Refereed Publications


in review / in revision / in press

  1. Stefanie Lutz, Jenine McCutcheon, James B. McQuaid and Liane G. Benning (2017) The diversity of ice algal communities on the Greenland Ice Sheet revealed by oligotyping (in review)
  2. Jordan Gibbons, Zachary Sharp, Camilo Sanches-Yanez, Martin Reich, Daniela B. van den Heuvel and Liane G. Benning  (2017) Calibration and Application of a silica-water single mineral thermometer in geothermal systems in Iceland and Chile. (in review)
  3. Daniela B. van den Heuvel, Einar Gunnlaugsson, Ingvi Gunnarsson, Tomasz M. Stawski, Caroline JL. Peacock and Liane G. Benning (2017) Geothermal pipelines as a well-constrained system for quantifying mechanisms and rates of amorphous silica precipitation.  (in review)
  4. Jon R. Hawkings, Liane G. Benning, Rob Raiswell, Burkhard Kaulich, Tohru Araki, Majid Abyaneh, Antony Stockdale, Monika Koch-Muller, Richard Wirth, Jemma L. Wadham, Martyn Tranter (2017)  Bioavailable ferrous iron nanoparticles in glacial sediments (in review)
  5. Andrew F. Galloway, Martin J. Pedersen, Beverley Merry, Susan E. Marcus, Joshua Blacker, Liane G. Benning, Katie J. Field, J. Paul Knox (2017) Xyloglucan is released by plants, promotes soil particle aggregation and may have been influential in the colonisation of land. (in review)
  6. Adriana Matamoros Veloza, Oscar Cespedes, Benjamin Johnson, Tomasz M. Stawski, Umberto Terranove, Nora H. de leeuw, Liane G. Benning (2017) The first-formed highly reactive solid and nanoparticulate precursor in the iron sulfide system. (in review)
  7. Stawski T.M. Roncal-Herrero T, Fernandez-Martinez A, Matamoros Veloza A, Kroger R. Benning L,G. (2017) 'On-demand' triggered crystallization of CaCO3 from precursor species. (revision resubmitted)
  8. Daniela B. van den Heuvel, Tomasz M. Stawski, Dominique J. Tobler, Richard Wirth, Caroline L. Peacock and Liane G. Benning (2017) Formation of Silica-Lysozyme Composites Through Co-precipitation and Adsorption. (revision resubmitted)


