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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 Also we have forum there. ...

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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PhD Alexander Klimchouk (Ukraine)

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Website: www.speleogenesis.info
Affiliation: Ukrainian Institute of Speleology and Karstology
Position: Director
Specialization: Geomorphology
Geoactivity: Western Ukraine, Crimea, Western Caucasus, Turkey, North America, Middle East
Interests: karst geomorphology and hydrogeology, speleogenesis, gypsum karst, high mountain karst, hypogene speleogenesis
Member of Speleogenesis.info since 2005-03-01

Dr. Alexander Klimchouk

CV of Alexander Klimchouk

CURRICULUM VITAE

Date and place of birth: 29 August, 1956; Odessa, Ukraine

Nationality: Ukrainian

Marriage Status: Married in 1975, two children, Oleg (1976) and Aleksiy (1982)

Professional Address

Ukrainian Institute of Speleology and Karstology
TavricheskyNational University
4 Prospect Vernadskogo,
Simferopol 95007

Ukraine

Phone: +380-65-2638857   +380-50-3522948

E-mail: klim@speleogenesis.info

Academic Qualifications:

M.Sc. in Physical Geography and Geomorphology, 1983, Kiev State University

Ph.D. in Hydrogeology, 1999, Institute of Geological Sciences, Natl.Acad. of Sci. of Ukraine

Foreign languages:  Russian, English

Research Fields:karst hydrology and geomorphology, speleogenesis, hypogene and artesian speleogenesis, gypsum karst, epikarst, high mountain karst, subsidence hazard and land use in karst terrains.

Scientific publications: over 300 scientific works in the field of karstology and speleology, published in national and international journals, books and conference proceedings, including 12 authored and edited books and over 60 papers in international peer-reviewed journals.

Present positions:

2006 – present: Director, Ukrainian Institute of Speleology and Karstology, Ministry of Science & Education of Ukraine and National Academy of Science of Ukraine

Previous positions:

2006-2007: Outstanding Visiting Scholar, National Cave and Karst Research Institute, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology,

1993 – 2006: Senior Scientist, Department of Hydrogeological Problems, Institute of Geological Sciences, Natl. Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

1990-1993: Part-time Director, Kiev Karst & Speleological Center, Natl. Academy of Sciences of the Ukraine, Kiev

1990-1993: Scientist, Department of Hydrogeological Problems, Institute of Geological Sciences, Natl. Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

1973 - 1990: Technician, Research Assistant, Head of the Karst & Speleological Department, Institute of Geological Sciences, Natl. Academy of Sciences of the Ukraine, Kiev

Other professional activities:

Current:

Secretary-Adjunct (Member of the Bureau) of the Union International of Speleology
(1991-1998, 1998-2001, 2009-present)

President, Commission on Karst Hydrogeology and Speleogenesis of the Union International of Speleology (since 1994)

Editor-in-Chief, the online Journal of Speleogenesis and Evolution of Karst Aquifers (www.journal.speleogenesis.info), the UIS Commission on Karst Hydrogeology and Speleogenesis.

Editor-in-Chief, "Speleology and Karstology", the scientific journal of the National Academy of Science of Ukraine

Full Member, Karst Commission of the International Geographical Union (since 2000)

Member, the Advisory Board of the International Journal of Speleology, UIS (since 1995), the Advisory Board of the "Theoretical and Applied Karstology", the journal of the Romanian Academy of Sciences (since 2000), the Advisory Board of the “Acta Carsologica”, the journal of the Slovenian Karst Institute.

Member, the Science Committee of the 15th International Congress of Speleology, Texas, USA, 2009.

Member, the Science Committee of the International Conference on Karst, Malaga, Spain, 2010

Past:

Senior Vice-President of the Union International of Speleology (2005-2009)

Vice-President, National Association of Soviet Speleologists (1986-1991)

President, Ukrainian Speleological Association, the recognized national body (1992-1997; 2003-2005)

Secretary-Adjunct (Member of the Bureau) of the Union International of Speleology
(1991-1998, 1998-2001)

Corresponding Member for the International Geographical Union Commission: "Environmental Changes in Karst Areas" (1990-1996)

Full Member, Commission of the International Geographical Union: "Sustainable Development & Management of Karst Terrains " (1996-2000)

Participant to the UNESCO/IGCP No. 299 Project "Geology, Climate, Hydrology and Karst Formation" (1990-1995) and IGCP No. 513 Project “Karst Aquifers and Water Resources”

Partner to the EC Framework IV Project ROSES, “Risk of Subsidence due to Evaporite Solution” (1998-2000)

Member, the Advisory Board of the "Encyclopedia of Cave and Karst Science ", Fitzroy Dearborn, UK (2002-2004)

Editor of the "Light", the International Speleological Journal for the Commonwealth of Independent States (former USSR) (1991-1997)

Member, the Editorial Board of the "Peshchery" (Caves) – Interuniversity Collection of Scientific Transactions, Perm, Russia (1987-1995)

Principal Organizer and Chair of the 5-th All-Union Congress of Karstology and Speleology, Kiev, 1987

Principal Organizer and Chair of the International Conference on Karst Hydrogeology of Artesian Basins, Chernivtsi, Ukraine, 2009.

Karst research and cave exploration activity:

Western Ukraine, Crimea (Ukraine); Northern Russia, Ural (Russia); Central Asia (Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan); Western Caucasus (Georgia-Abkhazia, Russia); Turkey (Central Taurus), Armenia, Ethiopia, Julian Alps (Slovenia), Sicily and Pre-Alps (Italy), Rocky Mountains (Canada), New Mexico and Texas (USA), South China.

 

Research projects: During 1979-1993 directed 19 R&D projects funded by governmental agencies and industries of the USSR, Ukraine, Armenia, Ethiopia

1998-2000 - Ukrainian Principal Investigator for the EC Framework IV Project ROSES (Risk of subsidence due to evaporite solution)

2006-2010 – Principal Investigator for three R&D projects funded by the government of Ukraine

Awards and Honors:

1977: Golden Medal, All-Union Tourist Counsel

1985: Certificate of Honor, All-Union Geographical Society

1985: Certificate of Honor, Ukrainian Geographical Society

1990: Honorary Citizen of Alabama and South Dakota States

1991: Honorary member of the National Speleological Society (USA.)

1996: Research Fellowship of the University of Padova (Italy)

1997: Honorary member of the Ukrainian Speleological Association

1998 - 2005: Inclusion to "Who’s Who in the World", 16th through 22th Editions

2000: International fellow, The Explorers Club (New York)

2005: The Morozov’s Medal (Russia) for outstanding achievements in cave exploration

2006: Outstanding Visiting Scholar, National Cave and Karst Research Institute and NMT (USA)

2010: Laureate of the Ukraine State Prize in Science and Technology