is to foster studies in the fields by familiarising all cave and karst scientists with important recent advances and by concentrating in a single and easily accessible place much essential knowledge about speleogenesis, hydrogeology and evolution of karst that is at present documented in a vast array of diffuse literature.

The Journal employs several means to achieve this aim. Firstly, the Journal intends to provide users with experts' literature search for important speleogenesis papers across the wide range of journals and symposium proceedings, and with papers that review and summarise core knowledge on major aspects of the field. Secondly, it provides a modern and convenient outlet for rapid publication of the results of current researches. Thirdly, with all kinds of papers, constantly accumulated throughout years in a single and easy accessible place, the Journal will provide users with a unique structured scientific resource, a kind of a reference library on the fundamentals and important developments in the fields, a solid basis for reflection about their scope and for indicating possible trends for future research. The Journal also provides a special informal Forum for exchange of the opinions and ideas, debating issues and rising questions. Also, the Journal will maintain a bibliography search facility and provide for reviews of traditionally published most important and interesting works.

Last but not least, the online Journal provides a unique possibility to update or revise papers previously published, whenever the need arises, to account for newly emerging facts, research results and ideas. This possibility is important, and is specifically utilised, for papers that review and summarise essential knowledge on major aspects and problems of speleogenesis, karst hydrogeology and evolution.

Editorial Board

The guidance for the journal and selection of papers to be published and highlighted in it is provided by twenty leading cave and karst scientists from 13 nations:

Editor-in-Chief

  • Klimchouk, Alexander, Ukrainian Institute of Speleology and Karstology, Ukraine

Editorial Board:

  • Alexander, Calvin, University of Minnesota, USA
  • Audra, Philippe, Universite Nice-Sophia-Antipolis, France
  • De Waele, Jo, University of Bologna, Italy
  • Dreybrodt, Wolfgang, University of Bremen, Germany
  • Faulkner, Trevor, University of Birmingham, UK
  • Gabrovsek, Franci, Karst Research Institute, Slovenia
  • Gunn, John, University of Birmingham, UK
  • Ford, Derek, McMaster University, Canada
  • Hauselmann, Philipp, Universität für Bodenkultur, Vienna, Austria
  • Jeannin, Pierre-Yves, Swiss Institute for Speleology and Karst Studies, SISKA
  • Lauritzen, Stein-Erik, Bergen University, Norway
  • Lowe, David, British Geological Survey, UK
  • Mylroie, John, Mississippi State University, USA
  • Osborne, Armstrong, University of Sydney, Australia
  • Palmer, Arthur, State University of New York, Oneonta, NY, USA
  • Plan, Lucas, Vienna Museum of Natural History, Austria
  • Schindel, Geary, Edwards Aquifer Authority, USA
  • Sustersic France, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Veni, George, National Cave and Karst Research Institute, USA
  • White, William, Pennsylvania State University, USA
  • Worthington, Stephen, Worthington Groundwater, Canada

Journal webmaster: 

  • Alexey Kopchinskiy, Vienna University of Technology

Publication Policy

The Speleogenesis and Evolution of Karst Aquifers journal publishes original research and review articles, comments and book reviews, but also re-publishes peer-selected articles from prime karst and cave journals and conference proceedings of a broader scope and features relevant publications from a wide range of the most valuable peer-reviewed geoscience journals.

Aims & Scope

Speleogenesis and Evolution of Karst Aquifers is an online scientific journal that brings together research on developments in geospeleology and karst science pertinent to the origin and development of dissolution caves and conduit permeability (speleogenesis).

Speleogenesis and Evolution of Karst Aquifers is a specialized umbrella journal that, in addition to publishing original research articles, re-publishes carefully selected articles from sister karst and cave journals of a broader scope and conference proceedings, and also indexes/highlights peer-selected relevant articles from a wide range of the most valuable peer-reviewed geoscience journals by providing citations/abstracts linked to original full-text resources.