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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 paleontology is the study of life in past geologic time, based fossil plants and animals and including phylogeny, their relationships to existing plants, animals, and environments, and the chronology of the earth's history [1].?

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Brian Lewarne (United Kingdom)

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Address: The Devon Karst Research Society, Office & Library, 46, Morley Court, Western Approach, PLYMOUTH, Devon, PL1 1SJ UK
Affiliation: The Devon Karst Research Society, Plymouth, UK.
Speleolosko drustvo "Zelena Brda", Trebinje, RS-BiH.
Position: Honorary Science Officer
Specialization: Hydrogeology
Instrumentation: Numerous.
Geoactivity: - The Counties of Devon, Somerset and Yorkshire in the UK.
- Bosnia & Hercegovina.
- Montenegro.
- Croatia (Dalmatia).

- Hungary.
- Slovakia.
Interests: In Plymouth, UK., the "Cattedown Caves" Project, principally
with the exhumation-excavation and re-evaluation of an enigmatic
British Palaeolithic cave site complex associated with fossil hominins
and pleistocene faunal assemblages;
In Devon, UK., with a Karst Hydrological Programme to
determine karst underground flowlines, the spatial extent of karst
aquifers and the location of underground watersheds.�
In the historic Region of Eastern Hercegovina in Bosnia &
Hercegovina (and its geographical extent in modern Montenegro and
Croatia) with a 30-year long multi-disciplinary karst environmental
programme -the "Proteus Project"- designed to evaluate the present
environmental problems associated with the near extinction of many
endemic hypogean faunal species, including Proteus anguinus (Laur 1768) and numerous others.
I direct an international team containing specialists in many disciplines and skills. Working as equal partners with local speleologists, we deploy a variety of standard procedures in karst hydrological and speleological investigations across the whole region to determine the whereabouts and detailed characteristics of karst conduit-aquifer ecosystems, which either continue to support the endangered hypogean fauna or which used to support them but no longer do so. This necessarily requires the deployment of new methods of research and study into the recording of hypogean behaviour and in the qualitative and quantitative recording of hypogean species' inventories.

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