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Professor of Geology & Undergraduate Coordinator
336 Brackett Hall
Clemson, SC 29634-0919
Ph.D. Geology, Stanford University, 1971
B.S. Earth Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1966
Professional Geologist, South Carolina, 1988, No.619
Dr. Warner’s major teaching and research interests are in the mineralogy and petrology of igneous and metamorphic rocks. He teaches courses in mineralogy, igneous and metamorphic petrology, geochemistry, planetary science, and physical geology. In 2008 he developed a new field course in which Clemson students travel to a region in the western US (for example, the Colorado Plateau of southern Utah) during Maymester to study its geology.
His recent research has focused on metamorphosed ultramafic rock bodies in western North Carolina and uranium mineralogy in granitic pegmatites. He has also studied the magnetic petrology of lower crustal rocks from various settings (Japan and Aleutian Islands, Antarctica, northern Italy), and the chemical composition and mineralogy of diabase (basaltic) dikes in the South Carolina Piedmont.
Dr. Warner is not currently teaching courses.
Warner, R. and S. Swanson, "Metamorphism of cpx-rich rocks from Webster-Addit Ultramafic Complex," Southeastern Geology, 47, 123-145, 2010.
Warner, R.D. and C.W. Hepler, “Petrology of the Dark Ridge metaultramafic body, North Carolina,” in Blue Ridge Geology Geotraverse East of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Western North Carolina (R.D. Hatcher, Jr. and A.J. Merschat, eds.), North Carolina Geological Survey, Carolina Geological Society Annual Field Trip Guidebook, p. 99-112, 2005.
Swanson, S.E., L.A. Raymond, R.D. Warner, J.G. Ryan, S.P. Yurkovich, and V.L Peterson, “Petrotectonics of mafic and ultramafic rocks in Blue Ridge terranes of western North Carolina and northern Georgia,” in Blue Ridge Geology Geotraverse East of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Western North Carolina (R.D. Hatcher, Jr. and A.J. Merschat, eds.), North Carolina Geological Survey, Carolina Geological Society Annual Field Trip Guidebook, p. 73-90, 2005.
Warner, R.D., “Occurrence of uranium minerals at Maw Bridge Pegmatite, Central, South Carolina,” South Carolina Geology, 44, 13-25, 2004.
Warner, R.D., “Mineralogy and petrology of metaultramafic rocks at Buck Creek, North Carolina,” Southeastern Geology, 40, 183-200, 2001.
Warner, R.D., and P.J. Wasilewski, “Magnetic petrology of arc xenoliths from Japan and Aleutian Islands,” Journal of Geophysical Research, 102, 20,225-20,243, 1997.
NSF Graduate Fellow (1966-1970)
NAS/NRC Resident Research Associate (1971-1973)
NASA/ASEE Summer Faculty Fellow (1981; 1982)
Provost Research Award, Clemson University (1990)