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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. ...

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That effluent cave is see outflow cave.?

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Speleobiology Notes

ISSN: 1945-9211
Publisher: Biology Section of the US National Speleological Society
Contact: Dr. Katharina Dittmar
City: Buffalo, USA
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The World Cave and Karst Science journals database (WCKSJ) is a part of KarstBase facilitating an access to journals, which focus is specifically the cave and karst studies. The WCKSJ fully covers 16 major journals in the field since their launch and allows a quick search through this remarkable mass of cave and karst knowledge. It provides bibliographic descriptions, abstracts and, when available, web links to full-text papers online.

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A journal of natural history observations on subterranean fauna. Speleobiology Notes is an international, peer-reviewed online journal published by the Biology Section of the National Speleological Society. The journal specializes on brief observations on the natural history of subterranean organisms, such as predation events, episodes of reproduction, occurrence in unusual habitats or microhabitats, localized population extinctions, range extensions, new records of species at a given location, and many other natural history phenomena. The journal aims to serve as the primary outlet for much interesting and important information on subterranean fauna contained in the field notes of many speleobiologists, information deemed too fragmented, too brief, too basic, or simply too irrelevant to be included within full-length, traditional scientific journal articles. Speleobiology is a maturing science, much of its activity is discovery based rather than hypothesis driven. Transitioning from discovery based to hypothesis based science requires envisioning connections among seemingly disparate facts, connections that may reveal new patterns, patterns that then encourage formulation of new hypotheses on underlying explanatory processes. The editors of Speleobiology Notes hope that the journal will play a central role in weaving the fabric from which speleobiologist can draw exciting new patterns. The idea to the journal was conceived by Dan Fong (American University), and Michael Slay (The Nature Conservancy) in 2008. Katharina Dittmar (SUNY@Buffalo) and Steve Taylor (Illinois Natural History Survey) were critically involved with the implementation of the website, and the layout of the journal.

 

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