School of Earth and Environment

Liane G Benning Prof Liane G Benning

Professor of Experimental Biogeochemistry

Telephone number: +44(0) 113 34 35220
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Room: 8.108

Affiliation: Earth Surface Science Institute

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My research addresses geochemical reaction mechanisms at low to hydrothermal temperatures in inorganic and biologic systems.

We are applying a variety of laboratory and some field approaches to study biogeochemical processes (e.g., nucleation, growth and crystallization kinetics of minerals, fungal weathering, biomineralization, life in extreme geothermal and cryogenic areas, etc).

Field-work in the last few years included geothermal extreme environments in Iceland and New Zealand and cryogenic extreme environments (cold deserts) in the European Arctic (Svalbard, Greenland, Iceland).