Robert M. Ross

Summary

Educational Director since mid-1997. Interested in the origin and maintenance of shallow marine diversity, particularly in the spectacularly species-rich Indo-Pacific. Specializes in Neogene and modern podocopid ostracodes.


Recent Papers

Allmon, W.D., and R.M. Ross, 2005, Ithaca is gorges. A guide to the geology of the
Ithaca area. 3rd edition. Paleontological Research Institution Special Publication No. 23, Ithaca, NY, 18 pp. [abridged on-line version: www.priweb.org/ed/finger_lakes/nystate_geo1.html]

Allmon, W.D., and R.M. Ross, 2004, Earth system science and the new Museum of the Earth. American Paleontologist, 12(1): 9-12.

Ebert, J.R., Kluge, S., Dolphin, G., Ross, R.M., and Dawson, J., 2004, Report on the State of Earth Science Education in New York, 15 pp. (www.bedford.k12.ny.us/flhs/science/stevek/revolution/default.html)

Harnik, P.G. and Ross, R.M., 2004, Models of inquiry-based outreach to urban elementary schools, Journal of Geoscience Education 52(5): 420-428 (www.nagt.org/files/nagt/jge/abstracts/Harnik_v52n5.pdf)

Harnik, P.G. and Ross, R.M., 2003, Assessing data accuracy when involving students in authentic paleontological research. Journal of Geosciences Education 51(1): 76-84 (www.nagt.org/files/nagt/jge/abstracts/Harnik_v51n1p76.pdf)

Harnik, P.G., and Ross, R.M., 2003, Developing effective K-16 Geoscience research partnerships. Journal of Geosciences Education 51(1): 5-8 (www.nagt.org/files/nagt/jge/abstracts/Harnik_v51n1.pdf)

Ross, R.M. and Harnik, P.G., 2003, Student-scientist partnerships. Geotimes 48(2): 13,47

Ross, R.M., Harnik, P.G., Allmon, W.D., Sherpa, J.M., Goldman, A., Nester, P.L., Chiment, J.J., 2003, The Mastodon Matrix Project as an experiment with large-scale public collaboration in paleontological research . Journal of Geosciences Education 51(1): 39-47 (www.nagt.org/files/nagt/jge/abstracts/Ross_v51n1p39.pdf)

Morrow, C., Ross, R.M., et al. 2002 Informal [Earth and space science] education and outreach. In: Barstow, D. and Geary, E. (eds.) Blueprint for Change: Report from the National Conference on the Revolution in Earth and Space Science Education. TERC: Cambridge, MA p. 71-75 (www.earthscienceedrevolution.org/recommend/informaled.cfm)

Allmon, W and Ross, R, 2001, Nutrients and evolution in the marine realm. In: Allmon, W.D. and Bottjer, D.J. (eds.) The ecological context of macroevolutionary change. Columbia University Press: NY 105-148

Allmon, W.D. and Ross, R.M., 2000, An art exhibit on dinosaurs and the nature of science. Journal of Geoscience Education 48: 296-299,357-358

Harnik, P and Ross, R.M. 2000 Ancient Seas over New York: PRI activities for classroom, museum, and home. 3 booklets, adjusted in writing style for ages 3-5, 6-8, and 9-11, 17 pp. each (www.priweb.org/ed/nysca/devonian/index.html)

Harnik, P and Ross, R 2000 Ice Age Life: PRI activities for classroom, museum, and home. 3 booklets, adjusted in writing style for ages 3-5, 6-8, and 9-11, 17 pp. each (www.priweb.org/ed/nysca/iceage/index.html)

Ross, R and Harnik, P 2000 Dinosaur Science: PRI activities for classroom, museum, and home. 3 booklets, adjusted in writing style for ages 3-5, 6-8, and 9-11, 17 pp. each

Ross, R, 2000, Bodies of time, Seed to Circuit 12(2): 6-7

Ross, R. 2000 Why ostracodes? American Paleontologist. 8(2): 2-5

Allmon, W. and Ross, R., 2000, An art exhibit on dinosaurs and the nature of science. Journal of Geoscience Education 48: 296-299,357-358

Allmon, W. and Ross, R., in press, Nutrients and evolution. In Bottjer, D and Allmon, W (eds.) Evolutionary Paleoecology. U Chicago Press: Chicago, IL

Edited Books

Ross, R.M. and Allmon, W.D. (editors), 1990, Causes of evolution. A paleontological perspective. University of Chicago Press, pp. 1-17.

