Publications 2013 - 2019:

1. Beniest, A., Schellart, W.P., 2021. Response to the discussion started by I.W.D. Dalziel in our publication of ‘A geological map of the Scotia Sea area constrained by bathymetry, geological data, geophysical data and seismic tomography models from the deep mantle’, Beniest, A., Schellart, W.P. Earth Science Review, 221, 103643.
doi: 10.1016/j.earscirev.2021.103643

2. Cloetingh, S.A.P.L., Koptev, A., Kovacs, I., Gerya, T., Beniest, A., Willingshofer, E., Ehlers, T., Andric-Tomasevic, N., François, T., 2021. Plume-induced sinking of intra-continental lithospheric mantle: An overlooked mechanism of subduction initiation? Geochemistry, geophysics, geosystems, 22, e202GC009482.
doi: 10.1029/2020GC009482

3. Beniest, A., Schellart, W.P., 2020. A geological map of the Scotia Sea area constrained by bathymetry, geological data, geophysical data and seismic tomography models from the deep mantle. Earth-Science Reviews, 210, 103391.
doi: 10.1016/j.earscirev.2020.103391

4. Schmid, F., Kopp, H., Schnabel, M., Dannowski, A., Heyde, I., Riedel, M., Engels, M., Beniest, A., Brandl, P.A., Hannington, M.D. and the SO267 Science Team, 2020. Crustal structure and evolution of the Niuafo’ou Microplate in the northeastern Lau Basin, Southwestern Pacific. Journal of Geophysical Research – Solid Earth, 125, e2019JB019184.
doi: 10.1029/2019JB019184

5. Tiwari, S., Beniest A., Biswal, T. Extension driven brittle exhumation of the lower crustal rocks, a paleostress study (Neoproterozoic Ambaji Granulite, NW India), 2020, Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 195, 104341.
doi: 10.1016/j.jseaes.2020.104341

6. Tiwari, S., Beniest, A., Biswal, T., 2020. Variation in vorticity of flow during exhumation of lower crustal rocks (Neoproterozoic Ambaji granulite, NW India). Journal of Structural Geology, volume 130, 103912.
doi: 10.1016/j.jsg.2019.10391

7. Koptev, A., Beniest, A., Gerya, T., Jolivet, L., Leroy, S., 2019. Plume-induced break-up of a subducting plate: microcontinent formation without cessation of the subduction process. Geophysical research letters, 46, 7, 3663-3675.
doi: 10.1029/2018GL081295

8. Beniest, A., Willingshofer, E., Sokoutis, D., Sassi, W., 2018. Extending continental lithosphere with lateral strength variations: effects on deformation localization and margin geometries. Frontiers in Earth Sciences.
doi: 10.3389/feart.2018.00148

9. Beniest, A., 2018. From continental rifting to conjugate margins: insights from analogue and numerical modelling. PhD dissertation.
HAL Id : tel-01706702

10. Van Der Boon, A., Beniest, A., Ciurej, A., Gaździcka, E., Grothe, A., Sachsenhofer, R.F., Langereis, C.G., Krijgsman, W., 2018. The Eocene-Oligocene transition in the North Alpine Foreland Basin and subsequent closure of the Paratethys gateway. Global and Planetary Change, 162, 101-119.
doi : 10.1016/j.gloplacha.2017.12.009

11. Beniest, A., Koptev, A., Leroy, S., Sassi, W., Guichet, X., 2017. Two-branch break-up systems by a single mantle plume: Insights from numerical modeling. Geophysical Research Letters, 44, 9589-9597.
doi : 10.1002/2017GL074866

12. Beniest, A., Koptev, A., & Burov, E., 2017. Numerical models for continental break-up: Implications for the South Atlantic. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 461, 176-189.
doi : 10.1016/j.epsl.2016.12.034

13. Beniest, A., Brun, J. P., Gorini, C., Crombez, V., Deschamps, R., Hamon, Y., & Smit, J., 2016. Interaction between trench retreat and anatolian escape as recorded by neogene basins in the northern Aegean Sea. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 77, 30-42.

