CURRICULUM VITA           updated 8/13/2010

SCOTT F. BURNS

 

email: burnss@pdx.edu

Office: 503-725-3389

Fax: 503-725-3025

 

Portland State University

Dept. of Geology

P.O. Box 751

Portland, OR 97207

 

EDUCATION

1980 PhD - Geology, University of Colorado

1970 MS - Physical Science, Stanford University

1969 BS - Chemistry, Stanford University

 

REGISTRATION & LICENSES

Oregon - RG, CEG

Washington - LG, LEG

 

EMPLOYMENT

 

THESIS AND DISSERTATION

 

Dissertation

Alpine Soil Distribution and Development, Indian Peaks, Colorado Front Range, 1980, University of Colorado, Boulder; Advisor: Peter W. Birkeland

 

Thesis

Origin of Optical Activity in Living Organisms, 1970, Stanford University, Palo Alto; Advisor: William Bonner

 

REFEREED PUBLICATIONS (Journals with two referees)

Books

Allen, J.E., Burns, M., Burns, S.F. (2009) Cataclysms on the Columbia, The Great Missoula Floods (revised Second Edition), Ooligan Press, 204 pages

 

Burns, S.F., Editor, (1998) Environmental, Groundwater and Engineering Geology: Applications from Oregon, Star Publishing Co., Belmont, California, 689 pages

 

 

Chapters

Taylor, J.M. and Burns S.F. (2005) Slope and Seismic Stability of Castle Lake Debris Dam, Mt. St. Helens, Washington, Taylor and Francis, London, p. 349-356

 

Burns, S.F. (2002) Reactivation of Ancient Landslides in the Pacific Northwest, USA from 1996-2002 in: J. Ciesielczuk and S. Ostaficzuk, editors, Landslides, Mineral and Energy Economy Research Institute, Polish Academy of Sciences, Krakow, Poland, p. 35-47

 

Burns, S.F., Ashbaugh, S.G., Paris, R. and Toombs, G. (1998) Presentation of radon potential maps to the public: a case history for Portland, Oregon in: Welby, C.W. and Gowan, M.E., eds, A Paradox of Power: Voices of Warning and Reason in the Geosciences, Geological Society of America, Boulder, Colorado, Reviews in Engineering Geology, 12:43-52

 

Burns, S.F. (1998) Formation of Soils, Webster Parish in: W.E. Kilpatrick, Soil Survey of Webster Parish, Louisiana, USDA Soil Conservation Service, Washington, D.C., p. 89-98

 

Burns, S.F., (1998) Landslide hazards in Oregon in Burns, S.F., Editor (1998) Environmental, Groundwater and Engineering Geology: Applications from Oregon, Star Publishing Co., Belmont, California, p. 303-317

 

Burns, S.F., (1998) Landslides in the Portland area resulting from the winter storm of 1996 in: Burns, S.F., Editor, (1998) Environmental, Groundwater and Engineering Geology: Applications from Oregon, Star Publishing Co., Belmont, California, p. 367-372

 

Burns, S.F. (1998) Geologic and physiographic provinces of Oregon in: Burns, S.F., Editor, Environmental, Groundwater and Engineering Geology: Applications from Oregon, Star Publishing Co., Belmont, California, p. 3-15

 

Autin, W.J., S.F. Burns, B.J. Miller, R.A. Saucier, and J.N. Sneed (1991) Quaternary geology of the Lower Mississippi Valley in: R.B. Morrison, ed, Quaternary Nonglacial Geology: Conterminous United States: Boulder, Colorado, Geological Society of America, The Geology of North America, Volume K-2, p. 547-582

 

Burns, S.F. and P. J. Tonkin, 1982, Soil-Geomorphic Models and the Spatial Distribution and Development of Alpine Soils in: C.E. Thorn, Ed., Space and Time in Geomorphology, International Series No. 12, Allen and Unwin, London, p. 25-44

 

Articles

Burns, S. F. (2010) What causes landslides, AEG News, vol 53(2):30

 

Burns, S.F., Burns, W.J., Hinkle, J.C., James, D.H., (2009) Landslides geohazard map for Portland, Oregon, USA, in Engineering Geology for Tomorrow's Cities, edited by M.G. Culshaw, H.J. Reeves, I. Jefferson & T.W. Spink,) Geological Society Engineering Geology Special Publication No. 22, Geological Society of London, IAEG 2006 Paper No. 520, p 1-12.

 

Burns, S.F., Landslides: The Uninsurable Hazard, Earth, March, 2010, p 86

 

Burns, S.F., [A Political Comment] Infrastructure Needs–and Gets–Help, Earth, May 2009, p 86

 

Burns, S.F. (2007) Prevention is the best medicine: Doing site evaluations to prevent geological hazard catastrophes, Geotimes, Feb., 2007, p.19-22

 

Haughland, J.E., Burns, S.F. (2006) Soils and Geomorphology in the Oregon Cascades: A Comparative Study of Illinoian-Aged and Wisconsin-Aged Moraines, Physical Geography Vol. 27 No 4, Bellwether Publishing

 

Birkeland, P.W., Shroba, R.R., Burns, S.F., Price, A.J., and Tonkin, P.J., 2003, Integrating Soils and Geomorphology in Mountains – example from the Front Range of Colorado. Geomorphology, 55:329-344

 

Burns, S.F., Sanchez, T, Dorwart, J, and Merrick, M., 2002, Natural hazards: are you at risk? Metroscape, p. 13-19

 

Allen, C.E., and Burns, S.F., 2000, Characterization of Alpine Soils, Eagle Cap, Wallowa Mountains, Oregon. Physical Geography, 21(3):212-222

 

Wilson, D.C., Burns, S.F., Jarrell, W., Lester, A., and Larson, E., (1999) Natural groundwater discharge of orthophosphate in the Tualatin Basin, Northwest Oregon. Environmental and Engineering Geoscience, 5(2):189-197

 

Burns, S.F. (1996) Landslides in the West Hills of Portland: A preliminary look, Oregon Geology, 58(2)

 

Meriwether, J.R., Burns, S.F., Thompson, R.H., and Beck, J.N., 1995, Evaluation of soil radionuclides using pedologically based sampling techniques, Health Physics, 69(3):406-409

 

Burns, S.F., 1994, Extra credit adds excitement to introductory science courses, Journal of College Science Teaching, 23(3):62-165

 

Allen, J.E., and Burns, S.F., 1994, The important first lecture to an introductory geology class, Journal of Geological Education, 42:1-4

 

Peterson, C.D., Darienzo, M.E., Burns, S.F., and Burris, W.K., (1993) Field trip guide to Cascadia paleoseismic evidence along the northern Oregon coast: evidence of subduction zone seismicity in the central Cascadia margin; Oregon Geology, 55:(5):99-114

 

Burns, S.F., Hadley, W.O., Mutchler, J.W., Smith, S.M., Hernandez, M.W., and Siddiqui, A.S. (1992) Development of design criteria for prevention of slope failures. Louisiana Transportation Research Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Report 210, 231 pages

 

Bockheim, J.G. and Burns, S.F. (1991) Pergelic soils of the continental United States: distribution and taxonomy, Arctic and Alpine Research, 23(2):206-212

 

Burns, S.F., Thompson, R.H., Beck, J.N. and Meriwether, J.R. 1991, Thorium, uranium, and cesium-137 in Louisiana soils: migration trends in a soil catena near Dubach, Louisiana, USA, Radiochimica Acta et Cosmochimia Acta, 52/53:241-247

 

Burns, S.F., 1990, Alpine Spodosols: Cryaquods, Cryohumods, Cryorthods, and Placaquods above treeline, in J.M. Kimble and R.D. Yeck, eds, Proceedings of Fifth International Soil Correlation Meeting, ISCOM: Characterization, Classification and Utilization of Spodosols, USDA, Soil Conservation Service, Lincoln, Nebraska, p. 46-62

 

Schaetzl, R.J., S.F. Burns, T.W. Small, and D.L. Johnson, 1990, Tree uprooting: review of types and patterns of soil disturbance, Physical Geography, 11(3):277-291

 

Schaetzl, R.J., D.L. Johnson, S.F. Burns, and T.W. Small, 1989, Tree Uprooting: Review of Terminology, Process and Environmental Implications, Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 19:1-11

 

Schaetzl, R.J., S.F. Burns, D.J. Johnson, and T.W. Small, 1989, Tree Uprooting: Review of Impacts on Forest Ecology Vegetation, 79:165-176

 

Burns, S. F., 1976, Science Can Be Fun and Tasty: Winemaking in the Lab, Journal of College Science Teaching, 5(3):160-164

 

Maps

Burns, S.F., Growney, L.D., Brodersen, B., Yeats, R.L., and Popowski, T. (1997) Map showing faults, bedrock Geology, and sediment thickness of the western half of the Oregon City 1:100,000 Quadrangle, Department of Geology and Mineral Industries, IMS 4 Interpretive Map Series, Portland, OR

 

REFEREED PUBLICATIONS Proceedings, Guidebooks, Encyclopedias (one reviewer)

 

Articles

 

Burns, S.F., (2007) Man Meets Nature in the Built Environment, Geotimes, 52(12):36-38

 

Burns, S.F., (2007) Prevention is the best medicine: Doing site evaluations to prevent geological hazard catastrophes, Geotimes, 52(2):19-22

 

Taylor, J., Burns, S.F., (2005) Slope and seismic stability of Castle Lake Debris Dam, Mt. St. Helens, Washington, Landslides and Avalanches, Taylor and Francis publishers, p. 349-355

 

Burns, S.F. (2005) Landslide, Encyclopedia of Geology, R.C. Selley, L.R.M., Cocks & I.R. Plimer, eds, Elsevier, Oxford, 4:687-692

 

Burns, S.F. (2003) Weathering of Rocks in: E.J. Dasch, editor, Encyclopedia of Water Science, MacMillan Reference Library, Farmington, MI., p. 234-236

 

Burns, S.F. (2003) James Hutton in: E.J. Dasch, editor, Encyclopedia of Water Science, MacMillan Reference Library, Farmington, MI., p. 186-187

 

Burns, S.F. (2003) Landslides, in: E.J. Dasch, editor, Encyclopedia of Water Science, MacMillan Reference Library, Farmington, MI., p. 14-17

 

Burns, S.F. (2003) Careers in Soil Science in: E.J. Dasch, editor, Encyclopedia of Water Science, MacMillan Reference Library, Farmington, MI., p.131-132

 

Burns, S.F. (1996) When the Rivers Rise the Slopes Will Slide: Landslides in the Portland Area Resulting From the Storm of February 1996, Proceedings of the Pacific Northwest Floods of February 1996 Water Issues Conference October 7-8, 1996, Portland, OR

 

Burns, S.F. (1996) Earthflows, debris flows and roads: The aftermath of the winter storm of 1996, Portland, Oregon, Proceedings 47th Annual Highway Geology Symposium, Cody, Wyoming, p.1-9

 

O’Connor, J.E., Waitt, R.B., Benito, G., Cordero, D., & Burns, S.F. (1995) Beyond the Channeled Scabland, Part 1. Oregon Geology, 57(3):51-60

 

O'Connor, J.E., Waitt, R.B., Benito, G., Cordero, D., & Burns, S.F. (1995) Beyond the Channeled Scabland, Part 2. Oregon Geology, 57(4):75-86

 

O'Connor, J.E., Waitt, R.B., Benito, G., Cordero, D., & Burns, S.F. (1995) Beyond the Channeled Scabland, Part 3. Oregon Geology, 57(5):99-115

 

Burns, S.F., Editor (1994) Proceedings of 45th Highway Geology Symposium, Portland, OR, August 17-19, 1994

 

