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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 cave is 1. 'a natural home in the ground, large enough for human entry' is probably the most useful definition. this covers the enormous variety of caves that do occur but eliminates the many artificial tunnels and galleries incorrectly named caves. the size criterion is arbitrary and subjective, but practical, as it eliminates narrow openings irrelevant to explorers but very significant hydrologically, that may be better referred to as proto-caves, sub-conduits or fissures. a cave may be a single, short length of accessible passage, or an extensive and complex network of tunnels as long as the hundreds of kilometers in the flint mammoth cave system. most caves are formed by dissolution in limestone but sandstone caves, lava caves, glacier caves and tectonic caves also occur. marginal candidates for use of the name cave include riverbank undercuts and rock shelters of various origins. in some countries a cave is regarded as being a horizontal opening, as opposed to a pothole, which is a vertical opening. this usage is common in england but is not ubiquitous [9]. 2. a natural opening formed in the rocks below the surface of the ground large enough for a man to enter. it may consist of a single connected opening or a series of small or large chambers connected by galleries [20]. 3. a similar artificial opening [10]. related to cavern. synonyms: (french.) grotte, caverne; (german.) hohle, grotte; (greek.) speleon; (italian.) caverna, grotta; (russian.) pescera; (spanish.) cueva; (turkish.) magara; (yugoslavian.) pecina. pec, pestera, spilja, zijjalka, jama. see also active cave; bedding cave; cave system; grotto; sea cave.?

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Chemistry and Karst, White, William B.
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Mushroom Speleothems: Stromatolites That Formed in the Absence of Phototrophs, Bontognali, Tomaso R.R.; D’Angeli Ilenia M.; Tisato, Nicola; Vasconcelos, Crisogono; Bernasconi, Stefano M.; Gonzales, Esteban R. G.; De Waele, Jo
Calculating flux to predict future cave radon concentrations, Rowberry, Matt; Marti, Xavi; Frontera, Carlos; Van De Wiel, Marco; Briestensky, Milos
Microbial mediation of complex subterranean mineral structures, Tirato, Nicola; Torriano, Stefano F.F;, Monteux, Sylvain; Sauro, Francesco; De Waele, Jo; Lavagna, Maria Luisa; D’Angeli, Ilenia Maria; Chailloux, Daniel; Renda, Michel; Eglinton, Timothy I.; Bontognali, Tomaso Renzo Rezio
Evidence of a plate-wide tectonic pressure pulse provided by extensometric monitoring in the Balkan Mountains (Bulgaria), Briestensky, Milos; Rowberry, Matt; Stemberk, Josef; Stefanov, Petar; Vozar, Jozef; Sebela, Stanka; Petro, Lubomir; Bella, Pavel; Gaal, Ludovit; Ormukov, Cholponbek;
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International Conference and Field Seminar "Karst Without Boundaries"

Dates: From 11 Jun, 2014 till 15 Jun, 2014
Location: Trebinje (Bosnia & Herzegovina) - Dubrovnik (Croatia)
Organisation: DIKTAS project

International Conference and Field Seminar 
“Karst Without Boundaries”

The international conference “Karst Without Boundaries” will take place from 11 to 15 of June 2014 in the heart of the Dinaric Karst. The main conference event will be in Trebinje (Bosnia & Herzegovina) with a mid-conference field seminar taking place in Dubrovnik (Croatia) and a post-conference excursion in famous Boka Kotorska Bay (Montenegro). The conference will be preceded by a summer school course and a field seminar "Characterization and Engineering of Karst Aquifers".


  1. Aquifer characterisation and monitoring
  2. Aquifer management and legal framework
  3. Water resources engineering
  4. Groundwater sustainable use, protection and remediation
  5. Awareness, education and outreach

Important deadlines:

  • Submission of abstracts 15 September 2013
  • Notification on acceptance of abstracts 30 October 2013
  • Submission of papers 1 February 2014
  • Early registration fee 31 December 2013
  • Notification on acceptance of papers 1 March 2014
  • Regular registration fee 15 May 2014
  • Final program issued 25 May 2014

Online registration and abstracts submission will be open in April 2013.

Information about the travelling and accommodation arrangements will be communicated very soon.

A PDF file of the Conference announcement can be downloaded via this link.

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