Scott Rutherford

 
University of Rhode Island
Graduate School of Oceanography
Narragansett RI 02882
(401) 874-6599
University of Virginia
Dept. of Environmental Sciences
Charlottesville, VA 22903
(804) 924-4669

World Wide Web http://deschutes.gso.uri.edu/~rutherfo

Education:

Ph.D. Oceanography, 1999
University of Rhode Island, Graduate School of Oceanography, Narragansett, RI.
Thesis title: Milankovitch and sub-Milankovitch Scale Periodicity in Deep Sea Sediments During the Plio-Pleistocene. Advisor: Steven D’Hondt.

M.S. Geology, 1994
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia.
Thesis title: Phytoplankton Productivity and Milankovitch Cycles in the Cenomanian-Turonian Bridge Creek Member of the Greenhorn Formation in Southeastern Colorado. Advisor: Dewey McLean.

B.S. Geology, 1991
Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Professional History: Adjunct Assistant Professor. University of Rhode Island, Geosciences Department. April 2001 to present.

Post-Doctoral Researcher. University of Virginia, Department of Environmental Sciences. January 2000 to Present.

• Paleotemperature reconstruction using climate proxy data.


Post-Doctoral Researcher. University of Rhode Island, Graduate School of Oceanography. November 1999 to Present.

• Chemical limits to microbial communities in deep-sea sediments.


Research Assistant. University of Rhode Island, Graduate School of Oceanography, Narragansett, RI. September 1995 to November 1999.

• Time series analysis of paleoclimate data.
• Biogeographic studies of zooplankton diversity.
• Beach erosion study.


Marine Laboratory Specialist. Ocean Drilling Program, Texas A&M University, Leg 165 December 1995 to February 1996

Project Geologist. Bennett and Williams, Inc., Richmond Virginia. August 1993 to August 1995.

M.S. Candidate. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg Virginia. September 1991 to August 1993.

Teaching Experience: Instructor. General Oceanography, University of Rhode Island. Fall 1997. Instructor. Basic Web Page Design for Math and Science Educators, University of Rhode Island, Summer 1998 to Summer 1999. Teaching Assistant The Ocean Planet, University of Rhode Island, Fall 1998.

Teaching Assistant Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, August, 1991 to August, 1993.

• Paleontology Laboratory (received award for outstanding teaching by a graduate student)
• Physical Geology Laboratory
• Historical Geology Laboratory
Invited Presentations: • "Methodological Approaches to Multiproxy Climate Reconstruction", PAGES/CLIVAR Workshop, Reconstructing Late Holocene Climate, Charlottesville, Va., April 2001.

• "Milankovitch-band phase variability in the equatorial Atlantic and eastern equatorial Pacific", Department of Geology, Brown University, Providence, RI. April 1997.

Publications: Refereed Papers Rutherford, S.D., M.E. Mann, T. Delworth and R. Stouffer, The Performance of Covariance-Based Methods of Climate Field Reconstruction Under Stationary and Nonstationary Forcing. In review: Journal of Climate

Mann, M.E., S.D. Rutherford, R.S. Bradley, M. Hughes, F. Keimig, Reconciling borehole and other proxy-based estimates of temperature trends in past centuries. In review: Nature.

D’Hondt, S. S.D. Rutherford, and A.J. Spivack, Catabolic activity of the subsurface biosphere in deep-sea sediments. In review: Science

Rutherford, S.D. and S. D’Hondt, 2000 Early onset and tropical forcing of 100,000 year Pleistocene glacial cycles. Nature 408:72-75.

Rutherford, S.D. S. D’Hondt and W. Prell, 1999. Environmental controls on the geographic distribution of zooplankton diversity. Nature 400: 749-753.

Bennington, J. B. and S. D. Rutherford, 1999. Precession and reliability in paleocommunity comparisons based on cluster-confidence intervals: How to get more statistical bang for your sampling buck. Palaios, 14:506-515.

