Professor Benjamin Kneller

Professor Benjamin Kneller

Chair in Geology & Petroleum Geology

Professor Benjamin Kneller
Professor Benjamin Kneller

Contact Details

work +44 (0)1224 273453
The University of Aberdeen Room 141
Meston Building
Kings College
AB24 3UE

Research Interests

Deep marine sedimentation; Gravity flow processes; Sedimentary effects of climate change; Petroleum geology of deepwater systems.



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Contributions to Journals


  • Zhang, Y., Liu, Z., Zhao, Y., Colin, C., Zhang, X., Wang, M., Zhao, S. & Kneller, B. 'Long-term in situ observations on typhoon-triggered turbidity currents in the deep sea'. Geology.
    [Online] DOI: 10.1130/G45178.1
    [Online] AURA: g45178.pdf
  • Fielding, L., Najman, Y., Millar, I., Butterworth, P., Garzanti, E., Vezzoli, G., Barford, D. & Kneller, B. (2018). 'The initiation and evolution of the River Nile'. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, vol 489, pp. 166-178.
    [Online] DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2018.02.031
    [Online] AURA: The_initiation_and_evolution_of_the_River_Nile.pdf
  • Pantopoulos, G., Kneller, BC., McArthur, AD., Courivaud, S., Grings, AE. & Kuchle, J. 'Turbidite bed thickness statistics of architectural elements in a deep-marine confined mini-basin setting: Examples from the Grès d'Annot Formation, SE France'. Marine and Petroleum Geology, vol 95, pp. 16-29.
    [Online] DOI: 10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2018.04.008
  • Liu, Q., Kneller, BC., Fallgatter, C., Valdez Buso, V. & Milana, JP. 'Tabularity of individual turbidite beds controlled by flow efficiency and degree of confinement'. Sedimentology.
    [Online] DOI: 10.1111/sed.12470
  • Li, P., Kneller, B., Thompson, P., Bozetti, G. & Dos Santos, T. (2018). 'Architectural and facies organization of slope channel fills: Upper Cretaceous Rosario Formation, Baja California, Mexico'. Marine and Petroleum Geology, vol 92, pp. 632-649.
    [Online] DOI: 10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2017.11.026
  • Nasr-Azadani, MM., Meiburg, E. & Kneller, B. (2018). 'Mixing dynamics of turbidity currents interacting with complex seafloor topography'. Environmental Fluid Mechanics, vol 18, no. 1, pp. 201 -223.
    [Online] DOI: 10.1007/s10652-016-9477-9
  • McArthur, AD., Gamberi, F., Kneller, BC., Wakefield, MI., Souza, PA. & Kuchle, J. (2017). 'Palynofacies classification of submarine fan depositional environments: Outcrop examples from the Marnoso-Arenacea Formation, Italy'. Marine and Petroleum Geology, vol 88, pp. 181-199.
    [Online] DOI: 10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2017.08.018
  • Valdez Buso, V., Aquino, CD., Paim, PS.G., Gomes Paim, PS., Mori, AL., Fallgatter, C., Milana, JP. & Kneller, B. 'Late Palaeozoic glacial cycles and subcycles in western Gondwana: Correlation of surface and subsurface data of the Paraná Basin, Brazil'. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology.
    [Online] DOI: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2017.09.004
  • Hansen, L., Callow, R., Kane, I. & Kneller, B. (2017). 'Differentiating submarine channel-related thin-bedded turbidite facies: Outcrop examples from the Rosario Formation, Mexico'. Sedimentary Geology, vol 358, pp. 19-34.
    [Online] DOI: 10.1016/j.sedgeo.2017.06.009
  • Sobiesiak, MS., Alsop, GI., Kneller, B. & Milana, JP. (2017). 'Sub-seismic scale folding and thrusting within an exposed mass transport deposit: A case study from NW Argentina'. Journal of Structural Geology, vol 96, pp. 176-191.
    [Online] DOI: 10.1016/j.jsg.2017.01.006
    [Online] AURA: Sobiesiak_Journal_Structural_Geology.pdf
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