Ron and the Grand Tetons

Ronald C. Schott

Associate Professor of Geology

Tectonics, Petrology, Mineralogy, Geoinformantics, Isotope Geochemistry, and U/Pb Geochronology
 
B.A. 1991, Colgate University
M.S. 1993, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Ph.D. 2000, University of Wisconsin-Madison

ronald.schott@bakersfieldcollege.edu
347-688-2767 phone

Office: MS-27
Dept. of Physical Science
Bakersfield College
1801 Panorama Drive
Bakersfield, California 93305

Fall 2013 Teaching Schedule


Teaching

My teaching focus is in the "hard-rock" disciplines of geology (though at heart I am a geology generalist). At Bakersfield College I teach Intro Geology (GEOL B10) and Historical Geology (GEOL B11) and their labs (GEOL B10L & GEOL B11L) on a regular basis. In the future, as dictated by student demand and budgets, I'd also like to teach Mineralogy, Petrology, The Geology of Kern County, Geology of California, and Geology of the National Parks.


Research

My Ph.D. research used provenance analysis to address issues of Late Cretaceous and Paleogene tectonics and paleogeography of California. My research interests derived from that project focus in three areas:

  • the application of geochemical and isotopic techniques to sedimentary provenance and basin analysis studies
  • the integrated study of petrologic, geochemical, and isotopic evolution of large scale magmatic systems
  • the application of petrologic, geochemical, and isotopic studies to problems of terrane motions and the assembly and evolution of the North American Cordillera

More recently, however, the focus of my research has shifted to developing virtual field experiences and developing geological applications for GigaPan technology. Opportunities for student research are available - interested students should contact me to discuss possible projects:

I am a Certified GigaPan Trainer by Carnegie Mellon University CREATE Lab & GigaPan Systems, Inc. (2009).


Outreach/Service
  • I am faculty advisor to the Bakersfield College Geology Club.
  • I serve on the Bakersfield College Information Systems and Instructional Technology (ISIT).


    Publications

    Publications related to my current research:

    • Schott, Ron, 2013, GigaGeology Will Transform the Way You See the Earth, a Billion Pixels at a Time, Foundations, v. 2, no. 1, p. 7-9.

    • Bentley, Callan, Piatek, Jennifer L., and Schott, Ronald C., 2012, Zooming in on Geology with GigaPans: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 44, No. 7, p. 235. Abstract

    • Schott, Ronald C., 2011, Introduction to GigaPan Photography. Penrose Conference Keynote

    • Schott, Ronald C., 2010, GigaPanning Geology: Fine International Conference on Gigapixel Imaging for Science, Video

    • Buchheim, Jason and Schott, Ronald C., 2010, Anaglyph (3D) GigaPans: Fine International Conference on Gigapixel Imaging for Science, Video

    • Schott, Ronald C., 2009, GigaGeology: Virtual Field Trips in a Web2.0 World: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 41, no. 7, p. 165. Abstract

    • Schott, R.C., 2008, Visual Stratigraphic Correlation and Anaglyph 3-D Visualizations Using GigaPan Imagery: Examples from Western Kansas: Eos Trans. AGU, 89(53), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract IN44A-07. Abstract

    • Schott, Ronald C., 2007, Integrating Blogs, Podcasts, and Wikis into Geology Classes: Taking the Conversation Beyond the Classroom: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 39, p. 557. Abstract

    • Schott, Ronald C., 2006, Building a Sense of Scale and Geographic Context: Virtual Field Trips Created With Google Earth and QuickTime Virtual Reality (QTVR): Eos Trans. AGU, 87(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract ED43A-0927. Abstract

    • Schott, Ronald C., 2005, Integrating Google Earth Imagery and Cubic QTVR Panoramas into Web-based Virtual Field Experiences: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 37, no. 7, p. 408. Abstract

    Publications related to my Ph.D. research:

    • Schott, Ronald C. 2004, Utilization of a large geochemical – geochronologic database to determine the paternity and wanderings of orphaned conglomerate clasts in the Gualala basin, California: Implications for provenance studies and tectonic reconstructions in the North American Cordillera: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 36, no. 4, p. 10. Abstract

    • Schott, Ronald C., Johnson, Clark M., and O’Neil, James, 2004, Late Cretaceous tectonic history of the Sierra-Salinia-Mojave arc as recorded in conglomerates of the Upper Cretaceous and Paleocene Gualala Formation, northern California: Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 109, B02204, doi:10.1029/2003JB002845.

    • Medaris, L. G., Jr., Singer, B. S., Dott, R. H., Jr., Naymark, A., Johnson, C. M., and Schott, R. C., 2003, Late Paleoproterozoic Climate, Tectonics, and Metamorphism in the Southern Lake Superior Region and Proto–North America: Evidence from Baraboo Interval Quartzites: Journal of Geology, v. 111, p. 243-257.

