This event has now finished.
Many thanks to all involved for a fantastic day.
The BCRA’s Cave Science Symposium will be held online on Saturday 14th November. A full day of seminars across a range of cave science topics has been prepared by Dr Mike Rogerson of Northumbria University, where the event was to have been held prior to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The BCRA will also hold it’s AGM during the course of the day; the agenda and further details of this can be found here.
Registration can be completed using the following Google form: https://tinyurl.com/y5fhvpqy
We hope to see many of you in attendance!
Schedule of Events
|9.30 – 9.45||Introduction, sorting connections and housekeeping||Mike Rogerson / John Gunn|
|9.45 – 10.15||Seminar||Andy Baker||University of New South Wales||The ACKMA Cave Climate Project|
|10.15 – 10.45||Seminar||Andi Smith||British Geological Survey||Exploring the impact of tourists on the cave environment: A COVID 19 case study from Poole’s Cavern, Derbyshire, UK.|
|11.00 – 11.30||Seminar||Carole Nehme||University of Rouen||The story behind the Chalk karst networks in Normandy (France) and their relation to the incision of the Seine valley during the Quaternary|
|11.30 – 12.00||Seminar||Agni Prijatelj||Durham University||Sediment micromorphology and site formation processes at Chechem Ha Cave, western Belize|
|12.00 – 13:00||BCRA AGM||John Gunn|
|13:00 – 13.30||LUNCH|
|13.30 – 14.00||Seminar||Annabel Wolf||Northumbria University||Caves in central Vietnam and what they tell us about past tropical cyclones|
|14.00 – 14.30||Seminar||Sebastian Breitenbach||Northumbria University||A stalagmite-based multi-proxy reconstruction of Glacial-Holocene climate variability from Sarma Cave in the Caucasus Mountains (Georgia)|
|14.30 – 15.00||Seminar||Paul Toechterle||University of Innsbruck||A cave-based reconstruction of permafrost dynamics during the last glacial period: from the Peak District, UK|
|15.00 – 15.15||COFFEE|
|15.15 – 15:45||Seminar||Lucas Godinho||Sao Paolo University||Fluvial erosion rates at the São Desidério river, central Brazil, based on cave deposits dating|
|15.45 – 16.15||Seminar||Tom Thomson||Natural History Museum||Speleobiology in Northern Spain: The Work of the Matienzo Karst Entomology Project.|
|16.15 – 16:45||Closing comments, and discussion||Mike Rogerson / John Gunn|