Refereed Publications

in review / in revision / in press

  1. Taher Rabizadeh, David Morgan, Caroline L. Peacock and Liane G. Benning (2018) Comparative performance of green vs. poly(acrylic acid) scale inhibitors on calcium dihydrate crystallisation (in review)
  2. Adriana Matamoros Veloza, Tomasz M. Stawski, and Liane G. Benning (2018)Nanoparticle assembly leads to mackinawite formation (in review)
  3. Loredana Brinza, Hong Phuck Vu, Mariana Neamtu and Liane G. Benning (2018) Mo and V adsorption onto ferrihydrite: experimental and simulation results (in review)
  4. Thomasz M Stawski, Daniela van den Heuvel, Rogier Besselink. Dominique J. Tobler and Liane G. Benning (2018) Mechanism of silica-lysozyme composite formation unravelled by in situ fast SAXS.
    (in review)
  5. Stefanie Lutz, Lenka Prochazkova, Liane G. Benning, Linda Nedbalova, Daniel Remias (2018) Evaluating high-throughput sequencing (HTS) data of microalgae living in melting snow: improvements and limitations (in review)
  6. Robin Wojcik, Johanna Donhauser, Stine Holm, Lucie Malard, Alexandra Holland, Beat Frey, Dirk Wagner, David Pearce, Alex Anesio, and Liane G. Benning (2018) Microbial and geochemical co-succession in a High-Arctic proglacial area  (in review
  7. Sjoerd Veldhuis, Tomasz M. Stawski, Pablo Gonzalez Rodriguez, Huiyu Yuan, Rogier Besselink, Liane G. Benning, Johan ten Elshof (2018) Following the Kinetics of Barium Titanate Nanocrystal Formation in Benzyl Alcohol Under Near-Ambient Conditions (in review)
  8. Jeffrey Paulo Perez, Helen Freemann, Jan Schuessler and Liane G. Benning (2018) Green rust sulfate (GRSO4) interfacial reactivity with arsenic species (in review)
  9. R.J. Herbert, M.D. Krom. K.S.Carslaw, A. Stockdale, R.H.G. Mortimer, L.G. Benning, K. Pringle, J. Browse (2018) Quantifying the effect of atmospheric acid processing on the global deposition of bioavailable phosphorus from dust (in revision)
  10. Maisie Nash, Alexandre Anesio, Gary Barker, Martyn Tranter, Emiley Eloe-Fadrosh, Torben Nielsen Thomas Turpin-Jelfs, Liane G. Benning Patricia Sanchez-Baracaldo, (2018) Metagenomic insights into diazotrophic communites across Arctic glacier forfields (in revision)
  11. Daniela B. van den Heuvel, Einar Gunnlaugsson, Ingvi Gunnarsson, Tomasz M. Stawski, Caroline L. Peacock and Liane G. Benning (2017) Understanding amorphous silica scaling under well-constrained conditions inside geothermal pipelines. (in revision)


  1. Adriana Matamoros Veloza, Oscar Cespedes, Benjamin Johnson, Tomasz M. Stawski, Umberto Terranove, Nora H. de Leeuw, Liane G. Benning (2018) The first-formed highly reactive solid and nanoparticulate precursor in the iron sulfide system. (in press
  2. Jordan A.G. Westbrock, Zachary D. Sharp, Camilo Sanches-Yanez, Martin Reich, Daniela B. van den Heuvel and Liane G. Benning  (2018) Calibration and application of a silica-water triple oxygen single isotope thermometry to geothermal systems in Iceland and Chile.  Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta v:xx-xx      doi:10.1016/j.gca.2018.05.007    PDF   (in press)
  3. Jon R. Hawkings, Liane G. Benning, Rob Raiswell, Burkhard Kaulich, Tohru Araki, Majid Abyaneh, Antony Stockdale, Monika Koch-Muller, Jemma L. Wadham, Martyn Tranter (2018)  Bioavailable ferrous iron nanoparticles in glacial sediments. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 493:92-101    doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2018.04.022     PDF
  4. Stawski T.M. Roncal-Herrero T, Fernandez-Martinez A, Matamoros Veloza A, Kroger and Benning L,G. (2018) 'On-demand' triggered crystallization of CaCO3 from solute precursor species stabilized by the water-in-oil microemulsion. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 20:13825-13835   doi: 10.1039/c8cp00540l   PDF
  5. Daniela B. van den Heuvel, Tomasz M. Stawski, Dominique J. Tobler, Richard Wirth, Caroline L. Peacock and Liane G. Benning (2018) Formation of Silica-Lysozyme Composites Through Co-precipitation and Adsorption. Frontiers in Materials vol 5, article #19   doi: 10.3389/fmats.2018.00019   PDF
  6. Stefanie Lutz, Jenine McCutcheon, James B. McQuaid and Liane G. Benning (2018) The diversity of ice algal communities on the Greenland Ice Sheet revealed by oligotyping Microbial Genomics  4: 1-10     doi: 10.1099/mgen.0.000159   PDF 
  7. Iris Cuesta Mayorga, Jose Manuel Astilleros, Lurdes Fernandes-Diaz, Juan Moreles, Manuel Prieto, Teresa Roncal-Herrero and Liane G. Benning (2018) Epitactic overgrowth of calcite (CaCO3) on anhydrite (CaSO4) cleavage surfaces. Crystal Growth & Design 18:1666-1675 doi 10.1021/acs.cgd.7b01610      PDF


  8. 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. 217/3:1128-1136   doi: 10.1111/nph.14897      PDF
  9. 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. 347:371-396      doi: 10.1016/jvolgeorges.2017.10.006   PDF
  10. 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 
  11. 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 7 (12), pp 62246230   doi:  10.1021/acs.cgd.7b00743    PDF
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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 
  24. 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
  25. 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"