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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 obsequent river is a river flowing in a direction opposite to that of the dip of the underlying strata [16].?

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Editorial Board

Editor-in-Chief

  • Klimchouk, Alexander, Ukrainian Institute of Speleology and Karstology, Ukraine

Editorial Board:

  • Alexander, Calvin, University of Minnesota, USA
  • Audra, Philippe, Universite Nice-Sophia-Antipolis, France
  • De Waele, Jo, University of Bologna, Italy
  • Dreybrodt, Wolfgang, University of Bremen, Germany
  • Faulkner, Trevor, University of Birmingham, UK
  • Gabrovsek, Franci, Karst Research Institute, Slovenia
  • Gunn, John, University of Birmingham, UK
  • Ford, Derek, McMaster University, Canada
  • Hauselmann, Philipp, Universität für Bodenkultur, Vienna, Austria
  • Jeannin, Pierre-Yves, Swiss Institute for Speleology and Karst Studies, SISKA
  • Lauritzen, Stein-Erik, Bergen University, Norway
  • Lowe, David, British Geological Survey, UK
  • Mylroie, John, Mississippi State University, USA
  • Osborne, Armstrong, University of Sydney, Australia
  • Palmer, Arthur, State University of New York, Oneonta, NY, USA
  • Plan, Lucas, Vienna Museum of Natural History, Austria
  • Schindel, Geary, Edwards Aquifer Authority, USA
  • Sustersic France, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Veni, George, National Cave and Karst Research Institute, USA
  • White, William, Pennsylvania State University, USA
  • Worthington, Stephen, Worthington Groundwater, Canada

Journal webmaster: 

  • Alexey Kopchinskiy, Vienna University of Technology