Professor Gerold Wefer

Gerold Wefer is Professor of Geology and emeritus Director of "The Oceans in the Earth System" Excellence Cluster at the University of Bremen. His research has focused on sedimentation processes in shallow waters and particle fluxes in the oceans, benthic foraminifera ecology, carbonate production in boreal and tropical seas, distributions of stable isotopes in calcareous organisms, and ancient climates. His honors include the Alfred Wegener Medal for pioneering work in techniques used to reconstruct ocean history and exceptional service to the marine science community, and the German Research Foundation's "Communicator Prize" for his efforts to promote public awareness and understanding of science.