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NMT Earth and Environmental Science

Cave and Karst Studies

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The Cave and Karst Studies program in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences (EES) at New Mexico Tech focuses on the many aspects of speleological science and development of karst terrains. The program was established as the academic arm of the National Cave and Karst Research Institute (NCKRI), which is headquartered in Carlsbad, New Mexico.

Tech is NCKRI’s major academic partner and provides the scholarly foundation of NCKRI. Cave and karst science is an interdisciplinary field, and EES has strong core programs in geology, hydrology, geochemistry, and geobiology that support students interested in diverse karst research.

Please contact Dr. Daniel Jones with questions about the program, and about cave and karst research opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students at New Mexico Tech.