Department of Geosciences

School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Faculty and Research

Robert H. Rutford

Excellence in Education Foundation Professor

Education

B.A., University of Minnesota (Geography), 1954
M.A., University of Minnesota (Geography), 1963


Ph.D., University of Minnesota (Geology), 1969
Postdoctoral, Senior Executive Education Program, Federal Executive Institute, 1976

Research Interests

My research interests have been in the area of glacial geology and geomorphology, primarily in Antarctica. The glacial history of that continent is of particular interest.

Current activities focus more on science policy and the interactions between scientists and politicians as the Antarctic Treaty System continues to develop and evolve.

Representative Publications

Sugden, David E., Summerfield, M.A., Denton, G.H. Wilch, T.I., McIntosh, W.C., Marchant, D.R., and Rutford, R.H.,1999. Landscape Development in the Royal Society Range, southern Victoria Land, Antarctica: Stability since the mid-Miocene, Geomorphology, vol. 28, pp.181-200.

Rutford, R.H. 1999. Protection of the Terrestrial Environment in Antarctica, Chapter 16 (pp.203-212) in Poles Apart: A Study in Contrasts, International Symposium on Arctic and Antarctic issues, Ottawa, Canada, 1997. Published by the University of Ottawa Press, Ottawa, Canada.

Rutford, R.H. 1995. Relations Between Elements of the Antarctic Treaty System, pp. 57-68 in On The Antarctic Horizon, Proceedings of the International Symposium on the Future of the Antarctic Treaty System, A. Jackson, editor, Aust. Ant. Div., Hobart, 118 pp.

Sporli, K. B., Craddock, C., Rutford, R. H., and Craddock, J. P., 1992. Breccia Bodies in Deformed Cambrian Limestones, Heritage Range, Ellsworth Mountains, West Antarctica, Chapter 19 in Geology and Paleontology of the Ellsworth Mountains, West Antarctica, Memoir 170, G. F. Webers, C. Craddock, and J. F. Splettstoesser, editors, Geological Society of America, Boulder, Co, pp. 351-364.

Denton, G. H., Bockheim, J. G., Rutford, R. H., and Andersen, B. G., 1992. Glacial History of the Ellsworth Mountains, West Antarctica, Chapter 22 in Geology and Paleontology of the Ellsworth Mountains, West Antarctica, Memoir 170, G. F. Webers, C. Craddock, and J. F. Splettstoesser, editors, Geological Society of America, Boulder, Co, pp. 403-432.

Honors

Lifetime Achievement Award, University of Minnesota "M" Club (1995)

Doctor of Science Degree (Honorary), St. Petersburg (Russia) State Technical University (1994)

Outstanding Achievement Award, University of Minnesota Board of Regents (1993)

Elected as Foreign Member, St. Petersburg (Russia) Academy of Engineering (1993)

Distinguished Service Award, National Science Foundation (1977)

Antarctic Service Medal

  • Updated: July 12, 2007