Burns, S.F. (1993) Fire, ice and tectonics: Geological setting for Oregon, California and Nevada, in: J.M Kimble, editor, Proceedings, VIII International Soil Management Workshop: Utilization of Soil Survey Information for Sustainable Land Use, Portland, July 11-24, 1992, p. 83-86

 

Burns, S.F., Caldwell, R.R., Mulder, R.A. (1992) Mapping geological earthquake hazards, Salem, Oregon. Proceedings, 35th Annual Meeting of Association of Engineering Geologists, October 2-9, 1992, p. 291-296

 

Burns, S.F., Caldwell, R.R., Mulder, R.A., Mabey, M., Madin, I. (1992) Earthquake Hazard Determinations from Sediment and Soil Mapping: Case History of Salem Oregon, Proceedings of the 28th Symposium on Engineering Geology and Geotechnical Engineering, April 1-3, Boise, Idaho, p.18-26

 

Burns, S. F. (1990) The Alps, in: Frank N. Magill, ed., Magill's Survey of Science Encyclopedia; Earth Science Series, 1:37-45, Salem Press, Pasadena

 

Burns, S. F. (1990) in: Frank N. Magill, ed., Soil Profiles, Magill's Survey of Science Encyclopedia, Earth Science Series, 4:2394-2401, Salem Press, Pasadena

 

Burns, S. F. (1990) Soil Formation in: Frank N. Magill, ed., Magill's Survey of Science Encyclopedia, Earth Science Series, 4:2409-2414, Salem Press, Pasadena

 

Burns, S. F., Hadley, W.O., Griffin, P.M., Mutchler, J.W. and Smith, S.M. (1989) Slope Failures on Highway Embankments High in Shrink Swell Clays: Prevention and Repair, Proceedings of 40th Annual Highway Geology Symposium, Birmingham, p. 111-130

 

Thompson, R. H., Burns, S.F., Beck, J.N., and Meriwether, J.R. (1988) Radionuclides in Louisiana Soils in: M.W. Rowe, ed., Essays in Nuclear, Geo/Cosmo-chemistry, Burgess International, Edina, MN, p. 448-460

 

Burns, S. F. and Tonkin, P.J. (1987) Erosion and Sediment Transport by Windthrow in a Mountain Beech Forest, New Zealand in: R. L. Beschta, T. Blinn, G. E. Grant, G. G. Iceland and F.J. Swanson eds. Erosion and Sedimentation in the Pacific Rim, International Association in Hydrological Sciences Publication #165, p. 269-270

 

Burns, S.F. and Herrmann, L.A. (1987) Teaching of an undergraduate course in computer applications in geology in: K.K. Rekoske and B.J. Smith, eds, Proceedings of Houston Geotech 86, Houston Geological Society, p. 68-70

 

Burns, S. F. (1985) Classification and Development of Alpine Soils, Southern Rocky Mountains, USA. Proceedings of International Meeting on classification and Management of soils in Mountain Regions, Sofia, Bulgaria, N. Poushkarov Institute of Soil Science and Yield Production, p. 72-85

 

Burns, S. F. (1980) Alpine Soil Factors in Disturbance and Revegetation in: C. L. Jackson and M.A. Schuster, eds, Proceedings: High Altitude Revegetation Workshop No. 4., Series No. 42, Colorado State University, p. 210-227

 

Burns, S. F. (1980) Mapping Alpine Soils Using Color Positive and Color Infrared Photographs. Proceedings on Machine Processing of Remotely Sensed Data and Soil Information System and Remote Sensing and Soil Survey, LARS, Purdue University, p. 214-220

 

Guidebooks

O'Connor, J.E., and Burns, S.F. (2009) Cataclysms and controversy – Aspects of the geomorphology of the

Columbia River Gorge, The Geological Society of America Field Guide 15, 2009 [in] O'Connor, J.E., Dorsey, R.J.,

and Madin, I.P., eds., Volcanoes to Vineyards: Geologic Field Trips Through the Dynamic Landscape of the Pacific

Northwest: GSA Field Guide 15, p. 237-251.          

 

Burns, S.F., Harden, T.M., Andrew, C.J., (2008) Homeowners Guide to Landslides- Recognition, Prevention,

Control, and Mitigation, FEMA booklet, 12 pages

 

Burns, S.F., Burns, W., Hinkle, J. (2007) Landslides in Oregon City and Coastal Lincoln County, Oregon, 2007, DOGAMI Landslide Symposium Field trip Guide, 23 pages

 

Burns, S.F. (1996) Mt. St. Helens: Engineering Geology of Highway 504, Sediment Retention Structure, and Spirit Lake Tunnel, Cordilleran Section of Geological Society of America, Portland, OR

 

Burns, S.F. (1996) Landslides of the Oregon Coast Range, Cordilleran Section of Geological Society of America, Portland, OR

 

Burns, S.F. (1996) Evidence of the Missoula Floods and Quaternary Geology in the Portland Area, Cordilleran Section of Geological Society of America, Portland, OR

 

Kuper, H.T., MacDonald, A., Burns, S.F., Kuper, D.E., Schuster, R.L. Logan, P.T. Pringle, P. (1994) Character of landslides in western Oregon and Washington in: D.A. Swanson and R.A. Haugerud, eds, Geologic Field Trips in the Pacific Northwest, Volume 1, Geological Society of America, Seattle Annual Meeting

 

Peterson, C.D., Darienzo, M.E., Burns, S.F., Burris, W.K. (1993) The Paleoseismic Record of Subsidence, Tsunamis, Liquefaction and Landslides from the Northern Oregon Coast: Evidence of Subduction Zone Seismicity in the Central Cascadia Margin, 26th Annual Friends of the Pleistocene Field Trip Guide, Pacific Cell Meeting, April 23-25, 1993

 

Davis, P. T., Burns, S.F., Caine, N. (1984) Holocene Deposits in Arapaho Cirque, Front Range, Guidebook for Field Trip Number 10, American Quaternary Association Biennial Meeting, Boulder CO, 28 pages

 

Burns, S. F., Thorn, C.E. (1984) Niwot Ridge Soils, Weathering, and Periglacial Features, Guidebook for Field Trip No. 4, American Quaternary Association Biennial Meeting, Boulder, CO, 28 pages

 

Burns, S. F. (1979) Alpine Soils of Niwot Ridge, Colorado Front Rouge, p. 1-56, in: P.W. Birkeland, S.F. Burns, Amen, A. and Price, A., Soil-Geomorphology Field Trip to Study a Transect from the Plains to the Alpine Region, Field trip guide for the Pre-meeting Tour for the 71st Annual Meeting of the Soil Science Society of America, Ft. Collins, CO

 

NON-REFEREED PUBLICATIONS (Abstracts, photos, paper and book reviews)

 

Book Reviews

Burns, S.F. (2006) Book Review: Landslides in Practice: Investigation, Analysis and Remedial/Preventative Options in Soils by Derek Cornforth, Environmental and Engineering Geoscience, 12(1):81-82

 

Burns, S.F. (1995) Book Review: History of the Earth, by Rogers, J.J.W., Environmental and Engineering Geoscience, 1(2):251

 

Burns, S.F. (1992) Book Review, Fire Mountains of the West: Cascade and Mono Lake Volcanoes, by S.L. Harris, Bulletin of Engineering Geology, 29(1):91-92

 

Burns, S. F., 1986, Book Review of The Genesis and Classification of Cold Soils, by Samuel Rieger, Arctic and Alpine Research, 18(4):440

 

Paper Reviews (outside reviewer)

2008 George Moore's Geology of Wines    

2007 Arctic & Alpine Research

2007 Geomorphology

2006 Reviewed 10 papers for AEG North American Landslide Conference

2006 Engineering Geology Dept, Seattle CS

2006 Reviewed AGI Soil Data pages

2005 Reviewed Rogers et al, paper for Geology

2004 Review pubs-hazard maps, Kansas

2004 Arctic & Alpine Research

2004 Jim Benedict Paper - archeology

2003 Environmental & Engineering Geology

2003 Geological Society of America – Badger paper

 

Citations

Citation by Scott Burns for Gerard Shuirman and James E. Slosson for the E.B. Burwell, Jr., Award in GSA Today, (1997) 7(3):21

Citation by Scott Burns for Robert Schuster and Keith Turner for the E.B. Burwell, Jr., Award in GSA Today, (1998)

Citation by Scott Burns for Jim McCalpin for the E.B. Burwell, Jr., Award in GSA Today, (2000)

 

Photos

Birkeland, P.W. and Larson, E.E. (1978) Putnam's Geology, 3d edition, Oxford Press, New York, (photo, p. 242)

 

Open File Reports

Burns, S.F., editor (1993) Environmental Assessment of Newell Creek Canyon, Oregon City, Oregon, Dept. of Geology, Portland State University, 180 pages

 

Benedict, J. B. (1977) A Master Plan for the Bunker Hill Placer Preserve, Boulder County, Colorado, Open File Report, Rocky Mountain Field Office, Nature Conservancy, Denver, Colorado. (soil section of the report)

 

Professional Journal Articles

Burns, S.F. (2003) On track to a bright future. AEG News, 46(1):2

Burns, S.F. (2003) Board Meeting update. AEG News, 46(2):2-3 

Burns, S.F. (2003) It's been a busy year-a year in summary for AEG. AEG News, 46(3):2

Burns, S.F. (2003) The final move from TAMU to Denver: Hot Teamwork. AEG News, 46(3):4

Burns, S.F. (2003) Ingredients for good leadership in engineering geology. AEG News, 46(3):5

Burns, S.F. (2002) Serving our membership. AEG News, 45(4):2

 

Presentations and Published Abstracts

Burns, S.F. (2010) Ancient Cataclysmic Floods: Ancestors of the Missoula Floods in the Pacific Northwest, USA, Joint Meeting Cordilleran Sections, GSA and Pacific Section, AAPG with Western North America Regional, SPE, 2010 Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 42, No. 4, p. 77

 

Burns, S.F. (2010) Landslides in Portland, Oregon During the Fall and Winter of 2008-2009: Broken Water Pipes and Heavy Rainfall as Triggers, Oregon Academy of Science, Vol. LXIX, 34-35

 

Punke, M., Burns, S.F. (2009) Holocene-aged Loess Deposits in the Uplands of the Portland Basin, GSA Annual Meeting & Exposition, Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 31, No. 7, p. 203

 

Clauge, J., Burns, S.F. (2009) Envisioning and Preparing for a Landslide Catastrophe in the Pacific Northwest, GSA Annual Meeting & Exposition, Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 31, No. 7, p. 212

 

Duplantis, S., Burns, S.F. (2009) Landslides in Portland, Oregon 2008-2009: Broken Pipes and Heavy Rainfall as Triggers, GSA Annual Meeting & Exposition, Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 31, No. 7, p 497

 

Theule, J., Burns, S.F. (2009) A New Approach to Landslide Susceptibility Mapping Using Inventory Maps: A Case History of Natural Gas Pipelines in Northwest Oregon, USA, GSA Annual Meeting & Exposition, Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 31, No. 7, p. 498

 

Chappell, B., Burns, S.F. (2009) Terroir of the Vidon Vineyard, Newberg, Oregon: Both Jory and Willakenzie Soils, GSA Annual Meeting & Exposition, Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 31, No. 7, p. 695

 

Simpkins, S., Burns, S.F. (2009) Terroir of the Helvetia Winery, Washington County, Oregon: The Influence of Fragipans and Pisolites, GSA Annual Meeting & Exposition, Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 31, No. 7, p. 696

 

Burns, S.F. (2009) Northern Willamette Valley – The Best Place in the World to Taste the Difference in Terroir, GSA Annual Meeting & Exposition, Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 31, No. 7, p. 696

