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


  • 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
  • Fielding, L., Najman, Y., Millar, I., Butterworth, P., Garzanti, E., Vezzoli, G., Barford, D. & Kneller, BC. (in press). 'The initiation and evolution of the River Nile'. Earth and Planetary Science Letters.
  • 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
  • Li, P., Kneller, B., Thompson, P., Bozetti, G. & Dos Santos, T. 'Architectural and facies organization of slope channel fills: Upper Cretaceous Rosario Formation, Baja California, Mexico'. Marine and Petroleum Geology.
    [Online] DOI: 10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2017.11.026
  • 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
  • Fielding, L., Najman, Y., Millar, I., Butterworth, P., Ando, S., Padoan, M., Barfod, D. & Kneller, B. (2017). 'A detrital record of the Nile River and its catchment'. Journal of the Geological Society, vol 174, no. 2, pp. 301-317.
    [Online] DOI: 10.1144/jgs2016-075
    [Online] AURA: 301.full.pdf
  • Fallgatter, C., Kneller, B., Paim, PSG. & Milana, JP. (2017). 'Transformation, partitioning and flow–deposit interactions during the run-out of megaflows'. Sedimentology, vol 64, no. 2, pp. 359-387.
    [Online] DOI: 10.1111/sed.12307
    [Online] AURA: sed12307_Rev_reduced.pdf
  • Hansen, L., Janocko, M., Kane, I. & Kneller, B. (2017). 'Submarine channel evolution, terrace development, and preservation of intra-channel thin-bedded turbidites: Mahin and Avon channels, offshore Nigeria'. Marine Geology, vol 383, pp. 146-167.
    [Online] DOI: 10.1016/j.margeo.2016.11.011
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