Edward MitchellWORK ADDRESS

University of Neuchâtel

Institute of biology

rue Emile Argand 11, CH-2000 Neuchâtel ,

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ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

1995 – M.Sc. Biology University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland>
1999 – Ph.D. Biology, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland

 

APPOINTMENT

2009 — Full Professor, Soil Biology, Institute of Biology, University of Neuchâtel
2006 – 2009 – Research Group Leader & Senior Scientist WSL, Wetlands Research Group
2006 – 2010 –Affiliate Professor, University of Alaska Anchorage
2004 – 2006 –Scientific Collaborator, Invited Professor, Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL & Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne (EPFL)
2001 – 2004 –Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Science, University of Alaska, Anchorage, U.S.A.
2000 – 2001 –Post-Doctorate, University of Alaska Fairbanks, AK, U.S.A.

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Ecosystem ecology and global change biology,
  • Microbial ecology ,
  • Palaeoecology,
  • Phylogeny, taxonomy, and biogeography of testate amoebae.

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:

  1. Szelecz I, Sorge F, Seppey CVW, Mulot M, Steel H, Neilson R, Griffiths BS, Amendt J,Mitchell EAD. 2016. Effects of decomposing cadavers on soil nematode communities over a one-year period. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 103: 405-416. Doi: dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.soilbio.2016.09.011
  2. Fernández LD, Fournier B, Rivera RJ, Lara E,Mitchell EAD, Hernández CE. 2016. Water-energy balance, past ecological perturbations and evolutionary constraints shape the latitudinal diversity gradient of soil testate amoebae in southwestern South America. Global Ecology and Biogeography 25(10): 1216-1227. Doi: 10.1111/geb.12478
  3. Qin Y, Man B, Kosakyan A, Lara E, Heger TJ, Gu Y, Wang H,Mitchell EAD. 2016. Description of Nebela jiuhuensis nov.sp. (Amoebozoa; Arcellinida; Hyalospheniidae; Nebela ansata-hippocrepis-saccifera clade) from Sphagnum peatlands in south central China. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology 63(5): 558-566. Doi: 10.1111/jeu.12300
  4. Payne RJ, Babeshko K, van Bellen S, Blackford JJ, Booth RK, Charman DJ, Ellershaw MR, Gilbert D, Hughes PDM, Jassey VEJ, Lamentowicz Ł, Lamentowicz M, Malysheva EA, Mauquoy D, Mazei Y,Mitchell EAD, Swindles GT, Tsyganov AN, Turner TE, Telford RJ. 2016. Significance testing testate amoeba water table reconstructions. Quaternary Science Reviews 138: 131-135. Doi: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2016.01.030
  5. Heger TJ, Derungs N, Theurillat J-P,Mitchell EAD. 2016. Testate amoebae like it hot: species richness decreases along a subalpine-alpine altitudinal gradient in both natural Calluna vulgaris litter and transplanted Minuartia sedoides cushions. Microbial Ecology 71(3): 725-734. Doi: 10.1007/s00248-015-0687-3
  6. Seppey CVW, Fournier B, Szelecz I, Singer D,Mitchell EAD, Lara E. 2016. Response of forest soil euglyphid testate amoebae (Rhizaria: Cercozoa) to pig cadavers assessed by high-throughput sequencing. International Journal of Legal Medicine 130(2), 551-562. Doi: 10.1007/s00414-015-1149-7
  7. Amossé J, Dózsa-Farkas K, Boros G, Rochat G, Sandoz G, Fournier B,Mitchell EAD, Le Bayon R-C. 2016. Comparative patterns of earthworm, enchytraeid and nematode diversity and community structure in urban soils of different ages. European Journal of Soil Biology 73: 46-58. Doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejsobi.2016.01.004
  8. Fournier B, Coffey EED, van der Knaap WO, Fernández LD, Bobrov A,Mitchell EAD. 2016. A legacy of human-induced ecosystem changes: Spatial processes drive the taxonomic and functional diversities of testate amoebae in Sphagnum peatlands of the Galápagos. Journal of Biogeography 43(3): 533-543. Doi: 10.1111/jbi.12655
  9. Jassey VEJ, Signarbieux C, Hättenschwiler S, Bragazza L, Buttler A, Delarue F, Fournier B, Gilbert D, Laggoun-Défarge F, Lara E, Mills RTE,Mitchell EAD, Payne R, Robroek BJM. 2015. An unexpected role for mixotrophs in the response of peatland carbon cycling to climate warming. Scientific Reports 5:16931. Doi: 10.1038/srep16931
  10. Fournier B, Gillet F, Le Bayon R-C,Mitchell EAD, Moretti M. 2015 Functional responses of multitaxa communities to disturbance and stress gradients in a restored floodplain. Journal of Applied Ecology 52(5): 1364-1373. Doi: 10.1111/1365-2664.12493
  11. Mulot M, Villard A, Varidel D,Mitchell EAD. 2015. A mesocosm approach to study the response of Sphagnum peatlands to hydrological changes: setup, optimization and performances. Mires and Peat 16, 09, 1–12.
