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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. ...

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Chemistry and Karst, White, William B.
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Mushroom Speleothems: Stromatolites That Formed in the Absence of Phototrophs, Bontognali, Tomaso R.R.; D’Angeli Ilenia M.; Tisato, Nicola; Vasconcelos, Crisogono; Bernasconi, Stefano M.; Gonzales, Esteban R. G.; De Waele, Jo
Calculating flux to predict future cave radon concentrations, Rowberry, Matt; Marti, Xavi; Frontera, Carlos; Van De Wiel, Marco; Briestensky, Milos
Microbial mediation of complex subterranean mineral structures, Tirato, Nicola; Torriano, Stefano F.F;, Monteux, Sylvain; Sauro, Francesco; De Waele, Jo; Lavagna, Maria Luisa; D’Angeli, Ilenia Maria; Chailloux, Daniel; Renda, Michel; Eglinton, Timothy I.; Bontognali, Tomaso Renzo Rezio
Evidence of a plate-wide tectonic pressure pulse provided by extensometric monitoring in the Balkan Mountains (Bulgaria), Briestensky, Milos; Rowberry, Matt; Stemberk, Josef; Stefanov, Petar; Vozar, Jozef; Sebela, Stanka; Petro, Lubomir; Bella, Pavel; Gaal, Ludovit; Ormukov, Cholponbek;
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16th International Congress of Speleology

Dates: From 21 Jul, 2013 till 28 Jul, 2013
Location: Brno, Czech Republic
Organisation: Czech Speleological Society & UIS
Contact: Congress Office

the Congress will be organized from 21st to 28th of July 2013 in Brno, Czech Republic.

First circular and more information is available from the Congress website.

NEW!  Second Circular is now available - click to download a PDF file.

Registration starts on August 1, 2012

Message from Zdenek Motycka, the Chairman of the 16th International Congress of Speleology Organizing Committee, announcing the 2nd Circular for this important event:


Dear Colleagues, Dear Caving Friends,

I am pleased to present you the 2nd Circular of 16th International Congress of Speleology. This World´s premier speleological event will be held within 14 months from now and, hopefully, it will become the greatest international speleo-event ever. In the 2nd Circular you can find the most important information about the Congress, especially about the pre- and post-Congress excursions and field trips. More detailed information about the Congress program, all important deadlines, other announcements and specifications will be progressively published on the Congress website

Also, other language versions of the 2nd Circular (French, Spanish, German) will be published soon!

My cordial invitation to all to attend the Congress, and sincere thanks to all who help us with the 2nd Circular, specifically to George Veni for his kind help with English!

Zdenek Motycka
16th ICS Organizing Committee Chairman

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31 Dec, 1969 - 31 Dec, 1969,
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