Zsolt A. Berner received a Diploma in geology from the Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj, Romania, in 1971. He worked subsequently as an exploration geologist in Transylvania until the end of 1989. Berner received his Ph.D. degree (Dr.rer.nat.) in stable isotope geochemistry at the University Karlsruhe, Germany, in 1992 where he initiated and coordinated over 15 national and international research projects during the last twenty years. His main research interests include the geochemistry of sediments (reconstruction of depositional conditions with geochemical proxies, the KT event), hydrogeochemistry (e.g., arsenic-rich ground waters), water-rock interaction, the geochemistry of ore deposits, environmental geochemistry, trace element and stable isotope fingerprinting, and multivariate methods. Berner gives lectures in ore-forming processes and in analytical geochemistry. Currently, he is a Senior Research Scientist and Head of the laboratories of the Institute of Mineralogy and Geochemistry, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany.
Biography Updated on 14 May 2012