    • Schott, Ronald C., and Johnson, Clark M., 2001, Garnet-bearing trondhjemite and other conglomerate clasts from the Gualala basin, California: Sedimentary record of the missing western portion of the Salinian magmatic arc?, GSA Bulletin, v. 113, no. 7, p. 870-880. Abstract

    • Schott, Ronald C., 2000, Provenance evolution of the Late Cretaceous - Middle Eocene Gualala basin, California: Geochronologic, geochemical, and isotopic evidence from conglomerate clasts: Ph.D. Thesis, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 273 pp. (Advisor C. M. Johnson)

    • Schott, Ronald C., and Johnson, Clark M., 1998, Late Cretaceous to Eocene Gualala basin provenance constraints from conglomerate clasts: Implications for the origin and early evolution of the Salinian block, in Elder, W. P., ed., Geology and tectonics of the Gualala block, northern California: Pacific Section, SEPM, Book 84, p. 75-94.

    • Schott, Ronald C., and Johnson, Clark M., 1998, Sedimentary record of the Late Cretaceous collapse of the Salinia-Mojave magmatic arc: Geology, v. 26, p. 327-330. Abstract

    • Schott, Ronald C., and Johnson, Clark M., 1998, Provenance evolution of the Late Cretaceous - Paleogene Gualala basin: Geochemical, isotopic, and U/Pb zircon age evidence from conglomerate clasts: AAPG Bulletin, v. 82, no. 5A, p. 857. Abstract

    • Schott, Ronald C., and Johnson, C. M., 1997, Do Late Cretaceous-Paleogene sediments of the Gualala basin (Calif.) record the collision and/or passage of outboard terranes?: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 29, no. 5, p. 63. Abstract

    • Dott, R. H., Jr., Medaris, L. G., Jr, and Schott, R. C., 1997, Post-1760 Ma deposition of the Baraboo Quartzite: Confirmation from detrital zircon ages and new field evidence: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 29, no. 4, p. 13.

    • Schott, Ronald C., and Johnson, C. M., 1996, Conglomerates of the Late Cretaceous-Paleogene Gualala basin, California: Changing provenance and implications for Cordilleran paleogeography: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 28, no. 7, p. 445. Abstract

    • Medaris, L. G., Jr., Johnson, C. M., Schott, R. C., Dott, R. H., Jr., and Van Wyck, N., 1996, The Baraboo quartzite, Wisconsin: Proterozoic deposition and deformation in the Lake Superior region: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 28, no. 7, p. 376.

    • Schott, R. C., and Johnson, C. M., 1995, Orphaned Conglomerate Cobbles of the Late Cretaceous-Paleogene Gualala basin: Still Seeking a Home. Abstract

    • Schott, R. C., and Johnson, C. M., 1994, U/Pb zircon ages of conglomerate cobbles, Late Cretaceous-Paleogene Gualala basin, California: Implications for provenance and San Andreas fault offset history: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 26, no. 7, p. 147. Abstract

    • Johnson, Clark, Schott, Ronald, and O'Neil, James, 1994, Isotope and elemental chemistry of sedimentary clasts of the Cretaceous and Eocene Gualala basin, northern California: Ties to Salinia, Mojave, or Sierra Nevada Cordilleran batholiths?: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 26, no. 7, p. 193. Abstract

    • Schott, Ronald C., 1993, Provenance Characteristics of the Late Cretaceous-Early Tertiary Gualala Basin and Implications for the Evolution of the San Andreas Fault: Geochronologic and Geochemical Evidence from Conglomerate Cobbles: M.S. Thesis, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 88 pp. (Advisor C. M. Johnson)

    Other Publications:

    • Schott, Ronald C., 1995, A bibliographic database of geologic hazards publications in northern California on the World Wide Web, U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 95-661, 6 pp.

    • Schott, Ronald; Meyer, Wendy; Sherwood, Elizabeth; Schulist, Michael; and Goldstein, Arthur, 1991, Deformational and metamorphic history of Taconic flysch, eastern New York and western Vermont, Geological Society of America, Northeast and Southeast sections, Abstracts with Programs, v. 23, no. 1, p. 124.

    • Goldstein, Arthur; Cushing, Janet; and Schott, Ronald, 1991, History of folding and thrusting in the Taconic fold-thrust belt, western Vermont, Geological Society of America, Northeast and Southeast sections, Abstracts with Programs, v. 23, no. 1, p. 36.

    • McLelland, James; Ylagan, Robert; Schott, Ronald; and Gamache, Michelle, 1990, Magma mixing and commingling in the Roaring Brook intrusion breccia, Giant Mt. Adirondack highlands, N.Y., Geological Society of America, Northeast section, Abstracts with Programs, v. 22, no. 2, p. 55.

  • Dr. Ron Schott, Associate Professor of Geology
    Bakersfield College - Physical Science Dept.
    1801 Panorama Drive, Bakersfield, CA  93305
    Phone: 347-688-2767
    E-mail: ronald.schott@bakersfieldcollege.edu
    Web: http://bc.outcrop.org/schott/
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