Students Advised
At LSU Geology and Geophysics:  Brian Vosburg (PhD expected 2017); Mitch Andrus (PhD expected 2017); Kathryn Denommee (PhD expected 2015), Jillian Banks (PhD expected 2015), Marie Thomas (PhD expected 2015), Crawford White (PhD expected 2016), Ashley Howell (MS 2013 Exxon), Jeff Fabre (MS 2012, Chevron),Laura Sorey (MS expected 2014); Ed Lo (BS 2013), Matthew Smith (BS 2014), James Smith (BS expected 2015); Chris Magliolo (BS expected 2015)
At Memorial 2006-2011: Peter Huelse (PhD 2012, German Geol. Surv), Lina Stolze (PhD expected 2015), Erlangga Septama (PhD expected 2015, employed by Pertamina), Kathryn Denommee (MS 2011, presently in PhD program), Lisi Kahlmeyer (MS 2010, employed at Memorial), Trisandhi Gosine (BS Hons 2010, Trinidad Dept of Env.), Kendra Carrigan (BS Hons 2011, Australia, mining industry), Lisi Kahlmeyer (BS Hons 2009, Memorial)
At LSU Department of Oceanography: Zahid Muhammad (PhD 2009, State of Louisiana), Lawrence Febo (PhD 2008, BP), Mitch Andrus (MS 2007, Royal Engineering), Luke Patterson (MS 2006, Statoil), Skyler Neylon (MS 2006, PhD program Wisconsin), Brian Velardo (MS 2005, Marathon Petroleum), Triniti Dufrene (MS 2005, Devon Petroleum), Kristi Rotondo Maas (MS 2004, Anadarko).
Totals, completed: 3 PhD, 13 MS, 4 BS Honors; in progress: 7 PhD, 3 MS

Selected Publications (* indicates student at time of research)
*Lo, E.L., Bentley, SJ Sr., and Xu, K, 2014, Experimental study of cohesive sediment consolidation and resuspension identifies approaches for coastal restoration: Lake Lery, Louisiana. Geo Marine Letters 10.1007/s00367-014-0381-3.
*Howell, AL., Bentley, S.J., Xu, K, Ferrell, R.E., Muhammad, Z, and Septama, E, 2014, A clay mineral provenance study of the Northern Pandora Trough Continental Margin, Papua New Guinea. Marine Geology DOI: 10.1016/j.margeo.2014.08.003.
Bentley, S.J., Samuel Bentley, AM Freeman, CS Willson, J Cable, and L Giosan, 2013, Using what we have: optimizing sediment management in Mississippi River Delta restoration to improve the economic viability of the Nation, John W. Day, G. Paul Kemp, Angelina M. Freeman, and David P. Muth, eds., Perspectives on the Restoration of the Mississippi Delta: The Once and Future Delta. DOI 10.1007/978-94-017-8733-8_6
Bentley, S.J., Swales, A., *Pyenson, B, and *Dawe, J., 2014. Sedimentation, bioturbation, and sedimentary fabric evolution on a Modern mesotidal mudflat: a multi-tracer study of processes, rates, and scales. Estuarine, Coastal, and Shelf Science http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2014.02.004.
*Denommee, K.C., Bentley, S.J. & Droxler, A.W., 2014. Climatic controls on hurricane patterns: a 1200-y near-annual record from Lighthouse Reef, Belize. Sci. Rep.4, 3876; DOI:10.1038/srep03876 (2014). (published by Nature Publishing Group).
*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
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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.margeo.2012.05.002
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.
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
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.