A prominent Canadian geoscientist is to give a talk to the Christchurch Discussion Group of the AusIMM next week.
Harry Jol will give a talk entitled “Ground penetrating applications: Case studies from geologic, geomorphic and geo-archaeological environments.”
The talk will be next Thursday evening at the offices of Golder Associates in Christchurch.
Jol gained his B.Sc and M.Sc from Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, and his Ph.D from the University of Calgary.
He then was awarded two post-doctoral fellowships.
In 1996, he took a position at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire where he is presently a Professor. He is an adjunct associate professor at the University of Toledo and Associate Researcher with the Bethsaida Excavations Project.
During in his Ph.D research through to the present he has utilised ground penetrating radar (GPR) at more than 1,200 sites in North America, Europe, Israel, New Zealand and Australia.
The AusIMM said he has a broad background in many fields of the earth sciences, particularly geomorphology, sedimentology and more recently in geo-archaeology.