Short CV of Gerold Wefer
Prof. Dr. Gerold Wefer, born in 1944, is a Professor of Marine Geology at Bremen University, Germany. After studying and working in the Geology Department at Kiel University and Scripps Institution of Oceanography he moved to Bremen in 1985. His main areas of research include: sedimentation processes in shallow water; ecology of benthic foraminifera; carbonate production in boreal and tropical seas; distribution of stable isotopes in calcareous organisms; particle flux (carbon and associated elements) in high latitudes and in the South Atlantic; paleoclimate in the South Atlantic. Dr. Wefer has participated in over 30 major research cruises, many of which as chief scientist. He founded the research center "The Ocean in the Earth System" - MARUM (former RCOM) of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft and was director of MARUM until October 1012.