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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 allogenic valley is a karst valley incised by a watercourse originating on impervious rock with a volume sufficient for it to traverse a limestone area on the surface. the valley is incised from the limestone contact and with the passage of time the river is increasingly likely to pass underground as the waters enlarge joints. occasionally such a valley may represent the large-scale collapse of the cavern system along a subterranean stream or the enlarging of a series of karst windows [19].?

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MA/MSc Melisa Bishop (United States)

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Address: 3900 Lauren Way Lexington, KY 40517
Affiliation: University of Kentucky
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Position: PhD Geology Student - Graduate Research/Teaching Assistant
Specialization: Geochemistry
Instrumentation: Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometer - analyzing gas and solid samples for C, N, and O
Cavity Ringdown Spectrometer - analyzing water samples for O and H
Ion Chromatograph
Geoactivity: West Virginia
Interests: My current research interests include karst hydrogeology. For my MSc degree I conducted a groundwater study in a karst basin which entailed a series of dye traces and looking at water quality and agricultural impacts.
For my PhD, I'm currently working with stable isotopes to reconstruct past climates using speleothems as well as looking at microbial respiration in caves.
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