Stratigraphy, Sedimentology and Palaeontology

Helmut Weissert

I am a sedimentologist, stratigrapher and isotope geochemist, therefore, my EGU home division is SSP. From 2015 to 2019, I was President of SSP. As a professor at ETH Zürich, I have been teaching sedimentology, climate history, and Geology of Switzerland until 2014. My research focus is in Mesozoic paleoceanography and paleoclimatology, in Earth Systems History and in the co-evolution of life and the physical environment. For many years I was actively involved in the Ocean Drilling Program.

Sedimentology – towards a disciplinary crisis?

This contribution adds to earlier articles on impact of global change on sedimentology and on the changing role of sedimentologists in a society moving towards a carbon-free energy future (e.g. Simmons and Davies, 2020, SSP BLOG). Sedimentology is a child of the Age of Petroleum. And, the success story of petroleum is closely linked to the equally successful story of gasoline-powered mobility. Let ...[Read More]