Robert W. Scott presented two papers at the 8th International Congress on Rudists in Izmir, Turkey in June 2008. During October 2007 he taught at China Geosciences University Beijing and conducted research on Cretaceous stratigraphy and rudist evolution. He is involved in the new IGCP 555 "Rapid Environmental/Climate Change in the Cretaceous Greenhouse World: Ocean-Land Interactions," which is an international collaboration with Chinese geologists. The Chinese have cored the complete Cretaceous lacustrine section in the Songliao Basin. The five-year project will compare Cretaceous environmental data in China with locales in other countries.
In addition to serving as an adjunct faculty member of the Department of Geosciences, he is president of Precision Stratigraphy Associates, which provides quantitative solutions to stratigraphic problems and training in sequence stratigraphy. Dr. Scott was a research geologist at Amoco Production Company for twenty years conducting stratigraphic and paleontologic studies of Mesozoic and Cenozoic rocks worldwide. Prior to joining Amoco, he taught geology for eight years, first at the Waynesburg College, Pennsylvania and then at the University of Texas at Arlington. His Ph.D. research at the University of Kansas was on Early Cretaceous paleocommunities and stratigraphy in the U.S. Western Interior and he earned Masters and Bachelors degrees at Wyoming. He has more than 130 published papers and abstracts, and has served on several SEPM committees and research groups, served as secretary-treasurer of the Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM), and as an officer of the SEPM Foundation and of the Tulsa Geological Society. His current research is compiling a Cretaceous chronstratigraphic database and applying it to interdisciplinary international team research on Cretaceous oceanic red beds. He directs student research on carbonate reservoirs and paleontology.