Laboratory for Applied Geophysics
Science, history, and human evolution
About the lab
The Laboratory of Applied Geophysics focuses on the application of high-resolution geophysical methods to study the shallow subsurface. Our goal is to detect, analyze and interpret Holocene-to-recent processes of tectonics and geology and their effect on human populations. some of the topics we deal with are: gas release from the seafloor and its contribution to global warming, neotectonics, and sea level rise.The coast has been a focal point of human settlements for thousands of years. On the other hand, these areas are highly sensitive to natural processes that often cause conflict with those living nearby. Examining the ever-shifting interface between land and sea is of particular interest as is the question of how ancient settlers shaped their natural environment and in doing so, changed geological processes.
Some recent and ongoing projects:
An ongoing study of the geology of the lowest place on Earth and its surroundings
Sea of Galilee
A multidisciplinary, international study of tectonics, seismology and geochemistry
Environmental change and human settlement patterns. What's the connection?
War, environmental collapse, or earthquake... What led to abandonment?
Sand supply? Currents? Waves? What's happening along the Israeli coast? The application of high and low tech methods to examine complex problems.