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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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That ground-water dam is a geological stratum serving as a subsurface dam [16].?

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That marble is 1. metamorphosed and recrystallized carbonate rock that is generally capable of supporting cave development. for example much of the antro del corchia in italy and many caves in the south nordland area of norway have formed in marble [9]. 2. limestone recrystallized and hardened by heat and pressure. 3. commercially, any limestone that will take a high polish [10].?

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Speleology of Georgia

Dear colleagues, I would like to inform you, that in Republic of Georgia created Speleological Society of Georgia. By following a link below you can read interesting information about speleology of Georgia. https://speleologygeorgia. wordpress.com/. ...
Lasha Asanidze on 25 Apr, 2015

Geocaching in Relation to Caves

Hello. I work for the BLM, Roswell Field office and was wondering if anyone knows how to actually get in contact with Geocaching.com? There doesn't seem to be a way of communicating a serious issue to. ...
Mike Bilbo on 29 Oct, 2014

Is it a karst terrane, karst terrain, or both?

~~According to the U.S. Geological Survey, a terrane is defined as “A rock formation or assemblage of rock formations that share a common geologic history. A geologic terrane is distinguished from neighboring terranes by its different. ...
Cory BlackEagle on 28 Oct, 2014

Karst Division is created in the GSA

Greetings Fellow GSA Member and Karst Aficionado! I personally want to thank you very much for signing our petition a year ago! Thanks to the efforts of a large number of people, I am very pleased to. ...
Cory BlackEagle on 27 Oct, 2014

Upcoming meetings

Environmental Safety and Construction in Karst Areas

26 May, 2015 - 29 May, 2015, Perm, Russia
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23rd International Karstological School "Classical Karst" Caves – Exploration and Studies combined with the 50th Anniversary of International Union of Speleology - UIS

15 Jun, 2015 - 19 Jun, 2015, Postojna, Slovenia
Topic and Goals The International Karstological School “Classical Karst” has been conducted annually since 1993. Different aspects of karst studies are presented each year. The basic objectives are to present the state-of-the-art in the selected topic, and encourage discussions related to the school’s topic through lectures, poster presentations and field trips in. ...
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International Conference on Groundwater in Karst

20 Jun, 2015 - 28 Jun, 2015, Birmingham, UK
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON GROUNDWATER IN KARST With optional pre-and post-conference field trips 20-26 June 2015, Birmingham, UK PRELIMINARY ANNOUNCEMENT The word "karst" is a germanization of the place name for a region in the northwest Dinaric area that is commonly referred to as "the Classic Karst". The word has passed into the scientific vocabulary to. ...
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Summer School on Speleothem Science

23 Aug, 2015 - 29 Jan, 2015, Oxford, UK
A Summer School on Speleothem Science will be held on 23-29 August 2015 in Oxford, UK, and is aimed at an international audience. Early career researchers, PhD students, and undergraduates that are active, or otherwise interested in this field of research, are kindly invited to join. The Summer School will be comprised. ...
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Deadline for "Karst Groundwater" at Birmingham is approaching soon

A reminder that 14th March is the deadline for submission of abstracts for the "Karst Groundwater at Birmingham" conference.
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Hypogenic caves in the region of Murcia, Spain, Vol.I

First publication of three volumes devoted to hypogenic caves in the region of Murcia - Spain.
30 Jan, 2015| Read more

Summer School on Speleothem Science

The registration for the "Summer School on Speleothem Science" will be open from January 26th to April 3rd. The school will be held on 23-29 August 2015 in Oxford, UK, and is aimed at an international audience.
28 Jan, 2015| Read more

13th International Symposium on Pseudokarst

An announce of the 13th International Symposium on Pseudokarst to be held in the Czech Republic 16-19 September 2015
20 Jan, 2015| Read more

Call for GSA 2015 karst program proposals

A message from GSA Karst Division Chairman Cory Blackeagle about forming a karst program for this yearâs GSA Convention
17 Jan, 2015| Read more

UIS 50th Anniversary Celebration and 23rd International Karstological School

The celebration of the UIS 50th Anniversary will held with the 23rd International Karstological School in Postoina, Slovenia in June 2015
08 Dec, 2014| Read more

New book on Karst and Tectonics

Springer-Verlag has recently published the book "Dynamic Tectonics and Karst" by Prof. Stefan Shanov and Assoc. Prof. Konstantin Kostov from the Geological Institute of Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.
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Karst Graduate Student Opportunity

An announcement of a graduate student (MSc) opportunity for karst work in Guam.
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International Symposium on Hierarchical Flow Systems in Karst Regions
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Current Speleogenesis ISSUE

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Papadopoulou - Vrynioti Kyriaki; Kampolis, Isidoros
Speleogenesis and Evolution of Karst Aquifers, 2012
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Speleogenesis and Evolution of Karst Aquifers, 2012
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Speleogenesis and Evolution of Karst Aquifers, 2012
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The use of damaged speleothems and in situ fault displacement monitoring to characterise active tectonic structures: an example from Zapadni Cave, Czech Republic , Briestensky, Milos; Stemberk, Josef; Rowberry, Matt D.;, 2014
Linking mineral deposits to speleogenetic processes in Cova des Pas de Vallgornera (Mallorca, Spain)., Onac B.P., Fornós J.J., Merino A., Ginés J., Diehl J., 2014
Geologic constraints and speleogenesis of Cova des Pas de Vallgornera, a complex coastal cave from Mallorca Island (Western Mediterranean), Ginés, J.; Fornós, J.J.; Ginés, A.; Merino, A.; Gràcia, F., 2014
Variability of groundwater flow and transport processes in karst under different hydrologic conditions, Ravbar, Nataša, 2013
Quaternary glacial cycles: Karst processes and the global CO2 budget, Larson Erik B.; Mylroie John E., 2013
Carbon fluxes in Karst aquifers: Sources, sinks, and the effect of storm flow, White William B., 2013
Interpretation of hydrogeological functioning of a high karst plateau using the KARSYS approach: the case of Trnovsko-Banjška planota (Slovenia), Turk Janez, Malard Arnauld, Jeannin Pierre-Yves, Vouillamoz Jonathan, Masini Jean, Petrič Metka, Gabrovšek Franci, Ravbar Nataša, Slabe Tadej, 2013
Characterization and conceptualization of a relict karst aquifer (Bilecik, Turkey), Aydin, H.; Ekmekci, M.; Soylu, M.E., 2013
Hypogenic origin of Provalata Cave, Republic of Macedonia: a distinct case of successive thermal carbonic and sulfuric acid speleogenesis, Temovski, Marjan; Audra, Philippe; Mihevc, Andrej; Spangenberg, Jorge E. ; Polyak, Victor; McIntosh, William; Bigot, Jean-Yves. , 2013