More news and opportunities from around the world:
· PhD fellow in Subterranean Biology
· Hidden Earth Returns, UK
· Karst Sessions at the Geological Society of America Convention
· Two PhD Student Positions in Karst Hydrology & Geophysics-New Mexico Tech, USA
· 23rd International Cave Bear Symposium, Slovakia
· List of Upcoming Cave and Karst Meetings
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PhD fellow in Subterranean Biology
A position for a PhD fellow to work on subterranean ecosystems in the research group led by Dr. Ana Sofia Reboleira (the Natural History Museum of Denmark and the University of Copenhagen) is now open.
The application is available here: jobportal.ku.dk/phd/?show=145731
Hidden Earth Returns
After taking a break in 2016 for EuroSpeleo, Hidden Earth—the UK’s annual caving conference—will be back at on 29 September to 1 October 2017 at Churchill Academy, in the Mendips. http://www.churchill-academy.org (that’s a week later than usual). For further information please see http://hidden.earth
Karst Sessions at the Geological Society of America Convention
A record 4,950 abstracts have been submitted for the Geological Society of America’s Annual Meeting & Exposition to be held in Seattle, Washington, 22-25 October 2017 and over 7,500 geoscientists are expected to attend. The meeting will be one of the largest earth science gatherings on the west coast this year. As a reminder, the deadline for early registration is 18 September 2017. Click on the button below for the registration page.
The deadline to apply for a Travel Grant is also 18 September. Visit the Travel Grant page to check if you are eligible and to apply.
The scientific program schedule is online now. It can also be accessed through Topical Sessions the complete technical program schedule with abstracts, which is searchable online. You can browse for sessions in your areas of interest or search for particular presentations by typing in key words, an author’s name, or a session title. You can also search discipline categories or sponsors using the drop-down menus, or use your browser’s “find” feature to search for keywords or convener names.
The six sessions listed under the Karst discipline are:
T1. 21st Century Rock Flow Properties and Processes: 3D Printing, Digital Rock Physics, and Hydrogeophysics
Michael C. Sukop, Lee J. Florea, Franciszek Hasiuk
GSA Hydrogeology Division; GSA Geoinformatics Division; GSA Karst Division
We encourage novel studies that employ high-tech methods (3D printing, hydrogeophysics, computed tomography, high resolution stratigraphy, etc.) to describe and interpret natural the processes that control flow through natural groundwater pore systems.
Hydrogeology | Karst | Sediments, Carbonates |
T10. Groundwater Influenced Ecosystems: Springs, Gaining Streams, and Terrestrial Ecosystems
Brad David Wolaver, Laura J. Crossey, Rebecca J. Frus, Steven P. Loheide II
GSA Hydrogeology Division; GSA Karst Division; GSA Geobiology & Geomicrobiology Division
Groundwater maintains aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems in varied climates and seasons globally. Multidisciplinary advances in field and modeling techniques are needed to improve how such systems are characterized, monitored, and scientific findings conveyed to decision makers.
Hydrogeology | Karst | Geochemistry |
T13. In Honor of John M. (Jack) Sharp Jr.: Celebrating over 40 Years of Science, Students, and Stewardship
Marcus O. Gary, Wendy M. Robertson, Brad David Wolaver, Todd Halihan
GSA Hydrogeology Division; International Association of Hydrogeologists
John M. (Jack) Sharp, Jr. has been a pillar of hydrogeology in local, regional, national, and international circles for over 40 years. This session honors Jack and his contributions to the field of hydrogeology.
Hydrogeology | Karst | Environmental Geoscience |
T19. Springs: Providing Insights on Critical Groundwater Quality and Quantity Issues
Brian Katz, Sue Swanson, James L. Berglund
GSA Hydrogeology Division; GSA Environmental and Engineering Geology Division; GSA Geobiology & Geomicrobiology Division; GSA Karst Division
This session will highlight research studies on springs that cover a range of topics, including water quality, geochemical and microbiological tracers for elucidating sources of anthropogenic impacts, water quantity, ecology, springs restoration, and climate change.
Hydrogeology | Karst | Environmental Geoscience |
T24. How Nick Crawford’s Vision Helped Shape Contemporary Karst Science and Education
Chris Groves, George Veni, Geary Schindel, Augusto Auler
GSA Karst Division; National Cave and Karst Research Institute; GSA Hydrogeology Division; GSA History and Philosophy of Geology Division
Nick Crawford is a pioneer of karst science and education. We highlight his contributions through perspectives of scientists Nick influenced, who worked with him, or who study areas of karst science that Nick helped innovate.
