Billy & Ann Harrison Chair of Sedimentology
Selected Professional Activities:
2013: Director, LSU Coastal Studies Institute
2010-Present: member, Special Engineering and Science Team, organized by the National Audubon Society, National Wildlife Federation, and Environmental Defense Fund, for evaluating conservation and restoration of the Mississippi Delta
2010-12: Research Councilor (elected), Executive Committee, Society for Sedimentary Geology
2009-2012: Associate Editor for sedimentology and stratigraphy, Canadian Journal of Earth Science
2009 Chief Scientist, Leg 4B of CCGS Amundsen 2009 Arctic Expedition, Leg 4b, Canada ArcticNet
Graduate Students at LSU Geology and Geophysics:
Jillian Banks (co-supervised with Sophie Warny)
Marie Thomas (co-supervised with Sophie Warny)
Jeff Fabre (MS 2012)
Coastal and marine sedimentology, sediment radiochemistry, fine sediment dynamics on continental shelves, bioturbation, predictive modeling of sedimentary fabric and structures
Bentley, S.J., and Kahlmeyer, E., 2012, Patterns and mechanisms of fluvial sediment flux and accumulation in two sub-arctic fjords: Nachvak and Saglek fjords, Nunatsiavut, Canada. In press, Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences.
Bentley, S.J., and Nittrouer, C.A., 2012, Accumulation and intense bioturbation of carbonate muds along a platform margin: Dry Tortugas, Florida. Marine Geology v. 315-318 p. 44-57, doi: 10.1016/j.margeo.2012.05.002
Bentley, S.J., Freeman, Giosan, L., Willson, C.S., and Cable, J., 2012, The usefulness of diversions in delta restoration. In Day, J., et al., eds., Answering Ten Fundamental Questions About the Mississippi River Delta, p. 8-12, special report commissioned by the National Audubon Society, Environmental Defense Fund, and National Wildlife Federation. http://www.mississippiriverdelta.org/files/2012/04/MississippiRiverDeltaReport.pdf
Huelse, P., and Bentley, 2012, A 210Pb sediment budget and granulometric record of sediment fluxes in a subarctic deltaic system: The Great Whale River, Canada. Estuarine, Coastal, and Shelf Science, v. 109, p. 41-52, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2012.05.019
Macquaker, J., Bentley, S.J., and Bohacs, K., 2010, Wave enhanced sediment-gravity flows and the dispersal of mud across continental shelves: a reappraisal of physical sedimentary processes operating in distal, “low energy” settings and their stratal record. Geology 38: 947-950.
*Muhammad, Z., Bentley, S.J., *Febo, L.A., Droxler A. W., Dickens, G.R., Peterson, L.C., and Opdyke, B.N., 2008, Excess 210Pb inventories and fluxes along the continental slope and basins of the Gulf of Papua. Journal of Geophysical Research-Earth Surface VOL. 113, F01S17, doi:10.1029/2006JF000676, 2008.
Baustian, M.M, and Bentley, S.J., 2008, Innovative assessment tools for a short, fast-paced summer field course. Journal of College Science Teaching 37: 37-43.
Bentley, S.J., Sheremet, A., and Jaeger, J.M., 2006, Preservation potential of event layers on continental shelves: a model and observations. Continental Shelf Research 26: 2108-2124.
Bentley, S.J., and Sheremet, A., 2003, A new model for the emplacement, bioturbation, and preservation of sedimentary strata. Geology v. 31, no. 8, p. 725-728
2011-Present, Harrison Chair in Sedimentary Geology and Associate Professor, Louisiana State University, Department of Geology and Geophysics
2011-Present, Adjunct Professor, Memorial University of Newfoundland
2006-2011, Canada Research Chair in Seabed Processes and Seabed Imaging, and Associate Professor, Earth Sciences Dept., Memorial University of Newfoundland
2004-2006, Associate Professor, Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences (DOCS), Louisiana State University.
2006-Present, Adjunct Professor, Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences, LSU
1999-2004, Assistant Professor, Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences, LSU
1998-1999 Naval Research Laboratory Postdoctoral Fellow, Stennis Space Center, MS, Seafloor Sciences