Semiannual journal of Geoconservation Research (GCR) is an international, single-blind, open access and peer-reviewed journal. Accepted manuscripts will not be subject to any page charges and article processing charges. We encourage all researchers, professors, experts and practitioners to submit their original work and papers to GCR journal. The journal grants all users a free, worldwide and perpetual access and is fully funded by Islamic Azad University –Isfahan Branch. The articles will be published online. The journal publishes original and unpublished articles which are not under consideration in other academic sources including journals and conferences.

 

Key scopes of GCR include:

  • Geoconservation in theory and practice
  • Thematic scope of geoconservation projects
  • Geodiversity and its scientific justification at national, regional and global scales
  • Geoparks, practical aspects of identification, establishment, and enhancement
  • Geological site maintenance and enhancement: practical aspects of geoconservation
  • Museums: specimen-based geoconservation
  • Geotourism: harnessing the interest of different interest groups
  • Education, and how to engage and explain geoconservation sites
  • Geohazards, understanding, predicting and mitigating

 

 This journal is a member of, and subscribes to the principles of, the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) www.publicationethics.org

 

 

 

 

2. From Scientific Research to Geoconservation and Geopark

Dan Grigorescu

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2020, Pages 8-31

http://dx.doi.org/10.30486/gcr.2020.1904008.1025

Abstract
  The Haţeg region of Transylvania-Romania, known as the “Haţeg Country”, due to its specific character as a region wholly encircled by mountains, has been renowned for over a century for its palaeontological geosites from which dinosaur bones of several species, dinosaur eggs and hatchlings, ...  Read More

3. Geoheritage Values of the Northeastern Carpathians, Transcarpathia, Ukraine

Sandor Gonczy; Gyula Fodor; Natalia Olah; Tibor Nagy; Zsuzsanna Ésik; János Szepesi

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2020, Pages 32-48

http://dx.doi.org/10.30486/gcr.2020.1904340.1026

Abstract
  Transcarpathia politically is the westernmost county of Ukraine but geographically is the north–eastern part of the Carpathian–Pannonian Region. The aim of our present work is to provide a brief overview and greater publicity about the geoheritage values of Transcarpathia using 45 documented ...  Read More

4. Conservation of Geomorpological Heritage in the Homolje Area (Eastern SERBIA) - Current State and Perspectives

Đurđa Miljković; Ljupče Miljković; Mlađen Jovanović

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2020, Pages 49-61

http://dx.doi.org/10.30486/gcr.2020.1903646.1024

Abstract
  Homolje is one of the most developed geomorphological areas in Eastern Serbia. Shallow karsts prevail across this region with cover vegetation and soil, with developed surfaces, and underground karst landforms. This type of terrain leads to the occurrence of different geomorphological landforms that ...  Read More

5. Karst-Based Geotourism in Eastern Carphatian Serbia: Exploration and Evaluation of Natural Stone Bridges

Aleksandar Antić; Nemanja Tomić; Slobodan Marković

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2020, Pages 62-80

http://dx.doi.org/10.30486/gcr.2020.1903486.1023

Abstract
  The region of Carpathian Serbia is much dominated by karst terrain with numerous geological and geomorphological features, especially caves and natural stone bridges, potentially significant for geotourism development. The geotourism potential of these sites is still largely untapped. In this paper, ...  Read More

6. Promoting Geoheritage Through a Field Based Geo-education Event, a Case Study of the Hungarian Geotope Day in the Bükk Region Geopark

László Sütő; Zsuzsanna Ésik; Roland Nagy; Erika Homoki; Tibor Novák; János Szepesi

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2020, Pages 81-96

http://dx.doi.org/10.30486/gcr.2020.1906171.1029

Abstract
  Within the integrated network of protected geosites in nature conservation areas, nature trails have been established in Hungary since 1990. These trails play a major role in the organization of field-based geo-education activities. The Hungarian Geotope Day was established in the study area in 2009, ...  Read More

7. Geoheritage Values of the Wairarapa “Mudstone Country”, North Island, New Zealand

Julie Palmer; Karoly Nemeth; Alan Palmer; Szabolcs Kosik

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2020, Pages 97-127

http://dx.doi.org/10.30486/gcr.2020.677854

Abstract
  The Manawatu and Wairarapa regions, lower North Island, are an important geological archive for New Zealand but are not among the iconic geotourism attractions of New Zealand. Recently the geoheritage values of the region have been discussed by various groups including Massey University and Horizons ...  Read More