  12. Lahr DJG, Bosak T, Lara E,Mitchell EAD. 2015. The Phanerozoic diversification of silica-cycling testate amoebae and its possible links to changes in terrestrial ecosystems. PeerJ 3:e1234. Doi: 10.7717/peerj.1234
  13. Fernández LD, Lara E,Mitchell EAD. 2015. Checklist, diversity and distribution of testate amoebae in Chile. European Journal of Protistology 51: 409-424. Doi: 10.1016/j.ejop.2015.07.001
  14. Fournier B, Lara E, Jassey VEJ,Mitchell EAD. 2015. Functional traits of testate amoebae inform on past community assembly processes and consequences for ecosystem functioning. The Holocene 25(9): 1375-1383. Doi: 10.1177/0959683615585842
  15. Buttler A, Robroek BJM, Laggoun-Défarge F, Jassey VEJ, Pochelon C, Bernard G, Delarue F, Gogo S, Mariotte P,Mitchell EAD, Bragazza L. 2015. Experimental warming interacts with soil moisture to discriminate plant responses in an ombrotrophic peatland. Journal of Vegetation Science 26(5): 964–974. Doi: 10.1111/jvs.12296
  16. Lara E, Roussel-Delif L, Fournier B,Mitchell EAD. 2016. Soil microorganisms behave like macroscopic organisms: patterns in the global distribution of soil euglyphid testate amoeba. Journal of Biogeography 43(3): 520-532. Doi: 10.1111/jbi.12660
  17. Jassey VEJ, Signarbieux C, Hättenschwiler S, Bragazza L, Buttler A, Delarue F, Fournier B, Gilbert D, Laggoun-Défarge F, Lara E, Mills RTE,Mitchell EAD, Payne R, Robroek BJM. 2015. An unexpected role for mixotrophs in the response of peatland carbon cycling to climate warming. Scientific Reports 5:16931. Doi: 10.1038/srep16931
  18. Fournier B, Gillet F, Le Bayon R-C,Mitchell EAD, Moretti M. 2015 Functional responses of multitaxa communities to disturbance and stress gradients in a restored floodplain. Journal of Applied Ecology 52(5): 1364-1373. Doi: 10.1111/1365-2664.12493
  19. Mulot M, Villard A, Varidel D,Mitchell EAD. 2015. A mesocosm approach to study the response of Sphagnum peatlands to hydrological changes: setup, optimization and performances. Mires and Peat 16, 09, 1–12.
  20. Lahr DJG, Bosak T, Lara E,Mitchell EAD. 2015. The Phanerozoic diversification of silica-cycling testate amoebae and its possible links to changes in terrestrial ecosystems. PeerJ 3:e1234. Doi: 10.7717/peerj.1234
  21. Fernández LD, Lara E,Mitchell EAD. 2015. Checklist, diversity and distribution of testate amoebae in Chile. European Journal of Protistology 51: 409-424. Doi: 10.1016/j.ejop.2015.07.001
  22. Fournier B, Lara E, Jassey VEJ,Mitchell EAD. 2015. Functional traits of testate amoebae inform on past community assembly processes and consequences for ecosystem functioning. The Holocene 25(9): 1375-1383. Doi: 10.1177/0959683615585842
  23. Buttler A, Robroek BJM, Laggoun-Défarge F, Jassey VEJ, Pochelon C, Bernard G, Delarue F, Gogo S, Mariotte P,Mitchell EAD, Bragazza L. 2015. Experimental warming interacts with soil moisture to discriminate plant responses in an ombrotrophic peatland. Journal of Vegetation Science 26(5): 964–974. Doi: 10.1111/jvs.12296
  24. Kosakyan A, Mulot M,Mitchell EAD, Lara E. 2015. Environmental DNA COI barcoding for quantitative analysis of protists communities: A test using the Nebela collaris complex (Amoebozoa; Arcellinida; Hyalospheniidae). European Journal of Protistology 51 (4): 311-302. Doi: 10.1016/j.ejop.2015.06.005
  25. Koenig I, Feldmeyer-Christe E,Mitchell EAD. 2015. Comparative ecology of vascular plant, bryophyte and testate amoeba communities in four Sphagnum peatlands along an altitudinal gradient in Switzerland Ecological Indicators 54: 48-59. Doi: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2015.01.043
  26. Bragazza L, Rardgett R,Mitchell EAD, Buttler A. 2015. Linking soil microbial communities to vascular plant abundance along a climate gradient. New Phytologist 205(3): 1175-1182. Doi: 10.1111/nph.13116
  27. Gomaa F, Yang J,Mitchell EAD, Zhang W-J, Yu Z, Lara E. 2015. Recent diversification in the Asian Endemic Difflugia morphospecies (Amoebozoa: Arcellinida). Protist 166: 122-130. Doi:10.1016/j.protis.2014.11.004
