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Dr. Vera Barbara Bender

Research Staff


Core Repository


+49 421 218-65951


+49 421 218-9865951



MARUM II, 0020

Vera Bender

Short CV

since 07/2016
IODP ESO Data Management

since 06/2012
MARUM GeoB Core Repository Curator

10/2012 - 01/2014
IPCC 5th Assessment Report, Working Group I (The Physical Science Basis), Chapter 5 (Information from Paleoclimate Archives) Chapter Scientist

Ph.D. degree, University of Bremen (Thesis title: From shelf dynamics to shelf export: Evidence from sedimentologic and palaeoceanographic slope records)

10/2010 - 12/2012
Research Stay at the Servicio de Hidrographia Naval (SHN), Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Instituto Oceanográfico (IO), Universidade de Sao Paulo (USP), Brazil

10/2008 - 05/2012
EuroProx Phase III Phd student

11/2007 - 08/2008
Sedimentologist in MARUM Project "Formation and infill of buried Pleistocene tunnel-valleys in the North Sea"

M.Sc. degree "Marine Geosciences", University of Bremen (Thesis title: Evolution of the Galicia Mud Belt from Sediment Cores and Sediment Acoustic Profiles)

08/2006 - 09/2006
Research Stay at National Oceanography Centre (NOC), Southampton, UK

B.Sc. degree "Geowissenschaften", University of Bremen (Thesis title: Mikrofazielle Veränderungen am Mt. Svilaja (dinarische Karbonatplattform, Südkroatien) im Unterapt/ Oberapt – Grenzbereich)

Abitur (University-entrance qualification), Ernst-Abbe-Gymnasium, Eisenach (Thuringia)


Unknown Artist - Buenos Aires / Argentina.

National Oceanography Center (NOC), Southampton, UK.


05/2011R/V Meteor M84/4 __________________ NW Iberia
Vigo (Spain) – Vigo (Spain) / 01.05.2011 – 28.05.2011
Chief scientist: Dr. Till Hanebuth
GALIOMAR III expedition "Structures and critical interfaces of the Galician margin - transport routes and sediment fluxes"
08/2009R/V Hesperídes ____________________ NW Iberia
Vigo (Spain) – Vigo (Spain) / 25.08.2009 – 05.09.2009
Chief scientist: Prof. Daniel Rey García
MARBANGA expedition "Forzamientos climáticos, controles tectónicos y conexiones tierra-mar en la evolución del registro sedimentario Pleistoceno y Holoceno del Margen Occidental del Banco de Galicia"
07/2009R/V Meteor M78/3b __________ Uruguay/ Argentina
Montevideo (Uruguay) – Montevideo (Uruguay) / 17.06.2009 – 06.07.2009
Chief scientist: Prof. Gerold Wefer
MARUM research project Sediment Dynamics, "Sediment transport off Uruguay and Argentinia"
04/2008R/V Meteor M76/1a+b ________________ Namibia
Cape Town (South Africa) – Walvis Bay (Namibia) / 12.04.2008 – 13.05.2008
Chief scientist: Dr. Matthias Zabel / Dr. Timothy Ferdelman
PROSA expedition "Process studies in the eastern South Atlantic"
08/2006R/V Poseidon POS342 _______________ NW Iberia
Vigo (Spain) – Vigo (Spain) / 19.08.2006 – 06.09.2006
Chief scientist: Dr. Till Hanebuth
GALIOMAR I expedition "Distribution pattern, residence times and export of sediments on the Pleistocene/Holocene Galician shelf (NW Iberian Peninsula)"
03/2004R/V Senckenberg ___ Weser Eastuary & German Bight
Wilhelmshaven (Germany) – Wilhelmshaven (Germany)
Several daily expeditions during internship at Senckenberg Institute, Dept. of Marine Research, Wilhelmshaven

Galiomar III logo

After several failed deployments, a single small box of Galician mud can save a girls' night...

Offshore Namibia. Photo courtesy of Gail Lee Arnold.

We were there...


Peer-reviewed publications

Bender, VB, Hanebuth, TJJ and Chiessi, CM (2013) Holocene shifts of the Subtropical Shelf Front off southeastern South America controlled by high and low latitude atmospheric forcings. Paleoceanography, 28(3). 481-490. doi:10.1002/palo.20044 PANGAEA Supplementary Data

Bender, VB (2012) From shelf dynamics to shelf export: Evidence from sedimentologic and palaeoceanographic slope records. ["eprint_fieldopt_thesis_type_phd" not defined] thesis, Elektronische Dissertationen an der Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Bremen, Germany. urn:nbn:de:gbv:46-00102725-15

Bender, VB, Hanebuth, TJJ, Mena, A, Baumann, KH, Francés, G and von Dobeneck, T (2012) Control of sediment supply, palaeoceanography and morphology on late Quaternary sediment dynamics at the Galician continental slope. Geo-Marine Letters, 32(4). 313-335. doi:10.1007/s00367-012-0282-2 PANGAEA Supplementary Data

Lantzsch, H, Bender, VB and Hanebuth, TJJ (2009) Holocene evolution of mud depocentres on a high-energy, low-accumulation shelf (NW Iberia). Quaternary Research, 72(3). 325-336. doi:10.1016/j.yqres.2009.07.009 PANGAEA Supplementary Data

Lantzsch, H, Hanebuth, TJJ, Bender, VB and Krastel, S (2009) Sedimentary architecture of a low-accumulation shelf since the Late Pleistocene (NW Iberia). Marine Geology, 259(1-4). 47-58. doi:10.1016/j.margeo.2008.12.008 PANGAEA Supplementary Data

Frenz, M, Wynn, RB, Georgiopoulou, A, Bender, VB, Hough, G, Masson, DG, Talling, PJ and Cronin, BT (2008) Provenance and pathways of late Quaternary turbidites in the deep-water Agadir Basin, northwest African margin. International Journal of Earth Sciences, 98(4). 721-733. doi:10.1007/s00531-008-0313-4

Publications in preparation

Bender, VB, Hanebuth, TJJ, Nagai, RH, in prep. for Sedimentology: Sediment export dynamics from a high-energy continental shelf recorded on an uppermost-slope terrace (off Southeast South America).

Bender, VB et al., in prep. Palaeoceanographic implications from benthic foraminifera assemblages in a high-energy shelf sediment export region?

Peer-reviewing for

Sedimentary Geology (Elsevier)

Cruise reports

Hanebuth, TJJ and cruise participants (2012) Report and preliminary results of RV METEOR Cruise M84/4, GALIOMAR III, Vigo - Vigo, 1st - 28th May, 2011. Berichte aus dem Fachbereich Geowissenschaften der Universität Bremen, 283. Department of Geosciences, Bremen University. urn:nbn:de:gbv:46-00102434-14

Hanebuth, TJJ and cruise participants (2007) Report and first results of the POSEIDON Cruise P342 GALIOMAR, Vigo-Lisboa (Portugal), August 19th - September 06th, 2006. Distribution Pattern, Residence Times and Export of Sediments on the Pleistocene/Holocene Galician Shelf (NW Iberian Peninsula). Berichte aus dem Fachbereich Geowissenschaften der Universität Bremen, 255. Department of Geosciences, Bremen University. urn:nbn:de:gbv:46-ep000106825