Professor Benjamin Kneller

Professor Benjamin Kneller

Chair in Geology & Petroleum Geology

Professor Benjamin Kneller
Professor Benjamin Kneller

Contact Details

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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


  • McArthur, AD., Gamberi, F., Kneller, BC., Wakefield, MI., Souza, PA. & Kuchle, J. '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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Valdez Buso, V., di Pasquo, M., Milana, JP., Kneller, B., Fallgatter, C., Junior, FC. & Gomes Paim, PS. (2017). 'Integrated U-Pb zircon and palynological/palaeofloristic age determinations of a Bashkirian palaeofjord fill, Quebrada Grande (Western Argentina)'. Journal of South American Earth Sciences, vol 73, pp. 202-222.
    [Online] DOI: 10.1016/j.jsames.2016.12.009
  • Li, P., Kneller, BC., Hansen, L. & Kane, IA. (2016). 'The classical turbidite outcrop at San Clemente, California revisited: An example of sandy submarine channels with asymmetric facies architecture'. Sedimentary Geology, vol 346, pp. 1-16.
    [Online] DOI: 10.1016/j.sedgeo.2016.10.001
  • Kneller, B., Nasr-Azadani, MM., Radhakrishnan, S. & Meiburg, E. (2016). 'Long-range sediment transport in the world’s oceans by stably stratified turbidity currents'. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, vol 121, no. 12, pp. 8608-8620.
    [Online] DOI: 10.1002/2016JC011978
    [Online] AURA: Kneller_et_al_2016_Journal_of_Geophysical_Research_Oceans.pd...
  • McArthur, AD., Kneller, BC., Wakefield, MI., Souza, PA. & Kuchle, J. (2016). 'Palynofacies classification of the depositional elements of confined turbidite systems: Examples from the Gres d'Annot, SE France'. Marine and Petroleum Geology, vol 77, pp. 1254-1273.
    [Online] DOI: 10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2016.08.020
  • Sobiesiak, MS., Kneller, B., Alsop, GI. & Milana, JP. (2016). 'Internal deformation and kinematic indicators within a tripartite Mass Transport Deposit, NW Argentina'. Sedimentary Geology, vol 344, pp. 364-381.
    [Online] DOI: 10.1016/j.sedgeo.2016.04.006
    [Online] AURA: 1_s2.0_S003707381630032X_main.pdf
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