Speleology (NOG22I1) | Faculty of Geography

Speleology (NOG22I1)

  • Level of study undergraduate studies
  • Teacher: Ph.D. Predrag Đurović
  • Subject status: elective
  • ECTS: 4
  • Semester: IV
  • Number of classes: 2

Genesis and Evolution of Speleological Objects, Their Introduction to Morphological Thieves of Speleological Objects, Hydrological and Climatological Characteristics and Paleontological, Biological and Archaeological Features. Methodology and techniques of speleological objects research. Methodology for making speleological plans and profiles (speleological cartography).

Theoretical knowledge, with the basic scientific principles in speleolgia, is upgraded by the methodology of research, and through research techniques, concrete training is carried out for direct field research.

Theoretical lectures:

Definition, subject and content
Historical development of speleology in Slovenia and abroad
Tectonic predisposition of speleological objects
Morphology of speleological objects and sediments in them
Hydrological features of speleological objects
Speleogenesis
Evolution of speleological objects
Contemporary and fossil fauna in caves
Caves as human habitats
The vulnerability of speleological objects and measures of their protection
Speleological cartography
Horizontal channel trimming technique
Technique of cutting down vertical and vertical channels
Topographic recording of horizontal channels in speleological structures
Topographic recording of vertical and slanted channels in speleological structures
Making a plan for speleological objects
Making profiles of speleological objects

Đurović P. (2010): Speleology - theory, methodology and techniques of research, script (manuscript)
Đurović P. (1998): Speleological Atlas of Serbia

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