New Book: Environmental Karst Geomorphology
Dr, Miljana Golubović Deligianni has published Environmental Karst Geomorphology as a geomorphological approach to describing and assessing the environmental implications of karst features, and as the first major book on karst to be published in Greece in many years. At 240 pages long, the book is published entirely in Greek but has many figures and photos, which are instructive no matter what language someone speaks. For more details and to order the book, visit http://www.iwn.gr/product.asp?catid=17623
Important Recent Karst Papers Available
The journal Environmental Earth Sciences has made available a topical collection of papers, organized by KC members Saša Milanovic and Zoran Stevanovic. A total of ten papers can be accessed at:https://link.springer.com/journal/12665/topicalCollection/AC_66ec433d2c4caa1c56d17c01d329e7a6
. It represents a diverse collection of papers that includes extended versions of works presented at the International Symposium Karst 2018.
Masters Opportunity on Karst and Mineral Springs Hydrogeology and Geochemistry: Indiana, USA
The Indiana Geological and Water Survey (IGWS) in collaboration with the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (DEAS) at Indiana University, have immediate support for a Masters of Science Research Assistant opportunity to work under the direction of research scientist Tracy Branam at the IGWS. The graduate student project is part of a larger program to establish a springs inventory for hydrogeology and geochemistry in support the aims and missions of the Center for Rural Engagement at Indiana University. The student will collect field data and water samples at spring locations primarily across the Mitchell Plateau of south-central Indiana; and analyze water samples in facilities at the IGWS, DEAS, and collaborating institutions.
The opening is available to start in January 2020. Please apply through the Indiana University’s Graduate School admissions site at http://graduate.indiana.edu/admissions/index.shtml
. More information for prospective students is at https://earth.indiana.edu/graduate/how-to-apply.html
. You may also contact Dr. Doug Edmonds, Director of Graduate Studies at DEAS, email@example.com, 812-855-4512, Research Scientist Tracy Branam at the IGWS, firstname.lastname@example.org , 812-855-8390, and Dr. Lee Florea, Assistant Director for Research at the IGWS, email@example.com, 812-855-1376.
Funding for Young Scientists to Attend IAH Karst Commission Official Conferences
The newly established fund for supporting young (<35yrs) karst scientists (https://karst.iah.org/funding-for-young-scientists-to-attend-conferences
) will be implemented at the meeting of the International Association of Hydrogeologists Karst Commission in 2020 at the UNESCO Karst 2020 (see info on this meeting in the list of meetings below). Please take a look at the criteria at the link above. Young scientists from low and transitional income countries are especially encouraged to submit an abstract and apply for this award.
The 16th Sinkhole Conference: Update
The Multidisciplinary Conference on Sinkholes and the Engineering and Environmental Impacts of Karst, generally called “The Sinkhole Conference,” is the longest-running international conference of its type. Since 1984, engineers, geologists, hydrologists, land managers, biologists, and many others have gathered at these meetings to exchange cutting-edge information on karst and its many benefits and challenges.
The deadline for abstracts has passed and we received a fabulous array that assure an excellent conference. The 16th Sinkhole Conference will occur on 20-24 April 2020 in beautiful San Juan, Puerto Rico! Puerto Rico offers a tropical karst landscape and a vibrant historical and cultural venue unlike anything seen in rest of the United States. Many people are already talking about attending the conference as part of a vacation, and we are helping to make that possible.
The conference will be held in the lovely Sheraton Old San Juan Hotel, located in the historic heart of the city. Unlike previous conferences, your registration will include your breakfasts and lunches, in addition to the other usual amenities. Also, your discount conference room rates will extend to three days before and after the conference, in case you want to stay longer and enjoy a vacation. For all of the details on the conference, visit http://www.sinkholeconference.com/
The Sinkhole Conference is managed by the National Cave and Karst Research Institute and with tremendous assistance from a diverse team of karst experts from around the country who join us to form the Organizing Committee. On behalf of the 16th Sinkhole Conference Organizing Committee, we look forward to receiving your abstracts and seeing you in San Juan next year!
Sinkhole Conference Co-chair
NCKRI Executive Director
The 16th Sinkhole Conference: Beck Student Scholarship Call for Applications
The Sinkhole Conference was created in 1984 and led for many years by Dr. Barry Beck. In his memory, the conference now offers the Beck Student Scholarship. Students awarded a Beck Scholarship will receive free registration to the conference and up to $1,000 reimbursement for travel expenses, as well as certain special recognitions and other benefits. Scholars from the previous Sinkhole Conference are recognized at http://www.sinkholeconference.com/Beck-scholarship
. To apply for the scholarship, visit http://www.sinkholeconference.com/how-to-apply-for-the-beck-scholarship
The 16th Sinkhole Conference: Beck Student Scholarship Call for Donors
The Sinkhole Conference funds one Beck Student Scholarship for each conference, but more than one scholarship can be offered with your support. Six were awarded last time! Attending The Sinkhole Conference can be a life-changing experience for students by opening their eyes to state-of-the-art knowledge, and important professional contacts and opportunities. To help change a student’s life for the better, we ask and encourage you to donate to the Beck Scholarship. All donations are tax deductible. For details on how to donate, visit http://www.sinkholeconference.com/How-to-sponsor-the-scholarship