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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 net radiation is the sum of incident and reflected sun and sky shortwave radiation plus incident and reflected atmospheric long-wave radiation [16].?

Checkout all 2699 terms in the KarstBase Glossary of Karst and Cave Terms

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KarstBase a bibliography database in karst and cave science.

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Chemistry and Karst, White, William B.
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Karst environment, Culver D.C.
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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Conference and Field Seminars on Water Resources and Environmental Problems in Karst

Dates: From 14 Sep, 2005 till 19 Sep, 2005
Location: Belgrade-Kotor, Yugoslavia

First part of the conference will be held in Belgrade, at SANU ? Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts from 14. ? 15. September 2005.

Second part of the conference and field seminars will be in Kotor ? Montenegro. Lectures, oral and poster presentations will be in hotel FJORD ? Kotor from 16. ? 19. September 2005.

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1. Hydrogeology and multidisciplinary research of karst;

2. Management and sustainable use of karstic water resources;

3. Vulnerability of karst environment and ecological problems;

4. Impact of man-made structures on karst eco-system;

5. Geo- and bio-diversities and their protection in karst;

6. Legal aspects of environmental impact in karst;

7. Environmental education;


Anyone working in the area of karst water resources and karst geomorphology recognizes the name of Jovan Cvijic. His book Das Karstphanmen (Wien, 1893) was a milestone in karstology. This book, titled "Karst", was published in Belgrade in 1895. At that time, end of the nineteenth century, karstology was a young science and the best-substantiated theories were established by the studies undertaken at the area of Dinaric karst.

Survival in karst, due to lack of drinking water, was a greater challenge than in any other non-karstic areas. The complexities of the challenges, as shortage of water and natural hazards, are particularly present in the area with the highest precipitation in Europe, in Montenegro Dinaric karst area, around the Boka Kotorska Bay.

In the city of Belgrade we will do our best to provide for you a framework of Cvijic's scientific karstologist's spirit and good science in wonderful locations through the city. In the Boka Kotorska area we will show you a large concentrated amount of spectacular karst features and phenomenon.

I look forward and will be honored to meeting all of you at International Conference and Field Seminar: Water Resources & Environmental Problems in Karst in September 2005.

Petar Milanovic

31 Dec, 1969 - 31 Dec, 1969,
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