  28. Singer D, Kosakyan A, Pillonel A,Mitchell EAD, Lara E. 2015. Eight species in the Nebela collaris complex: Nebela gimlii (Arcellinida, Hyalospheniidae), a new species described from a Swiss raised bog. European Journal of Protistology 51: 79-85. Doi:10.1016/j.ejop.2014.11.004
  29. Tsyganov AN, Komarov AA,Mitchell EAD, Shimano S, Smirnova O, Aleynikov A, Mazei Y. 2015. Soil testate amoeba diversity is determined primarily by vegetation and habitat type in pristine taiga. European Journal of Protistology 51: 42-54. Doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejop.2014.11.003
  30. van der Sluijs JP, Amaral-Rogers V, Belzunces LP, Bijleveld van Lexmond MFIJ, Bonmatin J-M, Chagnon M, Downs CA, Furlan L, Gibbons DW, Giorio C, Girolami V, Goulson D, Kreutzweiser DP, Krupke C, Liess M, Long E, McField M, Mineau P,Mitchell EAD, Morrissey CA, Noome DA, Pisa L, Settele J, Simon-Delso N, Stark JD, Tapparo A, Van Dyck H, van Praagh J, Whitehorn PR, Wiemers M. 2015. Conclusions of the Worldwide Integrated Assessment on the risks of neonicotinoids and fipronil to biodiversity and ecosystem functioning. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. 22: 148-154. DOI 10.1007/s11356-014-3229-5
  31. Chagnon M, Kreutzweiser D,Mitchell EAD, Morrissey CA, Noome DA, Van der Sluijs JP. 2015. Risks of large scale use of systemic insecticides to ecosystem functioning and services. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. 22: 119-134. Doi: 10.1007/s11356-014-3277-x
  32. Bonmatin J-M, Giorio C, Girolami V, Goulson D, Kreutzweiser D, Krupke C, Liess M, Long E, Marzaro M,Mitchell E, Noome D, Simon-Delso N, Tapparo A. 2015. Environmental fate and exposure; neonicotinoids and fipronil. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. 22: 35-67. doi:10.1007/s11356-014-3220-1
  33. Simon-Delso N, Amaral-Rogers V, Belzunces LP, Bonmatin J-M, Chagnon M, Downs C, Furlan L, Gibbons DW, Giorio C, Girolami V, Goulson D, Kreutzweiser DP, Krupke CH, Liess M, Long E, McField M, Mineau P,Mitchell EAD, Morrissey CAD, Noome D, Pisa LW, Settele J, Stark JD, Tapparo A, Van Dyck H, Van Praagh J, Van der Sluijs JP, Whitehorn PR, Wiemers M. 2015. Systemic insecticides (neonicotinoids and fipronil): trends, uses, mode of action and metabolites. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. 22: 5-34. Doi: 10.1007/s11356-014-3470-y.
  34. Siegenthaler A, Buttler A, Grosvernier P, Gobat J-M,Mitchell EAD. 2014. Discrepancies in growth measurement methods of mosses: an example from two keystone species grown under increased CO2 and N supply in a restored peatland. American Journal of Plant Sciences. 5: 2354-2371. doi: 10.4236/ajps.2014.515249
  35. Schirmer M, Luster J, Linde N, Perona P,Mitchell EAD, Barry DA, Hollender J, Cirpka OA, Schneider P, Vogt T, Radny D, Durisch-Kaiser E. 2014. Morphological, hydrological, biogeochemical and ecological changes and challenges in river restoration – the Thur River case study. Hydrology and Earth System Science. 18: 2449–2462 doi: 10.5194/hess-18-2449-2014
  36. Mitchell EAD, Lamentowicz M, Payne RJ, Mazei Y. 2014. Effect of taxonomic resolution on ecological and palaeoecological inference – a test using testate amoeba water table depth transfer functions. Quaternary Science Reviews. 91: 62-69. doi: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2014.03.006
  37. Gomaa F, Kosakyan A, Heger TJ, Corsaro D,Mitchell EAD, Lara E. 2014. One Alga to Rule them All: Unrelated Mixotrophic Testate Amoebae (Amoebozoa, Rhizaria and Stramenopiles) Share the Same Symbiont (Trebouxiophyceae). Protist 165(2): 161-176. doi: /10.1016/j.protis.2014.01.002
  38. Marcisz K, Fournier B, Gilbert D, Lamentowicz M,Mitchell EAD. 2014. Response of Sphagnum peatland testate amoebae to a 1-year transplantation experiment along an artificial hydrological gradient. Microbial Ecology 67: 810-818. doi: 10.1007/s00248-014-0367-8
  39. Trivellone V, Schönenberger N, Bellosi B, Jermini M, de Bello F,Mitchell EAD, Moretti M. 2014. Indicators for taxonomic and functional aspects of biodiversity in vineyard agro-ecosystem of Southern Switzerland. Biological Conservation 170:103-109. doi: 10.1016/j.biocon.2013.12.008
