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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. ...

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That aquifer storage is gas storage in an aquifer [16].?

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PhD Diana Northup (United States)

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Address: Biology Department MSC03 2020 1 University of New Mexico Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001 USA
Affiliation: Biology Department, University of New Mexico
Position: Visiting Associate Professor
Specialization: Microbiology
Instrumentation: Genetic sequencing and the equipment associated with conducting molecular phylogenetic studies; scanning electron microscopy in conjunction with colleagues; epifluorescent microscopy.
Geoactivity: Arid land caves, especially in New Mexico, USA, and sulfur caves in Mexico.
Interests: Geomicrobiology of caves and karst focusing on microbe-mineral interactions in ferromanganese, sulfur and carbonate deposits. Using molecular biology techniques and traditional microbiological culturing, I am investigating microbial community composition and microbial adaptation to caves. In my earlier research, I focused on the ecology of invertebrates in arid-land caves, including adaptations of camel crickets to caves and guano communities.
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