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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 ground-water discharge is 1. flow of water from the zone of saturation [22]. 2. the water released from the zone of saturation [22].?

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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
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Miscellaneous news:

Promoting hypogene karst researches: DeepKarst-2016 Conference and a HypoKarst book

31 Dec, 1969 by Alexander Klimchouk

There is ongoing preparation of two interlinked activities relevant to hypogene karst: the DeepKarst 2016 Conference and the book “Selected Hypogene Karst Regions and Caves of the World” 1. ...

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Karst Division is created in the GSA

31 Dec, 1969 by Speleogenesis News Manager

At its annual meeting on Wednesday, October 22, GSA Council approved an application to create Karst Division in the Geological Society of America Read more about this in the blog of Cory BlackEagle, the Karst Division Chair: In the blog, members of the Speleogenesis Network can leave their comments/suggestions (use “Post your reply” button at the bottom of the original blog). ...

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Prof. Victor Dublyansky passed away

31 Dec, 1969 by Alexander Klimchouk

I am very sad to report that Prof Viktor Dublyansky, 82, passed away on Saturday, September 22, 2012 in Sankt Petersburg, Russia. ...

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European bats are resistant to white-nose syndrome

31 Dec, 1969 by Speleogenesis News Manager

New research demonstrated that Geomyces destructans, the fungus responsible for devastating declines of bat populations in eastern North America is most probably introduced by visitors from Europe This fungus was found in European caves but affected bats do not develop WNS. ...

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AGI Launches GeoWord of the Day: Epigenic cave

31 Dec, 1969 by Alexander Klimchouk

In celebration of the release of the revised 5th edition Glossary of Geology for the Kindle and Nook platforms, the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) has started a free GeoWord of the Day service The GeoWord of the Day is a fun and convenient way to learn a new geoscience term every day. ...

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Britain's 17 species of bat are safe from white-nose syndrome

31 Dec, 1969 by Speleogenesis News Manager

Lisa Worledge the partnership officer for the UK Bat Conservation Trust confirms that Britain's 17 species of bat are safe from white-nose syndrome In Britain volunteers are monitoring caves, old railway tunnels and abandoned buildings where bats hibernate during winter. ...

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Sad sad news: Urs Widmer has passed away

31 Dec, 1969 by George Veni

I am very sad to report that Urs Widmer died this morning in Switzerland He developed pancreatic cancer last year. ...

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KWI biannual mailing - December 2011

31 Dec, 1969 by Speleogenesis News Manager

The Conduit is the e-newsletter of the Karst Waters Institute, and latest issue (volume 11, issue 2) can be downloaded as a pdf (using free Adobe Acrobat software) from the main website for KWI (wwwkarstwaters. ...

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Second edition of the "Hypogene Speleogenesis" book

31 Dec, 1969 by Alexander Klimchouk

The National Cave and Karst Research Institute (NCKRI) has released the second edition of the book "Hypogene Speleogenesis: Hydrogeological and Morphogenetic Perspective," originally published in 2007 as NCKRI Special Paper no1. ...

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New ebook and Featured Articles on Speleogenesis

31 Dec, 1969 by Alexander Klimchouk

New publication is included in the Ebooks Section in the Speleogenesis Journal: Interconnection of the Trinity (Glen Rose) and Edwards Aquifers along the Balcones Fault Zone and Related Topics (2011) This is a proceedings volume containing nine contributions presented during the Karst Conservation Initiative Meeting held in February 17, 2011 at The University of Texas at Austin. ...

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Planetary Caves Workshop

31 Dec, 1969 by Alexander Klimchouk

If you have not yet contemplated submitting an abstract for the upcoming First International Planetary Caves workshop to be held in Carlsbad, NM from Oct 25-28 of this year, the time is now! August 9, next Tuesday, is the deadline and LPI is extremely unforgiving of late abstracts meaning we cannot accept any past the Aug. ...

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New issue of Speleogenesis Journal

31 Dec, 1969 by Alexander Klimchouk

Next regular issue (#11, 2011) of the journal "Speleogenesis & Evolution of Karst Aquifers" has been launched recently It currently contains six articles, both original and republished from other sources, as well as a number of Featured Articles - titles, abstracts and links to original online sources of papers published elsewhere, significant for speleogenesis, karst hydrogeology and karst evolution. ...

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Senior Groundwater Modeler Position with EAA

31 Dec, 1969 by Alexander Klimchouk

Position Opens: 07/11/11 Exempt status Position Closes: 07/22/11 EDWARDS AQUIFER AUTHORITY POSITION: Senior Modeler REPORTING SUPERVISOR: Chief Technical Officer TEAM: Aquifer Management PROGRAM: Aquifer Science ANNUALIZED SALARY: $54,66604 BASIC FUNCTION: Directs and performs data collection, computer modeling, and evaluation activities to carry out the mission of the Edwards Aquifer Authority. ...

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New Impact factor for IJS

31 Dec, 1969 by Alexander Klimchouk

The International Journal of Speleology has obtained ISI Impact factor 2057, according to recent Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Report. ...

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UIS KHS Commission news from the Karst-2011 Conference in Bowling Green

31 Dec, 1969 by Alexander Klimchouk

International Conference on Karst Hydrogeology and Ecosystems (Karst-2011) has been held at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, KY, USA in June 8-10, preceded by the field trip along the western edge of the Cumberland Plateau Escarpment in Kentucky and Tennessee in June 4-7 The Conference was hosted by the Hoffman Environmental Research Institute, co-organized by the National Cave and Karst Research Institute (NCKRI), and the International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH). ...

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3-rd Middle-East Speleology Symposium: Submission deadline extended till end of June

31 Dec, 1969 by Alexander Klimchouk

As announced earlier, the 3-rd Middle-East Speleology Symposium (MESS3) will be held in Beirut in September 23-25, 2011, organized by the Spéléo-Club du Liban (SCL) and the Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (LNCSR), under the patronage of the Union Internationale de Spéléologie (UIS) The deadline for submitting the abstracts for the Symposium has been postponed till End of June 2011, so interested karst/cave scholars still have a chance to submit their contributions. ...

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Senior Hydrogeologist position at EAA - work in a tracer testing program

31 Dec, 1969 by Alexander Klimchouk

A Senior Hydrogeologist position is open at the Edwards Aquifer Authority The successful candidate will work in the Authoritys tracer testing program. ...

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Special session in honor of Dr. James F.Quinlan

31 Dec, 1969 by Alexander Klimchouk

We wanted to make you aware of the special session in honor of Dr James F. ...

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The HypoKarst Project announcement

31 Dec, 1969 by Alexander Klimchouk

The HypoKarst project is an international effort to coordinate and promote hypogene karst and speleogenesis research The main objective 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. ...

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AGU 2011 karst sessions

31 Dec, 1969 by Alexander Klimchouk

We would like to call your attention to two sessions on karst hydrogeology proposed for the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting 2011 The AGU Fall Meeting is the largest worldwide conference in the geophysical sciences, attracting nearly 20,000 Earth and space scientists, educators, students, and policy makers. ...

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Karst Sessions at the GSA Convention in Minneapolis, USA, 9-12 October

31 Dec, 1969 by Alexander Klimchouk

The next Geological Society of America Convention will be held this year in Minneapolis, Minnesota on 9-12 October Seven sessions on caves and karst are being offered this year within the program of the Convention. ...

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New books from Slovenian Karst Research Institute

31 Dec, 1969 by Alexander Klimchouk

The Institute of Karst Research (Postojna, Slovenia) has published recently three new books Click on the titles below for more details and ordering information. ...

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