8. The Reversely Zoned Castelo Branco Pluton at the New “Barrocal” City Park (Central Iberian Zone, Portugal)

Isabel Margarida N Antunes; Carlos de Carvalho; Mohamed Abioui

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2020, Pages 128-133

http://dx.doi.org/10.30486/gcr.2020.1911839.1036

Abstract
  The "Barrocal" city Park of Castelo Branco is an urban park developed to protect the geoheritage of the tardi-Variscan granite landscapes of the only city existing in the area of the Naturtejo UNESCO Global Geopark. The "Barrocal" Granite is part of a Late Carboniferous unusual reversely zone intrusion ...  Read More

9. Cave Geomechanical Index (CGI). Classification and Contribution to the Conservation of Natural Caves in the Iron Mines

Iuri Brandi; Marcelo Barbosa; Airton Barata; Rafael De Paula; Tomas Correa; Hernani Lima; Robert Osborne

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2020, Pages 134-161

http://dx.doi.org/10.30486/gcr.2021.1908888.1033

Abstract
  Cave geotechnical studies have been the key to meeting the requirements of Brazilian environmental legislation for the conservation of speleological heritage in mining areas. This paper presents a methodology that classifies iron caves according to their susceptibility to structural instability called ...  Read More

1. Geotourism and Cultural Heritage

Kerran Olson; Ross Dowling

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2018, , Pages 37-41

http://dx.doi.org/10.30486/gcr.2018.540021

Abstract
  Geotourism is often thought to refer solely to ‘geological tourism’, however, more recent views suggest that the term in fact refers much more broadly to encompass not only geology, but also fauna and flora as well as cultural aspects. An area’s geo-heritage can be defined as the geological ...  Read More

2. Rocky Start of Dinosaur National Monument (USA), The World's First Dinosaur Geoconservation Site

Kenneth Carpenter

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2018, , Pages 1-20

http://dx.doi.org/10.30486/gcr.2018.539322

Abstract
  The quarry museum at Dinosaur National Monument, which straddles the border between the American states of Colorado and Utah, is the classic geoconservation site where visitors can see real dinosaur bones embedded in rock and protected from the weather by a concrete and glass structure. The site was ...  Read More

3. Rock Art Conservation and Geotourism: A practical example from Foum Chenna engravings site, Morocco

Mohamed Abioui; Lhassan M Barki; Mohammed Benssaou; Abdelkrim Ezaidi; Nezha El Kamali

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Summer and Autumn 2019, , Pages 1-11

http://dx.doi.org/10.30486/gcr.2019.664488

Abstract
  The rock engravings, the subject of this article, are artistic representations made by people from cultural communities who no longer exist. The rock art was a way of expressing their thoughts, culture and beliefs, before the invention of writing. The engravings represent an archive of an ancient civilization ...  Read More

4. Marketing Geotourism to Potential Australian Geotourists

Angus Robinson

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2018, , Pages 28-36

http://dx.doi.org/10.30486/gcr.2018.539325

Abstract
  In Australia, geotourism is defined as tourism which focuses on an area's geology and landscape as the basis for providing visitor engagement, learning and enjoyment.Geotourism has great potential as a new nature-based tourism product. Where-ever tourism contributes a direct environmental benefit to ...  Read More

5. Burmese Amber Fossils, Mining, Sales and Profits

George Poinar; Sieghard Ellenberger

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2020, , Pages 12-16

http://dx.doi.org/10.30486/gcr.2020.1900981.1018

Abstract
  The present work investigates the mining and sale of fossiliferous Burmese amber to determine if the profits are being used by the Myanmar military to commit atrocities against minority groups or ethnic armies within the country, as recently implied.  Our conclusion, based on the information available ...  Read More

Publisher:
Islamic Azad University-Isfahan Branch

Editor-in-Chief:
  Michael Benton

Honorary Editor-in-Chief:
  Nasrollah Abbassi

Director-in-Charge:
  Vachik Hairapetian

Managing Editor:
  Hassan Hejazi

Executive Manager:
  Mahshid Pezeshki

Associate Editor:
  Alireza Amrikazemi

Language Editor:
  Mansour Hashemi


Print ISSN: 2645-4661

Online ISSN: 2588-7343

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