 

Burns, S.F. (2009) Massive Debris Flow Events on Pacific Northwest Volcanoes, November 2006: As the Climate Changes, More Debris Flow Events to Come, GSA Annual Meeting & Exposition, Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 31, No. 7, p. 716

 

Pirot, R., Burns, S.F. (2009) Characterization and Comparison of Debris flow Initiation Zones on Mount Hood, Oregon, November, 2006, GSA Annual Meeting & Exposition, Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 31, No. 7, p. 716

 

Theule, J., Burns, S.F., (2009) Determining Landslide Susceptibility Along Natural Gas Pipelines in Northwest Oregon, AEG, 2009 Annual Meeting Program with Abstracts, Vol. 52

 

Burns, S.F., (2009) Broken Pipes and Heavy Rainfall Cause Landslides in Portland, AEG, 2009 Annual Meeting Program with Abstracts, Vol. 52

 

Theule, J., Burns, S.F., (2009) Determining Landslide Susceptibility Along Natural Gas Pipelines in Northwest Oregon, IAEG, Chengdu, China

 

Burns, S.F., (2009) Massive Debris Flow Event on Pacific Northwest Volcanoes, November, 2006: More to come as the Climate Changes, IAEG, Chengdu, China

 

Burns, S.F. (2008) Landslides in Louisiana, AEG News, Program with Abstracts, Annual Meeting, Vol. 51:60

 

Burns, S.F. (2008) Massive Debris Flow Event on Pacific Northwest Volcanoes, November, 2006: More to come as he Climate Changes, AEG News, Program with Abstracts, Annual Meeting, Vol. 51:60

 

Drazba, M. and Burns, S.F. (2008) Landslide Susceptibility Map for Shallow Landslides for the West Hills of Portland, Oregon Using GIS and LIDAR, AEG News, Program with Abstracts, Annual Meeting, Vol. 51:62

 

Pirot, R., Burns, S.F., DeRoo, T. (2008) Initiation Zone Characterization of Massive Debris Flows Generated on Mount Hood, OR, November 2006, AEG News, Program with Abstracts, Annual Meeting, Vol. 51:80

 

Theule, J., Burns, S.F., Meyer, H.J. (2008) Determining Landslide Susceptibility Along Natural Gas Pipelines in Northwest Oregon, AEG News, Program with Abstracts, Annual Meeting, Vol. 51:86

 

Drazba, M.and Burns, S.F. (2008) Landslide Susceptibility Map for Shallow Landslides for the West Hills of Portland, Oregon Using GIS and LIDAR, GSA Annual Meeting, Abstracts with programs, 40(6)218

 

Pirot, R. Burns, S.F., Deroo, T. (2008) Initiation Zone Characterization of Massive Debris Flows on Mount Hood, Oregon, November, 2006, GSA Annual Meeting, Abstracts with Programs, 40(6)217

 

Garland, S. and Burns, S.F. (2008) Alpine Wetland Soil Development, Colorado, GSA Annual Meeting, Abstracts with Programs, 40(6)163

 

Burns, S.F. and Garland, S. (2008) Alpine Wetland Soils, Niwot Ridge, Front Range, Colorado, GSA Annual Meeting, Abstracts with programs, 40(6)429 session 758-3

 

Mukome, F., Burns, S.F., and Bellingham, K. (2008) Vadose Zone Monitoring with a Stevens Hydra Probe II in a Typic Fragixeralf Sand Clay Loam Soil, GSA Annual Meeting, Abstracts with Programs, 40(6)

 

Drazba, M., Burns, S.F. (2008) Landslide Susceptibility Map for Shallow Landslides for the West Hills of Portland, Oregon Using GIS and LIDAR, Proceedings of the Oregon Academy of Science, Vol. LXVI, p20

 

Theule, J., Burns, S.F. (2008) Determining Landslide Susceptibility Along Natural Gas Pipelines in Northwest Oregon, USA, Proceedings of the Oregon Academy of Science, Vol. LXVI, p21

 

Burns, S.F. (2007) The importance of geology terroir in making great wine, Denver, Colorado, GSA Annual

Meeting, Abstracts with programs

 

Burns, S.F., (2007) Reactivation of Landslides in the Portland, Oregon Area During the Winter of 2006-2007, Los

Angeles, California, GSA Annual Meeting and Exposition, Abstracts with programs, 39(6)362

 

Pirot, R., Burns, S.F. (2007) Massive debris flow generation on Mt. Hood, Oregon, 2006, Denver, Colorado, GSA

Annual Meeting and Exposition, Abstracts with programs, 39(6)363

 

Theule, J.I., Burns, S.F. (2007) Analysis of Haven Acres Landslide, Clatskanine, Oregon, Denver, Colorado, GSA

Annual Meeting, Abstracts with programs and exposition, 39(6)362

 

Burns, S.F., (2007) Reactivation of Landslides in the Portland, Oregon Area During the Winter of 2006-2007, Los

Angeles, California, AEG Program with Abstracts, 50:75

 

Drazba, M.C., Inglish, A.R., Burns, S.F. (2007) Mapping Thresholds Using LIDAR, West Hills of Portland, Oregon, 1st North American Landslide Conference, Program with abstracts, Vail, Colorado, June 2007

 

Reese, A., Rhea, C., Block, B., Burns, S.F. (2007) Facing a grave issue: Assessment of the Mt Calvary Cemetery Shopyard landslide, Portland, OR, Oregon Academy of Science

 

Drazba, M.C., Theule, J.I., Gillam, A., Burns, S.F. (2007) A soil catena from Rock Flour Vineyard, The Dalles, Oregon, GSA Abstracts with programs, 39(4):79

 

Burns, S.F. (2007) The great terroir debate in Oregon: which soil in the northern Willamette Valley produces the best Pinot Noir, GSA Abstracts with programs, 39(4):80

 

Burns, S.F. (2007) Facing a grave issue: Assessment of the Mt. Calvary Cemetery Shopyard landslide, Portland, OR, GSA Abstracts with programs, 39(4):24

 

Brown, M., Simpkins, S., Burns, S.F. (2007) Characterization of Fragipan Soils at Helvetia winery, Washington County, Oregon, GSA Cordilleran Section, Abstracts with programs, 39(4):80

 

Drazba, M., Inglish, A., Burns, S.F. (2007) Mapping landslide thresholds using LIDAR, West Hills of Portland, Oregon, International landslide conference

 

Burns, S.F. (2007) Terroir of Wines in Switzerland, Association of American Geographers, 2007 Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA

 

Reese, A., Rhea, C., Block, B., Burns, S.F. (2007) Facing a grave issue: assessment of the Mount Calvary Cemetery Shopyard Landslide, Portland, Oregon, Proceedings of the Oregon Academy of Science, Vol. XLIII, 2007

 

Carroll, K., Dietrich, M., Burns, S.F. (2007) Movement of iron and aluminum in a series of paleosols on a parabolic dune at Cape Kiwanda., Oregon, Oregon, Proceedings of the Oregon Academy of Science, Vol. XLIII, 2007

 

Burns, S.F. (2006) Landslide Geohazard Map for Portland, Oregon, USA, 10th International Congress of the International Association of Engineering Geologists, Nottingham, England

 

Burns, S.F. (2006) The Newell Creek Village Apartment Landslide, Oregon City, Oregon, 2006 Cordilleran Section of GSA, Alaska

 

Burns, S.F., Starr-Peace, D. (2006) Terroir in Vineyards of the Northern Willamette Valley, Oregon, Association of American Geographers, Annual Meeting Abstracts, p. 84-85

 

Burns, S.F. (2006) The Newell Creek Village Apartment Landslide, Oregon City, Oregon, Proceedings of the Oregon Academy of Science, 42:32

 

Drazba, M., Simpkins, S., Burns, S.F. (2006) Landslide Risk in West Hills, Portland, Oregon, Proceedings of the Oregon Academy of Science, 42:34

 

Gin, M., Sheridan, C., Burns, S.F. (2006) Relationship Between Residential Radon and Lung Cancer Rates from 1997-2003 in the Metropolitan Area of Portland, Oregon, Proceedings of the Oregon Academy of Science, 42:35

 

Burns, S.F. (2005) Landslides Resulting from Clearcutting: the Bedrock Geology is so Important in the Cascade Mountains of the Pacific Northwest, AEG Programs with Abstracts, 48:60

 

Burns, S.F. (2005) Environmental Site Assessment: Choosing the Best Soil for a Winery in the Northern Willamette Valley, Oregon, AEG Programs with Abstracts, 48:7

 

Burns, S.F. (2005) Landslide Susceptibility Mapping Along Gas Pipelines in the Coast Range, Oregon, USA, Geoline 2005 Conference of the International AEG, Lyons, France

 

Burns, S.F., Taylor, J.M. (2005) Slope Stability of the Castle Lake Debris Dam, Mt. St. Helens National Monument, Washington. Annual Meeting Abstracts, Association of American Geographers, p.68-69

 

Burns, S.F., Sanford, B.A. (2005) The West Tidewater Earthflow, 1994, Northern Oregon coast Range, 101st Annual Meeting Cordilleran Section GSA/80th Annual Meeting AAPG, 100 (43-4)

 

Burns, S.F. (2005) Using Music, Videos and Field Trips to Enhance Geology of National Park Classes, GSA Abstracts with Programs, 36(5):487

 

Burns, S.F. (2005) Geology Can Be Fun And Exciting: Successful Strategies Developed for Large Introductory Geology Lectures in 35 Years of Teaching, GSA Abstracts with Programs, 37(7):264

 

Burns, S.F., Sanford, B.A. (2005) The West Tidewater Earthflow, 1994, Northern Oregon Coast Range, GSA / AAPG, 100 (43-4)

 

Sanford, B.A., Burns, S.F. (2005) The West Tidewater Earthflow, 1004, Northern Oregon Coast Range, Proceedings of the Oregon Academy of Science, 41:51

  

Rapp, E.K., Burns, S.F. (2005) Holocene Stratigraphy of the Sandy River Delta and Surrounding Areas, Oregon, Proceedings of the Oregon Academy of Science, 41:49

 

Burns, S.F. (2005) The West Tidewater Earthflow, 1994, Northern Oregon Coast Range, GSA Abstracts with Programs, 37(4):100

 

Taylor, J.M., Burns, S.F. (2004) Slope And Seismic Stability of the Castle Lake Debris Dam, Mt. St. Helens National Monument, Washington. GSA, Abstracts with Programs, 36(5):518

 

Burns, S.F. (2004) Soil Chronosequence for the Willamette Valley, Oregon, Agronomy Abstracts, Soil Science Society of America Annual Meeting, p. 237.

 

Burns, S.F. (2004) The Great Debate in the Willamette Valley of Oregon: Which Soil Produces the Best Pinot Noir Wine? Agronomy Abstracts, Soil Science Society of America, Annual Meeting, p. 325.

 

Burns, S.F. (2004) Urban Stream Study, Newell Creek, Oregon City, Oregon, Urban Ecology & Conservation Symposium, Abstract Volume, p.8

 

Burns, S.F. (2004) Geology of Central Oregon & the Bulge on the South Sister, Oregon Soil Science Society, Winter Meeting, Redmond, Oregon

 

Burns, S.F. (2004) Teaching Terroir in the Pacific Northwest, an Oregon Example of the Relationship Between Geology, Soils, and Wine, 2004 Pacific Northwest NAGT Annual Conference, Wenatchee, Washington, p.8.

