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BCRA Cave Science Symposium

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.

Attendance is open to all – you do not need to hold BCRA membership to sign up.

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

TimeActivitySpeakerAffiliationTitle
9.30 – 9.45Introduction, sorting connections and housekeepingMike Rogerson / John Gunn  
9.45 – 10.15SeminarAndy BakerUniversity of New South WalesThe ACKMA Cave Climate Project
10.15 – 10.45SeminarAndi SmithBritish Geological SurveyExploring the impact of tourists on the cave environment: A COVID 19 case study from Poole’s Cavern, Derbyshire, UK.
10.45-11.00COFFEE   
11.00 – 11.30SeminarCarole NehmeUniversity of RouenThe story behind the Chalk karst networks in Normandy (France) and their relation to the incision of the Seine valley during the Quaternary
11.30 – 12.00SeminarAgni PrijateljDurham UniversitySediment micromorphology and site formation processes at Chechem Ha Cave, western Belize
12.00 – 13:00BCRA AGMJohn Gunn  
13:00 – 13.30LUNCH   
13.30 – 14.00SeminarAnnabel WolfNorthumbria UniversityCaves in central Vietnam and what they tell us about past tropical cyclones
14.00 – 14.30SeminarSebastian BreitenbachNorthumbria UniversityA stalagmite-based multi-proxy reconstruction of Glacial-Holocene climate variability from Sarma Cave in the Caucasus Mountains (Georgia)
14.30 – 15.00SeminarPaul ToechterleUniversity of InnsbruckA cave-based reconstruction of permafrost dynamics during the last glacial period: from the Peak District, UK
15.00 – 15.15COFFEE   
15.15 – 15:45SeminarLucas GodinhoSao Paolo UniversityFluvial erosion rates at the São Desidério river, central Brazil, based on cave deposits dating
15.45 – 16.15SeminarTom ThomsonNatural History MuseumSpeleobiology in Northern Spain: The Work of the Matienzo Karst Entomology Project.
16.15 – 16:45Closing comments, and discussionMike Rogerson / John Gunn  

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