1993 Balzan Prize for Paleontology with Special Reference to Oceanography
M.Sc. Geology 1963 U. Colorado, Boulder
Ph.D. Oceanography 1968 U. California, San Diego
1971-1974 Assistant Prof. Oceanogr., SIO/UC San Diego
1974-1980 Associate Prof. Oceanogr., SIO/UC San Diego
1977 & 1980 Visiting Prof. Geology, Univ. Kiel, Germany
1980-present Professor of Oceanography, SIO/UC San Diego
1987-present Visiting Senior Researcher, U.Bremen, Germany
1994-1996 Director, Geosciences Research Division, SIO
1996-1997 Interim Director, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
1996-1997 Interim Vice Chancellor for Marine Sciences, UCSD
1998-present Director, California Space Institute, UC
Bigelow Medal (Oceanography), Woods Hole 1979; Norwegian Research Fellow, 1980; Huntsman Medal (Marine Geology), Bedford 1984; Lady Davis Fellow, Hebrew University, 1986; Humboldt Award, Bonn 1986; Ewing Medal (Marine Geophysics), Am. Geophys. Union and U.S. Navy, San Francisco, 1988; Prince Albert I Medal (Oceanography), Paris, 1991; International Balzan Prize (Marine Paleontology), Bern, 1993; Steinmann Medal (Geology), Bern, 1998; Shepard Medal (Marine Geology), 2001; Foreign Member, European Academy of Sciences (Earth and Cosmic Sciences), 2001.
American Assoc. Adv. Science (Fellow); American Geophysical Union (Fellow); Geological Society of America (Fellow); European Union of Geophysical Sciences; American Society of Limnology and Oceanography; National Association of Geology Teachers.
BOOKS CO-EDITED AND CO-AUTHORED:
1982 (W. H. Berger, J.C.Crowell, eds) Climate in Earth History. Studies in Geophysics. National Academy Press, Washington, D. C. 198 pp.; 1987 (W.H. Berger, L.Labeyrie, eds) Abrupt Climatic Change – Evidence and Implications. Reidel Dordrecht; 1989 (W.H. Berger, V.S. Smetacek, G. Wefer, eds) Ocean Productivity – Present and Past. John Wiley Chichester; 1993 (W.H. Berger, L.W. Kroenke, L.A. Mayer, et al.) Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Scientific Results, Leg 130 (Pelagic Record of Ontong Java Plateau), Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas; 1996 (G. Wefer, W.H. Berger, G. Siedler, D. J. Webb, eds) The South Atlantic: Present and Past Circulation. Springer?Verlag Berlin Heidelberg; 1998 (G. Wefer, W.H. Berger, C. Richter, et al.) Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Initial Results, Leg 175 (History of Benguela Current and Upwelling), Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas.