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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 gravimetric moisture content is the ratio of water weight to the weight of solid particles [16].?

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

PhD Benjamin Schwartz (United States)

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Affiliation: Texas State University, Department of Biology
Position: Assistant Professor
Specialization: Hydrogeology
Instrumentation: Los Gatos Research liquid water stable isotope analyzer
Geoactivity: Texas and Virginia in the United States
Interests: Research interests:
and its relation to karst landscape
evolution; karst hydrogeology; sediments in caves as indicators of past
hydrologic conditions; hydrogeophysics in karst and unsaturated zones; epikarst
controls on infiltration and recharge in different karstic settings;
sources of baseflow in different karst systems; cave exploration as an
integral component of speleology.

Current research activity:
hydrogeophysics to quantify infiltration and recharge in mantled karst;
characterization of signals and mechanisms causing ebb and flow
discharge at a karst spring in VA, USA; modeling paleo flood events
based on sediments preserved at hydraulic lift tubes in caves; epikarst
characterization through integrated geochemical, hydrologic, biological
and isotopic signals in shallow cave drip waters, plant water, soil
moisture and precipitation; cave exploration, and mapping, and data
processing and presentation.
Member of since 2007-08-10