Projects

 

San Salvador (Bahamas) Cave Inventory the goal of this long-term project is to prospect, discover, survey, and document the cavities in the Sandy Point area and elsewhere on the island. This projects is related to the Karst Geology field class taught around the New Years Eve at the Gerace Research Center in San Salvador, Bahamas.

Cave Minerals of the World Database (CAMIDA) is a collaborative project of the USF Libraries, UISs Cave Minerals Commission, the Karst Information Portal, -Emil Racovita- Institute of Speleology (Romania), and the Karst Research Group at University of South Florida. CAMIDA is an open-access collection of geological, mineralogical, crystallographical, and protection/conservation information on all minerals discovered in caves around the world.

Karst Oral History these interviews were conducted at the USF Libraries in Tampa with some of the leading names in karst science in a variety of fields including exploration, cave mapping, paleoclimate, vulcanospeleology, and applied ecology.

The purpose of the karst oral history project is to preserve for future researchers the experiences, thoughts and insights of such prolific karst researchers and authors as Alexander Klimchouk, Derek Ford, Henry Schwarcz, Bill Halliday, and William White. The complete audio recordings of these interviews are available for download, along with a written transcript for each.

Sea-level reconstructions using cave deposits from littoral caves in Mallorca (Spain) and Sardinia (Italy). These coastal caves contain carbonate encrustations over pre-existing speleothems that have grown over tens of thousands of years at the sea-level. These sea-level markers are available in many caves at different elevations (below, at, and above present sea-level position) and can precisely be dated by U-series methods