Dr. Scott Burns

Email: BurnsS@pdx.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Phone: 503.725.3389

Fax: 503.725.3025





Courses Taught:

G200: Field Trip to the Columbia Gorge

G200: Field Trip to the Oregon Coast

G200: Field Trip to Mt. St. Helens

G200: Field Trip to Mt. St. Helens South Side

G201: Physical Geology I

G202: Physical Geology II 

G301: Geology for Engineers

G344U: Geology of the National Parks 

G460/560: Morphology and Genesis of Soils

G461/561: Environmental Geology

G470/570: Engineering Geology

G571/671: Case Histories in Engineering Geology

G474/574: Geomorphology 

Education and Experience: 

Ph.D., University of Colorado, Geology, 1980.

M.S. Stanford University, Physical Science, 1970.

B.S. Stanford University, Chemistry, 1969.

Research Interests:

Environmental Geology



Engineering Geology

Quaternary Geology

Terroir of Wines

Missoula Floods

Research Themes:

Landslide Hazard Mapping

Terroir of Oregon, Swiss, and Chilean Wines

Alpine Soil Development

Radon Distribution

Heavy Metals and Trace Elements in Soils

Landslide Threshold Initiation

Debris Flow Initiation