1988 Ewing Medal to Wolfgang H. Berger
Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 70, Issue 3, pages 42–43, 17 January 1989
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From simple suggestions sometimes spring great accomplishments. For Wolfgang Berger the beginning was a suggestion from his doctoral advisor, Fred Phleger, who said, in response to a question about what Wolf might pursue for a dissertation, “study planktonic foraminifera.”
At the time the suggestion probably would not have been of interest to a geophysics or geochemistry student, but luckily for all of us, Wolfs early training was in paleontology and stratigraphy, and he took Fred's suggestion. The result has been a rich flow of ideas about the formation and preservation of biogenic sediments in the deep-sea carbonate dissolution, climatic change, global ocean productivity, and the Cenozoic ocean.