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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. ...

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PhD position open to Speleogenesis members

by Speleogenesis News Manager on 25 Dec, 2018

Potential PhD student is expected to join the international team of researchers at the University of Zagreb within the research project “Inter-comparison of karst denudation measurement methods” (KADEME) financed by Croatian Science Foundation Within 4 years PhD student will work on monitoring and modelling of CO2 concentrations and its transfer from soil to karst underground Therefore we encourage candidates with interest in geochemistry, monitoring and modelling to apply to the call open until January 14th 2019 More details can be found on: https://euraxesseceuropaeu/jobs/363776 or contact Kristina Krklec http://wwwagrunizghr/en/address-book/144/kristina-krklec All the best, Kristina Krklec, PhD, Assistant Professor University of Zagreb; Faculty of Agriculture; Department of Soil Science 10000 Zagreb, Svetošimunska 25, Croatia. ...

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Doctoral Study Program in Karstology in Slovenia

by Martin Knez on 04 Jun, 2018

The University of Nova Gorica (Slovenia) announced its Doctoral Study Program in Karstology (Third level) For details, visit Web page: http://wwwungsi/en/study/graduate-school/study/3KR/ Email: Martin Knez Tanja Pipan. ...

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Middle East Speleology Symposium (MESS4) in Antalia, Turkey

by Speleogenesis News Manager on 04 Jun, 2018

Middle East Speleological Symposium, MESS, is back in its 4th edition from the 3rd till the 6th of October 2018 in Antalya, Turkey Cavers from the Middle East will meet their colleagues from all over the world to share the latest Speleogical news of the region Expeditions, discoveries, geology, hydrology, topography and spelemedia, all will be discussed in a fun and friendly atmosphere hosted in a country with lots of potential to unveil The deadline for Abstract is 1st July 2018 (http://mess4com/abstracts/ ) Abstracts should be addressed to the secretary of MESS4, through the e-mail, info@mess4com For more information, stay tuned to the MESS4 website, where all updates will be posted. ...

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Karst hydrogeology job in Peru

by Speleogenesis News Manager on 07 Feb, 2018

A Karst Hydrogeologist position is open at FloSolutions-GWX, Lima, Peru Salary: US$80,000 – US$120,000 (based on experience level) Our Lima office has an immediate opening for a Karst Hydrogeologist with a minimum of 8 years’ experience This individual will lead field and office studies related to karstic components of environmental and geotechnical investigations for the mining sector Responsibilities of the position include: * Leading and managing field work and field data collection, data interpretation and evaluation, and preparation of technical reports * Providing technical expertise for geologic and hydrogeologic investigations, karst mapping, tracer testing, hydraulic testing, hydrogeologic mapping, and development of conceptual site models * Technical training of junior staff members * Assisting with project and client management Job Requirements The preferred candidate will possess the following skills and attributes: * A strong academic background in hydrogeology, at least a Master’s Degree in geology, hydrogeology, or geosciences * A minimum 7 years’ experience in research or consulting practice in hydrogeology with strong experience in karstic terrain (preferably alpine karst) * Demonstrable academic or consulting experience in hydrogeologic data collection, assessment of basin/spring water balance, tracer testing, groundwater sampling, hydrogeologic testing and analysis, conceptual modeling and numerical groundwater flow modeling * Fluency in English (verbal and written); preference will be given candidates with Spanish communication skills * Willingness to work as part of a group and train junior staff members * Strong analytical and computer skills * Willing to operate and maintain field testing and monitoring equipment, and willing to travel * Ability to work at high altitudes (3000 – 4500 masl) * Pass a physical examination as a condition of employment Additional Information * We would consider a fly-in-fly-out arrangement rather than making Lima your base Our decision would be based on your level of experience * Full Career and personal development opportunities and support of personal growth * Competitive benefits and remuneration packages * FloSolutions website: wwwflosolutionscom * Global Water Experts: wwwgwxcorpcom * Information about living in Peru: wwwlivinginperucom Please send CV’s to David Evans Managing Director Office: (511) 241-2631 Mobile: (51) 945382027 Skype: davidevansokane. ...