 

Burns, S.F. (2004) The Role of AEG in Accreditation of University Geoscience Programs: Part II, AEG Annual Meeting, Program with Abstracts, 47:40

 

Taylor, J.M., Burns, S.F. (2004) Slope and Seismic Stability of the Castle Lake Debris Dam, Mt. St. Helens National Monument, Washington. AEG Annual Meeting, Program with Abstracts, 47:55

 

Burns, S.F. (2004) 3-D Hazard Maps for Portland, Oregon, GSA Abstracts with Programs, 36(4):30

 

Burns, S.F. (2004) Using Music, videos and fieldtrips to enhance geology of National Park classes, Geoscience Education II, GSA Abstracts with Programs, 36(5):210

 

Burns, S.F. (2004) 3-D Natural Hazard Maps for Portland, Oregon, Proceedings of the Oregon Academy of Science, 40:28

 

Burns, S.F. (2004) 3-D Natural Hazard Maps for Portland, Oregon, Oregon Academy of Science, International Geological Conference, 36 (4):30

 

Burns, S.F., Cordero, D., Lawes, J. (2003) Quaternary History of Missoula Floods in Oregon Based on Soils, 16 INQUA Congress, Program with Abstracts, p. 203

 

Burns, S.F. (2003) The Great Debate in Oregon: Is the Best Pinot Noir Produced on Soils from Sedimentary or Volcanic Rocks? GSA Abstracts with Programs, 35(6):186

 

Burns, S.F. (2003) The Great Debate in Oregon: Is the Best Pinot Noir Produced on Soils from Sedimentary or Volcanic Rocks in Oregon? AEG Programs with Abstracts, 46:53

 

Burns, S.F. (2003) Understanding Alpine Soils: A Key to Proper Alpine Development and Prevention of Geohazards, AEG Programs with Abstracts, 46:53

 

Burns, S.F. (2003) 3-D Natural Hazard Maps for Portland, Oregon, AEG Programs with Abstracts, 46:53

 

Hemple, S., Burns, S.F. (2003) Updated Radon Hazard Maps for Portland, Oregon, GSA Abstracts with Programs, 35(4):13

 

Hemple, S., Burns, S.F. (2003) An Update on Radon Potential in the Portland Metropolitan Area, Proceedings of the Oregon Academy of Science, 39:22

 

Burns, S.F. (2002) The Canterbury Castle Landslide, Portland, Oregon: A Case History of When it is good to Build on an Old Landslide Site, AEG Abstracts with Programs, 45:57

 

Burns, S.F. (2002) The Canterbury Castle Landslide, Portland, Oregon: A Case History of When it is good to Build on an Old Landslide Site, GSA Abstracts with Programs, 34(5):A94

 

Burns, S.F. (2002) The Role of Higher Education Curricula in the Future of Engineering Geology, AEG Abstracts with Programs, 45:58

 

Rapp, B., Burns, S.F. (2002) Geomorphic and Pedologic Origins of the Rooster Rock Dune, Oregon, GSA Abstracts with Programs, 34(5):A77

 

Burns, S.F. (2002) The Great Debate - Is the Best Pinot Noir in Oregon Produced on Soils from Sedimentary or Volcanic Rocks? GSA Abstracts with Programs, 34(5):A21

 

Burns, S.F. (2002) The Great Debate - Is the Best Pinot Noir in Oregon Produced From Sedimentary or Volcanic Rocks in Oregon? Proceedings of the Oregon Academy of Science, 38:29

 

Burns, S.F. (2001) The Canterbury Castle Landslide, Portland, Oregon: A Case History of When it is Good to Build on an Old Landslide Site and Recent Crack Monitoring of the Castle, GSA Abstracts with Programs, 34(6):256

 

Burns, S.F. (2001) A Geoecological Investigation of Newell Canyon, Oregon City, Oregon, GSA Abstracts with Programs, 34(6):546

 

Burns, S.F. (2001) Portland's Westside Light Rail Tunnel: An Evaluation Five Years After Completion, GSA Abstracts with Programs, 33(6):A47

 

Burns, S.F., Beckstrand, D., Lunney, M., Taylor, J., Robinson, C., Schick, J. (2001) Is Your House Creeping on a Reactivated Landslide? Proceedings of the Oregon Academy of Science, 37:42

 

Burns, S.F., Beckstrand, D., Lunney, M., Taylor, J., Robinson, C., Schick, J. (2001) Is Your House Creeping on a Reactivated Landslide? GSA Abstracts with Programs, 33(3):A75

 

Burns, S.F., Beckstrand, D., Lunney, M., Taylor, J., Robinson, C., Schick, J. (2001) A Simple Test for Determining if a House is Creeping on a Reactivated Landslide? AEG Programs with Abstracts, 44(4):56

 

Burns, S.F. (2000) Reactivation of the Apple Lane Ancient Landslide in Kelso, Washington: Characterization and Mitigation, GSA Abstracts with Programs, 32(6):A6

 

Burns, S.F. (2000) Reactivation of the Apple Lane ancient landslide in Kelso, Washington: Characterization and Mitigation, Proceedings of the Oregon Academy of Science, 36:32

 

Burns, S.F. (2000) The Aberfan Coal Tip Failure, South Wales, AEG / GRA Abstracts with Programs 43(4):53

 

Burns, S. F. (2000) Rubber Chicken and Geological Hazards: Suggestions in Effectively Communicating Local Geohazards to the Public, GSA Abstracts with Programs, 32(7):A333

 

Burns, S. F. (1999) Reactivation of Ancient Landslides in Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington. Proceedings of the Oregon Academy of Science, 35:42

 

Birkeland, P. W., Burns, S.F. (1999) Soil Transect from Mountains to Plains, Colorado Front Range: an Integration of the Soil-forming Factors, GSA Abstracts with Programs, 31(7):A442

 

Burns, S. F., Burns, W., James, D., Hinkle, J. (1999) Reactivation of Ancient Landslides in Northwest Oregon from 1996 to 1999, GSA Abstracts with Programs, 31(7):A287

 

Percy, D.C., Beeson, M. H., James, D.H., Nouzillier, F.S. Cowburn, T.L. Tolan, Burns, S.F. (1998) Geochemical Stratigraphy of Missoula Flood Rhythmites, GSA Abstracts with Programs, 30(5):59

 

Percy, D.H., Haug, D.C., Beeson, B.J., Burns S.F., Cowburn, S. (1998) Geochemical Variation in Inferred Missoula Flood Rhythmites Near Dayton, Oregon, GSA Abstracts with Programs, 30(5):22

 

Burns, S. F., W. J. Burns, J. C. Hinkle, and D. H. James, (1998) Landslide mapping in Portland, Oregon: processes, causes, damages, remediation, and resulting land use planning, GSA Abstracts with Programs, 30(5):7

 

Burns, S.F., Burns, W.J., Ames, D.K., Hinkle, J.C. (1998) Landslide Mapping in Portland, Oregon:  Processes, Causes, Damages, Remediation, and Resulting Land Use Planning, Proceedings of the Oregon Academy of Science, 34:26

 

Burns, S.F., Burns, W.J., Ames, D.K., Hinkle, J.C. (1998) 1996 Landslides in Portland, Oregon: Processes, Damages, Remediation, and Resulting Land Use Planning, AEG Program with Abstracts, p. 81

 

Burns, S.F. (1998) Coastal Erosion and Landslides Resulting from El Nino in 1997-98 on the Oregon Coast, AEG Program with Abstracts, p. 81

 

Burns, S.F. (1998) Coastal Erosion and Landslides Resulting from El Nino in 1997-98 in Oregon, GSA Abstracts with Programs, 30(7):A251

 

Burns, S.F. (1998) Teaching Case History Courses in Environmental and Engineering Geology, GSA Abstracts with Programs, 30(7):A274

 

Burns, S.F. (1997) Development of Landslide Susceptibility Maps for the Portland Metro Area Based on Events from the 1996 Winter Storm, Proceedings of the Oregon Academy of Science, 33:34

 

Burns, S.F. (1997) Soil Geomorphology of the Cheadle Marsh Archaeological Site (35BE58), Finley Refuge, Willamette Valley, Oregon, GSA Abstracts with programs, 29(6):A145

 

Khandoker, R.A., Burns, S.F., Ashbaugh, S.G. (1997) Sampling of Natural Background Levels of Heavy Metals, Trace Elements, and Radionuclides in Soils: Lessons from Western Oregon, GSA Abstracts with Programs, 29(6):A434

 

Burns, S.F., Peterson, C.D. (1996) Holocene Stratigraphy of the Parabolic Dune at Cape Kiwanda, Pacific City, Northern Oregon Coast, Oregon, GSA Abstracts with Programs, 28(5):52

 

Burns, S.F. (1996) A New Approach to Geologic Mapping Using Basic Geology to Stress Earthquake Hazards, GSA Abstracts with Programs, 28(5):52

 

Burns, S.F. (1996) Updated Geomorphic Surface Map of Portland, Oregon, GSA Abstracts with Programs, 28(5):108

 

Burns, S.F., Peterson, C.D. (1996) Holocene Stratigraphy of the Parabolic Dune at Cape Kiwanda, Pacific City, Oregon Coast, Proceedings of the Oregon Academy of Science, 32:27

 

Fiedorowicz, B.K., Doyle, D.L., Ashbaugh, S., Burns, S.F. (1996) Allophane content in soils of northwestern Oregon, Proceedings of the Oregon Academy of Science, 32:29

 

Sanford, B., Burns, S.F., Hawkins, S.J., Woodward, S.P. (1996) Updated geomorphic Surface Map of Portland Oregon, GSA Abstracts with Programs, 28(5):108

 

Fiedorowicz, B.K., Doyle, D.L., Ashbaugh, S., Burns, S.F. (1996) Allophane content in soils of northwestern Oregon, GSA Abstracts with Programs, 28(5):65

 

Burns, S.F., Growney, L.D., Beeson, M., Yeats, R.S. (1996) A New Approach to Geologic Mapping Using Basic Geology to Stress Earthquake Hazards, GSA Abstracts with Programs, 28(5):52

 

Burns, S.F., Peterson, C.D. (1996) Holocene Stratigraphy of the Parabolic Dune at Cape Kiwanda, Pacific City, Northern Oregon Coast, Oregon, GSA Abstracts with Programs, 28(5):52

 

Wilson, D.C., Burns, S.F. (1995) Naturally Occurring Phosphorus in the Tualatin Valley, Oregon, Proceedings of the Oregon Academy of Science, 31:33

 

Cordero, D., Burns, S.F. (1995) Relevance of the Dibekulewe Tephra in the Dalles to the Missoula Floods and Mt. Adams, Proceedings of the Oregon Academy of Science, 31:36

 

Burns, S.F. (1995) Environmental Site Analysis of Newell Creek Canyon, Oregon City, Oregon: Influence on Local Decision Making, GSA Abstracts with Programs, 27(5):8

 

Wilson, D.C., Burns, S.F., Jarrell, W.M. (1995) Environmental Decisions About Phosphate Pollution in the Tualatin River, Oregon: They Forgot the Preliminary Geology, AEG Abstracts with Programs, p. 96

 

Burns, S.F., Hernandez, M., Mutchler, J., Smith, S., Siddiqui, A. (1995) Landslides in Louisiana, GSA Abstracts with Programs, 27(6):A142

 

Khandoker, R.A., Burns, S.F. (1994) Four Periods of Sand Dune Stabilization Noted in Buried Soils, Cape Kiwanda, Oregon Coast, Proceedings of the Oregon Academy of Science, 30:31

 

Burns, S.F., Dana, M. (1994) Missoula Flood Rhythmites Located at the Memorial Coliseum Site, Portland, Oregon, Proceedings of the Oregon Academy of Science, 30:32

 

Ashbaugh, S.G., Burns, S.F. (1994) Radon Potential Map of Portland, Oregon, Proceedings of the Oregon Academy of Science, 30:45

