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North Texas Association of Environmental Professionals (NTAEP)
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NTAEP Monthly Meeting - 3514 W. Airport Freeway, Irving, Texas 75062
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Next Meeting is September 15, 2021
Rusty Branch with Gehrig will be presenting "Applied Geophysics for Environmental Projects."
Applied geophysics can often add value to environmental projects. Many of the classic geophysical tools and associated processing software that were developed for mineral exploration are useful for providing solutions to issues faced by project managers working on smaller scale, near-surface projects. The geophysical data are useful for “filling in the gaps” between geological borings to provide scientists and engineers with a better understanding of overall site geology. This presentation will focus on recent case studies where electrical resistivity, seismic, microgravity, electromagnetic, nuclear magnetic resonance, radar and magnetic methods were applied to help solve environmental problems. Some of these case studies are quite unique! Rusty will also address limitations of geophysical tools.
Rusty is a multidisciplinary scientist and has been a member of the Gehrig, Inc. team since March of 2016. He has more than a decade of experience in the field of applied geophysics, including UAV-based geophysics. He has served on boards and committees for several professional organizations on the local, state, and national levels. He is a past chair of the NTAEP, Texas Section of the ASCE Geo-Institute, and the Texas Chapter of the Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists. He currently serves as a national board member and Regional Director for AEG. Rusty has authored peer-reviewed publications in the fields of geology, vertebrate paleontology, and botany. His 20+ years of professional experience covers geoscience, bioscience, information systems, and GIS.
B.S. Earth Science from Tarleton State University
M.S. Biology (Vertebrate Paleontology) from Baylor University
M.B.A. from U.T. Arlington