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Dr. Wolfgang H. Berger

W. H. Berger is a professor of oceanography at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego. He is on emeritus status since January 2007. His main research interests include the history of the ocean’s carbon cycle and productivity, and the history of climate change through the last million years, on various time scales. His most recent publication is on the evolution of whales in response to climate change within the last 50 million years (Deep-Sea Res. II).

W. H. Berger has advanced degrees in geology and oceanography from the University of Colorado and the University of California. He is a fellow of the American Geophysical Union and a Foreign Member of the Academia Europaea. His efforts in public education include a Beach Guide (Walk Along the Ocean, Sunset Publications; talks at Rotary Clubs in San Diego, and a children’s book Feed Me! The story of Penny the penguin chick ). He and his wife Karen have lived in San Diego County since 1966.

Last updated January 20 2015