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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. ...

Did you know?

That fissure is any discontinuity within the rock mass that is either initially open or capable of being opened by dissolution to provide a route for water movement. fissures in this sense, applied generally in karst, therefore include the primary sedimentary bedding planes as well as tectonic faults and joints. more specifically, the term has been used to describe voids with average dimensions from 10 to 100mm [9]. see also conduit; fracture.?

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Karst geoscience post-doctoral grant

Author Speleogenesis News Manager. Posted on 11 Dec, 2013

Dear friends and colleagues,

Karst Research Institute at ZRC SAZU, Postojna, Slovenia (http://izrk.zrc-sazu.si/en/predstavitev#v) is searching a candidate for an AXA postdoctoral grant. The Institute has been selected as an eligible institution by AXA Research Fund. We offer stimulating environment, field sites of classical karst, tutorship and related research infrastructure. Post-Doctoral project must be related to the topic of Environmental risk (climate change, from glacier retreat to sea-level rise; natural hazards, from earth hazards to atmospheric and space-weather phenomena; human-driven environmental changes such as urban pollution, nanotechnologies or pesticide exposure).

The candidate must comply with the following conditions:

- The candidate must have defended her/his Ph.D. thesis in sciences related to karst studies (geology, hydrology, geomorphology, speleothem science, karst biology or microbiology, and similar) before the beginning of the Post- Doctoral grant.
- Less than 5 years since awarding of first Ph.D. (extensions to this period may be allowed in case of eligible career breaks which must be properly documented).
- The candidate has to demonstrate excellence in research.

We need to report a name of one candidate to the AXA Research Fund by December 16th, 2013. The first round of selection is based on the candidate's outline proposal that has to be submitted by January 9th, 2014. Pre-selected candidates will be then invited to submit a full proposal by March 13th, 2014. The final selection will be announced on June 10th, 2014. Once selected, candidates have up to 12 months after the announcement of the campaign results to start their Post Doc research (i.e., to administratively register within their Host Institution).

http://www.axa-research.org/post-doctoral-fellowships

Interested candidates are invited to contact us and send us a letter of interest, short CV and possible research topic. Please send an e-mail with subject AXE-Fellowship to izrk@zrc-sazu.si by December 15th, 2013.

 

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The Doctoral study program in Karstology is a world-wide unique program 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 a deeper insight into this broadly integrated system of karst sciences. ...

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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. ...

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Speleology in Kazakhstan

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. ...

Read more

Speleology in Kazakhstan

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. ...

Read more