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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
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akop on 05 Feb, 2012
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"Karst and Cryokarst" - 25th Speleological School and 8th Symposium GLACKIPR

Dates: From 19 Mar, 2007 till 26 Mar, 2007
Location: Sosniwec-Wrocław (Poland)

The 25th Speleological School and the 8th Symposium GLACKIPR will be a joint meeting of UIS and IGU Commissions

Aims and topics 

The Speleological School ? an international meeting established few years after discovery of the Niedźwiedzia (Bear) Cave in Kletno has been traditional talking stop for karst and cave scientists. A 30 year long history and 24 editions of the Speleological School are inextricably linked with the name of its founder and scientific director - Professor Marian Pulina. The 25th Speleological School is dedicated to Professor Marian Pulina and Professor Teresa Wiszniowska (the paleozologist from University of Wrocław) both our late and much lamented mentors and friends. 

From the beginning, the School was international and multidisciplinary. It brought together classical karst and cave studies and exploration of glacier caves. Professor Marian Pulina was co-founder of the Commission on Glacier Caves and Cryokarst in Polar and High Mountain Regions (GLACKIPR) of the UIS and an active member of the Karst Commission of the IGU. 

25th Speleological School will offer both - thematic sessions and field trips concerned with the following topics: 

  • the relationships between glacial and karst systems; 
  • glacier caves and karst in recently glaciated areas; 
  • drainage systems in glaciers and karst - analogies and differences; 
  • cryokarst ? definitions, analogies and relatinships with carbonate karst; 
  • chemical denudation rates in glacier covered and ice-free karst basins; 
  • evolution of karst under glaciations, with special reference to continental glaciations and permafrost; 
  • hydrothermal activity and its influence on karst evolution in glaciated areas; 
  • cave sediments, fossil cave fauna and human traces in caves as records of environmental changes in the past, with special reference to the Pleistocene glaciations; 
  • karst hydrology, geology, geomorphology, speleoclimatology, biospeleology; 
  • cave archaeology.

Preliminary Program 

  • March 19-21, 2007 (Monday- Wednesday) - field trip and session in Krakw-Częstochowa Upland dedicated to evolution of karst under glaciations, hydrothermal activity in the past, cave sediments, fossil cave fauna and traces of man in caves; 
  • March 22-23, 2007 (Thursday-Friday) - main sessions at the Faculty of Earth Sciences, University of Silesia in Sosnowiec; 
  • March 24, 2007 (Saturday) ? bus transfer of participants to Wrocław, half-day session at the Leopoldina Hall, University of Wrocław; 
  • March 25-26, 2007 (Sunday-Monday) - field trip and session in the Niedźwiedzia Cave in Kletno (Sudety Mts.) 


  • November 15, 2006 - early registration 
  • November 15, 2006 - submission of abstracts (oral and poster presentations) 
  • December 15, 2006 - second circular will be sent to registered participants 

Contact and further information: 

Dr Andrzej Tyc 
Department of Geomorphology 
University of Silesia 
ul. Będzińska 60 
41-200 Sosnowiec 
tel. +48 32 3689289 or +48 32 3689270 
fax. +48 32 2915865 


Dr Krzysztof Stefaniak 
Zoological Institute 
University of Wrocław 
ul. Sienkiewicza 21 
50-335 Wrocław, Poland 
tel./fax. +48 71 3754043 or +48 71 3222817 


31 Dec, 1969 - 31 Dec, 1969,
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