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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. ...

Did you know?

That gypsum cave is both vadose and phreatic caves can form in gypsum, which is very soluble in water, but they are uncommon because gypsum rock rarely survives total dissolution in the near-surface environments associated with explorable caves. gypsum caves certainly exist at depth within buried evaporate sequences. in areas of wet climate gypsum caves are generally seen only if encountered by man-made excavations. in contrast, gypsum caves are more common and more extensive in areas that have experienced a long period of dominantly arid climate. the most spectacular gypsum caves are in the podolie region of the ukraine, where joint guided mazecave systems are very extensive - optimisticeskaja has around 215 km of passsage [9].?

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Chemistry and Karst, White, William B.
Engineering challenges in Karst, Stevanović, Zoran; Milanović, Petar
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Geochemical and mineralogical fingerprints to distinguish the exploited ferruginous mineralisations of Grotta della Monaca (Calabria, Italy), Dimuccio, L.A.; Rodrigues, N.; Larocca, F.; Pratas, J.; Amado, A.M.; Batista de Carvalho, L.A.
Karst environment, Culver D.C.
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
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Editorial Board


  • 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