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New arrangements with a Hypogene Karst Special Issue

by Alexander Klimchouk on 03 Nov, 2017

Special Issue of the International Journal of Speleology Processes and Manifestations of Hypogene Karstification This call substitutes and extends the earlier call for the Special Issue of Geofluids, which is canceled due to the low number of submissions received by the announced deadline Because a considerable number of requests has been received to extend the preparation of such a volume and to find a publication platform that would not require processing charges or any other expenses for published articles, the arrangements have been made to set up a Special Issue “Processes and Manifestations of Hypogene Karstification” with the International Journal of Speleology (http://scholarcommonsusfedu/ijs/), the official journal of the Union International of Speleology published at the University of South Florida (Tampa, USA) The journal is included in the Science Citation Index-Expanded and has a 5-year impact factor (2012-2016) of 1554 Special Issue Description Hypogene karstification is associated with per ascendum migration (leakage and discharge) of basinal, deep endogene, and deeply circulating meteoric fluids, as well as shallower artesian groundwaters It generates macroscopic void-conduit systems in rocks and promotes the organization of fluid flow, thus enhancing reservoir properties and creating effective pathways for migration of deep fluids Recent studies suggest the global widespread, although spatially uneven, development of hypogene karst within the upper (at least 4-5 km) crust, in a wide range of physicochemical conditions, geodynamic settings, and types of rocks, in both the continental and oceanic domains Although these studies have significantly advanced our understanding of the development and distribution of hypogene void-conduit systems, many important aspects are still poorly understood Dissolution potential of basinal brines and deep endogene fluids with respect to different rock-forming minerals under various P-T conditions is yet not enough constrained The dissolution-dominated formation of macroscopic void-conduit systems in deep settings is intimately related to other processes of fluid-induced transformations of rocks, particularly with metasomatism In turn, being a powerful factor that controls fluid flow, hypogene karstification strongly influences fluid-induced diagenesis While these relations are readily observed in the field, detailed studies documenting them are scarce Further comprehension of hypogene karst is hindered by still an incomplete understanding of provenance, properties, phase behaviors, and circulation of deep geofluids It is additionally complicated by the complex evolution and interaction of deep flow systems of different nature The Special Issue “Processes and Manifestations of Hypogene Karstification” aims to collate high-quality research articles and review papers addressing these and other relevant challenges and featuring recent advances in the development and application of the hypogene karst theory Potential topics include but are not limited to the following: Field-based and numerical models that describe and couple physical and chemical aspects of focused fluid flows and hypogene speleogenesis in different geodynamic and hydrogeological settings; The role of mantle plums and lithosphere geodynamic processes in promoting vigorous fluid upwelling and hypogene karstification; The thermodynamics of complex fluid-mineral systems and controls of dissolution capacity of basinal brines and deep endogene fluids with respect to carbonates, sandstones and other rocks in deep crustal P-T conditions; Types of hypogene speleogenesis; patterns, morphologies, geological and hydrogeological controls of hypogene karst systems; The role of hypogene karstification in the evolution of permeability and porosity of Earth’s crust; Case studies of hypogene karst systems based on direct observations/sampling, well and geophysical data; morphological, geological and geochemical records and indicators of hypogene karstification; Implications of hypogene karst studies for prospecting and exploration of groundwater, petroleum, ore, and geothermal resources, the geological sequestering of fluids, and assessment and mitigation of geohazards Submission Submission deadline is set on December 15th, 2017 The Special Issue is scheduled to be published at the end of May 2018 All articles will undergo an independent peer review process handled by the guest-editors, with the final decision being taken in consultation with the other Associate Editors Articles should be prepared and submitted in accordance with the Submission Guidelines (http://scholarcommonsusfedu/ijs/submission_guidelinespdf) using the online submission system at http://scholarcommonsusfedu/ijs/ At some step of the submission process, one has to select HYPOGENE KARSTIFICATION under the manuscript type drop-down menu Guest Editors Alexander Klimchouk (Institute of Geological Sciences, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine, klim@speleogenesisinfo) Yuri Dublyansky (Institute of Geology, Innsbruck University, Innsbruck, Austria, juridublyansky@uibkacat) Serdar Bayari (Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey, sbayari75@gmailcom) Bogdan P Onac (University of South Florida, Tampa, USA, bonac@usfedu). ...

