Refereed Publications

in review / in revision / in press

  1. Rogier Besselink, Tomasz M. Stawski,  Helen M. Freeman, Joern Hoevelmann, Dominique J. Tobler, Liane G. Benning (2019)  Mechanism of saponite crystallization via rapidly formed amorphous intermediate. (in review)
  2. Joern Hoevelmann, Tomasz M. Stawski, Rogier Besselink, Helen M. Freeman, Karen M. Dietmann, Sathish Mayanna and Liane G. Benning (2019) A template-free and low temperature method for the synthesis of mesoporous magnesium phosphate with uniform pore structure and high surface area. (in review)
  3. Tomasz M. Stawski, Helen Freeman, Alexander E.S. van Driessche, Joern-Eric Hoevelmann, Rogier Besselink, Richard Wirth, and Liane G. Benning (2019) Calcium sulfate single crystals are mesostructured (in review)
  4. Cook, J.M., Tedstone, A., Hodson, A., Williamson, C., Dayal, A., McCutcheon, J., Skiles, S.M., Hofer, S., Bryant, R., McAree, O.,McGonigle, A., Mayyanna, S., Ryan, J., Anesio, A., Irvine-Fynn, I., Hubbard, A., Hanna, E., Benning, L.G., Yallop, M., McQuaid, J.B, Gribbin, T., Tranter, M.(2019) Algae accelerate the melting of the Greenland Ice Sheet (in review)
  5. Aurele Vuillemin, Richard Wirth, Helga Kemnitz, Anja M. Schleicher, Andre Friese, Kohen W. Bauer, Rachel Simister, Sulung Nomosatryo, Luis Ordonez,Daniel Ariztegui, Cynthia Henny, Sean A. Crowe, Liane G. Benning, Jens Kallmeyer, James M. Russell, Satria Bijaksana, Hendrik Vogel and the TowutiDrilling Project Science Team (2019) Formation of authigenic siderite in modern ferruginous sediments. (in review)
  6. 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)
  7. Daniela B. van den Heuvel, Einar Gunnlaugsson, Liane G. Benning (2019) Effect of surface properties on silica scale formation via the heterogeneous pathway. (in revision)
  8. Thomas Turpin-Jelfs, Katerina Michaelides, Joshua J. Blacker Liane G. Benning James M. Williams, Alexandre M. Anesio (2018) Distribution of soil nitrogen and nitrogenase activity in the forefield of a high Arcticreceding glacier. (in revision)
  9. Taher Rabizadeh, David Morgan, Caroline L. Peacock and Liane G. Benning (2019) Comparative performance of green vs. poly(acrylic acid) scale inhibitors on calcium dihydrate crystallisation. (in revision)
  10. Robin Wojcik, Johanna Donhauser, Stine Holm, Lucie Malard, Alexandra Holland, Beat Frey, DirkWagner, David Pearce, Alex M. Anesio, and Liane G. Benning (2018) Microbial and geochemical co-succession in a High-Arctic proglacial area.  (in revision)
  11. Loredana Brinza, Hong Phuck Vu, Mariana Neamtu and Liane G. Benning (2019) Mo and V adsorption onto ferrihydrite: experimental and simulation results. (in revision)

  1. Jeffrey Paulo Perez, Helen Freemann, Jan Schuessler and Liane G. Benning (2019)  Interfacial reactivity of arsenic species with green rust sulfate (GRSO4) Science of the Total Environment 648:1161-1170   doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.08.163    PDF


  2. 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. Beilstein J. Nanotechnology   xxx:xx=xx    doi:      PDF in press
  3. A.N. Thomas, E. Eiche, J. Goettlicher, R. Steininger, L.G. Benning, H.M. Freeman, K. Dideriksen, T. Neumann (2018) Products of hexavalent chromium reduction by green rust sodium sulfate and associated reaction mechanisms. Soil Systems xxx:xx=xx    doi:      PDF in press
  4. A. Steele, L.G. Benning, R. Wirth, S. Siljestroem, M.D. Fries, E. Hauri, P.G. Conrad, K. Rogers, J. Eigenbrode, A. Schreiber, A. Needham, J.H. Wang, F.M. McCubbin, D. Kilcoyne and Juan Diego Rodriguez Blanco (2018) Organic Synthesis on Mars by Electrochemical Reduction of CO2.  Science Advances xxx:xx=xx    doi:      PDF in press
  5. Daniela V. 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. Geothermics, 76:231-241   doi: 10.1016/j.geothermics.2018.07.006   PDF
  6. Adriana Matamoros-Veloza, Tomasz M. Stawski, and Liane G. Benning (2018) Nanoparticle assembly leads to mackinawite formation Crystal Growth and Design xxx:xx-xx doi: 10.1021/acs.cgd.8b01025     PDF
  7. R.J. Herbert, M.D. Krom. K.S.Carslaw, A. Stockdale, R.H.G. Mortimer, L.G. Benning, K. Pringle, J. Browse (2018) The effect of atmospheric acid processing on the global deposition of bioavailable phosphorus from dust Global Biogeochemical Cycles 32:1367-1385 doi: 10.1029/2018GB005880       PDF  
  8. Hoevelmann J., Putnis C., Benning L.G. (2018) Metal Sequestration through Coupled Dissolution-Precipitation at the Brucite - Water Interface. Minerals, 8, 8, 346. doi: 10.3390/min8080346   PDF    
  9. 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 Small  1802003:1-11    doi: 10.1002/smll.201802003     PDF
  10. Jeffrey P.H. Perez Mangayayam M.C., Navaz Rubio S, Freeman H, Tobler D.J. Benning L.G. (2018) Intercalation of aromatic sulfonates in 'green rust' via ion exchange Energy Procedia 146:179-187   doi: 10.1016/j.egypro.2018.023      PDF
  11. 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 FEMS Microbial Ecology 94: 1-12    doi:  10.1093/femsec/fiy114    PDF
  12. 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. Nature Communications 9, Article number: 3125   doi:10.1016/j.gca.2018.05.007    PDF  and  Electronic Supplementary Material
  13. 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 isotope thermometry to geothermal systems in Iceland and Chile.  Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 234:84-97  doi:10.1016/j.gca.2018.05.007    PDF   
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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 
  18. 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
  19. 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. New Phytologist 217/3:1128-1136   doi: 10.1111/nph.14897      PDF


  20. 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 Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 347:371-396   doi: 10.1016/jvolgeorges.2017.10.006   PDF
  21. 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 
  22. 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 6224-6230   doi:  10.1021/acs.cgd.7b00743    PDF
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) v113/51:14639-14644 doi:10.1073/pnas.1608136113    PDF
  33. 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
  34. 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 
  35. 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
  36. 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 Electronic Supplementary Material      see also GFZ press release about our work