Jean Baptiste Lamarck medal for Wolfgang Schlager

Earth Sciences award for exceptional contributions to the field of Stratigraphy.

10/27/2014 | 12:53 PM

Wolfgang Schlager is Emeritus Professor of Marine Geology/Sedimentology at the department of Earth Sciences at VU University Amsterdam. He will be awarded the Jean Baptiste Lamarck Medal by the European Geosciences Union (EGU) for his outstanding contributions to the Earth Sciences. 

Schlager has contributed to a large extent to carbonate sedimentology, especially the contrast between carbonates and siliciclastics in a sequence stratigraphic framework. In his book "Carbonate Sedimentology and Sequence Stratigraphy" (SEPM Concepts in Sedimentology and Paleontology #8), published in 2005, he presented new concepts on carbonate sedimentology that are still being used today. The published work of Wolfgang Schlager and his co-athors was cited over 3.000 times (without self-citations!), making him one of the most frequently cited sedimentary geologists.
 
The Jean Baptiste Lamarck Medal is established by the EGU Division on Stratigraphy, Sedimentology and Paleontology in recognition of the scientific achievement of Jean Baptiste Lamarck. It is reserved for scientists for their exceptional contributions to either Stratigraphy, Sedimentology or Paleontology. The medal is awarded each year, alternating between the three subdivisions, so that each third year a Stratigrapher, Sedimentologist or Paleontologist will be awarded.
 
Schlager will receive his prize at the EGU 2015 General Assembly, which will take place in Vienna on 12–17 April.