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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 food web is an interlocking system of food chains. since few animals rely on a single food source and since no food source is consumed exclusively by a single species of animal, the separate food chains in any natural community interlock and form a web [23].?

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PhD Penelope Boston (United States)

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Address: P. Boston EES Dept. New Mexico Tech. 801 Leroy Place Socorro, New Mexico 87801 USA
Affiliation: New Mexico Tech. (NMT)
National Cave and Karst Research Institute (US) (NCKRI)
Position: Director of Cave and Karst Studies, Associate Director of NCKRI
Specialization: Microbiology
Instrumentation: geomicrobiological laboratory
speleological laboratory
isotope laboratory
chemical analysis of water, air, and rock
SEM, electron microprobe
Geoactivity: USA (New Mexico, Utah, Oregon, Colorado, Texas); Mexico (Tabasco, Chihuahua); Chile (Atacama Desert)
Interests: Geomicrobiology of subsurface environments (caves and mines)
Speleogenesis on other planets and Solar System bodies
Astrobiology
Space exploration, robotic and human
Member of Speleogenesis.info since 2007-12-12