Recent abstracts

Allmon, W.D. and Ross, R.M., 2006, Draw a T. rex: The intellectual inertia of popular scientific conceptions. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Program, Paper 189-14 (http://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2006AM/finalprogram/abstract_116258.htm)

Ross, R.M. and Buckler, C.S., 2006, A national survey of Earth system education offered by museums and science centers. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Program, Paper 210-15 (http://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2006AM/finalprogram/abstract_116604.htm)

Ross, R.M., Duggan-Haas, D., Miller, S.R., and Humbert, S.E., 2006, Facilitating acquisition of pedagogical content knowledge in early career Earth science teachers: The ReaL Earth System Inquiry Project, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Program Paper 72-11 (http://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2006AM/finalprogram/abstract_116358.htm)

Sax, M.A. and Ross, R.M., 2006, Immersing Ethnically Diverse Preteens in Science: A Long-Term Approach to Improving Diversity in the Geosciences. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Program, Paper 210-13
(http://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2006AM/finalprogram/abstract_116521.htm)

Ross, R.M., Duggan-Haas, D., Miller, S. and Weisberger, B., 2006, Real Earth System Inquiry: Can Teacher-created Virtual Fieldtrips Promote Inquiry? (extended abst), Association for Science Teacher Education 2006 International Conference Program, Portland, OR

Allmon, W.D. and Ross, R.M., 2005, How should we be representing geologic time in museum exhibits? Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 37, No. 7 (http://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2005AM/finalprogram/abstract_96209.htm)

Duggan-Haas, D., Ross, R.M., Humbert, S.E., 2005, ReaL (Real and Local) Earth System Inquiry: A Professional Development Program for Earth science teachers. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 37, No. 7 (http://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2005AM/finalprogram/abstract_97666.htm)

Ebert, J.R., Kluge, S., Ross, R.M., Dawson, J., and Dolphin, G., 2005, New York State and the Second Revolution in Earth and Space Science Education: Assessment of Key Issues and a Call to Arms. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 37, No. 1, p. 10 (http://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2005NE/finalprogram/abstract_82914.htm)

Parham, T.,Cervato, C., Reed, J., Keane, C.M., Peart, L., Ross, R.M., Scotchmoor, J.G., Seber, D., Snyer, W.S., 2005, The CHRONOS geologic time questionnaire and Earth history for 6-12 grade students and teachers: A first step towards a successful community-based E&O program. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 37, No. 7 (http://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2005AM/finalprogram/abstract_90891.htm)

Ross, R.M. and Allmon, W.D., 2005, Use of local geology and modern analogs in museum-based geoscience education to foster Earth science literacy. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 37, No. 1, p. 20 (http://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2005NE/finalprogram/abstract_83516.htm)

Ross, Robert M., Allmon, W.D., and Buckler, C.S., 2005, Informal Earth system education at a crossroads. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 37, No. 7, p. 47 (http://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2005AM/finalprogram/abstract_97548.htm)

Ross, R.M., Buckler, C.S., Allmon, W.D., Sax, M.A., 2005, Assessing the state of Earth system education in museums and science centers. Coalition for Earth Science Education mtg, Implementing Earth Science Education: K - 16, Greenbelt, MD.

Ross, R.M., Duggan-Haas, D., Humbert, S.E., 2005, The "ReaL" (Real and Local) Earth System Inquiry Professional Development Program, Coalition for Earth Science Education mtg, Implementing Earth Science Education: K - 16, Greenbelt, MD.