14. Van Gelder, I.E., Matenco, L., Willingshofer, E., Tomljenovic, B., Adriessen, P.A.M., Ducea, M.N., Beniest, A., Gruic, A., 2015. The tectonic evolution of a critical segment of the Dinarides-Alps connection: kinematic and geochronological inferences from the Medvednica Mountains, NE Croatia. Tectonics, 34, 1952-1978.

15. Hüsing, S.K., Beniest, A., van der Boon, A., Abels, H.A., Deenen, M.H.L., Ruhl, M., Krijgsman, W., 2014. Astronomically-calibrated magnetostratigraphy of the Lower Jurassic marine successions at St. Audrie’s Bay and East Quantoxhead (Hettangian – Sinemurian; Somerset, UK). Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. 403, 43-56.


1. Pieber, S., van Rijsingen, N., Gürer, D., Beniest, A., 2021. EGU Blog Mind your head:an introduction to workplace bullying in academia.
2. Beniest, A., 2020. EGU Blog series. Influential Women in Tectonics and Structural Geology.
3. Bos, E., 2019. Interviewed as expert ’Diep Geheim’. Diep geheim.
4. Van der Gulden, P., 2019. Interviewed as expert ’Handig Gereedschap’. Quest 12/2019.
5. Exhibitor at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition, London, England Magnetic to the Core.
6. Beniest, A., 2019. AdValvas wisselcolumn: Vakantieliefde.
7. Beniest, A., 2018-2019. AdValvas blog Postdoc Life.
8. Beniest, A., 2018-2019. Ocean Blogs SO267 expedition. ARCHIMEDES-I blog series (8 entries)
9. Beniest, A., 2018. Ocean Blogs MSM71 expedition. From the Canary Islands to Crete: Sailing the Mediterranean Straits. Part II
10. Beniest, A., 2018. Ocean Blogs MSM71 expedition. From the Canary Islands to Crete: Sailing the Mediterranean Straits. Part I
11. Beniest, A., 2018. EGU Blog post ’Geology in the city’: Paris: From Quarry to Catacombs.
12. Beniest, A., 2017. Invited blogpost Traveling Geologist: Polar Research: tracking India’s escape from Antarcita by ship.
13. Beniest, A., 2017. Outreach video: South Atlantic Next Top Model. Nominated for the SGI ’On the Rock Film Festival’, 2017.
14. Beniest, A., 2015. Thermal-mechanical reconstruction of the South-Atlantic conjugate margins: inferences from coupling geodynamic modelling with petroleum system modelling. European Region AAPG Newsletter "Unlocking the future".
15. Vulkaanstof onderzoek Eyjafjallajökull, 2010. NEMO Kennislink - DUB - de Volkskrant - De Morgen -

Non-peer-reviewed output

1. Navigating virtual conferences as a junior researcher. Nature Communications 11, 5019 (2020). 10.1038/s41467-020-18656-6.

2. Kopp, H., Lange, D., Thorwart, M., Paul, A., Dannowski, A., Petersen, F., Aubert, C., Beek, F., Beniest, A., Besançon, S., Brotzer, A., Caielli, G., Crawford, W., Deen, M., Lehmann, C., Marquardt, K., Neckel, M., Papanagnou, L., Schramm, B., Schröder, P., Steffen, K.-P., Wolf, F., Xia, Y., 2018. Cruise Report MSM71. LOBSTER Ligurian Ocean Bottom Seismology and Tectonics Research. Cruise report 41, 94 p. doi:10.3289/GEOMAR_REP_NS_41_2018.

3. Beniest, A., Sassi, W., Guichet, X., Leroy, S., Koptev, A. (2017). The effect of large-scale tectonic activity on rifted marginal basin petroleum systems. Extended abstract AAPG ACE 100 Anniversary, 2-5 April, Houston, USA.

Dr. Anouk Beniest

Geology - Geodynamics - Geophysics

Fieldwork, structural geology, numerical modelling, analogue modelling, petrology, reflection and refractions seismic data, ArcGIS/QGIS, Python, MatLab, Perple_X, PHP, HTML, AdobeSuite

Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellow

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