Ian B. Butler

ECOSSE Research Fellow in Experimental Geoscience
School of GeoSciences
University of Edinburgh
E-mail: ian.butler@ed.ac.uk
Page: http://www.geos.ed.ac.uk/homes/ibutler/

Fields of interest:

  • experimental geosciences, 
  • stable isotope geochemistry, 
  • metal sulfide geochemistry, 
  • aqueous environmental chemistry.


Recent publications:

A. Channing and I.B. Butler: 
Cryogenic Silica Precipitation at Yellowstone Hot Springs, 
Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Vol. 257, (2007), pp. 121-131.

D. Rickard, S.T. Grimes, I.B. Butler, A. Oldroyd and K.L. Davies: 
Botanical Constraints on Pyrite Formation, 
Chemical Geology, Vol. 236, (2007), pp. 228-246

M. Wolthers, I.B. Butler and D. Rickard: 
Influence of arsenic on iron sulfide transformations, 
Chemical Geology, Vol. 236, (2007), pp. 217-227.

D. Rickard, A. Griffith, A. Oldroyd, I.B. Butler, E. Lopez-Capel, D.A.C. Manning and D.C. Apperley: 
The composition of nanoparticulate mackinawite, tetragonal iron(II)
Chemical Geology, Vol. 235(3-4), (2006), pp. 286-298.

I.B. Butler, C. Archer, D. Vance, A. Oldroyd and D. Rickard: 
Fe isotope fractionation on FeS formation in ambient aqueous solution, 
Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Vol. 236(1-2), (2005), pp. 430-442.

M. Wolthers, I.B. Butler, D. Rickard and P. R. D. Mason: 
Arsenic uptake by pyrite at ambient environmental conditions: A continuous-flow
In: Advances in Arsenic Research
American Chemical Society Symposium Publication Vol. 915, (2005), pp. 60-76.

I. McDonald, A. Boyce, I.B. Butler, D. Polya and R. Herrington

World class mineral deposits and Earth evolution,
Geological Society Special Publication, Vol. 248, (2005), p. 263.

I.B. Butler, M.E. Bottcher, D. Rickard and A. Oldroyd: 
Sulphur isotope partitioning during pyrite formation: implications for the interpretation of sedimentary and hydrothermal pyrite sulfur isotope
Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Vol. 228, (2004), pp. 495-509.

S. Erlich, I.B. Butler, L. Halicz, D. Rickard, A. Oldroyd and A. Matthews: 
Experimental study of the copper isotope fractionation between aqueous Cu(II) and covellite,
Chemical Geology, Vol. 209, (2004), pp. 259-269.