GSA's Karst Division (est. 2014): The study of karst terranes necessarily involves a wide variety of
subjects and specialties, spanning almost every division in GSA and scientific disciplines outside of
GSA’s purview. These include geology, biology, microbiology, soils, environmental geology, engineering,
geology, geochemistry, geophysics, structural geomorphology, archeology, urban planning, climatology,
paleoclimatology, meteorology, hydrology, speleology, and even planetary studies. Comprehensive karst
studies also can require the assistance of cave explorers and mappers, cave divers, mathematicians,
modelers, and computer programmers. In all cases, practitioners in each discipline bring with them
their own experiences, perspectives, insights, tools, and scales of reference.