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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. ...

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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PhD position in Experimental Karst Hydrology at the University of Freiburg

Author Speleogenesis News Manager. Posted on 05 May, 2017

A vacancy is open for PhD position in Experimental Karst Hydrology within the research project “Global Assessment of Water Stress in Karst Regions in a Changing World (GloW)” funded by the Emmy-Noether Programme of the German Research Foundation (DFG).

We invite applications for a TV-L 13 position, 65% for 3 years, starting August 2017.

In the framework of this position, an extensive monitoring network will be established in three karst areas in Germany, Spain and the UK with the purpose of exploring the spatial variability of the flow pathways and water storage in the shallow subsurface of the different karst regions (soil & epikarst). Combining observations of soil moisture and soil water isotope dynamics at a large number of measurements points will allow to simulate the spatiotemporal variability of shallow subsurface hydrological processes and consequently of the generation of groundwater recharge. The findings of the PhD project will contribute to the development and improvement of a large-scale karst hydrology model. The PhD candidate will be responsible for the sampling and analysis of the temporal and spatial distribution of soil moisture and stable isotopes of water in the soil and epikarst at the three karst areas.

The PhD candidate will use observed soil moisture and stable isotope patterns to derive long-term flow pathways (matrix/macropore), flow velocities, mixing patterns and downward percolation. This will require the installation of the soil moisture probes at the three sites, the frequent sampling of soil cores for soil water isotope analysis (equilibrium method), and the application of a physically-based 1D model for variably saturated conditions.

All applicants should have a MSc degree in hydro(geo)logy, soil science or environmental science or in a closely related field. We encourage applications from enthusiastic dedicated individuals with strong quantitative skills as well as good writing skills in English (German and Spanish are an asset) who enjoy working in the multi-disciplinary team of the GloW project (in total 5 researchers). Strong experimental background and willingness to travel frequently to the field sites and work in the field is essential (field campaigns of several weeks are to be expected). Knowledge of stable isotope hydrology and tracer techniques is an asset. A driving license (class B) is required.

We offer an interdisciplinary, international work environment within a formal PhD program (http://www.gs.esgc.uni-freiburg.de). An intensive exchange of the PhD students between Freiburg and the research teams at Spain (Center of Hydrogeology of the University of Malaga) and the UK (Department of Civil Engineering of the University of Bristol) is foreseen.

The University of Freiburg is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the proportion of women scientists. Consequently, we actively encourage applications from qualified women. We also welcome applications from candidates with severe disabilities who will be given preferential consideration in case of equal qualification.

Please send your application including a cover letter, CV, an example of your own scientific writing (if available), a statement of research interests, certificate & transcript of your highest degree earned and the names and contact details of at least two potential references in one pdf-file to Andreas Hartmann (andreas.hartmann@hydrology.uni-freiburg.de). Application deadline is June 1 st 2017.

 

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UIS KHS Commission Report for 2013-2017

05 Jul, 2017

Commission of Karst Hydrogeology and Speleogenesis 2013-2017 Activity Report Background and Goals The UIS Commission on Karst Hydrogeology and Speleogenesis (KHS Commission) started in 1994 as a Working Group with the same name In 1997 it had been upgraded to the Commission by the UIS General Assembly (ICS-12, Switzerland). ...

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UIS KHS Commission: Nominations are open for the election of officers

12 Jun, 2017

Dear members of the UIS KHS Commission, The 17th International Congress of Speleology in Sydney, Australia is quickly approaching The UIS KHS Commission has to present an activity report for the period since the last Congress in Brno (2013-2017) and elect new officers (President and two Vice-Presidents), either prior or during the Congress. ...

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Welcome to Karstology doctoral study

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The Karstology doctoral study programme is a world-wide unique programme which provides a comprehensive study of karst science, combining the study of the karst landscape, karst caves, karst hydrogeology, biology and ecology of karst in one course of study It was designed for students who wish to gain deeper insight of this broadly integrated system of karst sciences. ...

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Post-doctoral research position in China

08 May, 2017

Postdoctoral fellowships are available for the karst-related carbon-water cycle and the global change study (including the global climate change, and carbon and water cycle studies) in the State Key Laboratory of Environmental Geochemistry, Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) (http://englishgyig. ...

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PhD position in Experimental Karst Hydrology at the University of Freiburg

05 May, 2017

A vacancy is open for PhD position in Experimental Karst Hydrology within the research project “Global Assessment of Water Stress in Karst Regions in a Changing World (GloW)” funded by the Emmy-Noether Programme of the German Research Foundation (DFG) We invite applications for a TV-L 13 position, 65% for 3 years, starting August 2017. ...

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