Sarah P. Slotznick





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Current Appointment

University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

       Miller Institute Postdoctoral Fellow, 2016-2019

       Department of Earth and Planetary Science



Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

        S.B. in Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, 2009

California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA

        M.S. in Geobiology, 2012

        Ph.D. in Geobiology, 2016


Peer-Reviewed Publications

Slotznick, S.P., Eiler, J.M., Fischer, W.W. (2018) The effects of metamorphism on iron mineralogy and the iron speciation redox proxy, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 224, 96-115. html

Present, T.M., Bergmann, K.D., Myers, C., Slotznick, S.P., Creveling, J.C., Zieg, J., Fischer, W.W., Knoll, A.H., Grotzinger, J.P. (2017) Pyrite-walled tube structures in a Mesoproterozoic SEDEX massive sulfide deposit, GSA Bulletin. html

Trembath-Reichert, E., Ward, L.M., Slotznick, S.P., Bachtel, S.L., Kerans, C., Grotzinger, J.P., Fischer, W.W. (2016) Gene Sequencing-Based Analysis of Microbial-Mat Morphotypes, Caicos Platform, British West Indies. Journal of Sedimentary Research, 86(6), 629-636. html

Slotznick, S.P., Winston, D., Webb, S.M., Kirschvink, J.L., Fischer, W.W. (2016) Iron mineralogy and redox conditions during deposition of the Mid-Proterozoic Appekunny Formation, Belt Supergroup, Glacier National Park. GSA Special Paper, 522, 221-242. pdf

Slotznick, S.P., Fischer. W.W. (2016). Examining Archean Methanotrophy, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 441, 52-59. html

Slotznick, S.P., Zieg, J., Webb, S.M., Kirschvink, J.L., Fischer, W.W. (2015) Iron mineralogy and redox chemistry of the Mesoproterozoic Newland Formation in the Helena Embayment, Belt Supergroup, MT. Northwest Geology, 44, 55-72. pdf

Hansma, J., Tohver, E., Yan, M., Trinajstic, K.M., Roelofs, B., Peek, S., Slotznick, S.P., Kirschvink, J.L., Playton, T., Haines, P.W., Hocking, R.M. (2015) Late Devonian carbonate magnetostratigraphy from the Oscar and Horse Spring Ranges, Lennard Shelf, Canning Basin, Western Australia, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 409, 232-242. html

Slotznick, S. P., Shim, S.-H. (2008) In situ Raman spectroscopy measurements of MgAl2O4 spinel up to 1400°C.  American Mineralogist, 93(2-3), 470-476. html


Other Publications

Slotznick, S.P. (2016) Complex iron mineralogy of the 1.4 Ga lower Belt Supergroup: iron oxides, siderite and (nanophase) pyrrhotite.  Institute for Rock Magnetism Quarterly, 26(2), 3-4. pdf

Slotznick, S.P. (2016) Coupling textural, magnetic, and modeling techniques to understand Precambrian paleoenvironments. PhD Dissertation, Advisors Joseph Kirschvink and Woodward Fischer, California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/Z9HT2M8X. html

Slotznick, S. P. (2009) A paleomagnetic study of the angrite Sahara 99555.  Undergraduate Thesis, Advisor Benjamin Weiss, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.