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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 pendulite is a kind of stalactite which has been partly submerged [25]. and the submerged part covered with dog-tooth spar to give the appearance of a drumstick.?

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

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The Speleogenesis Community has reached 700 members
Klimchouk on 03 Aug, 2012

Yesterday our membership has reached 700.  It has doubled during last three years, which indicates that the Speleogenesis site and the UIS KHS Commission (now in a close cooperation with the IAH Karst Commission) successfully perform their roles in fostering the development of karstology and geospeleology, and international cooperation and information exchange in these fields.

We have developed a lot of important services in the Speleogenesis site, and many tools that allow members to directly participate in information exchange and resource development. I would like to use this occasion to encourage members to actively use these tools. For your convenience, access to most of them is assembled in your Member Area, which you can enter whenever you have logged in. Below is the list of some of the tools which you might want to use for sharing information with the Speleogenesis Community.

Best wishes!


--Alexander Klimchouk

Speleogenesis Blog
There are many reasons and many ways of using the Speleogenesis Blog – read more about this at )

News & announces
(publish any news / announcements pertinent to karst and cave science

Speleogenesis Calendar - the most comprehensive information on cave & karst science events:
(publish your event there and update the information as preparation progresses)

Karst and cave websites
(add annotated link you a useful website)

KarstBase - Geospeleology & Karstology Bibliography online
(enter records for your recent publications)

World Cave and Karst Science Journals Database
(editors – you can manage bibliography for your journal)

Other useful links in Speleogenesis:

Global Directory of Karst & Cave scientists

Cave & Karst Research Institutions

Keywords: Speleogenesis community, Speleogenesis website