 

Hamilton, D.M., Peterson, C.D., Burns, S.F. (1994) The Use of Historical Catchment Rates to Estimate Sediment Yield in the Bull Run Reservoir #1, Oregon, Proceedings of the Oregon Academy of Science, 30:46

 

Burns, S.F., Ashbaugh, S.G (1994) Radon Potential Map of Portland, Oregon, GSA Abstracts with Programs, 26(2):42

 

Hamilton, D.M., Peterson, C.D., Burns, S.F. (1994) Estimates of Sediment Yield in a Managed Critical Watershed Based on Historic Reservoir Catchment, Bull Run, Oregon, GSA Abstracts with Programs, 26(2):56

 

Burns, S.F., Meriwether, J.R., Thompson, R.H., Beck, J.N. (1994) Distribution of Heavy Metals and Trace Elements Along a Catena of Well-drained Soils, Northern Louisiana, Agronomy Abstracts of Soil Science Society of America, p. 64

 

Cordero, D.I., Burns, S.F. (1994) Five paleosols in Ancient Missoula Flood Deposits, Dalles, Oregon, Agronomy Abstracts of Soil Science Society of America Annual Meeting, Seattle, p. 339

 

Wilson, D.C., Burns, S.F. (1994) Environmental Decisions for the Polluted Tualatin River, Oregon: They Forgot the Geology, GSA Abstracts With Programs, 26(7):A387

 

Burns, S.F., Ashbaugh, S.G. (1994) Presentation of Radon Potential Maps to the Public: Case History of Portland, Oregon, GSA Abstracts With Programs, 26(7):A317

 

Burns, S.F., Cordero, D.I. (1993) Ancient Missoula Flood Deposits in Oregon, Proceedings of the Oregon Academy of Science, 29:38

 

Ashbaugh, S.G., Burns, S.F. (1993) Radon Potential of Soils in Northwest Oregon Based on Soil Radionuclides, Proceedings of the Oregon Academy of Science, 29:39

 

Ashbaugh, S.G., Burns, S.F. (1993) NW Oregon Radon Potential Based on Soil Radionuclides, GSA Abstracts with Programs, 25(5):4

 

Burns, S.F. (1993) Paleosol and Stratigraphic Failure Surfaces of Landslides in Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington, GSA Abstracts with Programs, 25(5):16

 

Cordero, D.I., Burns, S.F. (1993) Unconformities, Paleosols, and Tephra Exposed in Ancient Missoula Flood Deposits, The Dalles, Oregon, GSA Abstracts with Programs, 25(5):23

 

Burns, S.F., Cordero, D.I. (1993) Ancient Missoula Flood Deposits in Oregon, Program with Abstracts, 3rd International Geomorphology Conference, p. 116

 

Burns, S.F (1993) Landslides in Louisiana, USA; Abstracts with Programs, 7th International Landslide Conference, p. 42

 

Burns, S.F., Caldwell, R.R., Mulder, R.A. (1992) Geology of the Salem East and West Quadrangles, Oregon, Proceedings of the Oregon Academy of Science, p.36

 

Burns, S.F., Caldwell, R.R., Mulder, R.A. (1992) Earthquake Hazard Determination Based on Sediment and Soil Mapping, Salem, Oregon, GSA Abstracts with Programs, 24(5):12

 

Burns, S.F., Meriwether, J.R., Thompson, R.H., Beck, J.N. (1992) Radon Potential Map Based on Soil Sampling for Louisiana, USA, Abstracts, 29th International Geological Congress, 3:916

 

Burns, S.F. (1992) Book Review, Fire Mountains of the West: Cascade and Mono Lake Volcanoes, by S.L. Harris, Bulletin of Engineering Geology

 

Burns, S.F., Caldwell, R.R., Mulder, R. A. (1992) Earthquake Hazard Determinations Based on Sediment and Soil Mapping, Salem, Oregon, GSA Abstracts with Programs, 24(5):12

 

Burns, S.F., Beck, J.N., Thompson, R.H. (1990) Distribution of Radionuclides in the Soils of the Tertiary Uplands of Louisiana, Louisiana Academy of Sciences, 53:63

 

Beck, J.N., Thompson, R.H., Meriwether, J.R., Burns, S.F. (1991) Migration and deposition of thorium and uranium by fluvial and eolian processes in Louisiana, USA, Migration 91, Third International Conference on Chemistry and Migration Behavior of Actinides and Fission Products in the Geosphere, Madrid, Spain

 

Thompson, R.H., Meriwether, J.R., Beck, J.N., Burns, S.F. (1991) Sampling Procedures to Determine the Distribution of Radionuclides in the Environment, 37th Annual Conference on Bioassay, Analytical and Environmental Radiochemistry, Ottawa, Canada

 

Meriwether, J.H., Sheu, W., Beck, J.N., Burns, S.F., Thompson, R.H. (1991) The Determination of Sedimentation Rates in the Marshes at Chenier Au Tigre, Louisiana, 37th Annual Conference on Bioassay, Analytical and Environmental Radiochemistry, Ottawa, Canada

 

Meriwether, J.H., Xu, X., Lee, R., Sheu, W., Broussard, M., Burns, S.F., Thompson, R.H., Beck, J.N. (1991) Pb-210 Chronologies of Recent Sediments in Tidal Lakes of the Chenier Marshes of Louisiana, RADSTOMP 91, International Symposium on Radionuclides in the Study of Marine Processes, Norwich, United Kingdom, September 9-14

 

Burns, S.F., Meriwether, J.R., Thompson, R.H., Beck, J.N. (1991) Using Soil Radionuclides as Tools in Applied Quaternary Research, Programme and Abstracts, Biennial Meeting of American Quaternary Association, Waterloo, Canada, p. 15

 

Burns, S.F., Meriwether, J.R., Thompson, R.H., Beck, J.N. (1990) Application of Soil Radionuclides and Heavy Metals to Soil Geomorphic Research: a Louisiana example. Program and Abstracts, 21st Annual Binghamton Geomorphology Symposium, Binghamton, New York, p. 24

 

Burns, S.F., Hadley, W.O., Mutchler, J.W., Smith, S.M. (1990) Prediction of Slope Failures on Embankments Containing Expansive Soils. AEG Program and Abstracts, p. 108

 

Burns, S.F. (1990) Don't Treat Soils Like Dirt in Introductory Geology Courses. GSA Abstracts with Programs, 22(7):353 (This paper was highlighted in the daily GSA newspaper, Down to Earth)

 

Meriwether, J.R., Xie, X, Beck, J.N., Burns, S.F., Thompson, R.H. (1990) The Determination of Sedimentation Rates in North Lake, Louisiana Using Pb-210 and Cs-137. 36th Annual Conference on Bioassay, Analytical and Environmental Radiochemistry, p. 36-40

 

Burns, S.F. (1990) Computer Applications in Geology: a Classroom Approach, Symposium on Software in Engineering Geology, AEG Abstracts with Programs, p. 7

 

Thompson, R.H., Meriwether, J.R., Beck, J.N., Burns, S.F. (1989) Recommendations for Sampling Radionuclides in the Environment, First Annual Exposition on Environmental Research in the Sunbelt, Raleigh, North Carolina

 

Thompson, R.H., Meriwether, J.R., Beck, J.N., Burns, S.F. (1989) The determination of Sedimentation Rates in White Lake, Louisiana Using Pb-210 and Cs-137, Thirty-Fifth Annual Conference on Bioassay, Analytical and Environmental Radiochemistry, Charleston, South Carolina

 

Burns, S.F. (1989) Utilization of Soils in Mountain Hazard Geomorphic Research, International Symposium on Mountain Hazard Geomorphology, Salzburg, Austria, Abstracts, p. 12

 

Burns, S.F., Mutchler, J.W., Smith, S.E. (1989) A Predictive Failure Model for Slopes Containing Shrink-swell Clays, Second International Conference on Geomorphology, Abstracts of Papers and Posters, p. 46

 

Burns, S.F., Thompson, R.H. (1989) Radionuclides in a North Louisiana Soil Catena: Keys to Geologic History of the Site, Louisiana Academy of Sciences, 52:74

 

Burns, S.F., Mutchler, J.W., Smith, S.E. (1988) Predictive Failure Model for Slopes Containing Expansive Soils, GSA Abstracts with Programs, 20(7):A64

 

Burns, S.F. (1988) Influence of Pocket Gopher Burrowing Activities on Soil Development on Alpine Soils of Colorado, Agronomy Abstracts, Annual Meeting of Soil Science Society of America, p. 254

 

Burns, S.F. (1988) Using Organo-Cutans in Subalpine Soils as Indicators of a Past Lower Treeline, Program and Abstracts, American Quaternary Association 10th Biennial meeting, p. 57

 

Burns, S.F., (1988) Influence of Pocket Gopher Burrowing Activities on Soil Development in Alpine Soils of Colorado, Agronomy Abstracts, Annual Meeting of Soil Science Society of America, p. 254

 

Burns, S.F., Mutchler, J.W., Smith, S.M. (1988) A Predictive Model for Slopes Expansive Soils, GSA Abstracts with Programs, 20(7):A64

 

Burns, S.F., Mutchler, J.W., Smith, S.M. (1988) Causes of Landslides on Highway Embankments in Louisiana, GSA Abstracts with Programs, 20(2):92

 

Siddiqui, A., Burns, S.F. (1988) Channelization of Shepherd Creek, North Central Louisiana. Louisiana Academy of Sciences, 51:69

 

Burns, S.F. (1988) Duty Landslide, Largest Slope Failure in Louisiana, Louisiana Academy of Sciences, 51:69

 

Kerr, C., Burns, S.F. (1988) Clay Mineralogy of Eocene Sediments in North Central Louisiana, Louisiana Academy of Sciences, 51:69

 

Smith, S.M., Burns, S.F., Mutchler, J.W. (1988) Prediction of Landslides Along Interstate Highways in Louisiana, Louisiana Academy of Sciences, 51:68

 

Mutchler, J.W., Burns, S.F. (1987) Use of Clay Mineralogy in Predicting Embankment Slope Failures, Agronomy Abstracts, Annual Meeting of Soil Science Society of America, p. 275

 

Burns, S.F. (1987) Use of Alpine Soil Organo-cutans as Indicators of a Past Lower Treeline, Agronomy Abstracts, Annual Meeting of Soil Science Society of America, p. 221

 

Burns S.F. (1987) Engineering Geology at Louisiana Tech Univ. Abstracts, Annual Meeting of Lower Mississippi Valley Section of Association of Engineering Geologists, p. 5

 

Burns, S.F. (1987) Windthrow as a Pedological Agent, Southern Alps, New Zealand. AAG Program Abstracts, Annual Meeting of American Association of Geographers, p. 12

 

Hernandez, M.W., Burns, S.F. (1987) Distribution and Development of Landslides in North-Central Louisiana, Louisiana Academy of Sciences, 50:59

 

Mutchler, J.W., Burns, S.F. (1987) Distribution and Development of Slope Failures, Madison Parish, Northeast Louisiana, Louisiana Academy of Sciences, 50:69

 

Burns, S.F., Hadley, W.O., Siddiqui, A. (1987) Distribution and Development of Landslides in South Central Louisiana, Louisiana Academy of Sciences, 50:59

 

Burns, S.F. (1986) Introducing Students to the Physical Environment of Their Backyards, GSA Abstracts with Programs, 18(7):554

 

Burns, S.F., Thompson, R.H. (1986) Use of Radionuclides to Study Soil Development on a North Louisiana Catena, Agronomy Abstracts, Annual Meeting, American Society of Agronomy and Soil Science Society of America, p. 222

 

