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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 aquatic is living in water. aquatic cave animals include amphipods, isopods, crayfish, planarians, fish, and blind salamanders [23]. see also terrestrial; marine.?

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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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"Climate Change: the Karst Record", the IV International Symposium

Dates: From 26 May, 2006 till 29 May, 2006
Location: Baile-Herculaine, Romania


The ?Theoretical and Applied Karstology? (TAK) International Symposium has a long tradition in gathering scientists from all fields related to the science of karst and caves, ranging from theoretical ones (such as karst geology, caves mineralogy, physics and chemistry of karst processes, geomorphology) to applicative studies (hydrogeology, show-caves management, sustainable development in karst regions, etc).

In 2006, the XIXth edition of this symposium will be dedicated to the IVth International Conference ?Climate Change: the Karst Record? (KR IV). After the successful KR meetings in Bergen (1996), Krakow (2000) and Montpellier (2003), we would like to bring together again colleagues from all over the world sharing an interest in using cave deposits for paleoclimate reconstructions.

All presentations dealing with speleothem records (chronology, geochemistry, isotopic, paleomagnetic, petrographic, etc.) as well as other cave deposits (detrital, archaeologic, palaeontologic) relevant for climate history, evolution of karst regions and cave systems, as well as present-day cave conditions monitoring in relation with climate are welcomed. We also welcome theoretical approaches and models relevant for cave deposits interpretation (e.g. speleothem growth models, accumulation rates of cave sediments, etc.).


? present-day karst environments;
? paleoclimate as derived from karst records;
? karst evolution, karst modeling and paleokarst;
? cave fossil remains and paleoclimate;
? karst archaeology and climatic interpretations

Details can be fount at:

31 Dec, 1969 - 31 Dec, 1969,
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