Paleontology and Geophysics

Geophysics can be used as a tool to answer many questions, including several of interest to the biological and paleontological communities.  Ground Penetrating Radar, for example, can be applied to the study of tree roots and wood boring instruments.  This geophysical method has also been used to map burrows of creatures alive today to better understand their ancient and extinct counterparts from Earth's history. 

KU Paleontology and Geophysics Projects

2012 Case Histories: Using GPR to Map Burrows
2011 Mapping of Groundhog Burrows with GPR

Jarred Swiontek sets up the 900MHz antenna to survey a groundhog burrow in Kutztown, PA

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