Main lecture topics

  1. The karst in Bulgaria - distribution and specificity.
  2. Research methodology of the karst.. Modern scientific concepts and models for the genesis of karst.
  3. Morphology of the karst - karst forms and complexes.
  4. Hydrology and Hydrogeology of Karst
  5. Soil as a factor and product karst.
  6. Karst and biodiversity.
  7. Typology and regionalization of karst
  8. Karst geosystems - nature, structure, functional relationships, typology
  9. Monitoring systems karst. Models of integrated monitoring of karst geosystems.
  10. The role of karst in the development of human civilization. Cultural and historical monuments in karst areas.
  11. Protection of karst - legislation, status and problems. Protected karst territories. Good practices
  12. Education and Karst - forms, best practices, initiatives
  13. International cooperation in Karstology and Speleology