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UIS KHS Commission Report for 2013-2017

by Alexander Klimchouk on 05 Jul, 2017

Commission of Karst Hydrogeology and Speleogenesis 2013-2017 Activity Report Background and Goals The UIS Commission on Karst Hydrogeology and Speleogenesis (KHS Commission) started in 1994 as a Working Group with the same name In 1997 it had been upgraded to the Commission by the UIS General Assembly (ICS-12, Switzerland) The Commission had been re-approved for the periods of 2002-2005, 2005-2009, 2010-2013, and 2013-2017 by the UIS General Assemblies at the ICS-13 held in Brazil (2001), ICS-14 held in Greece and ICS-15 held in USA (2009), and ICS-16 held in Czech (2013) The principal goal of the Commission is to disseminate information and promote scientific co-operation and research in the field of karst hydrogeology, with special emphasis to speleogenesis as the core problem of the permeability development in soluble rocks and of the evolution of karst aquifers The Commission promotes researches in the field in three principal ways: 1) By sponsoring and organizing a framework for communication and information exchange between interested workers through different means, including web site, electronic and printed circulars, journals, etc 2) By identifying specific priority topics (specific objectives) and running respective time-defined projects aimed to promote researches in specific areas and result in fundamental publications on these topics 3) By sponsoring and assisting in organization of scientific meetings, as well as thematic symposia and sessions at large scientific conferences and congresses Membership The membership in the KHS Commission is open to any researcher interested in its activity, sharing its goals and registered to the Speleogenesis website Currently (as for July 5th 2017), 1111 researchers from 90 nations have registered at the website and are considered as affiliate members of the Commission (this number was 865 before the previous Congress in 2013) The members regularly receive e-mail notifications and circulars on various aspects of the Commission activity and have an access to a number of services and tools of the Speleogenesis website The Commission Bureau and officers The Executive Bureau of the KHS Commission was formed in 2002 and consisted of 21 members from 10 nations In 2013, the Commission had adopted some changes in its structure and management, and the Bureau had been expanded to consist of 40 members from 15 nations: Alexander, Calvin; USA Audra, Philippe; France Auler, Augusto; Brazil Blackeagle, Cory; USA Boston, Penny; USA Covington, Matthew; USA De Waele, Jo; Italy Doctor, Daniel; USA Dreybrodt, Wolfgang; Germany Dublyansky, Yuri; Austria Eröss, Anita; Hungary Faulkner, Trevor; UK Ford, Derek; Canada Forti, Paolo; Italy Frumkin, Amos; Israel Gabrovsek, Franci; Slovenia Gines, Joaquin; Spain Goldscheider, Nico; Germany Groves, Chris; USA Gunn, John; UK Hauselmann, Philipp; Switzerland Jeannin, Pierre-Yves; Switzerland Kempe, Stephen; Germany Klimchouk, Alexander; Ukraine Kranjc, Andrej; Slovenia Lauritzen, Stein-Erik; Norway Lowe, David; UK Mihevc, Andrej; Slovenia Mylroie, John; USA Osborne, Armstrong; Australia Palmer, Arthur; USA Plan, Lukas; Austria Sasowsky, Ira; USA Schindel, Geary; USA Schwartz, Benjamin; USA Sustersic, France; Slovenia Veni, George; USA White, Susan; Australia White, William; USA Worthington, Stephen; Canada The members of the Executive Bureau (“core members” of the Commission) supervise the Commission activity and vote on all related questions Also in 2013, an electronic voting has been conducted to elect the Commission officers for the period of 2013-2017 Alexander Klimchouk (Ukraine) was re-elected as the President, and Philippe Audra (France) and Jo De Waele (Italy) were elected as Vice-Presidents These voting results have been approved by the UIS General Assembly at the ICS-16 in Brno Speleogenesisinfo – a scientific network The major role of the KHS Commission is to facilitate an exchange of information and communication between researchers and teams and to maintain a favorable environment for the emergence of various collaboration initiatives and research projects The Commission efficiently performs this role by