The theoretical and methodological platform in the work of the Laboratory is the original ProKARSTerra paradigm. It is based on the scientific concept of karst geosystems, which implies interdisciplinary research and monitoring. The paradigm combines three important factors for the sustainable development of karst territories:

The ProKARSTerra concept (by Stefanov et al. 2013)

The integration between science, management, business and education as the basis for sustainable development of karst territories in the conditions of growing global changes is a major focus of the upcoming conference in Sofia (ProKARSTerra`2019).