Chair and Co-Chairs

The Karst Commission has three co-chairs and the role of Chairperson is rotated between them.


Augusto Auler (Co-Chair)
Representing North & South America
Instituto do Carste & Carste Consultores Associados
Belo Horizonte, Brazil


Zoran Stevanovic (Chair)
Representing Europe & Africa

Centre for Karst Hydrogeology, Department of Hydrogeology
Faculty of Mining & Geology, University of Belgrade
Belgrade, Serbia.

Zhang Cheng (Co-Chair)
Representing Asia & Australia

Karst Dynamics Laboratory
Ministry of Land and Resources
Guilin, Guangxi, China


Past Chair and


Jiang Guanghui – Past Co-Chair
Karst Dynamics Laboratory
Ministry of Land and Resources
Guilin, Guangxi, China


Nico Goldscheider – Past Chair
Institute of Applied Geosciences: Hydrogeology
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Karlsruhe, Germany


Neven Kresic – Past Co-Chair

Woodard & Curran
East Windsor, NJ, USA


In alphabetic order, by family names. Note that for Chinese names, the family name comes first (e.g. you find Yuan Daoxian under Y)

Bartolomé Andreo-Navarro
Department of Geology
University of Malaga
Malaga, Spain

Michel Bakalowicz
HydroSciences Montpellier
University Montpellier 2
Montpellier, France


Timothy D. Bechtel
Enviroscan, Inc.
Lancaster, PA, USA


Ralf Benischke

Technical University
Graz, Austria

Catherine Bertrand

Université de Franche-Comté, Besançon, France.


Cristina C. Bicalho
Instituto de Geociencias
Universidade de Brasilia UnB
Brasilia, DF Brazil

Ognjen Bonacci
Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture
University of Split
Split, Croatia

Cao Jianhua
Karst Dynamics Laboratory
Ministry of Land and Resources
Guilin, Guangxi, China

Catherine Coxon
School of Natural Sciences
Trinity College Dublin
Dublin 2, Ireland

Joanna Doummar

Assistant Professor of Hydrogeology,
Department of Geology, American University of Beirut, Lebanon.


Mehmet Ekmekci

Deputy Head of Geological Eng. Dept., International Research Center For Karst Water Resources, Hacettepe University, Ankara.

David Drew
Department of Geography
Trinity College
Dublin, Ireland



David Evans
Lima, Peru



Malcolm S. Field
Office of Research and Development
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Washington, DC, USA



Francesco Fiorillo
Department of Biological, Geological and Environmental Sciences
University of Sannio
Benevento, Italy




Aidan Foley

Environmental Geology & Geotechnical Consultants Ltd



Derek C. Ford
Professor Emeritus
Geography and Earth Sciences
McMaster University
Hamilton, ON, Canada


Tobias Geyer
Geowissenschaftliches Zentrum der
Universität Göttingen
Göttingen, Germany

Nadine Goeppert
Institute for Applied Geoscience, Hydrogeology
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Karlsruhe, Germany

Chris Groves
Hoffman Environmental Research Institute
Western Kentucky University
Bowling Green, KY, USA

John Gunn
School of Geography, Earth & Environmental Sciences
University of Birmingham
Birmingham, United Kingdom

Andreas Hartmann
Department of Civil Engineering
University of Bristol
Bristol, United Kingdom

Eko Haryono
Faculty of Geography
Gadjah Mada University
Yogyakarta, Indonesia

He Shiyi
Karst Dynamics Laboratory
Ministry of Land and Resources
Guilin, Guangxi, China

Pierre-Yves Jeannin
Swiss Institute of Speleology and Karstology
La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland

Igor Jemcov
Department of Hydrogeology
Faculty of Mining and Geology
Belgrade University, Serbia

Hervé Jourde
Department of HydroSciences and GeoSciences
University of Montpellier 2
Montpellier, France

Jiang Yongjun
College of Geography
Southwest University
Beibei, Chongqing, China


Seifu Kebede

University of Addis Ababa, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Gregor Kovačič
University of Primorska
Science and Research Centre of Koper
Koper, Slovenia

Attila Kovacs
Senior Researcher at the Geological & Geophysical Institute of Hungary

Neno Kukurić
IGRAC – Global Groundwater Centre
The Netherlands


James W. LaMoreaux
PE LaMoreaux & Associates, Inc.
Tuscaloosa, AL, USA


Liu Zaihua
State Key Laboratory of Environmental Geochemistry
Institute of Geochemistry, CAS
Guiyang, China

Judit Mádl-Szőnyi
Dept. of Physical and Applied Geology
Eötvös Loránd University
Budapest, Hungary

Barbara J. Mahler
U.S. Geological Survey
Austin, TX, USA

Peter Malik
Dpt. of Hydrogeology & Geothermal Energy
Geological Survey of Slovak Republic
Bratislava, Slovakia

Nicolas Massei
Department of Geology
University of Rouen
Mont Saint Aignan, France



Petar Milanovic
President of Serbian IAH Chapter
Belgrade, Serbia

Saša Milanović Centre for Karst Hydrogeology / Department of Hydrogeology
University of Belgrade, Serbia


Jacques Mudry
Faculty of Sciences & Techniques
University of Franche-Comté
Besancon, France

Iancu Orăşeanu
Romanian Association of Hydrogeologists
Bucharest, Romania

Arthur N. Palmer
Professor Emeritus
Department of Earth Sciences
State University of New York
Oneonta, NY, USA

Grant Pearce
Glencoe, South Australia

Marco Petita
Dipartimento de Scienze della Tierra
Sapienza Universita di Roma, Italy


Metka Petric
Karst Research Institute SRC SASA
Postojna, Slovenia

Milan Radulović

Fac. Civil Eng.University of Montenegro, Podgorica, Montenegro


Ezzat Raeisi
Department of Geosciences
Shiraz University
Shiraz, Iran

Nataša Ravbar
Karst Research Institute SRC SASA
Postojna, Slovenia

Geary Schindel
Chief Technical Officer
Edwards Aquifer Authority
San Antonio, Texas, USA

George Veni
National Cave and Karst Research Institute
Carlsbad, New Mexico, USA

Vu Thi Minh Nguyet
Center for Karst and Cave Studies
Institute of Geological Sciences (IGS)
Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST)

Stephen Worthington
Worthington Groundwater
Dundas, Ontario, Canada

Yuan Daoxian
Karst Dynamics Laboratory
Ministry of Land and Resources
Guilin, Guangxi, China

Associate Members


At present all members are full members. If you are interested in becoming a member, please contact the Chair for your geographic region, whose details may be found at the top of this page.