developing and maintaining a web-based portal Speleogenesisinfo (scientific network) (http://speleogenesisinfo/) The site has become a major hub of activity and information not only for the KHS Commission but for much wider circles of scholars and institutions involved in karst and geospeleology studies In 2012, the IAH Commission on Karst Hydrogeology has officially joined the UIS KHS Commission in supporting the Speleogenesisinfo website, which is now maintained as a joint project of the two commissions During the last year, work is underway to prepare the translation of the website for a new, technologically advanced platform This work is still ongoing and the launch of a new website is expected this fall On behalf of the Commission, I’d like to extend our thanks to the Speleogenesis webmaster Alexey Kopchinskiy (Austria) for his outstanding continued work on the development and technical maintenance of the Speleogenesis website HypoKarst Project During the period of 2013-2017, the Commission continued it’s HypoKarst Project (started in 2007), aimed to coordinate and promote hypogene karst and speleogenesis research The main objective of this project is to advance our understanding of solution conduit and void development in those parts of the sedimentary cover that lie below the domain of shallow unconfined groundwater flow systems The HypoKarst Project also aims to raise an awareness of researchers and practitioners about the importance, specific nature, and characteristics of hypogene karst, and to coordinate research efforts in the field The project progressed through several major events and publications, conducted during the reporting period (see below) Scientific Meetings During the reporting period the KHS Commission has sponsored / co-organized several important scientific meetings: International Symposium on Hierarchical Flow Systems in Karst Regions, held at the Eotvos Lorand University Budapest, Hungary, in 4-7 September 2013 (co-sponsored by the IAH Karst Commission and the UIS KHS Commission) The Symposium was attended by 140 participants The abstract & field guidebook can be downloaded via this link: http://speleogenesisinfo/directory/karstbase/pdf/seka_pdf13525pdf; International Conference on Hypogene Cave Morphologies, held at the Gerace Research Centre (GRC) on San Salvador Island, The Bahamas, 2-7 February 2014 (co-sponsored by the US Karst Water Institute and the UIS KHS Commission) The paper and abstract book can be downloaded via this link: http://karstwatersorg/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/SP18_Hypogene1pdf; International Conference on Groundwater in Karst, held at the University of Birmingham, UK, 20-26 June 2015 (co-sponsored by the IAH Karst Commission, IGCP-598 and the UIS KHS Commission) Details on this conference can be found via this link: http://wwwbirminghamacuk/generic/kgatb/indexaspx; International Conference Deep Karst 2016: Origins, Resources, and Management of Hypogene Karst, held at Carlsbad, New Mexico USA, 11-14 April 2016, (organized by the National Cave and Karst Research Institute on behalf of the UIS KHS Commission) The 203-page proceedings volume containing 31 peer-reviewed papers by scientists from 10 countries can be downloaded via this link: http://scholarcommonsusfedu/deepkarst_2016/2016proceedingspdf The KHS Commission members also participated and presented papers at a number of other scientific meetings on karst hydrogeology and general speleology Publications During the last four years, the Commission members have produced several hundred papers in various international journals, books and conference proceedings Many of these publications are included in KarstBase bibliography system (http://speleogenesisinfo/directory/karstbase/) Major volumes prepared by the Commission members are as follows: Klimchouk, A, Sasowsky, I, Mylroie, J, Engel, SA, Engel AS (Eds), 2014 Hypogene Cave Morphologies Karst Water Institute, USA, 103 pp (http://karstwatersorg/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/SP18_Hypogene1pdf) Chavez, Todd, and Reehling, Pete (Eds), 2016 Proceedings of DeepKarst 2016: Origins, Resources, and Management of Hypogene Karst NCKRI, Carlsbad, NM, 203 pp (http://scholarcommonsusfedu/deepkarst_2016/2016proceedings. ...

