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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. ...

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. ...

Did you know?

That microkarren is very small dissolutional channels, commonly 1-3mm across; parallel, convergent or randomly intersecting on a limestone surface. though found in all climatic regions they are most conspicuous in semi-arid and periglacial environments, where dissolutional processes are minimal and very slow. the random patterns of some microkarren may be due to the effects of condensation water [9].?

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PhD John Gunn (United Kingdom)

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Address: Limestone Research Group GEES (School of Geography, Earth & Environmental Sciences) University of Birmingham Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT UK
Affiliation: University of Birmingham
Position: Honorary Professor
Specialization: Hydrogeology
Geoactivity: Mainly UK & Ireland with occasional forays to Ethiopia
Interests: Karst hydrogeology / geomorphology / speleology. Conservation. Quarrying.
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