  40. Szelecz I, Fournier B, Seppey C, Amendt J,Mitchell E. 2014. Can soil testate amoebae be used for estimating the time since death? A field experiment in a deciduous forest. Forensic Science International 236: 90–98. doi: 10.1016/j.forsciint.2013.12.030
  41. Fournier B, Guenat C, Bullinger-Weber G,Mitchell EAD. 2013. Spatio-temporal heterogeneity of riparian soil morphology in a restored floodplain. Hydrology and Earth System Science, 17: 4031-4042. doi: 10.5194/hess-17-4031-2013
  42. Lamentowicz M, Bragazza L, Buttler A, Jassey VEJ,Mitchell EAD. 2013. Seasonal patterns of testate amoeba diversity, community structure and species-environment relationships in four Sphagnum-dominated peatlands along a 1300 m elevation gradient in Switzerland – functional implications for C cycling. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 67: 1-11. doi: 10.1016/j.soilbio.2013.08.002
  43. Heger TJ,Mitchell EAD, Leander BS. 2013. Holarctic phylogeography of the testate amoeba Hyalosphenia papilio (Amoebozoa: Arcellinida) reveals extensive genetic diversity explained more by environmental than dispersal limitation. Molecular Ecology 22, 5172–5184. doi: 10.1111/mec.12449
  44. Jassey VEJ, Meyer C, Dupuy C, Bernard N,Mitchell EAD, Toussaint M-L, Metian M, Chatelain AP, Gilbert D. 2013. To what extent do food preferences explain the trophic position of heterotrophic and mixotrophic testate amoebae in a Sphagnum-peatland? Microbial Ecology 66:571–580. doi: 10.1007/s00248-013-0262-8
  45. Qin Y, Fournier B, Lara E, Gua Y, Wang H, Cui Y, Zhang X,Mitchell EAD. 2013. Relationships between testate amoeba communities and water quality in Lake Donghu, a large alkaline lake in Wuhan, China. Frontiers of Earth Science 7(2): 182-190. doi: 10.1007/s11707-013-0352-4
  46. Qin Y,Mitchell EAD, Lamentowicz M, Payne RJ, Lara E, Gu Y, Huang X, Wang H. 2013. Ecology of testate amoebae in peatlands of Central China and developing a transfer function for palaeohydrological reconstruction. Journal of Paleolimnology 50:319–330. doi: 10.1007/s10933-013-9726-6
  47. Kosakyan A, Gomaa F,Mitchell EAD, Heger TJ, Lara E. 2013. Using DNA-barcoding for sorting out protist species complexes — a case study of the Nebela tincta-collaris-bohemica group (Amoebozoa; Arcellinida, Hyalospheniidae). European Journal of Protistology 49: 222-237. doi: 10.1016/j.ejop.2012.08.006
  48. Jassey VEJ, Chiapusio G, Binet P, Buttler A, Laggoun-Défarge F, Delarue F, Bernard N,Mitchell EAD, Tousaint M-L, Francez A-J, Gilbert D. 2013. Above- and belowground linkages in Sphagnum peatland: climate warming affects plant-microbial interactions. Global Change Biology 19: 811-823. doi: 10.1111/gcb.12075
  49. Siegenthaler A, Buttler A, Grosvernier P, Gobat J-M, Nilsson M,Mitchell EAD. 2013. Factors modulating cottongrass seedling growth stimulation to enhanced nitrogen and carbon dioxide: compensatory tradeoffs in leaf dynamics and allocation to meet potassium-limited growth. Oecologia 171:557-570. doi. 10.1007/s00442-012-2415-8
  50. Gomaa F,Mitchell EAD, Lara E. 2013 Amphitremida (Poche, 1913) is a new major, ubiquitous labyrinthulomycete clade. PLoS ONE 8(1): e53046. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0053046
  51. Mitchell EAD, Payne RJ, van der Knaap WO, Lamentowicz Ł, Gąbka M, Lamentowicz M. 2013. The performance of single- and multi-proxy transfer functions (testate amoebae, bryophytes, vascular plants) for reconstructing mire surface wetness and pH. Quaternary Research 79: 6-23. doi. 10.1016/j.yqres.2012.08.004.
  52. Pawlowski J, Audic S, Adl S, Bass D, Belbahri L, Berney C, Bowser SS, Cepicka I, Decelle J, Dunthorn M, Fiore-Donno AM, Gile G, Holzmann M, Jahn R, Jirků M, Keeling PJ, Kostka M, Kudryavtsev A, Lara E, Lukeš J, Mann GD,Mitchell EAD, Nitsche F, Romeralo M, Saunders GW, Simpson AGB, Smirnov AV, Spouge J, Stern R, Stoeck T, Zimmermann J, Schindel D, de Vargas C. 2012. CBOL Protist Working Group: Barcoding eukaryotic richness beyond the animal, plant and fungal kingdoms PloS Biology 10(11): e1001419.