Scotchmoor, J.G., Ross, R.M., Lindberg, D.R., Springer, D.A., 2005, The Paleontology Portal: An online resource meeting the needs of a spectrum of learners. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 37, No. 7 (http://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2005AM/finalprogram/abstract_92101.htm)

Ross, R.M. and Allmon, W.D., 2004, CHRONOS as an educational tool in museums and science centers. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 36, No. 5, p. 152 (http://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2004AM/finalprogram/abstract_78479.htm)

Ross, R.M., Sherpa, J.M., Chiment, J.J., Allmon, W.D., Nester, P.L., 2004, Science from the Mastodon Matrix Project: Involving classrooms and community groups in authentic discovery. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 36, No. 5, p. 420 (http://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2004AM/finalprogram/abstract_78523.htm)

Stapleton, M., Ross, R.M., Allmon, W.D., and Harnik, P.G., 2004, Discovery Labs at the Museum of the Earth: Public labs for discovery and inquiry. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 36, No. 5, p. 349 (http://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2004AM/finalprogram/abstract_78577.htm)

Wasserman, S. and Ross, R.M., 2004, Elementary school students undertake the Mastodon Matrix Project: Case example of a research partnership. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 36, No. 5, p. 420 (http://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2004AM/finalprogram/abstract_78102.htm)

Ross, R.M., 2003, Gould as teacher, writer, and mentor: His remarkable effectiveness as an educator. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 35, No. 5 (http://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2003AM/finalprogram/abstract_67942.htm)

Ross, R.M. and Allmon, W.D., 2003, The Museum of the Earth at the Paleontological Research Institution: A major new exhibit facility in Upstate NY. Association of Earth Science Editors Annual Meeting, held with GSA Convention, Seattle, WA (http://www.aese.org/PDF/05fall.pdf)

Picconi, J.E., Ross, R.M., Gibson, M., 2003, Teacher-friendly guides linking regional geology to standards-based classroom curricula. South-Central and Southeast Section, Geological Society of America, Memphis, TN (http://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2003SC/finalprogram/abstract_49669.htm)

Harnik, P.G. and Ross, R.M., 2002, Engaging urban classrooms in scientific inquiry. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 34, No. 5 (http://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2002AM/finalprogram/abstract_40771.htm)

Harnik, P.G., Ross, R.M., Allmon, W.D., Sherpa, J.M., Nester, P.L., 2002, Classroom participation in authentic research as an integral component of national Earth science education reform. Coalition for Earth Science Education 7th Annual Mtg: Promoting the Revolution in Earth and Space Science Education. Abstracts, p.18 (http://www.agiweb.org/education/2002cese/reports.html)

Ross, R.M. and Harnik, P.G., 2002, Toward science research experiences for every student: Models for scaling up geoscience research collaborations. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 34, No. 5 (http://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2002AM/finalprogram/abstract_44348.htm)

Ross, R.M., Picconi, J.E., 2002, Improving teacher content knowledge of regional geology as an important component of Earth science education reform. Coalition for Earth Science Education 7th Annual Mtg: Promoting the Revolution in Earth and Space Science Education. Abstracts, p.18 (http://www.agiweb.org/education/2002cese/reports.html)

Allmon, W.D., Harnik, P.G., Ross, R.M., Sherpa, J.M., and Chiment, J.J., 2001, Designing student-scientist partnerships to meet the needs of multiple audiences: the Mastodon Matrix Project: Geological Society of America 2001 Annual Meeting Abstracts with Programs, v. 33, n. 6, pp. A32-A33. (http://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2001AM/finalprogram/abstract_25549.htm)

Harnik, P. and Ross, R.M., 2001, Assessing data quality when involving students in research: A case study using the Devonian Seas student-scientist partnership. : Geological Society of America 2001 Annual Meeting Abstracts with Programs, v. 33, n. 6 (http://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2001AM/finalprogram/abstract_26958.htm)

Harnik, P.G., Ross, R.M., and Brett, C.E., 2001, Middle Paleozoic dysoxic faunas and ecological-evolutionary turnover events: a middle Devonian case study: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 33, n. 1, p. A-7 (http://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2001NE/finalprogram/abstract_2317.htm)

Harnik, P.G., Ross, R.M., Chiment, J.J., and Sherpa, J.M., 2001, Earth System Science K-12 scientist-student partnerships using paleontological materials: Eos. Trans. AGU, 82 (20), Spring Meet, Suppl., Abstract ED41A-11. (http://www.agu.org/cgi-bin/wais?r=ED41A-11)