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UIS KHS Commission: Nominations are open for the election of officers

by Alexander Klimchouk on 12 Jun, 2017

Dear members of the UIS KHS Commission, The 17th International Congress of Speleology in Sydney, Australia is quickly approaching The UIS KHS Commission has to present an activity report for the period since the last Congress in Brno (2013-2017) and elect new officers (President and two Vice-Presidents), either prior or during the Congress 1 The UIS KHS Commission activity report During the period of 2013-2017, the Commission has sponsored several important conferences and symposia and initiated three major international volumes Several hundreds of articles on speleogenesis and karst hydrogeology topics have been published by the Commission members in major journals and conference proceedings So, the Commission celebrates its 20th anniversary (created in 1997 by upgrading a respective Working Group) being active and productive The report is currently under preparation and will be posted on Speleogenesis website within next 10 days With possible subsequent amendments, it will be presented to the UIS General Assembly during the Congress in Sydney 2 An election of the Commission officers Following the practice established in 2013, I suggest that we’ll run an election before the Congress, via online voting In this way, we’ll have a possibility to nominate candidates and perform voting, thus forming a new leadership with a wide involvement of the speleogenesis/karst hydrogeology community This would be impossible to do during a formal meeting at Congress, considering limited time and attendance I suggest the following procedures and time schedule for the election campaign 1) Nomination of candidates for three officers (a president and two vice-presidents) starts immediately upon the distribution of this message and lasts until June 30 Candidates can be nominated by any affiliated member (registered at Speleogenesis website) IMPORTANT: Prior to nominating a candidate, a nominator must contact him/her and make sure that he/she agrees to stand for an election Self-nominations are acceptable Same candidates may be nominated for a president and for a vice-president (if such a candidate takes the first place in the election of a president, she/he will be excluded from the rating list for vice-presidents) Please, send nominations to me (klim[at]peleogenesisinfo; copy to klimreserve[at]gmailcom), indicating a suggested position (a president or a vice-president), full name of a candidate, his/her affiliation, and email I’ll post a list of nominees at Speleogenesis News by the end of the nomination campaign I encourage members of the UIS KHS Commission to take an active part in the nomination campaign I will definitely not run for a president for the next period I am very grateful to the community for excellent cooperation, and for supporting my initiatives during the ( probably too long) term of my presidency Of course, I will remain an active member of the commission and I will do all my best to foster and support its activity In particular, new officers may rely on the continued functioning of the Speleogenesis website in supporting the Commission activity, which will be ensured by our webmaster Alexey Kopchinskiy and me 2) Voting will take place between July 5 – 15 via online polls, and results will be posted on Speleogenesis website and presented for an approval by the UIS General Assembly in Sydney Candidates nominated for a president and vice-presidents will be included in two separate polls The voting will be by the core members (members of the Commission’s Executive Bureau; 40 colleagues from 15 nations; for the full list see http://wwwspeleogenesisinfo/news-allphp?pageNum_rsGeneralNews=7&totalRows_rsGeneralNews=174&id=271) 3 Commission meeting during the 17th International Congress of Speleology in Sydney The Commission will have its meeting at the Congress to review and discuss its activity and consolidate/develop plans for the future Time and a place are not determined as yet and will be announced additionally Unfortunately, I’ll not attend the Congress, but the meeting will be convened and chaired by the Commission Vice-President Jo De Waele Yours sincerely, Alexander Klimchouk, President, UIS KHS Commission. ...

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Welcome to Karstology doctoral study

by Speleogenesis News Manager on 26 May, 2017

The Karstology doctoral study programme is a world-wide unique programme which provides a comprehensive study of karst science, combining the study of the karst landscape, karst caves, karst hydrogeology, biology and ecology of karst in one course of study It was designed for students who wish to gain deeper insight of this broadly integrated system of karst sciences The fundamental objective of the programme is to produce two types of karstologists The first is the karstologist-researcher who can conduct independent research on karst and karst phenomena from multiple aspects The second type is the karstologist- manager who can apply the full knowledge of karst conveyed by narrowly specialized experts for different applications (economy, education, protection) The programme was developed with researchers of the Karst Research Institute at Research Centre of the Slovene Academy of Sciences and Arts (ZRC SAZU) and is carried out by professors and researchers from Karst Research Institute and invited foreign professors, and is coordinated and managed by the University of Nova Gorica Lectures and research take place in the premises of the Karst Research Institute in Postojna where students are provided all necessary professional and scientific support for their own research work Successful functioning of doctoral study programme Karstology resulted in naming it in 2014 as the UNESCO Chair on Karst Education For more details about the programme visit http://wwwungsi/en/study/graduate-school/study/3KR/ or contact: Associate professor dr Martin KNEZ, univ grad eng geology Director of Graduate study programme Karstology Graduate School, University of Nova Gorica, Slovenia Karst Research Institute Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts POBox 59, SI-6230 Postojna, Slovenia Tel: ++386 5 700 1915, ++386 5 700 1900 Fax: ++386 5 700 1999 Email: knez@zrc-sazusi. ...

