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2017 Friends of Karst Mini Symposium

2017 Friends of Karst Mini Symposium

Friday, November 10th, 2017 from 1 to 5pm
West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV – Room TBA

Calling out regional cavers, karst scientists, and anyone else who’s interested in all or any matter related to caves and karst: Join us for an afternoon sharing latest research, exploration, and/or conservation projects, with a regional focus. We will have mix of short talks and a poster session. After the symposium, we will head to the Morgantown Brewing Company for drinks and light fare.

For more information and to register for the event, please visit our registration page.  Please RSVP by November 1, 2017 so that we can put together a list of talks and finalize the room details. Logistics and more information are available here.

Please let either of us know if you have any questions. Looking forward to seeing you in November.

Dorothy Vesper
Associate Professor, Geology Program
West Virginia University
dorothy.vesper@mail.wvu.edu

Maria Perez
Assistant Professor, Geography Program
West Virginia University
maria.perez@mail.wvuy.edu

Thanks to our WVU sponsors: The Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, the Department of Geology and Geography, and the Institute of Water Security and Science

KWI is co-sponsor of the Fifteenth Sinkhole Conference & Third Appalachian Karst Symposium

KWI is proud to be a co-sponsor of the 15th Sinkhole Conference and 3rd Appalachian Karst Symposium! As one of the most successful and well-known international meetings on karst science and engineering, the conference will be returning to the Appalachian region in 2018, to be held at the National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) in Shepherdstown, West Virginia April 2-6, 2018. Abstracts for presentations and corresponding papers published in the conference proceedings will be accepted through August 31, 2017 (draft papers due Oct. 1). For more information and abstract submittal, please visit www.sinkholeconference.com.

23rd International Conference on Subterranean Biology

KWI is happy to be a cosponsor for the 23rd International Conference on Subterranean Biology, to be held in Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA, from June 13 to June 17, 2016. This will be the first ICSB held in the United States, where the many caves and karst features in the area will be showcased for scientists and students from the U.S. and from around the globe who have an interest in subterranean biology.

For more information, please go to http://www.speleobiology.com/icsb2016/.

Abstracts for Poster Presentations – due October 23

There’s still time to submit an abstract for a poster at the KWI/PROTECT Karst, Groundwater Contamination and Public Health meeting!

Did you want to get involved the KWI/PROTECT Karst, Groundwater Contamination and Public Health meeting but weren’t sure how your research fit into the technical program?  If so, then we encourage you to submit an abstract for a poster.  See Abstracts and Snap Talks for information on how to submit your poster abstract.

The poster sessions are intended to encourage interaction and can incorporate subjects that are somewhat tangential, including things like (1) related karst, public health, or outreach studies, (2) a dataset you’d like to present and discuss with others, (3) information about a related organization, and/or (4) details about a potential research site.  This is your opportunity to tell others about what you’ve been doing and to get some feedback.

The abstract deadline for the posters is Oct 23rd.   If you have any questions, please contact us.  We hope you take this opportunity to participate in the conference, learn new perspectives, and possibly meet some new collaborators.

GSA Annual Meeting in Baltimore – KWI sponsored sessions

For the GSA Annual Meeting in Baltimore in 2015, KWI is sponsoring 5 sessions:

T116. Contamination in Karst: Beyond the Case Study

Sarah K. Carmichael, Ellen K. Herman
Karst Waters Institute; GSA Hydrogeology Division; National Cave and Karst Research Institute; GSA Karst Division

Karst aquifers are an important drinking water source and are particularly vulnerable to contamination. This session will highlight new work on karst contamination modeling and methodologies that take us beyond single case studies.

Karst | Hydrogeology | Environmental Geoscience |

Submit an abstract to this session

T119. Geological Interactions within the Global Carbon Cycle

Chris Groves, Jonathan B. Martin
GSA Karst Division; International Research Center on Karst Under the Auspices of UNESCO; Karst Waters Institute; National Cave and Karst Research Institute; GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division; GSA Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology, and Volcanology Division

While over vast timescales interactions between water, the atmosphere, and minerals influence partitioning of Earth’s carbon, less attention has been focused on shorter timescales. This session emphasizes links between carbonate minerals and Earth’s carbon cycle.

Karst | Geochemistry | Environmental Geoscience |

Submit an abstract to this session

T120. Karst Processes and Speleogenesis: Advances in Monitoring, Modeling, and Measurements

Benjamin F. Schwartz, Matthew D. Covington
GSA Hydrogeology Division; GSA Karst Division; Karst Waters Institute; National Cave and Karst Research Institute; GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division

This session seeks to highlight recent advances in the study of karst systems, with emphasis on process studies, method development, modeling advances, instrumentation innovations, long-term monitoring, and more.

Karst | Hydrogeology | Geomorphology |

Submit an abstract to this session

T121. New Perspectives in Karst Geomicrobiology and Redox Geochemistry: Advances from 20 Years of Interdisciplinary Research and Exploring Our Future Frontiers

Annette Summers Engel, John R. Spear, Sarah K. Carmichael, Hazel A. Barton, Philip C. Bennett
GSA Karst Division; GSA Geobiology & Geomicrobiology Division; Karst Waters Institute; National Cave and Karst Research Institute; Geochemical Society

In the 20 years since the Karst Waters Institute–sponsored symposium, “Breakthroughs in Karst Geomicrobiology and Redox Geochemistry,” we welcome contributions that highlight major achievements and latest advances in karst research. Interdisciplinary participation is encouraged.

Karst | Geomicrobiology | Geochemistry |

Submit an abstract to this session

T122. Remote Sensing and Geophysical Imaging in Karst

Lewis Land, Daniel H. Doctor
GSA Karst Division; GSA Environmental and Engineering Geology Division; GSA Geophysics Division; GSA Hydrogeology Division; National Cave and Karst Research Institute; Karst Waters Institute; GSA Geoinformatics Division

Geophysics and remote sensing tools are frequently used for investigations of karst phenomena. We welcome papers that address the use of remote sensing and geophysical imaging in karst regions, including both airborne and ground-based methods.

Karst | Geophysics/Geodynamics |

Submit an abstract to this session