Karst | Hydrogeology | Geomorphology |
T29. Karst Sedimentary, Paleoclimate, and Historical Records
Cory W. BlackEagle, Jason Polk, Joshua Feinberg
GSA Karst Division
Abstracts on cave deposits (sediments, speleothems, tufa, etc.), karst environmental records (sedimentary, underwater deposits, carbonate stratigraphy, etc.), and geoarchaeological and historical investigations to reconstruct or interpret past climates, landscapes, land use, and similar phenomena.
Two PhD Student Positions in Karst Hydrology & Geophysics-New Mexico Tech
Two Research Assistantships for PhD (or exceptional MS) students are available in the Department of Earth and Environmental Science at the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. The study will involve monitoring geophysical responses to recharge events in the Santa Fe River Sink-Rise system in north-central Florida to facilitate aquifer characterization and regionally integrated flow monitoring. The students will ideally begin in Summer 2018 and will be supervised by Dr. Andrew Luhmann, Dr. Susan Bilek, and Dr. Ronni Grapenthin. Please see the attached ad and https://goo.gl/afvHAR for more information.
23rd International Cave Bear Symposium, Slovakia
We were late in learning about this meeting, which will be held in less than a month on 4-7 October 2017. We’re not aware of any website, but the 3rd Circular is attached with all of the information.
List of Upcoming Cave and Karst Meetings
1) 11th EuroSpeleo Forum, 15-17 September 2017 (Ferrières, Belgium), https://www.speleovvs.be/index.php/en/caving-days
2) 44th International Association of Hydrogeologists Congress, 25-29 September 2017 (Dubrovnik, Croatia), http://iah2017.org/
3) Hidden Earth, 29 September – 1 October 2017 (Churchill Academy, Mendips, UK), http://hidden.earth
4) 23rd International Cave Bear Symposium, 4-7 October 2017 (Liptovský Mikuláš, Slovakia), firstname.lastname@example.org
5) National Cave and Karst Management Symposium, 16-20 October 2017 (Eureka Springs, Arkansas, USA), http://www.nckms2017.com/
6) British Cave Research Association 28th Cave Science Symposium, 20-21 October 2017 (Leeds, UK), website to be announced.
7) Geological Society of America Convention, 22-25 October (Seattle, Washington, USA), http://www.geosociety.org/GSA/Events/Annual_Meeting/GSA/Events/gsa2017.aspx
8) International Conference on Geomorphology, 6-11 November 2017 (New Delhi, India), karst session, http://www.icg2017.com/session.php
9) Workshop: Grotte de Han, New Dramatic Effect of Lighting, 16-18 November 2017 (Han-sur-Lesse, Belgium), email@example.com.
10) To Know and Share Caves and Karsts: Understanding, Conservation, and Geotourism, 6-9 March 2018 (Ardèche, France), https://dhuguet.wixsite.com/cavesymposium2018
11) The Sinkhole Conference, joint with the 3rd Appalachian Karst Symposium, 2-6 April 2018 (Shepherdstown, West Virginia, USA), http://www.sinkholeconference.com/
12) EuroKarst 2018, 2-6 July 2018, (Besançon, France), http://www.eurokarst.org/
13) 18th International Vulcanospeleology Symposium, 21-27 July 2018 (Lava Beds National Monument, California, USA), http://www.vulcanospeleology.org/sym18/ISV18.html
14) 2018 US National Speleological Society Convention, 30 July – 3 August 2018 (Helena, Montana, USA), http://nss2018.caves.org/
15) EuroSpeleo Forum 2018, 23-26 August 2018 (Ebensee, Austria), http://eurospeleo.at/expo.html.
16) 24th International Conference on Subterranean Biology, 20-24 August 2018 (University of Aveiro, Portugal), http://24icsb.web.ua.pt/.
17) 16th International Symposium of Speleotherapy, 24-28 October 2018 (Zlate Hory, Czech Republic), http://www.speleotherapycommission.webgarden.com/menu/news/the-xvi-th-international
18) Hypogea 2019: The International Congress of Speleology in Artificial Cavities, 20-25 May 2019, (Dobrich, Bulgaria), http://www.hypogea2019.org/
George Veni, PhD
President, International Union of Speleology
National Cave and Karst Research Institute
400-1 Cascades Avenue
Carlsbad, New Mexico 88220-6215 USA