Lawrence, M., Cohen, S., Harnik, P.G., Ross, R.M., and Loomis, M., 2001, Qualitative evaluation of student-scientist partnerships: The Devonian Seas project. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting Abstracts with Programs (http://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2001AM/finalprogram/abstract_27013.htm)

Ross, R.M., Morrow, C., Gordon, L.C., Jewell, B., Rooney, P., Scott, A., Weiss, M., 2001, Informal science education as a critical component in the revolution in Earth and space science education. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting Abstracts with Programs. p. A-7 (http://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2001AM/finalprogram/abstract_26832.htm)

Ansley, J and Ross, R, 2000, Incorporating regional geology into Earth science curricula. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting Abstracts with Programs, A-427 (rock.geosociety.org/absindex/annual/2000/51225.htm)

Harnik, P and Ross, R, 2000, Student-scientist partnerships in paleontology: A pilot study using Middle Devonian fossil assemblages of central New York. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting Abstracts with Programs, A-428 (rock.geosociety.org/absindex/annual/2000/51033.htm)

Rigas, B.M., Ansley, J.E., Harnik, P.G., Nester, P.L., and Ross, R.M., 2000, Family exploration day: Inquiry-based Earth science as a public event. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting Abstracts with Programs, A-351 (rock.geosociety.org/absindex/annual/2000/51263.htm)

Ross, R.M., 2000, Earth science classroom and virtual museums as the core of interdisciplinary elementary school curricula. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting Abstracts with Programs, A-427 (rock.geosociety.org/absindex/annual/2000/51070.htm)

Allmon, W and Ross, R, 1999, Visions of Nature: Reality and imagination in natural history art -- An exhibition on dinosaurs and other representations. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting Abstracts with Programs, A-83

Ansley, J and Ross, R, 2000, Incorporating regional geology into Earth science curricula. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting Abstracts with Programs, A-427

Harnik, P and Ross, R, 2000, Student-scientist partnerships in paleontology: A pilot study using Middle Devonian fossil assemblages of central New York. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting Abstracts with Programs, A-428

Rigas, B, Ansley, J, Harnik, P, Nester, P, Ross, R, 2000 Family Exploration Day: Inquiry-based Earth science as a public event. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting Abstracts with Programs, A-351 Reno/Sparks B5

Ross, R, 2000, Earth science classroom and virtual museums as the core of interdisciplinary elementary school curricula. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting Abstracts with Programs, A-427

Educational booklets and brief articles

Allmon, W and Ross, R 1998 Ithaca is Gorges. Paleontological Research Institution, Ithaca, NY 19 pp.

Harnik, P and Ross, R 2000 Ancient Seas over New York: PRI activities for classroom, museum, and home. Ages 3-5, 17 pp.

Harnik, P and Ross, R 2000 Ancient Seas over New York: PRI activities for classroom, museum, and home. Ages 6-8, 17 pp.

Harnik, P and Ross, R 2000 Ancient Seas over New York: PRI activities for classroom, museum, and home. Ages 9-11, 17 pp.

Harnik, P and Ross, R 2000 Ice Age Life: PRI activities for classroom, museum, and home. Ages 3-5, 17 pp.

Harnik, P and Ross, R 2000 Ice Age Life: PRI activities for classroom, museum, and home. Ages 6-8, 17 pp.

Harnik, P and Ross, R 2000 Ice Age Life: PRI activities for classroom, museum, and home. Ages 9-11, 17 pp.

Ross, R and Harnik, P 2000 Dinosaur Science: PRI activities for classroom, museum, and home. Ages 3-5, 17 pp.

Ross, R and Harnik, P 2000 Dinosaur Science: PRI activities for classroom, museum, and home. Ages 6-8, 17 pp.

Ross, R and Harnik, P 2000 Dinosaur Science: PRI activities for classroom, museum, and home. Ages 9-11, 17 pp.

Ross, R, 2000, Bodies of time, Seed to Circuit 12(2): 6-7

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