  53. Lahr DJG, Lara E,Mitchell EAD. 2012. Time to regulate microbial eukaryote nomenclature. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 107, 469–476.
  54. Payne RJ,Mitchell EAD, Nguyen-Viet H, Gilbert D. 2012. Can pollution bias peatland palaeoclimate reconstruction? Quaternary Research. 78: 170–173. doi: 10.1016/j.yqres.2012.05.004
  55. Adl SM, Simpson AGB, Lane CE, Lukeš J, Bass D, Bowser SS, Brown MW, Burki F, Dunthorn M, Hampl V, Heiss A, Hoppenrath M, Lara E, le Gall L, Lynn DH, McManus H,Mitchell EAD, Mozley-Stanridge SE, Parfrey LW, Pawlowski J, Rueckert S, Shadwick L, Schoch CL, Smirnov A, Spiegel FW. 2012. The Revised Classification of Eukaryotes. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology 59: 429-514. doi: 10.1111/j.1550-7408.2012.00644.x
  56. Fournier B, Samaritani E, Shrestha J,Mitchell EAD. Le Bayon R-C. 2012. Patterns of earthworm communities and species traits in relation to the perturbation gradient of a restored floodplain. Applied Soil Ecology 59: 87-95. doi: 10.1016/j.apsoil.2012.03.015.
  57. Limpens J, Granath G, Aerts R, Heijmans MMPD, Sheppard LJ, Bragazza L, Williams BL, Rydin H, Bubier J, Moore T, Rochefort L,Mitchell EAD, Buttler A, van den Berg LJL, Gunnarsson U, Francez A-J, Gerdol R, Thormann M, Grosvernier P, Wiedermann MM, Nilsson MB, Hoosbeek MR, Bayley S, Nordbakken J-F, Paulissen MPCP, Hotes S, Breeuwer A, Ilomets M, Tomassen HBM, Leith I, Xu B. 2012. Greenhouse versus field experiments: do they yield ecologically similar results for assessing N impacts on peat mosses? New Phytologist 195(2): 408-418. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2012.04157.x
  58. Payne RJ, Telford RJ, Blackford JJ, Blundell A, Booth RK, Charman DJ, Lamentowicz Ł, Lamentowicz M,Mitchell EAD, Potts G, Swindles GT, Warner BG, Woodland WA. 2012. Testing peatland testate amoeba transfer functions: appropriate methods for clustered training-sets. The Holocene. 22(7): 819-825. doi: 10.1177/0959683611430412
  59. Gomaa F, Todorov M, Heger TJ,Mitchell EAD, Lara E. 2012. SSU rRNA phylogeny of Arcellinida (Amoebozoa) reveals that the largest Arcellinida genus, Difflugia Leclerc 1815, is not monophyletic. Protist. 163: 389-399. doi:10.1016/j.protis.2011.12.001
  60. Kosakyan A, Heger TJ, Leander BS, Todorov M,Mitchell EAD, Lara E. 2012. COI Barcoding of Nebelid Testate Amoebae (Amoebozoa: Arcellinida): Extensive Cryptic Diversity and Redefinition of Family Hyalospheniidae Schultze. Protist. 163: 415-434. doi: 10.1016/j.protis.2011.10.003
  61. Payne R, Lamentowicz M, van der Knaap WO, van Leeuwen J,Mitchell EAD, Mazei Y. 2012. Testate amoebae in pollen slides. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology. 173 68–79. doi:10.1016/j.revpalbo.2011.09.006
  62. Heger TJ, Imfeld G,Mitchell EAD. 2012. Special issue on “Bioindication in soil ecosystems”: Editorial note. European Journal of Soil Biology. 49: 1-4. doi:10.1016/j.ejsobi.2012.02.001
  63. Heger TJ, Straub F,Mitchell EAD. 2012. Impact of farming practices on soil diatoms and testate amoebae: A pilot study in the DOK-Trial at Therwil, Switzerland. European Journal of Soil Biology. 49: 31-36. doi: doi:10.1016/j.ejsobi.2011.08.007
  64. Fournier B, Malysheva E, Mazei Y, Moretti M,Mitchell EAD. 2012. Toward the use of testate amoeba functional traits as indicator of floodplain restoration success. European Journal of Soil Biology. 49: 85-91. doi:10.1016/j.ejsobi.2011.05.008
  65. Wilkinson D, Koumoutsaris S,Mitchell EAD, Bey 2012. Modelling the effect of size on the aerial dispersal of microorganisms. Journal of Biogeography. 39: 89–97. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2699.2011.02569.x
  66. van der Knaap WO, Lamentowicz M, van Leeuwen JFN, Hangartner S, Leuenberger M, Mauquoy D, Goslar T,Mitchell EAD, Lamentowicz Ł, Kamenik C. 2011. A multi-proxy, high-resolution record of peatland development and its drivers during the last millennium from the subalpine Swiss Alps. Quaternary Science Reviews. 30: 3467-3480. doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2011.06.017
