My two main special interests are amateur paleontology and visual deep-sky
astronomy. The links at right connect to the kinds of things I have
done in these topics.
Ronald J. Buta,
Pennsylvanian Footprints 1: Union Chapel Monograph
Pennsylvanian Footprints 2: Footprints in Stone: Tracking Ancient Life in Alabama (coauthored with
David C. Kopaska-Merkel)
Pennsylvanian Footprints 3a: Crescent Valley Surface Coal Mine (photographic website)
Pennsylvanian Footprints 3b: Crescent Valley Surface Coal Mine (interactive website)
Pennsylvanian Footprints 3c: "Ichnology and Stratigraphy of the Crescent Valley Mine: Evidence for a Carboniferous
Megatracksite in Walker County, Alabama,"
New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, Vol. 60, pp. 42-56, 2013