Burns, S.F. (1986) Landslide Activity in Northern Louisiana, GSA Abstracts with Programs, 18(3):213

 

Burns, S.F. (1986) Landslides in Northern Louisiana, Louisiana Academy of Sciences, 49:64

 

Burns, S.F., Tonkin, P.J., Campbell, A.S., Evans, G. (1985) Alpine Catena Under Various Snow covers, Craigieburn Range, New Zealand, Agronomy Abstracts, Annual Meeting, American Society of Agronomy and Soil Science Society of America, p. 189

 

Burns, S.F. (1985) Teaching a Successful Course in Computer Applications in Geology, GSA Abstracts with Programs, 17(7):535

 

Burns, S.F., Jordan, J.K., (1985) Effects of Windthrow on Soil Chronosequences, North Central Louisiana, GSA Abstracts with Programs, 17(3):153

 

Burns, S.F., Evans, G. (1984) Alpine Tussock Grassland Plant-Soil Relationships Under Various Snow cover Regimes, Craigieburn Range, New Zealand, Bulletin of Ecological Society of America, 65(2):257

 

Burns, S.F., Campbell, A.S., Tonkin, P.J., Espie, P.R. (1984) Alpine Soil Development, Nelson Lakes National Park, New Zealand, Agronomy Abstracts, 1984 Annual Meeting, Soil Science Society of America, p. 228

 

Burns, S.F., Tonkin, P.J., Campbell, A.S., Delroy, N.D. (1984) A Study of the Effects of Episodic Forest Windthrow on the Genesis of High Country Yellow Brown Earths and Related Podzolized Soils, New Zealand Soil News, 32(5):210

 

Burns, S. F., Wheeler, C.W. (1983) Soil Stratigraphy Related to Daub Features of the Windy Gap Archeological Site 5GA151, Granby, Colorado, GSA Abstracts with Programs, 15(6):537

 

Burns, S.F., Tonkin, P.J., Campbell, A.S., Delroy, N. (1983) Soil Development in Windthrow Generated Pit and Mound Microtopography, New Zealand, Agronomy Abstracts, American Society of Agronomy and Soil Science Society of America, 1983 Annual Meetings, Washington, D.C., p. 184

 

Burns, S.F., (1982) Silt Translocation in Alpine Soils, Agronomy Abstracts, American Society of Agronomy and Soil Science Society of America, 1982 Annual Meetings, Anaheim, p. 227

 

Burns, S.F., Tonkin, P.J. (1982) Influence of Eolian Sediments on Alpine Soil Development, Abstracts: International Association of Sedimentologists, 11th International Congress, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, p. 81

 

Burns, S.F. (1982) Revegetation of Eroded Mountain Lands of New Zealand Using Pinus Contorta from Colorado, Journal of Colorado-Wyoming Academy of Science, 14:46

 

Burns, S.F., Tonkin, P.J. (1982) Windthrow as a Geomorphic Agent, Craigieburn Range, New Zealand, GSA Abstracts with Programs, 14(7):456

 

Burns, S.F. (1982) Silt Translocation in Alpine Soils – A Periglacial Phenomena? GSA Abstracts with Programs, 14:305

 

Burns, S.F. (1981) Cover Photograph of the Vaughan Lewis Glacier, Journal of Geological Education, 29:4

 

Burns, S.F. (1980) Using Buried Soils Beneath Perennial Alpine Snowbanks to Date Past Climatic Changes, Journal of Colorado-Wyoming Academy of Science, 12(1):24.

 

Burns, S.F. (1980) A Comparison of Mountain Life Zones of the Swiss Alps with the Colorado Front Range, Journal of Colorado-Wyoming Academy of Sciences, 12(1):31

 

Ives, J.D., Baumgartner, R., Burns, S., Dow, V., Hansen, K., Ketchin, A., Luff, D., McCord, B., Plam, M. (1979) The Indian Peaks Environmental Atlas, Colorado Front Range, Proceedings of Second Conference on Scientific Research in National Parks, AIBS, p. 322

 

Burns, S.F. (1979) Buried Soils Beneath Alpine Perennial Snowbanks May Date The End of the Altithermal, GSA Abstracts with Programs, 11(6):267

 

Burns, S.F. (1979) The Influence of Snow Cover on Alpine soil Distribution of the Indian Peaks Region, Colorado Front Range, Journal of Colorado-Wyoming Academy of Science, 11(1):57

 

Burns, S.F. (1979) The Northern Pocket Gopher (Thomomys Talpoides): A Major Geomorphic Agent on the Alpine Tundra, Journal of Colorado-Wyoming Academy of Science, 11:86

 

Ives, Baumgartner, Plam, Hansen, and Burns (1979) Indian Peaks Wilderness Area Environmental Atlas (Colorado Front Range), American Association of Geographers, Program Abstracts, 75:113

 

Burns, S.F. (1978) Identification of Mammalian Scat from the Colorado Front Range Using a Polyclave Key Approach, Journal of Colorado-Wyoming Academy of Science, 10(1):49

 

Burns, S.F. (1976) Mountain Ecology: An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Study of a Specific Ecosystem, American Biology Teacher, 38(6):367

 

Burns, S.F. (1976) Ecology Students Need More Earth Science, American Biology Teacher, 38(6):367

 

TEACHING ACHIEVEMENTS

 

Teaching Assignments at PSU

Geology 200: Field trip to Columbia Gorge

Geology 200: Field trip to Oregon Coast

Geology 200: Field trip to Mt. St. Helens, North Side

Geology 200: Field trip to Mt. St. Helens, South Side

Geology 201: Physical Geology I

Geology 202: Physical Geology II

Geology 301: Geology for Engineers

Geology 318: Surficial Processes

Geology 410: Urban Geology

Geology 410/510: Basin Analysis

Geology 410/510: Physical Environment of Portland, w/Joe Poracsky & Dan Johnson

Geology 460/560: Morphology and Genesis of Soils

Geology 461/561: Environmental Geology

Geology 470/570: Engineering Geology

Geology 474/574: Geomorphology

Geology 507: Graduate Seminar in Global Change

Geology 571/671: Case Histories in Engineering Geology

Review Course for Oregon Registered Geologist Exam

 

New Classes Developed at PSU

G200: Field Trip to Mt. St. Helens, North and South Sides

G410: Urban Geology

G410/510: Basin Analysis

G410/510: Analysis of Landslides

G460/560: Morphology and Genesis of Soils with a lab

G461/561: Environmental Geology with a lab

G474/574: Laboratory for the Geomorphology Course

G571/671: Case Histories in Engineering Geology

 

PSU GRADUATE STUDENTS & COMMITTEES

 

Current Graduate Students (main advisor)

Erica Medley: Ancient Cataclysmic Floods

Keith Olson: Debris Flows, Mt. St. Helens, November, 2006

Tracy Ryan: Background Levels of Arsenic in Soils of Western Oregon

Ryan Cole: Groundwater and Slope Stabilit Modeleing of Watershed in SW Portland, West Hills, Oregon

Serin Duplantis: Landslide Inventory and Mapping Using Lidar Based Imagery and Roughness to Stratified Modeling,         Clackamas County, Oregon

Jim Randall: Red Bluff Landslide within the Cascade Landslide Complex, Washington

Kate Mickelson: Landslide Differential and Susceptibility Mapping Using Lidar Imagery, Panther Creek Watershed,             Oregon Coast Range

Kendra Williams: Debris Flows at Mt. Adams, Washington November 2006

Soren Clark: Muddy Creek Debris Avalanche, Mt. Hood, Oregon

Rachel Pirot: Debris Flows on Mt. Hood, Oregon,

Steve Sobieszek: Erosion Studies in the Upper Santiam Drainage, Oregon

 

Completed Graduate Students (main advisor)

2008 Joshua Theule: Determining Landslide Susceptibility Along Natural Gas Pipelines in Northwest Oregon

2007 Marina Drazba: Landslide Hazard Mapping Using LIDAR and Inventories, W. Hills, Portland, OR

2007 Susan Garland: Alpine Wetland Soil Development, Colorado Range

2005 Dionne Starr-Peace: The Geography of Vineyard Soils and Terroir in the North Willamette Valley, Oregon (co-advisor)

2005 Beth K. Rapp: Stratigraphy and Quaternary Geology of the Sandy River Delta area, Columbia Gorge, Oregon

2003 Jason C. Hinkle: Identification and Prediction of Debris Slides in the Hot Springs Basin, Cascade Range, Northwest Oregon

2002 Adam T. Barber: A Rock Quarry Evaluation of Lone Mountain, Southwestern Olympic Peninsula, Washington

2002 Barry A. Sanford: West Tidewater Earthflow, Northern Oregon Coast Range

2002 David James: Stratigraphy, Sedimentology, and Geochemistry of Missoula Flood Rhythmites in the Northern Willamette Valley, Oregon

2002 Katherine C. Leonard: The Role of Harvester Ants (Pogonomyrmex owyheei) in Desert Pavement Formation in the Summer Lake Sand Dunes, South Central Oregon

2002 Jason M. Taylor: Slope and Seismic Stability of the Castle Lake Debris Dam, Mt. St. Helens National Monument, Washington

1999 William J. Burns: Engineering Geology and Relative Stability of the Southern Half of Newell Creek Canyon, Oregon City, Oregon (Co-Advisor with Ken Cruikshank)

1999 Laura Burris: Landslide Inventory and Susceptibility in the Salmonberry River Drainage Basin, Northern Oregon Coast Range

1998 Bill Douglas: Radon Potential Map and Soil Radionuclides of Southwestern Oregon

1998 David I. Cordero: Paleosols of the Ancient Missoula Floods, Dalles, Oregon

1998 Jason E. Haugland: Soil Catenas on Glacial Moraines of the Central Oregon Cascades

1998 Charles E. Allen: Alpine Soil Geomorphology: The Development of Soil in the Alpine-Subalpine Zone of the Wallowa Mountains, Oregon (Geography)

1997 Doyle Wilson (PHD): Basin Analysis of the Tualatin Valley

1997 John L. Lawes III: Engineering Geology/Quaternary Stratigraphy of the Portland Hills Silt

1996 Janine Boer: Certificate in Environmental Geology

1996 Rafiq A. Khandoker: Heavy Metals and Trace Elements in Soils of Southwestern Oregon

1996 Tom Boyd: Groundwater Recharge of the Middle Deschutes Basin, Oregon

1995 Stuart Ashbaugh: The distribution of naturally occurring soil radionuclides and radon potential of NW Oregon

 1995 Lawrence P. Growney: Landslide Inventory and Susceptibility Mapping of the Upper Canyon Creek Basin, Cascade Range, Skamania County, Oregon

 1994 Douglas A. Smith: Soil Properties and Behavior of Earthflows in the Mt. Hood National Forest, Oregon (Geography)

1990 Michael W. Hernandez: Distribution, Development, and Risk Mapping of Landslides in Northeastern Louisiana

1987 Jack W. Mutchler: Causes of Instability on Embankments in Northeast Louisiana

1987 Schaun M. Smith: Properties of Embankment Slope Instability in Southwestern Louisiana

 

