Robert W. Scott

Robert Scott

Research AssociateAdjunct ProfessorKeplinger Hall M239
918-631-3013
robert-scott@utulsa.eduPrecision Stratigraphy

Robert W. Scott presented two papers at the 8th International Congress on Rudists in Izmir, Turkey in June 2008. During October 2007 he taught at China Geosciences University Beijing and conducted research on Cretaceous stratigraphy and rudist evolution. He is involved in the new IGCP 555 “Rapid Environmental/Climate Change in the Cretaceous Greenhouse World: Ocean-Land Interactions,” which is an international collaboration with Chinese geologists. The Chinese have cored the complete Cretaceous lacustrine section in the Songliao Basin. The five-year project will compare Cretaceous environmental data in China with locales in other countries.

In addition to serving as an adjunct faculty member of the Department of Geosciences, he is president of Precision Stratigraphy Associates, which provides quantitative solutions to stratigraphic problems and training in sequence stratigraphy. Dr. Scott was a research geologist at Amoco Production Company for twenty years conducting stratigraphic and paleontologic studies of Mesozoic and Cenozoic rocks worldwide. Prior to joining Amoco, he taught geology for eight years, first at the Waynesburg College, Pennsylvania and then at the University of Texas at Arlington. His Ph.D. research at the University of Kansas was on Early Cretaceous paleocommunities and stratigraphy in the U.S. Western Interior and he earned Masters and Bachelors degrees at Wyoming. He has more than 130 published papers and abstracts, and has served on several SEPM committees and research groups, served as secretary-treasurer of the Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM), and as an officer of the SEPM Foundation and of the Tulsa Geological Society. His current research is compiling a Cretaceous chronstratigraphic database and applying it to interdisciplinary international team research on Cretaceous oceanic red beds. He directs student research on carbonate reservoirs and paleontology.

Education and Degrees Earned

  • Ph.D., Geology, University of Kansas (1966)
  • M.A., Geology, University of Wyoming (1961)
  • B.A., Geology, University of Wyoming (1960)

Areas of Research Focus

  • Compiling a Cretaceous chronstratigraphic database and applying it to interdisciplinary international team research on Cretaceous oceanic red beds
  • Directing student research on carbonate reservoirs and paleontology

Previous Teaching Experience

  • Waynesburg College
  • Pennsylvania
  • University of Texas at Arlington

Previous Relevant Work Experience

  • President, Precision Stratigraphy Associates; provides quantitative solutions to stratigraphic problems and training in sequence stratigraphy
  • Research Geologist, Amoco Production Company;  (twenty years) conducted stratigraphic and paleontologic studies of Mesozoic and Cenozoic rocks worldwide

Professional Affiliations

  • SEPM member since 1980
  • Co-founder & chair of Cenozoic Reef Research Group 1980-82
  • Continuing Education Committee 1981-1984
  • SEPM Secretary-Treasurer 1985-1987
  • Headquarters & Business committee 1985-1990
  • SEPM Foundation Secretary 1986-1991
  • SEPM Foundation President 1991-1992
  • SEPM Investment Committee 1994-2008
  • SEPM Research Concepts Committee 1997-1998
  • Co-chair of Carbonate Platform Working Group of Cretaceous Resources, Events and Rhythms Program 1992-2000
  • Co-chair of High Resolution Stratigraphy Research Group 1998-2005
  • Associate editor of Palaios: 1989-2002
  • Associate editor of AAPG Bulletin: 2005-2008
  • Tulsa Geological Society Finance Committee 2005-2008
  • Co-leader of IGCP 463 “Upper Cretaceous Oceanic Redbeds: Response to Ocean/Climate Global Change,” 2002-2006
  • Co-leader of IGCP 555 “Rapid Environmental/Climate Change in the Cretaceous Greenhouse World: Ocean-Land Interactions” 2007-2011

Courses Taught at TU

  • Carbonate Sedimentology (GEOL 5263)
  • History of the Biosphere (GEOL 3003)

Awards & Recognition

  • 2007 Best Paper Award Gulf Coast Section SEPM
  • 2006 Guest Professor, China University of Geosciences (Beijing)
  • 2007 Guest Professor, University of Vienna
  • 2005 SEPM Honorary Membership
  • 2003 The University of Kansas Erasmus Haworth Distinguished Alumni Honors in Geology

Publications

  • An estimate of Albian sea-level amplitudes and its implication for the duration of stratigraphic hiatuses
    Immenhauser, A., and Scott, R.W.: Sedimentary Geology, v. 152, p. 19-28 (2002)
  • Are Mid-Cretaceous eustatic events recorded in Middle East carbonate platforms?, in A.S. Alsharhan and R.W. Scott, eds., Middle East Models of Jurassic/Cretaceous Carbonate Systems
    Scott, R.W., W. Schlager, B. Fouke, and S.A. Nederbragt: SEPM Special Publication No. 69, p. 77-88 (2000)
  • Barremian-Albian Rudist Zones, U.S. Gulf Coast, in Scott, R.W., ed., 2007, Cretaceous Rudists and Carbonate Platforms: Environmental Feedback
    Scott, R.W., and Filkorn, H.S.: SEPM Special Publication No. 87, p. 167-180 (2007)
  • Cretaceous Carbonate Platforms
    Simo, J. A. Toni, Scott, R. W., and Masse, Jean-Pierre, eds.: American Association Petroleum Geologists, Memoir 56, 479 p (1993)
  • Cretaceous intra-arc rifting, sedimentation, and basin inversion in east-central Honduras, in Mann, P. (ed.), Geologic and Tectonic Development of the Caribbean Plate Boundary in Northern Central America
    Rogers, R.D., Mann, P., Scott, R.W., and Patino, L.: Geological Society of Ameerica, Special Paper 428, p. 89-128 (2007)
  • Cretaceous Rudists and Carbonate Platforms: Environmental Feedback
    Scott, R.W., ed.: SEPM Special Publication in press (Proceedings of 5th International Congress on Rudists), (2007)
  • Cretaceous Stratigraphy and Paleoecology, Texas and Mexico
    Scott, R.W., ed.: Perkins Memorial Volume: GCSSEPM Foundation, Special Publications in Geology, No. 1, CD book (2003)
  • Integrated Albian-Lower Cenomanian Chronostratigraphy Standard, Trinity River Section, Texas, in R.W. Scott, ed., Cretaceous Stratigraphy and Paleoecology, Texas and Mexico
    Scott, R.W., Benson, D.G., Morin, R.W., Shaffer, B.L., Oboh-Ikuenobe, F.E.: Perkins Memorial Volume: GCSSEPM Foundation, Special Publications in Geology, No. 1, CD book, p. 277-334 (2003)
  • Early and mid-Cretaceous buildups, in W. Kiessling, E. Flügel, and J. Golonka, eds., Phanerozoic Reef Patterns
    Höfling, R. and Scott, R.W.: SEPM (Society of Sedimentary Geology), Special Publication No. 72, p. 521-548 (2002)
  • High resolution North African Cretaceous stratigraphy: Status, in Gili, E., Negra, M.H., and Skelton, P.W., eds., North African Cretaceous Carbonate Platform Systems
    Scott, R.W.: NATO Science Series, IV. Earth and Environmental Sciences, v. 28, Kluwer Academic Publishers, p. 1-17 (2003)