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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. ...

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. ...

Speleology in Kazakhstan

Shakalov on 11 Jul, 2012
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 fracture is 1. a break or secondary discontinuity in the rock mass, whether or not there has been relative movement across it. faults, thrusts, and joints are all fractures, but bedding planes, which are primary features, are not. in a more strictly hydrogeological context the term has been used to classify voids in the size range 0.1 to 10mm [9]. 2. breakage of rock strata [16]. 3. the general term for any mechanical discontinuity in the rock; it is, therefore, the collective term for joints, faults, cracks, etc. see also conduit; fissure.?

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ProKarst-2012: Protected Karst Territories - Monitoring & Management

Dates: From 16 Sep, 2012 till 20 Sep, 2012
Location: Shumen, Bulgaria

 

The International Scientific- practical Conference “PROTECTED KARST TERRITORIES – MONITORING AND MANAGEMENT” will be held on 16-20 September 2012 in Shumen, Bulgaria.

This Conference is under the auspices of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and is dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of the famous Bulgarian Geographer and Karst specialist Vladimir Popov.

The Conference is expected to be a forum of outstanding researchers and administrators of protected karst areas worldwide. The organizers expect high-level professional discussions concerning topical issues of research and management of protected karst areas and their role in teaching about karst. Special emphasis will be the concept of Karst geosystems and the need for comprehensive monitoring of karst areas. These aspects are particularly important given the global changes and their regional and local impacts on karst regions and problems of risk management in karst environment.

The working languages will be Bulgarian, Russian and English. The deadline for abstracts is May 31, 2012. Registration of participants starts from June 15, 2012. After the Conference a scientific excursion is organized (21-24 September 2012) to natural landmarks and historical monuments in karst areas of Northern Bulgaria.

Main topics:

1. The concept of karst geosystems: Methodological platform for research and management of protected karst territories.

2. Monitoring of karst: Models and results. System for integrated monitoring of protected karst territories.

3. Man and karst: Land use, maintenance use and management of protected karst territories. Legislation. Best practices.

4. Documentation and specialized cadastre of protected karst territories. Organization of information.

5. Cognitive and educational importance of protected karst territories. Initiatives and programs.

6. International collaboration: The network of protected karsl territories- contemporary challenges and innovations.

 

For more information please visit the Conference website.

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