Peterson, L.C., G.H. Haug, R.W. Murray, K.M. Yarincik, J.W. King, T.J. Bralower, K. Kameo, S.D. Rutherford and R.B. Pearce, Late Quaternary stratigraphy and sedimentation at ODP Site 1002, Cariaco Basin (Venezuela). Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Scientific Results, Leg 165.
 
 

Published Abstracts Rutherford, S.D., M. Mann, T. Schneider, T. Delworth and R. Stouffer, The Performance of Covariance-Based Methods of Climate Field Reconstruction Under Stationary and Nonstationary Forcing. EOS Trans. AGU, 2000.

D’Hondt, S., S.D. Rutherford and A. Spivack, Chemical limits to microbial communities in deep-sea sediments. EOS Trans. AGU, 2000.

Rutherford, S.D. and S. D'Hondt, The geographic distribution of zooplankton diversity, Geol. Soc. Amer. Abstr. Programs, Geol. Soc. Amer. Abstr. Programs, 1999.

Rutherford, S.D. and S. D’Hondt, Using EOFs to produce a d18O stack and d18O anomalies for the last 200 ky, EOS Trans. AGU, 79,1998.

Rutherford, S.D. and S. D'Hondt, Propagation from the tropics to the high latitude North Atlantic of a linear response to orbital forcing at 1.6 Ma, EOS Trans. AGU, 69, 1998

Wara, M.W., A.C. Ravelo, S.D. Rutherford and S. D'Hondt, Sub-Milankovitch variability in the North Atlantic: A pervasive feature of Pleistocene climate (abstract), EOS Trans. AGU, 69, 1998.

Wara, M. W., A.C. Ravelo, S.D. Rutherford and S. D'Hondt, Sub-Milankovitch climate variability in the North Atlantic: A Plio-Pleistocene comparison (abstract) International Conference on Paleoceanography, 1998.

Rutherford, S.D. and S. D'Hondt, Re-evaluating latitudinal gradients in planktic foraminiferal diversity, Geol. Soc. Amer. Abstr. Programs, 1996.

Rutherford, S.D. and T. King, Evolutive cross-spectral analysis of equatorial Atlantic and Pacific carbonate sedimentation from 0-6 Ma, EOS Trans. AGU, 77, 1996.

Bennington, J B. and S.D. Rutherford, Calculating confidence intervals for species counts in paleoecological studies: A comparison of methods, Geol. Soc. Amer. Abstr. Programs, 1996.
 

Technical Reports Rutherford, S.D. Elevation Profiling of Eight Barrier Beaches on Rhode Island’s South Shore: September 1995 to August 1996. University of Rhode Island, Graduate School of Oceanography, 1998.
 
Papers In Preparation Rutherford, S.D. Planktic d18O Anomalies in the tropical Atlantic for the last 150,000 years: Cross equatorial heat flow and global ice volume. To be submitted to Paleoceanography.

Rutherford, S.D.,M.E. Mann, T.J. Osborn, K.R. Briffa, R.S. Bradley, M.K. Hughes and P.D. Jones, Sensitivity of Northern Hemisphere climate reconstructions to independent proxy networks from 1400 to 1900 A.D. In preparation for Journal of Geophysical Research.

Osborn, T.J., S.D. Rutherford, K.R. Briffa, M.E. Mann and F. Schweingruber. Sensitivity of Northern Hemisphere climate reconstructions to statistical reconstruction method. In preparation for The Holocene.

Students:

Committee Member for:
Yuichiro Kashiyama, M.S. candidate, URI Geosciences

References:

Dr. Steven D'Hondt
University of Rhode Island 
Graduate School of Oceanography 
Narragansett, RI 02882 
dhondt@gsosun1.gso.uri.edu
(401) 874-6808
Dr. Michael Mann
University of Virginia
Dept. of Environmental Sciences
Charlottesville, VA 22904
mann@virginia.edu
(804) 924-7770
Dr. J Bret Bennington
Department of Geology
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549
GeoJBB@Hofstra.edu
(516) 463-5568