  67. Heger TJ, Booth RK, Sullivan ME, Wilkinson D, Warner BG, Asada, T, Mazei Y, Meisterfeld R,Mitchell EAD. 2011. Rediscovery of Nebela ansata (Amoebozoa: Arcellinida) in eastern North America: biogeographical implications. Journal of Biogeography 38: 1896-1906. doi. 10.1111/j.1365-2699.2011.02528.x
  68. Bernasconi SM, Bauder A, Bourdon B, Brunner I, Bünemann E, Christl I, Derungs N, Edwards P, Farinotti D, Frey B, Frossard E, Furrer G, Gierga M, Göransson H, Gülland K, Hagedorn F, Hajdas I, Hindshaw R, Ivy-Ochs S, Jansa J, Jonas T, Kiczka M, Kretzschmar R, Lemarchand E, Luster J, Magnusson J,Mitchell EAD, Olde Venterink H, Plötze M, Reynolds B, Smittenberg R, Stähli M, Tamburini F, Tipper ET, Wacker L, Welc M, Wiederhold JG, Zeyer J, Zimmermann S, Zumsteg A. 2011. Chemical and biological gradients along the Damma Glacier soil chronosequence (Switzerland). Vadose Zone Journal 10: 867–883. doi:10.2136/vzj2010.0129
  69. Samaritani E, Siegenthaler A, Yli-Petäys M, Buttler A, Christin P-A,Mitchell EAD. 2011. Seasonal net ecosystem carbon exchange of a regenerating cutaway bog: how long does it take to restore the C-sequestration function? Restoration Ecology 19(4): 480-489. doi: 10.1111/j.1526-100X.2010.00662.x
  70. Limpens J, Granath G, Gunnarsson U, Aerts, R, Bayley S. Bragazza L, Breewer A, Bubier J, Buttler A, van den Berg L, Francez A-J, Gerdol R, Grosvernier P, Heijmans MMPD, Hoosbeek M, Hotes S, Illomets M, Leith I,Mitchell EAD, Moore T, Nilsson MB, Nordbakken J-F, Rochefort L, Rydin H, Sheppard L, Thormann M, Wiedermann MM, Williams B, Xu B. 2011. Climatic modifiers of the response to nitrogen deposition in peat-forming Sphagnum mosses: a meta-analysis. New Phytologist 191(2): 496-507. doi. 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2011.03680.x
  71. Lahr DJG, Wegener Parfrey L,Mitchell EAD, Katz LA, Lara E. 2011. The chastity of amoebae: re-evaluating evidence for sex in amoeboid organisms. Proceeding of the Royal Society B- Biological Sciences 278(1715): 2081-2090. doi:10.1098/rspb.2011.0289
  72. Samaritani E, Shrestha J, Fournier B, Frossard E, Gillet F, Guenat C, Niklaus PA, Pasquale N, Tockner K,Mitchell EAD, Luster J. 2011. Heterogeneity of soil carbon pools and fluxes in a channelized and a restored floodplain section (Thur River, Switzerland). Hydrology and Earth System Science 15, 1757–1769. doi. 10.5194/hess-15-1757-2011
  73. Lara E, Heger TJ, Scheihing R,Mitchell EAD. 2011. Cytochrome c oxidase subunit I gene and ecological data suggest size-dependent high dispersal and low intra-specific diversity in free-living terrestrial protists (Euglyphida: Assulina). Journal of Biogeography 68: 640-650. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2699.2010.02426.x
  74. Jassey VEJ, Chapuiso G,Mitchell EAD, Binet P, Toussaint M-L, Gilbert D. 2011. Fine-scale horizontal and vertical micro-distribution patterns of testate amoebae along a narrow fen/bog gradient. Microbial Ecology 61:374–385 doi: 10.1007/s00248-010-9756-9
  75. Payne RJ, Lamentowicz M,Mitchell EAD. 2011. The perils of taxonomic inconsistency in quantitative palaeoecology: experiments with testate amoeba data. Boreas 40: 15–27. doi: 10.1111/j.1502-3885.2010.00174.x
  76. Heger TJ. Pawlowski J, Golemanski V, Todorov M, Lara E,Mitchell EAD. 2011. Comparing potential COI and SSU rDNA barcodes for assessing the diversity and phylogenetic relationships of cyphoderiid testate amoebae (Rhizaria: Euglyphida). Protist 162(1) 131-141. doi: 10.1016/j.protis.2010.05.002
  77. Lara, E,Mitchell EAD, Moreira D, López García P. 2011. Highly diverse and temporally changing protist community in a pristine peat bog. Protist 162(1) 14-32 doi:10.1016/j.protis.2010.05.003
  78. Burdíková Z, Čapek M, Ostašov P,Mitchell EAD, Machač J, Kubínová L. 2010. Testate amoeba cell and shell structures revealed by new confocal and two photon microscopy approaches combined with SEM and ESEM. Microscopy and Microanalysis 16 (6) 735-746. doi: 10.1017/S1431927610094031
  79. Wilkinson D,Mitchell EAD. 2010. Testate amoebae and nutrient cycling; with particular reference to soil. Geomicrobiology Journal 27: 520-533 doi: 10.1080/01490451003702925
