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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 cross fault is a geologic fault that is oblique or at right angles to the strike direction of the beds.?

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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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Middle East Speleology Symposium III - MESS-3

Dates: From 23 Sep, 2011 till 27 Sep, 2011
Location: Beirut, Lebanon


the Speleo Club du Liban (SCL),
in collaboration with the Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (LNCSR),
and under the patronage of the International Union of Speleology (UIS),

is organizing the
at the Holy-Spirit University of Kaslik ,
from 23 till 25 September 2011 .

The Speleo Club du Liban (SCL) was founded in 1951 and has many achievements in the domain of speleology for which this association was awarded the “National Order of the Cedars” twice in 1969 and 2005.
Furthermore, SCL is a founding member of the UIS, and Lebanon occupies an important rank in the speleology field in the region due to its karstic geology and direct relation with the international organizations in this domain.

This Symposium tackles speleological, geological, hydrogeological, environmental, touristic, archaeological - scientific and sports subjects related to speleology and caving; as well as a complete section for Spele-media.
It comes in a period where ecotourism occupies an important role in the rural economy and water resources became a strategic material that necessitate preservation of its quality and sustainability.
This Symposium will widen the horizon of people working in social and environmental activities and sustainable development and will update their knowledge with the latest events and discoveries in the region,
since MESS became an international recurring event in the domain of speleology.
Further to this symposium a caving trip will be organized to the lava tubes in Syria.
Kindly find attached to this mail, the Second Announcement giving more details about the symposium and including a registration form and the procedure for abstracts/extended abstracts submissions.
For further information, and for On-line registration or abstracts/extended abstracts submission, do not hesitate to visit our website:

Wishing your honorable presence,

Secretary MESS 3
Middle East Speleology Symposium 3
23 - 25 September 2011
31 Dec, 1969 - 31 Dec, 1969,
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