UIS Commission on Karst Hydrogeology and Speleogenesis

Note that most events have been postponed to 2021 due to Covid-19 situation.

The 2020 USGS KIG workshop


The 8th USGS Karst Interest Group will be held October 2021 (exact dates to be determined).

The 8th U.S. Geological Survey Karst Interest Group (KIG) workshop will be held May 2021 (exact dates to be determiend) at Tennessee State University in Nashville, TN. The purpose of the workshop is to bring together scientists from different offices of the USGS, Department of the Interior, other Federal and state agencies, research institutes, and universities to present the results of scientific work in karst areas or discuss karst related programs in their bureaus or offices. The workshop will consist of two days of technical presentations and poster sessions. The third day will be an optional field trip which will provide an excellent opportunity for attendees to experience the stunning karst terrain of the Cumberland Plateau in central Tennessee.  

Workshop Logistics Contacts:

The 2021 KIG Workshop is co-sponsored by Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN.  General inquires and questions about the upcoming KIG workshop may be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • Ben Miller (USGS Nashville, TN) is the field trip chair
  • Tom Byl (USGS Nashville, TN and TSU adjunct professor) is coordinating the local logistics
  • Eve Kuniansky (USGS, Norcross, GA) is coordinating the oral and poster sessions/ publication in the proceedings
  • Allan Clark and Douglas Schnoebelen (USGS, San Antonio, TX) are the USGS Karst Interest Group co-coordinators