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Post-doctoral research position in China

by Speleogenesis News Manager on 08 May, 2017

Postdoctoral fellowships are available for the karst-related carbon-water cycle and the global change study (including the global climate change, and carbon and water cycle studies) in the State Key Laboratory of Environmental Geochemistry, Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) (http://englishgyigcascn/) The fellowship is a full-time commitment for two or three years The fellow will work with Prof Dr Zaihua Liu, the Chief Scientist of the karst processes-related carbon-water cycle and paleoclimate and paleoenvironmental studies in China The postdoctoral research(s) will focus on the fields of (1) rock (especially carbonate rock) weathering-related carbon-water cycle influenced by climate and land use change, and/or (2) high-resolution paleoclimate and paleoenvironment reconstruction with karst records (eg, stalagmite and/or tufa/travertine) Applicants should have a PhD degree in a field such as geochemistry or hydrogeology The post-doctor will collaborate with other staff members in the lab and the institute with a contribution to the good working environment, and be responsible for committing to excellence in research related to geochemistry The salary will be 10,000-20,000 RMB (or 1500-3000 US $) per month plus free accommodation depending on the applicant’s performance The position will be available immediately after completion of reviews Please send a cover letter, abstract of doctoral dissertation, a research proposal by email to Professor Zaihua Liu (liuzaihua@vipgyigaccn, Tel: +86-851-85895263, +86-13809404781). ...

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PhD position in Experimental Karst Hydrology at the University of Freiburg

by Speleogenesis News Manager on 05 May, 2017

A vacancy is open for PhD position in Experimental Karst Hydrology within the research project “Global Assessment of Water Stress in Karst Regions in a Changing World (GloW)” funded by the Emmy-Noether Programme of the German Research Foundation (DFG) We invite applications for a TV-L 13 position, 65% for 3 years, starting August 2017 In the framework of this position, an extensive monitoring network will be established in three karst areas in Germany, Spain and the UK with the purpose of exploring the spatial variability of the flow pathways and water storage in the shallow subsurface of the different karst regions (soil & epikarst) Combining observations of soil moisture and soil water isotope dynamics at a large number of measurements points will allow to simulate the spatiotemporal variability of shallow subsurface hydrological processes and consequently of the generation of groundwater recharge The findings of the PhD project will contribute to the development and improvement of a large-scale karst hydrology model The PhD candidate will be responsible for the sampling and analysis of the temporal and spatial distribution of soil moisture and stable isotopes of water in the soil and epikarst at the three karst areas The PhD candidate will use observed soil moisture and stable isotope patterns to derive long-term flow pathways (matrix/macropore), flow velocities, mixing patterns and downward percolation This will require the installation of the soil moisture probes at the three sites, the frequent sampling of soil cores for soil water isotope analysis (equilibrium method), and the application of a physically-based 1D model for variably saturated conditions All applicants should have a MSc degree in hydro(geo)logy, soil science or environmental science or in a closely related field We encourage applications from enthusiastic dedicated individuals with strong quantitative skills as well as good writing skills in English (German and Spanish are an asset) who enjoy working in the multi-disciplinary team of the GloW project (in total 5 researchers) Strong experimental background and willingness to travel frequently to the field sites and work in the field is essential (field campaigns of several weeks are to be expected) Knowledge of stable isotope hydrology and tracer techniques is an asset A driving license (class B) is required We offer an interdisciplinary, international work environment within a formal PhD program (http://wwwgsesgcuni-freiburgde) An intensive exchange of the PhD students between Freiburg and the research teams at Spain (Center of Hydrogeology of the University of Malaga) and the UK (Department of Civil Engineering of the University of Bristol) is foreseen The University of Freiburg is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the proportion of women scientists Consequently, we actively encourage applications from qualified women We also welcome applications from candidates with severe disabilities who will be given preferential consideration in case of equal qualification Please send your application including a cover letter, CV, an example of your own scientific writing (if available), a statement of research interests, certificate & transcript of your highest degree earned and the names and contact details of at least two potential references in one pdf-file to Andreas Hartmann (andreashartmann@hydrologyuni-freiburgde) Application deadline is June 1 st 2017. ...

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