  1. Iwona Galeczka, Diego Eydis Salome Eiriksdottir, Finnur Palsson, Eric Oelkers, Stefanie Lutz, Liane G. Benning, Andri Stefansson, Rikey Kjartansdottir, Johann Gunnarsson-Robin, Shuhei Ono, Rosa Olafsdottir, Elin Bjork Jonasdottir and Sigurdur R. Gislason  (2017) Pollution from the 2014/15 Bardarbunga eruption monitored by snow cores from Vatnajokull glacier, Iceland. (in press)
  2. Mercedes Ossorio, Tomasz M. Stawski, Juan Diego Rodriguez-Blanco, Mikel Sleutel, Juan Manuel Garcia-Ruiz, Liane G. Benning and Alexander E. S. Van Driessche (2017) Physicochemical and additive controls on the multistep precipitation pathway of gypsum. Minerals 7(8)      doi: 10.3390/min7080140    PDF 
  3. Rogier Besselink, Juan Diego Rodriguez-Blanco, Tomas M. Stawski, Liane G. Benning and Dominique J. Tobler (2017) How short-lived ikaite affects calcite crystallization. Crystal Growth & Design v:p-p     doi:  10.1021/acs.cgd.7b00743    PDF
  4. Alexandre M. Anesio, Stefanie Lutz, Nathan Christmas and Liane G. Benning (2017) The microbiome of glaciers and ice sheets Nature Biofilms and Microbiomes 3:10   doi:10.1038/s41522-017-0019-0       PDF
  5. Roncal-Herrero T., Astilleros J-M., Bots P., Rodriguez-Blanco J-D., Prieto M., Benning L G., and Fernandez-Diaz L. (2017) Reaction pathways and textural aspects of the carbonation of calcium sulfate phases: gypsum vs. anhydrite American Mineralogist  102:1270-1278     doi: 10.2138/am-2017-5963    PDF
  6. Robert Raiswell, Jon R. Hawkings, Liane G. Benning, Samuel Albani, Natalie Mohowald (2017) Comment on paper: " Influence of measurements uncertainities on fractional solubility of iron in mineral aerosols over the ocean" Aeolian Research 22:65-92; Aeolian Research  25:123-125    doi: 10.1016/j.aeolia.2017.03.003     PDF
  7. Stefanie Lutz, Alexandre M. Anesio, Arwyn Edwards, Liane G. Benning (2017) Linking microbial diversity and functionality of Arctic glacial surface habitats Environmental Microbiology 19/2: 551-565       doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.13494    PDF  and  SUPINFO
  8. Jon R. Hawkings, Jemma L. Wadham, Liane G. Benning, Katharine R. Hendry, Martyn Tranter, Andrew Tedstone, Pieter Nienov and Rob Raiswell (2017) Ice sheets as a missing source of silica to the world's oceans Nature Communications 8 article no 14198   doi: 10.1038/ncomms14198   PDF
  9. Rabizadeh T., Stawski T.M., Morgan D.J., Peacock C.L., and Benning L. G. (2017) The effects of inorganic additives on the nucleation and growth kinetics of calcium sulfate dihydrate crystals. Crystal Growth & Design 17/2:582-589    doi: 10.1021/acs.cgd.6b01441    PDF
  10. Juan Diego Rodriguez-Blanco, Karina K Sand and Liane G. Benning (2017) ACC and vaterite as metastable intermediates in the solution based crystallization of CaCO3. (Chapter 5 in: New Perspectives on Mineral Nucleation and Growth Springer)    PDF
  11. Alexander E. S. Van Driessche, Tomasz M. Stawski and Liane G. Benning and Matthias Kellermeier (2017) Calcium sulfate precipitation throughout its phase diagram (Chapter 12 inNew Perspectives on Mineral Nucleation and Growth Springer)     PDF
  12. Dominique J. Tobler, Tomasz M. Stawski and Liane G. Benning (2017) Silica and alumina nanophases: natural processes and industrial applications.  (Chapter 15 inNew Perspectives on Mineral Nucleation and Growth Springer)     PDF


  13. Anthony Stockdale, Michael D. Krom, Robert J. G. Mortimer, Liane G. Benning, Ken S. Carslaw, Ross J. Herbert, Zongbo Shi, Stelios Myriokefalitakis, Maria Kanakidou and Athanasios Nenes (2016) Supply of bioavailable phosphorous to the oceans: understanding the nature of atmospheric acid processing of mineral dust PNAS v113/51:14639-14644 doi:10.1073/pnas.1608136113    PDF
  14. J. A.Bradley, S. Arndt, M. Sabacka, L.G. Benning, G.L. Barker, J.J., Blacker, M.L. Yallop. K.E. Wright, C.M. Bellas, J. Telling, M. Tranter, A.M. Anesio (2016) Microbial dynamics in a High-Arctic glacier forefield: a combined field, laboratory, and modelling approach. Biogeosciences  13, 5677-5696  doi:10.5194/bg-2016-52   PDF
  15. Rogier Besselink, Tomasz Stawski, Alexander E S van Driessche, and Liane G. Benning (2016) Not just fractal surfaces, but surface fractal aggregates: derivation of the expression for the structure factor and its applications The Journal of Chemical Physics 145: 211908    doi: 10.1063/1.4960953    PDF 
  16. Rob Raiswell, Jon. R. Hawkings, Liane G. Benning, Alex R. Baker, Ros Death, Samuel Albani, Natalie Mahowald, Mike D.Krom, Simon W.Poulton, Jemma Wadham and Martyn Tranter (2016) Potentially bioavailable iron delivery by Iceberg-hosted sediments and atmospheric dust to the polar ocean. Biogeosciences 13: 3887-3900   doi: 10.5194/bg-2016--20)    PDF
  17. Stefanie Lutz, Alexandre M. Anesio, Rob Raiswell, Arwyn Edwards, Rob J. Newton, Fiona Gill and Liane G. Benning (2016) The Biogeography of Red Snow Microbiomes and their Role in Melting Arctic Glaciers  Nature Communications 7: articel no 11968    doi: 10.1038/ncomms11968   PDF      and Supplementary Information      see also GFZ press release about our work

      "Cosmopolitan snow algae accelerate the melting of Arctic glaciers"