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Larry K. Benninger

seimProfessor; Geological Sciences
Phone: (919) 962-0699
Office: 323 Mitchell Hall, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3300

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Larry K. Benninger’s primary faculty appointment is in the Department of Geological Sciences. Dr. Benninger does not accept graduate students through the Marine Sciences program.


Area of Interest

  • Low-Temperature Geochemistry, Sedimentary Processes

Research Interests

  • The distribution and process significance of minor and trace elements in the modern sedimentary environment and in ancient sediments.
  • Natural and artificial radionuclides in sedimentary processes.
  • Geochemistry of weathering

Research Activities

  • Carbon cycling in coastal sedimentary environments.
  • Sediment transport processes in North Carolina
    coastal environments: estuaries, continental shelf, continental slope.
  • Storage and mobility of radionuclides and trace
    elements in nearshore sedimentary environments.