Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Google Scholar - Elisabeth M. Hausrath

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Hausrath, E. M. , D. W. Ming, T. Peretyazhko, and E. B. Rampe (2018) Reactive transport and mass balance modeling of the Stimson sedimentary formation and altered fracture zones constrain diagenetic conditions at Gale crater, Mars Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 491, 1-10

#Z. R. Harrold, E. M. Hausrath,  A. H. Garcia, A. E. Murray, O. Tschauner, J. Raymond and S. Huang  (2018) Bioavailability of mineral-bound iron to a snow algae-bacteria co-culture and implications for albedo-altering snow algae blooms Applied and Environmental Microbiology 84 (7)

*Christopher T. Adcock, Arya Udry, Elisabeth M. Hausrath, Oliver Tschauner (2018) Craters of the Moon National Monument basalts as unshocked compositional and weathering analogs for martian rocks and meteorites. American Mineralogist ; 103 (4): 502–516.   

Francis McCubbin, Brian Phillips, Christopher Adcock, Kimberly Tait, Andrew Steele, John Vaughn, Marc Fries, Viorel Atudorei, Kathleen Vander Kaaden, and Elisabeth Hausrath (2018) Discreditation of bobdownsite and the establishment of criteria for the identification of minerals with essential monofluorophosphate (PO3F2-) American Mineralogist 103 (8): 1319-1328

*Bartlett, C. L, E. M. Hausrath, C. T. Adcock, S. Huang, #Z. R. Harrold, and Arya Udry  (2018) Effects of organic compounds on dissolution of the phosphate minerals chlorapatite, whitlockite, merrillite and fluorapatite: Implications for interpreting past signatures of organic compounds in rocks, soils and sediments Astrobiology Journal  18 (12) DOI: 10.1089/ast.2017.1739

* Gainey, S.R., Hausrath, E.M., Adcock, C.T., Tschauner, O., Hurowitz, J.A., Ehlmann, B.L., Xiao, Y., and Bartlett, C.L. (2017) Clay mineral formation under oxidized conditions and implications for paleoenvironments and organic preservation on Mars. Nature Communications, 8(1), 1230.

Haber, D., Burnley, P.C., Malchow, R.C., Adcock, C.T., Marsac, K.E., and Hausrath, E.M. (2017) Modeling background radiation in Southern Nevada, Journal of Environmental Radioactivity. 171:41-64

Marsac, K.E., Burnley, P.C., Adcock, C.T., Haber, D.A., Malchow, R.L., and Hausrath, E.M. (2016) "Modeling background radiation using geochemical data: A case study in and around Cameron, Arizona." Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 165, 68-85.

C. T. Adcock°, O. Tschauner°, E. M. Hausrath°, A. Udry, S. N. Luo, M. Ren, Y. Cai, A. Lanzirotti, M. Newville, M. Kunz, and C. Lin (2017) Shock_transformation of whitlockite to merrillite and the implications for meteoritic phosphate Nature Communications 8: doi:10.1038/ncomms14667 °Equally contributing authors

Hays, L.R., Graham, H.V., Des Marais, D.J., Hausrath, E. M., Horgany, B., McCollom, T. M., Parenteau, M.N., Potter-McIntyre, S.L., Williams, A. J., and Lynch, K.L. (2017) Biosignature preservation and detection in Mars analog environments Astrobiology 17: 4 DOI: 10.1089/ast.2016.1627

*Steiner, M.H., E.M. Hausrath, M.E. Elwood Madden, O. Tschauner, B.L. Ehmann, A.A. Olsen, S.R. Gainey, and J.S. Smith (2016) Dissolution of nontronite in chloride brines and implications for the aqueous history of Mars Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 10.1016/j.gca.2016.08.035

Schieber, J., Bish, D., Coleman, M., Reed, M., Hausrath, E.M., Cosgrove, J., Sanjeev, G., Minitti, M.E., Edgett, K. and Malin, M. (2016) Encounters with an unearthly mudstone: Understanding the first mudstone Found on Mars. Sedimentology in press

Adcock, C.T. and Hausrath, E.M., 2015. Weathering profiles in high-P rocks at Gusev Crater, Mars, suggest dissolution of phosphate minerals into near-neutral waters Astrobiology, 15(12): 1060-1075

*Baumeister, J. L., E. M. Hausrath, A. Olsen, O. Tschauner, *C.T. Adcock, and R. V. Metcalf (2015). Biogeochemical weathering of serpentinites: An examination of incipient dissolution affecting serpentine soil formation, Applied Geochemistry 54: 74-84

Yesavage, T., Thompson, A., Hausrath, E.M., Liermann, L.J. and Brantley, S.L., (2015), Basalt weathering in an arctic Mars analog site. Icarus  doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2015.03.011. 