  80. Wall A, Magny M,Mitchell EAD, Vannière B, Gilbert D. 2010. Response of testate amoeba assemblages to environmental and climatic changes during the Lateglacial–Holocene transition at Lake Lautrey (Jura Mountains, eastern France). Journal of Quaternary Science 25(6) 945-956. doi: 10.1002/jqs.1377
  81. Carlson ML, Flagstad L, Gillet F,Mitchell EAD. 2010. Community development along a proglacial chronosequence: are aboveground and belowground community structure controlled more by biotic than abiotic factors? Journal of Ecology 98, 1084-1095. doi. 10.1111/j.1365-2745.2010.01699.x
  82. Thébault A, Frey B,Mitchell EAD, Buttler A. 2010. Species-specific effects of polyploidisation and plant traits of Centaurea maculosa and Senecio inaequidens on rhizosphere microorganisms. Oecologia 163:1011–1020. Doi: 10.1007/s00442-010-1598-0
  83. Siegenthaler, A, Bragazza L, Buttler A, van der Heijden E, Grosvernier P, Gobat J-M,Mitchell EAD. 2010. Litter- and ecosystem-driven decomposition under elevated CO2 and enhanced N deposition in a Sphagnum peatland. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 42: 968-977. doi: 10.1016/j.soilbio.2010.02.016
  84. Wehrli M,Mitchell EAD, van der Knaap WO, Ammann B, Tinner W. 2010. Effects of climatic change and bog development on tufa formation in the Lorze Valley (central Switzerland). The Holocene 20(3): 325-336. doi: 10.1177/0959683609351901
  85. Lamentowicz M, Lamentowicz Ł, van der Knaap WO, Gąbka M,Mitchell EAD. 2010. Contrasting species—environment relationships in communities of testate amoebae, bryophytes and vascular plants along the fen–bog gradient. Microbial Ecology 59: 499–510. doi: 10.1007/s00248-009-9617-6
  86. Wall A, Gilbert D, Magny M,Mitchell EAD. 2010. Testate amoeba analysis of lake sediments: impact of filter size and total count on estimates of density, diversity and community structure. Journal of Paleolimnology 43: 689–704. doi: 10.1007/s10933-009-9360-5
  87. Heger TJ,Mitchell EAD, Todorov M, Golemansky V, Lara E, Pawlowski J. 2010. Molecular phylogeny of euglyphid testate amoebae (Cercozoa: Euglyphida) suggest transitions between marine supralittoral and freshwater/terrestrial environments are infrequent. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 55: 113-122. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2009.11.023
  88. Lamentowicz M, van der Knaap WO, Lamentowicz Ł, van Leeuwen JFN,Mitchell EAD, Goslar T, Kamenik C. 2010. A near-annual palaeohydrological study based on testate amoebae from an Alpine mire: surface wetness and the role of climate during the instrumental period Journal of Quaternary Science 25(2): 190-202. doi: 10.1002/jqs.1295
  89. Payne R,Mitchell EAD. 2009. How many is enough? Determining optimal count totals for ecological and palaeoecological studies of testate amoebae. Journal of Paleolimnology 42(4): 483-495. doi: 10.1007/s10933-008-9299-y
  90. Heger TJ,Mitchell EAD, Ledeganck P, Vincke S, Van De Vijver B, Beyens L. 2009. The curse of taxonomic uncertainty in biogeographical studies of free-living terrestrial protists: A case study of testate amoebae from Amsterdam Island Journal of Biogeography 36: 1551-1560. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2699.2009.02094.x
  91. Todorov M, Golemanski V,Mitchell EAD, Heger TJ. 2009. Morphology, Biometry, and Taxonomy of Freshwater and Marine Interstitial Cyphoderia (Cercozoa: Euglyphida). Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology 56(3): 279-289. doi: 10.1111/j.1550-7408.2009.00394.x
  92. Bernasconi BS, Christl I, Hajdas I, Zimmermann S, Hagedorn F, Smittenberg RH, Furrer G, Zeyer J, Brunner I, Frey B, Plötze M, Lapanje A, Edwards P, Olde Venterink H, Göransson H, Frossard E, Bünemann E, Jansa J, Tamburini F, Welc M,Mitchell E, Bourdon B, Kretzschmar R, Reynolds B, Lemarchand E, Wiederhold J, Tipper E, Kiczka M, Hindshaw R, Stähli M, Jonas T, Magnusson J , Bauder A, Farinotti D, Huss M, Wacker L, Abbaspour K. 2008 Weathering, soil formation and initial ecosystem evolution on a glacier forefield: a case study from the Damma Glacier, Switzerland. Mineralogical Magazine 72(1): 19–22. doi: 10.1180/minmag.2008.072.1.192008.
