Research Scientist, Iziko Museums of South Africa

Eugene Bergh obtained his B.Sc. (Geological, Environmental and Geographical Sciences) and PhD (Geology) from the University of Cape Town, specialising in the study of micropalaeontology, palaeoecology and palaeoceanography coupled with past climate changes along the southern African margin. His research is also based on understanding past geological and environmental changes to inform on modern environmental changes and its relationship with humans and related anthropogenic sources.


  • –present
    Research Scientist and Affiliated Researcher, Iziko Museums of South Africa; University of Cape Town
  • 2012–2017
    Visiting Lecturer/Student Lecturer Palaeontology and Applied Micropalaeontology, University of Cape Town


  • 2019 
    University of Cape Town, PhD Geology


  • 2020
    Palaeontologia Electronica, Quaternary foraminifera and mollusc assemblages on the southwestern African shelf
  • 2018
    Journal of African Earth Sciences, Late Neogene foraminifera from the northern Namibian continental shelf and the transition to the Benguela Upwelling System
  • 2016
    Marine Geology, Phosphorite deposits on the Namibian shelf
  • 2015
    South African Journal of Botany, A one-year post-fire record of macronutrient cycling in a mountain sandstone fynbos ecosystem

Professional Memberships

  • Geological Society of South Africa
  • Palaeontological Society of Southern Africa
  • Cushman Foundation for Foraminiferal Research