Olsen, A., Hausrath, E.M., and J.D. Rimstidt (2015) Forsterite dissolution rates in Mg-sulfate-rich Mars-analog brines, and implications for the aqueous history of Mars, JGR Planets 120, doi:10.1002/2014JE004664

Dixon, E., Elwood Madden, M.E., Madden, A., and Hausrath, E.M. (2015) Assessing hydrodynamic effects on jarosite dissolution rates, reaction products, and preservation on Mars, JGR Planets, 120, doi:10.1002/2014JE004779

*Gainey, S.R., Hausrath, E.M., Hurowitz, J. A. and R.E. Milliken. (2014) Nontronite dissolution rates and implications for Mars Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 126: 192-211

Devitt, D.A., L.E. Wright, S.A. Shanahan and E. Hausrath (2014) Fate of selenium in a small urban watershed Environmental Monitoring and Assessment DOI:10.1007/s10661-013-3609-1

*Tu, V.M., Hausrath, E.M., Tschauner, O., Iota, V. and Egeland, G.W. (2014) Dissolution rates of amorphous Al- and Fe-phosphates and their relevance to phosphate mobility on Mars. American Mineralogist 99:1206-1215. This paper was selected by the editors of American Mineralogist as a “notable paper”.

*Adcock, C.T., Hausrath, E.M., Forster, P.M. and *Sefein, K.J. (2014) Synthesis and characterization of the Mars-relevant phosphate minerals Fe/Mg-whitlockite and merrillite and a proposed mechanism for whitlockite to merrillite transformation. American Mineralogist 99:1221-1232

Hausrath, E.M. and O. Tschauner (2013) Natural fumarolic alteration of fluorapatite, olivine, and basaltic glass, and implications for habitable environments on Mars Astrobiology 13 (11): 1049-1064 

*Adcock, C.T., E.M Hausrath, and P.M. Forster, (2013) Readily available phosphate from minerals in early aqueous environments on Mars. Nature Geoscience, 6: 824-827. This paper was featured in the News and Views section of Nature Geoscience (Pasek 2013) and attracted considerable popular press

Hausrath, E.M., D.C. Golden, R.V. Morris, D.G. Agresti, and D.W. Ming (2013) Acid sulfate alteration of fluorapatite, basaltic glass and olivine by hydothermal vapors and fluids: Implications for fumarolic activity and secondary phosphate phases in sulfate-rich Paso Robles soil at Gusev Crater, Mars J. Geophys. Res., 118 (1): 1-13

Hausrath, E.M and Olsen, A.A. (2013) Using the chemical composition of carbonate rocks on Mars as a record of secondary interaction with liquid water.  American Mineralogist v.98 897- 906   This paper was selected by the editors of American Mineralogist as a "notable paper".

Brantley, S. L., Lebedeva, M., and Hausrath, E. M. (2012) A geobiological view of weathering and erosion. In: Fundamentals of Geobiology (eds. A. H. Knoll, D.E. Canfield, and K. Konhauser) Blackwell Publishing Limited

Hausrath, E.M., Navarre-Sitchler, A.K., Sak, P.B., Williams, J.Z. and Brantley, S.L., (2011). Soil profiles as indicators of mineral weathering rates and organic interactions on a Pennsylvania diabase Chemical Geology v. 290 p. 89-100

Hausrath, E.M. and Brantley, S.L. (2010) Basalt and olivine dissolution under cold, salty, and acidic conditions: What can we learn about recent aqueous weathering on Mars? J. Geophys. Res., 115(E12): E12001

Hausrath, E.M., Neaman, A., Brantley, S.L. (2009) Elemental release rates from dissolving basalt and granite with and without organic ligands. American Journal of Science, v. 309, p. 633-660

Hausrath, E.M., Treiman, A.H., Vicenzi, E., Bish, D.L., Blake, D., Sarrazin, P., Hoehler, T., Midtkandl, I., Steele, A., and Brantley, S.L. (2008) Short- and long-term olivine weathering in Svalbard: Implications for Mars. Astrobiology, v. 8 (6), p. 1079-1092

Hausrath, E.M., Navarre-Sitchler, A.K., Sak, P., Steefel, C. and Brantley, S.L. (2008) Basalt weathering rates on Earth and the duration of liquid water on the plains of Gusev Crater, Mars. Geology, v. 36, p. 67-70

Liermann, L.J., Hausrath, E.M., Anbar, A.D. and Brantley, S.L. (2007)  Assimilatory and dissimilatory processes of microorganisms affecting metals in the environment.  J. Anal. At. Spectrom, v. 22, p. 867 - 877

Hausrath, E.M., Liermann, L.J., House, C.H., Ferry, J.G., and Brantley, S.L. (2007) The effect of methanogen growth on mineral substrates: Will Ni markers of methanogen-based communities be detectable in the rock record? Geobiology, v. 5, p. 49-61

Book Chapters and Reports
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# Postdoctoral author

International MSR Objectives and Samples Team (iMOST)D. W. Beaty and 71 others including Hausrath (2018 draft)The Potential Science and Engineering Value of Samples Delivered to Earth by Mars Sample Return.  Report requested by the International Mars Exploration Working Group (IMEWG)

Brantley, S. L., Lebedeva, M., and Hausrath, E. M.  (2012) A  geobiological view of weathering and erosion. In: Fundamentals of Geobiology  (eds. A. H. Knoll, D.E. Canfield, and K. Konhauser) Blackwell Publishing Limited, 2012

Bandstra J.Z., Buss H.L., Campen R.K., Liermann L.J., Moore J., Hausrath E.M., Navarre-Sitchler A.K., Jang J-H. and Brantley S.L.   Appendix: Compilation of Mineral Dissolution Rates. In Kinetics of Water-Rock Interaction (eds. S. L. Brantley, J. D. Kubicki and A. F. White).  Springer, New York.  2008.