Graduate Committees

2010 Ed Kaiser, PhD, Computer Science

2009 Sam Hartsfield, MS, ESR

2008 Joshua Theule, MS, Geology            

2007 Marina Drazba, MS, Geology            

2007 Shelly Moore, MS, Geography

2005 Dionne Star-Peace, MS, Geography (co-advisor)

2005 Amy Ebnet, MS, Geology

2005 Shawn Marcott, MS, Geology

2004 Julie Griswald, MS, Geology

2003 Don Lindsay, MS, Geology

2003 Tricia Sears, MS, ESR

2003 Chris Rhea, MS, Education

2002 Matt Gordon, MS, Biology

2002 Russ Lawrence, MA, Geography

2002 Christy Brown, MS, Biology

2002 Stephanie Merkes, MS, Biology

2002 Tim McGuire, MA, Geography

2001 Sherry Spencer, Ph.D, Biology

1999 Tamara Kimble, MS, Civil Engineering OSU

1997 Chris Odlum, MS, Physics

1996 Tom McCormack, PhD, Civil Engineering

1996 We Li, MS, Civil Engineering

1996 Kristi Meyer, MS, Geography

1995 Brett Brodersen, MS, Geology

1995 Doann Hamilton, MS , Geology

1995 Heather Schuck, MAT

1995 Thom Powell, MAT, Education

1994 Greg Briggs, MS, Geology

1994 Ned Gates, MS, Geology

1994 Robert Kimmerling, MS, Civil Engineering

1994 Richard Barrows, MS, Civil Engineering

1994 Xueqing Zhou, MS, Civil Engineering

1992 Rick Mulder, MS, Geology

1992 Martha Denham, MS , Civil Engineering

1991 Stanley Solliday, MS, Civil Engineering

1991 Sarah Meyer, MS, Geology

1991 Kelly Uhasz, MS, Civil Engineering

 

SIGNIFICANT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES (conferences, workshops, meetings attended at PSU, not listed in abstracts above)

8/1995 Oregon Society of Soil Scientists, Eugene

1/1994 Transportation Research Board Meeting, Washington, DC,

10/1994 Kellogg National Fellowship Foundation, Conference on the Future of Higher Education in America, Ypsilanti, MI

3/1993 Kellogg National Fellowship Program, Leadership and Community, Little St. Simons Island, Georgia

5/1993 Kellogg National Fellowship Program, Leadership and Corporate Responsibility, New York City,

5/1993 Kellogg National Fellowship Program, Leadership in a Diverse Society, Princeton, New Jersey

7/1993 Kellogg National Fellowship Program, Leadership and the Family, Bend, Oregon

8/1993 International Paleopedology Conf., U of Ill., Champaign, Illinois

11/1993 Water Quality Conference, OSU: Management of Over-Utilized Streams: Lessons from Tualatin Watershed, Corvallis, OR

11/1992 Kellogg National Fellowship Program, seminar, Seattle, Washington

10/1992 AEG, Annual Meeting, Long Beach, Chair of Faults and Earthquake Hazard Session

9/1992 Kellogg National Fellowship Program, seminar, Monterey, California

6/1992 Kellogg National Fellowship Program, seminar, Little St. Simons Island, Georgia

6/1992 Friends of the Pleistocene, West Coast Cell, Arcata, California

4/1992 Kellogg National Fellowship Program, seminar, Battle Creek, Michigan

3/1992 Friends of the Pleistocene, South Central Cell, San Antonio, Texas

3/1992 Kellogg National Fellowship Program, seminar, Washington, D.C.

2/1992 Oregon Soil Science Society, Annual Meeting, Eugene

12/1991 Desktop publishing conference, PCC, Portland, Oregon

10/1991 Kellogg National Fellowship Seminar, Mexico, 2 weeks

10/1991 Coastal Hazards Conference, Newport, Oregon

8/1991 Kellogg National Fellowship Seminar, Montana, 1 week

4/1991 Harvard Graphics Workshop, University of Oregon, Portland, Oregon

4/1991 SMOG Meeting, Albany

4/1991 Kellogg National Fellowship Seminar, Chicago, 1 week

3/1991 OSSS & OR Soil and Water Conservation Society, Annual Meeting, Bend, Oregon

3/1991 Earthquake Hazard Workshop, AEG, Portland - took 12 students

1/1991 Transportation Research Board, Annual Mtg., WA. D.C., Meeting of A2LO5 Committee on Engin. Geology

 

SERVICE TO COMMUNITY WHILE AT PSU

 

Presentations (Guest speaker in PSU classes, public schools, government agencies, science clubs, Rotary, Kiwanis, community groups, realtors, etc)


2010: 26 as of 4/28/2010

2009: 50

2008: 35

2007:  25

2006:  17

2005:  20

2004:  22

2003:  14

2002:  11

2001:  36

2000:  27

1999:  27

1998:  18

1997:  22

1996:  13

1995:  13

1994:  19

1993:  22

1992:   9

1991:   8

1990:   1


 

Service to Community Groups

6/10/2009 MC Oregon Ethics Committee Business Awards Governor Hotel

4/28/2009 Testified before State Legislature on Jory Soil Bill

4/10/2009 Judge – 5th Annual Sigma Xi Student Research Symposium

4/8/2009 Raleigh Park Elemtary - 3rd graders – rock and geology presentation

4/3-5/2009 AEG Foundation Board - Denver

4/3/2009 Intel State Science Fair, Head Earth Science and Chemistry Judge, Middle School

4/1/2009 OMSI Book Discussion Leader at Belmont Library ‘What a wonderful life

1/12/8/2009 OR/WA Engineering Geology Exam Committee

12/4/2008 Maplewood/Stephenson Lego group 4th grade erosion/landslide in PDX project

11/10/2008 Lego Robotics team in SW PDX team project – Climate connection/global warming, rain in climate

            associated with flooding/mudslides

7/11/2008 NESTA Sare-a-thon coordinator

12/2008 Master of Ceremonies ScanFair Scandinavian heritage foundation

7/08-09 Rotary President

2007-08 Rotary Vice President

5/2008   Past President Sigma Xi Association

4/2008 Sherwood High School – Career Quest Day of Discovery participant

3/2008 Head Middle School Judge of Oregon State Science Fair for chemistry/earth science division

1998-Current      Rotary Chair of Bellringers

                        Rotary Chair of Planet Earth committee

                        Pres. advisory committee – PSU

                        IASC committee

                        AEGF Board

2006-07 Advisor for Science Fair 3 OES students

2/2007 Honorary life member or OSSS

1/2007 Soil Seminar Clean Water Services, Hillsboro

2006-07 Science Advisor to the IMAX movie The Alps

2006-07 Presidential Advisory Council – Chair

2005-06 Chair – Committee of Geological and Geotechnical Engineering, COGGE, National Academy of Science, Washington

12/2006 AGI's Workforce Development Committee

11/2006 SOLV and City of Tualatin, Tree for All, Brown's Ferry Park, volunteer

11/16/2006 Open Meadow CRUE, Geology of Portland Project, high school visit

3/29/2006 Oregon Water Resource Dept, review course for well drillers, Wilsonville

3/06 OWR workshop Wilsonville -Geol. of OR, Geol. of Willamette, Valley, Drill cuttings descriptions

3/2006 Hahn Co. – review course in soils

3/2006 Oregon Water Resource Dept, review course for well drillers, Salem, OR

3/2006 Intel NW Science Fair judge

3/2006 OWR workshop Salem, Geol. of OR, Geol. of Willamette Valley, Drill cuttings descriptions

2/2006 Chaired Geology Session of Academy of Sciences, Eugene

2/2006 EPA – Review panel on grant proposals, Washington, D.C.

1/2006 Seminar to Clean Water Services, Hillsboro – Geology & Soils of WA CO

2004-06 AEG Foundation Board member

2003-05    Downtown Portland: Rotary Board of Directors

5/2005   IAEG board

12/2005 IFS President

11/2005 Geoarcheology Workshop, co-organizer and 2 talks soils, 1 ft, Geo of OR

4/2005 Judge – Intel Science Fair, State Fair

12/2004 Clark County Geohazards Report – outside review

12/2004 City of Vancouver, WA Geohazards review

12/2004 Reviewed ordinances for Vancouver and Clark County

12/2004 External reviewer San Francisco State University Geology Dept.

11/2004 Site evaluation 1991 SW Mill St Terrace PDX

11/2004 Reelected treasurer of Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division

11/2004 Appointed Chair of National Committee on Applied Geology

10/2004 Outside reviewer of candidate Non-PSU, promotion and tenure

9/2004 Hosted Rotary at Simon Benson House

6/2004 Landslide Mitigation Plan Sub-Committee for City of Portland

6/2004 Portland Public Schools Workshop - earthquakes

5/2004 Host to visiting earthquake specialist from Turkey

12/2004 Clark County Geohazards Report – outside review

3/2004   Sigma Xi student poster forum committee

2003-05 Downtown Portland: Rotary Board of Directors

2002 Speaker at Senior Student Recognition Reception, PSU

2002 Speaker at the Simon Benson Award Dinner, PSU

2002 Master of Ceremonies, ScanFeast, Scandinavian Heritage Foundation

2001-02 Science Advisor to Thuy Li, student from North Viet Nam, at Oregon Episcopal School;

She won State Science Fair Project in Earth Sciences and Intel Scholarship for Oregon

1996 Portland Urban Parks Project Advising Council, Urban League of Portland

1996 Assisted high school students with science projects: Ken Oldham, McNary High School (winner at State Science         Fair), Christina Stetson, Vancouver, and Leona Kassel, Elmira High School

1995-96 Chair, Scholarship Committee, Burns Bros. Inc.

1995 Helped students get grants from Sigma Xi, GSA, Mazamas

1992-95 Basketball Coach, Tigard Basketball Association

1994-95 Helped McNary.0 High School students with on science projects: (1994) Heavy metals and trace elements in

            ashes of fireplaces, (1995) The origin of the Malpass clay

7/1994 Engineering geology consultant to repair of First Congregational Church columns on South Park Blocks

1994 Volunteer, USGS, Western Regional Geology Branch

2/1994 Organizer of the Science Attache of the Swiss Embassy in Washington, D.C. visit to PSU and OGI

1993-94 Helped the Science Olympiad Team from Beaverton High School (state champions) prepare for the National

            competition; their team placed 6th in the nation in geology and 12th overall in science

1992-2002 Viking Club Board of Directors

10/1992 Helped students from McNary High School in Salem on science fair projects: Ben Bush (radon in Salem) and

            Janelle Curtis (Missoula Flood Boulders in Troutdale)

5/1992 Score Keeper for Little League Baseball, Tualatin 1992 Boy Scouts Troop 35, Tualatin, Review Board for Court

            of Honor and merit badge instructor

4/1991 Coach for Whitford Jr High Science Olympic Team (Oregon Champions) in Earth Science – placed 4th in nation

 

Service to PSU Committees, College of Liberal Arts, and Geology Department

 

Portland State University Committees

2009-11 Smith Memorial Student Union Committee

2009-10 Selection Committee for University Vice President

2009-10 NCAA Review Committee

 

2008-10 Committee on Committees

2008-09 Athletic Department Committee on Academics

2/2007   Geology Section Chair, Oregon Academy of Science, 65th meeting, Feb, 24, 2007, Astoria, Oregon

2005-07 President's Advisory Committee (Chair in 2006-07)

2006 PSU Student Government moderator at Forum, State spending limit ballot

2005-06             Chair, Committee of Geology. & Geotechnical Engineering, COGGE, NAS, WA

2/2006  EPA, Review panel on grant proposals, Washington, D.C.

