Volker Jacobshagen

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Volker Jacobshagen (born May 10, 1931 in Marburg , † July 26, 2014 in Cologne ) was a German geologist.

He was the son of the anatomy professor Eduard Jacobshagen and studied geology in Marburg and Graz. Jacobshagen received his doctorate in 1957 under Carl Walter Kockel in Marburg (geology of the Hornbach area and the Allgäu main basin southeast of Oberstdorf) . Afterwards he was Kockel's assistant and completed his habilitation on Die Allgaueichten (Jura stain marl) between Wetterstein and Rhine . In 1969 he became professor for general, historical and regional geology at the Free University of Berlin (as successor to Max Richter ). From 1974 to 1991 he was a member of the Academic Senate and from 1981 to 1991 Vice Dean and Dean of the Geosciences Department. In 1997 he retired.

His regional research focuses were the Mediterranean area (Greece, High Atlas in Morocco), the Andes (Bolivia) and Northern Hesse (branch of the Free University of Berlin in Eschwege).

In 1962 he received the Hermann Credner Prize . 1973 to 1975 he was chairman of the German Geological Society and in 1984 he became its honorary member. In 1997 he received an honorary doctorate from the University of Athens.


  • as editor and author: Geology of Greece, Schweitzerbart, 1987
  • as editor: The Atlas System of Morocco. Study of its Geodynamic Evolution, Springer 1988