Benning Lab Research Page


My main research focus has moved to the GFZ where I am leading the Interface Geochemistry Research Group. If you are interested in working @ the GFZ please contact me at the link above

In Leeds I still have one ongoing project:

  • 2016-2021 NERC Large Grant - Black and Bloom.

  • The Leeds work is spearheaded by the PDRA Dr. Jenine McCutheon deals with issues related to particulates in snow, slush, and ice. Our aim is to understand how and to what extent  any particles (regardless if mineral dust,  anthropogenic black carbon or microbes) contribute to the melting of the Greenland Ice Sheet. The Lees based research is complemented through the work of Dr. Stefanie Lutz from the GFZ who is looking at the diversity and function of microbial communities using ‘omics’ techniques.