2005-06  Scholastic Standards Committee

5/2005 ITR/RTDF training course - organized event at PSU

10/2005 Official Faculty Host for PSU re-accreditation team

11/2005 Geoarcheology Workshop, co-organizer, 2 talks, 1 ft, Geology of Oregon

11/2005 Umbrella Tour, PSU, Host

10/2005 PSU Accreditation Leadership Team, pre-site meeting

10/2005 Official Faculty Host for PSU re-accreditation team

10/2005 Umbrella Tour, Landslide Characterization and Hazard Mapping Landslides, Radon, Wines, Quake Faults

5/2005 ITR/RTDF training course - organized event at PSU

4/2005 Judge, Intel Science Fair, State Fair

2003-05 SHF Parking Committee

12/2004 City of Vancouver, WA Geohazards Review

12/2004 Reviewed ordinances for Vancouver and Clark County

12/2004 External reviewer for San Francisco State University Geology Department

12/2004 IFS vice president

10/2004 Outside reviewer of candidate Non-PSU, promotion and tenure

3/2004 Section Chair Oregon Academy of Science - Geology

9/2004 Hosted Rotary at Simon Benson House

6/2004 Portland Public Schools Workshop – earthquakes

6/2004 Landslide Mitigation Plan Sub-Committee for City of Portland

5/2004 International Science Fair – Judge and Co-Chair

5/2004 Host to visiting earthquake specialist from Turkey

3/2004 Section Chair Oregon Academy of Science - Geology

2003-06 SHF Parking committee

2002 Professor and Speaker on Umbrella Tours at PSU

1998-2001 Mentoring of New Faculty (CAE)

1998-2001 Scholarship of Teaching Resource Team Committee (CAE)

2000-current Ad Hoc Committee of Cross-Listing of Courses

1999-current Chair, Carnegie Conversations, Teaching Excellence Committee

1995-97 Committee of Review of Graduate Education (1995-97)

1/1994 Pew Roundtable Committee

1991-92 President's Task Force on Liberal Arts Education and Business

1990-96 Advisory Committee on Computing Services

 

Department and CLAS Committees

Undergrad Advisor, 2007-08

Promotion and Tenure committee, 1994-present

Dept. Colloquium Convener, 1993-94, 1997-2005; Fall 2006-10

Chair, Graduate Committee, 1/91-6/97, 2000-01; 2007-present member

Combined (United Way) Campaign Chair, 1990-97

Undergraduate Committee, 2006-now; chair

50th Anniversary Committee (chair of the Wine and Soils Fund Raiser): 2007-2008

 

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Committees

John Eliot Allen Teaching Awards Committee, 1997-present (chair)

Promotion and Tenure Committee, 1997-2004

Curriculum Committee, 1997-2001 (chair) 2002-2005

Space Committee, 1999-2001

Dean's Advisory Council, 1997-1999

 

Student Recommendations


2010: 40


2009: 12

2008: 16

2007: 26

2006: 28

2005: 15

2004: 16

2003: 12

2002: 48

2001: 36

2000: 29

1999: 39

1998: 31

1997: 29

1996: 26

1994-5: 45

1993: 19

1992: 6

1991: 37


 

SERVICE TO THE PROFESSION

(Professional Organizations)

 

Portland State University

 

Oregon

 

National

 

International

 

Prior to Portland State University

President, Sigma Xi, Louisiana Tech University, 1989

Vice President, Sigma Xi, Louisiana Tech University, 1988

President, Faculty Senate, Louisiana Tech University, 1988

Vice President, Faculty Senate, Louisiana Tech University, 1987

Treasurer, Sigma Xi, Louisiana Tech University, 1987

President, Faculty Senate, American College, 1975

 

Articles Reviewed for Professional Journals

(Bulletin of GSA, Bulletin AEG, Quaternary Research, J. Environmental Quality, Geomorphology, Transportation Research Record, Arctic and Alpine Research, International Soil Workshop, J. Soil Science Society of America)


2010: 2

2009: 3

2008: 4

2007: 3

2006: 12

2005: 6

2004: 4

2003: 5

2002: 8

2001: 6

2000: 6

1999: 7

1998: 5

1997: 6

1996: 8

1994-5: 7

1993:  3

1992:  8

1991: 10


 

Courses, Field Trips and Symposia Organized while at PSU (Field Trips Organized: Outside of Classes)

10/16-22/2009 GSA Terroir field trip guide: (2) Willamette Valley, (2) Columbia Gorge

2/2009 Chile, Stanford trip

12/5/2008 Beach Elementary 1st graders department field trip (class visit)

11/2008 Field trip leader Oregon Wine Country and Terroir and Soils for National Association of Interpreters

9/2008   Umbrella Tour, PSU

6/2008   Willakenzie – wine tour of terroir, Western Culinary Institute

6/2008   Columbia Gorge, IRIS

2/2008   Gorge,   National Stream Restoration

10/2007 Gorge, PSU grad students

10/2007 Wine tasting tour, PSU Alumni Assn

9/2007   Terroir of the Wine Country, NW Energy Association

9/2007   Mt. St. Helens, Scandinavian Heritage Foundation

9/2007   Eliot Glacier, Portland Rotary

6/2007 6th Annual PSU Geology Terroir tour, fieldtrip leader

6/2007 Colorado Wine Country tour, fieldtrip leader, Vail Colorado

3/2007   Fieldtrip leader, Gorge, American Society of Gerontology

2/2007   Host, PSU Umbrella Tour

10/2005 Umbrella Tour, Landslide Characterization and Hazard Mapping Landslides, Radon, Wines, Quake faults

10/2005 Wine Tour, PSU Alumni

7/2005 Fourth Annual Terroir Tour, PSU Geology Department

2/2005 USGS Landslide Team, Landslide tour

10/2004 Wine Tour, PSU Alumni

9/2004 St. Helens, Rotary

9/2004 St Helens tour, Scandinavian Heritage Foundation

8/2004 Wine Tour Country, PSU Foundation

6/2004 Terroir Tour 3, PSU Geology Department

6/2004 Geol. Society of OR, Landslides of Portland Hills

5/2004 St. Helens, Viking Club

5/2004 St. Helens, International Science Fair

11/2003 Wine Tour, PSU Alumni Association

10/2003 Wine Tour, PSU Alumni

6/2003 Mt. St. Helens, Rotary

6/2003 Wine Tasting, PSU Geology Department

8/2000 Mt. St. Helens, OSSS

7/2000 Mt. St. Helens, Rotary

1996 summer Mt. St. Helens, GSA

5/1996 Landslides of OR Country, GSA

4/1996 Chairman for Cordilleran Section GSA meeting in Portland/led 3 field trips

1996 Geology of Portland, Geology Dept. field trip for new grad students at PSU (almost every year since)

1995 West Tidewater Landslide, AEG student chapter

1995 Landslides along Skyline Blvd, AEG student chapter

1995 Landslides of the Coast Range, Oregon Section of AEG,

1995 Landslides of the Coast Range, GSOC

1995 Oregon AEG, visit to H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest to view the debris flow flume of CVO, Vancouver

1995 Co-leader of Friends of Pleistocene, Beyond the Channeled Scablands, Columbia Gorge

1995 Soil landscape relationships of the Oregon Coast, annual field trip for Oregon Society of Soil Scientists

1994 Soil Chronosequences of the Sandy River Gorge, OR Society of Soil Scientists

1994 Engineering Geology of the Oregon Coast, Highway Geology Symposium, Portland

1994  Engineering Geology of the St. Helens Highway, Highway 504, Highway Geology Symposium, Portland

1994 Engineering Geology of the Columbia Gorge, Highway Geology Symposium, Portland

1994 Engineered Wetlands of the Portland Area, Highway Geology Symposium

1993 Landslides of the Columbia Gorge and Mt. St. Helens, Annual Meeting of GSA, Seattle

1993 Co-Leader, Field trip of the Tualatin Valley, Oregon Soil Science Society

1992 Organized and led Landslides of the Portland area, for Cordilleran Section meeting of GSA, Eugene

1991 Led 45 students to the Wilson River landslide site

 

Conferences, Symposia & Special Classes Organized

 

GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS

 

HONORS

 

11/12/2009         College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Center for Academic Excellence for                                                 commitment and dedication to recognizing faculty for their outstanding teaching

6/17/2009          American Men and Women of Science (biographical reference on North American Scientists)

5/20/2009          PSU Civic Engagement Award

2008                 The 2008 Annual Global Business Award

2008                 Simon Benson Award Service to the Portland Community, PSU

2007                 George C. Hoffman Award for Faculty Excellence, PSU

2006                 America's Registry of Outstanding Professionals

2004-05                         Strathmore's Who's Who

4/2004               Fellow of the Geological Society of America, GSA

11/2004                         Executive Council of Association of Engineering Geologists

2001                 Alumni Assoc. of PSU, Distinguished Faculty Award

1998-99                         Who's Who in Science and Engineering, 4th ed., 1998-99 By Marquis

1996                 Certificate of Appreciation for Volunteer Services in K-12 Geoscience Education,

             by the Partners for Education Program of the GSA

1/1996               Profnet Representative for PSU - 1 of 7 faculty to be selected

3/1996               Grand Award, American Consulting Engineers Council of WA DC

1999                 National Project of the Year for Structural Design less than $500,000 (Consulting

                        Engineering Geologist on team of Kennedy Assoc., Inc.)

1998                 Marquis Who's Who in Science and Engineering, 3rd ed., 1996-97, 5th ed., 1998-99

1998                 Marquis Who's Who in the West, 25th ed., 1996-97, 26th ed. 1997-98

1995                 American Men and Women in Science, 1995

3/1994               Excellent Teacher rating by Center for Academic Excellence at PSU

1990                 Outstanding Achievement in Teaching Award, College of Engineering, Louisiana

                        Tech University

1989                 Teacher of the Year, Alpha Chi Omega, Louisiana Tech University, 1989

1988                 Gamma Phi Beta (University Honorary Society), Teacher Spotlight Award for Outstanding Teaching

1987                 Faculty Chair Award Recipient (LTU Faculty Senate Award for outstanding research, teaching and

                        University service), (1 of 3 major awards)

1987                 Outstanding Faculty Member Award, Association of Women Students, Louisiana Tech

1987                 First Annual Cell Award, South Central Cell, Friends of the Pleistocene

1986                 Teacher of the Year Award, Alpha Chi Omega, Louisiana Tech University

1983                 Outstanding Achievement in Teaching Award, College of Engineering, Louisiana

                        Tech University

1980                 Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Lincoln College, New Zealand Best Student Paper, Phys.

                        Sciences Div., CO-WYO, Academy of Sciences, Denver, CO, Annual Meeting

4/1979               Best Student Paper Presentation, Earth Sciences Section, SWARM (AAAS)

                        Conference in Durango, Colorado

1978                 Gordon B. Alexander Award for Mountain Ecology (EPO Bio. Dept., annual award,

                        University of Colorado

1975                 Yearbook Dedication, American College of Switzerland

1973                 NSF summer conf. award for college science teachers (through Michigan State

                        University) at Juneau Icefield in Glaciological and Arctic Environmental Sciences

                        Institute

1972                 NSF summer conf. award for CO. U. teachers to attend, Summer Institute in field Biology and

                        Geology of the Rocky Mountains Campbell Award (awarded Geol. Dept. of CO. U. to top

                        graduate student with field related research)

 

CONSULTING

 

MEDIA QUOTES (Records after 1995)

2010: 23 as of 04/28/2010

2009: 25

2008: 38

2007: 29

2006: 49

2005: 12

2004: 21

2003: 19

2002: 16

2001: 15

2000:  4

1999:  5

1998:  4

1997:  5

1996: 38


 

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

American Geological Institute

American Institute of Professional Geologists

American Quaternary Association

American Society of Agronomy

Association of Engineering Geologists

Friends of the Pleistocene

Geological Society of America

International Association of Engineering

International Landslide Research Group

International Mountain Society

International Quaternary Association

International Soil Science Society

National Association of Geology Teachers Oregon Academy of Sciences

National Earth Science Teachers Association

National Geographic Society

National Science Teachers Association

National Wildlife Federation

Nature Conservancy

New Zealand Soil Science Society

Oregon Soil Science Society Geologists

Sigma Xi

Soil Science Society of America

Wilderness Society