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Karst Waters Institute
281 CHIMNEY RUN FARM RD
The Karst Waters Institute is a nonprofit institution whose mission is to improve the fundamental understanding of karst water systems through sound scientific research and the education of professionals and the public. The result will be increased knowle
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KWI Conduit Volume 5 No. 1
KWI Board of Directors member John Mylroie gave the Keynote Address on "Land Use and Carbonate Island Karst", and later, presented the Banquet speech on the more entertaining aspects of doing research on carbonate islands.
Managing Editor: Dr. John E. Mylroie
Dr. John E. Mylroie
Department of Geosciences
P.O. Box 5448
Karst Waters Institute - Conduit Vol 1 No 1
Over the following months, Dave Culver worked with John Mylroie and Bill Jones, two participants of the November 1988 meeting, to examine how establishment of a U.S. karst laboratory could proceed.
Attending were members of the Board of Directors: Dave Culver, Rane Curl, Dan Fong, Janet Herman, Jack Hess, Bill Jones, Tom Kane, John Mylroie, and Will White.
After routine introductions and review of the minutes, John Mylroie, KWI President, reported on activities of the KWI since the last Board meeting.
A detailed report was submitted to the Board members, which is summarized below.
1. John Mylroie
described an example of self-instruction or correspondence that has been very successful in Meteorology at Mississippi State University
John Mylroie, President of the KWI, has made a challenge to the Board of Directors.
Dr. John Mylroie, professor ...
Dr. John Mylroie, professor of geology at MSU, points to the aforementioned "roller coaster" roadways as a good example of how moisture can affect Yazoo clay.
He says moisture is able to come in through the seams of the pavement, causing the underlying clay to expand.
Funded by MDOT
says the research's aim is to get a better handle on where and how thick Yazoo clay formations are, to "know what we can't see."
KWI Board of Directors
Dr. John Mylroie
Dept. of Geosciences
John Mylroie is and has been a member of the Board of Directors of KWI since its inception.
He has served as the Founding President, Secretary and Treasurer.
He has a BSc degree in Biology from Syracuse University and a PhD in geology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
has been awarded both the Science Award and the Honorary Member award by the National Speleological Society
in recognition of his
work in island and coastal karst.
interest in karst and paleoclimatology has taken him to glaciated karst in New York, Great Britain, and Norway, and to island karst in the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans as well as the Caribbean and Adriatic Seas.
has helped create the carbonate depositional model for the Bahamian Archipelago, and has used his
island karst model to assist water resources management in islands such as Guam and to provide reservoir models for the petroleum industry.
has helped organize KWI
Symposia in paleokarst (Bahamas 1995), paleoclimatology (Norway 1996), karst in young limestones (Florida 2002) and karst as reservoirs (South Dakota 2008) to help advance the mission of the KWI.
He chairs the Wilson Scholarship Committee, which awards funds annually to the top MSc student doing physical karst science at a US institution.
John is Professor of Geology in and a former chair of the Department of Geosciences at Mississippi State University.
Dr. John Mylroie, Geology ...
Dr. John Mylroie, Geology Professor from Mississippi who does work on the Bahamas, is coming to the Canmore Museum to give a talk on Saturday June 23 at 1:00 pm.Dr. Mylroie's BioDr. John Mylroie
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