Did you ever have the feeling that keeping up with the literature in your field of specialization is practically a full-time job? And that it is even worse when including fields related to your specialty? Did you also feel that this is hopeless? My specialty is reefs. Apart from going to the library every so often, I use GeoRef® to try to keep up. If you go into the database and just ask for “reefs” and “1998,” for example, you will get more than 800 references! In the 1950's you would have gotten only around 80, and 50 years before...
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Reefs—Challenges and Opportunities for the New Millennium
1Eberhard Gischler first became interested in reefs during his studies at the University of Göttingen. His graduate work led him to the fossil record of reefs, and his dissertation is an autopsy of a drowned Devonian atoll. Eberhard left Göttingen in 1991 to work on Cretaceous foramol-type carbonates at the University of Tübingen. In 1993, he joined the Comparative Sedimentology Laboratory of the University of Miami to study modern tropical carbonates and coral reefs in Belize, south Florida, the Bahamas, and the eastern Caribbean. Eberhard returned to Tübingen in 1996 as an assistant professor; in 1998, he moved to Goethe University in Frankfurt/Main. Currently his research focuses on the late Quaternary evolution of reefs in Belize. The photo shows him on top of the Belize Barrier Reef inspecting a boulder of fore reef limestone broken off and thrown onto the reef flat by Hurricane Mitch in November 1998.
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PALAIOS (2000) 15 (2): 85-86.
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EBERHARD GISCHLER; Reefs—Challenges and Opportunities for the New Millennium. PALAIOS ; 15 (2): 85–86. doi: https://doi.org/10.1669/0883-1351(2000)015<0085:RCAOFT>2.0.CO;2
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