  93. Artz RRE, Chapman SJ, Siegenthaler A,Mitchell EAD, Buttler A, Bortoluzzi E, Gilbert D, Yli-Petays M, Vasander H, Francez A-J. 2008 Functional microbial diversity in cutover peatlands responds to vegetation succession and is partly directed by labile plant carbon. Journal of Applied Ecology 45: 1799-1809. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2664.2008.01573.x
  94. Lamentowicz M, Cedro A, Gałka M, Goslar T, Miotk-Szpiganowicz G,Mitchell EAD, Pawlyta J. 2008. Last millennium palaeoenvironmental changes from a Baltic bog (Poland) inferred from stable isotopes, pollen, plant macrofossils and testate amoebae. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 265: 93-106. doi: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2008.04.023
  95. Mitchell EAD, Payne RJ, Lamentowicz M. 2008. Potential implications of differential preservation of testate amoebae shells for paleoenvironmental reconstruction in peatlands. Journal of Paleolimnology 40: 603-618. doi: 10.1007/s10933-007-9185-z
  96. Mitchell EAD, Charman DJ, Warner BG. 2008. Testate amoebae analysis in ecological and paleoecological studies of wetlands: past, present and future. Biodiversity and Conservation 17: 2115-2137. doi: 10.1007/s10531-007-9221-3
  97. Lamentowicz, M, Obremska, M,Mitchell EAD. 2008. Autogenic succession, land-use change, and climatic influences on the Holocene development of a kettle hole mire in Northern Poland. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 151 (1-2): 21-40. doi: 10.1016/j.revpalbo.2008.01.009
  98. Lara E, Heger TJ, Ekelund F, Lamentowicz M,Mitchell EAD. 2008. Ribosomal RNA Genes Challenge the Monophyly of the Hyalospheniidae (Amoebozoa: Arcellinida). Protist 159(2): 165-176. doi: 10.1016/j.protis.2007.09.003
  99. Laggoun-Defarge F,Mitchell EAD, Gilbert D, Disnar, J-R, Comont L, Warner BG & Buttler A. 2008. Cutover peatland regeneration assessment using organic matter and microbial indicators (bacteria and testate amoebae). Journal of Applied Ecology 45: 717-727. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2664.2007.01436.x
  100. Nguyen-Viet H, Bernard N,Mitchell EAD, Badot P-M, Gilbert D. 2008. Effect of lead pollution on testate amoebae communities living in Sphagnum fallax: an experimental study. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 69(1): 130-138. doi:10.1016/j.ecoenv.2007.02.007
  101. Lamentowicz M, Tobolski K,Mitchell EAD. 2007. Palaeoecological evidence for anthropogenic acidification of a kettle-hole peatland in northern Poland. The Holocene 17(8): 1185-1196.
  102. Nguyen-Viet H, Bernard N,Mitchell EAD, Badot P-M, Gilbert D. 2007. Effects of experimental lead pollution on the microbial communities associated to Sphagnum fallax (Bryophyta). Microbial Ecology. 54: 232-241. doi: 10.1007/s00248-006-9192-z
  103. Lara E, Heger TJ,Mitchell EAD, Meisterfeld R, Ekelund F. 2007. SSU rRNA reveals a sequential increase in shell complexity among the Euglyphid testate amoebae (Rhizaria: Euglyphida). Protist 158: 229-237. doi:10.1016/j.protis.2006.11.006
  104. Payne RJ,Mitchell EAD. 2007. Testate amoebae-environment relationships and a hydrological transfer function from mires in the Central Rhodope Mountains, Greece. Protist 158: 159-171. doi:10.1016/j.protis.2006.11.003
  105. Nguyen-Viet H, Bernard N,Mitchell EAD, Cortet J, Badot P-M, Gilbert D. 2007. Relationship between testate amoeba (Protist) communities and atmospheric heavy metals accumulated in Barbula indica (Bryophyta) in Vietnam. Microbial Ecology, 53: 53-65. doi:10.1007/s00248-006-9108-y
  106. Charrière F, Pavillon N, Colomb T, Depeursinge C, Heger TJ,Mitchell EAD, Marquet P, Parrpaz, B. 2006. Living specimen tomography by digital holographic microscopy: morphometry of testate amoeba. Optics Express, 14(16): 7005-7013.
  107. Payne R, Kishaba K, Blackford J,Mitchell EAD. 2006. The ecology of testate amoebae (Protists) in South-Central Alaska peatlands: building transfer function models for paleoenvironmental studies. The Holocene, 16(3): 403-414.
  108. Mitchell EAD. 2005 Bacteria and Island Science, 309: 1997-1998.
  109. Lamentowicz M &Mitchell EAD. 2005. The ecology of testate amoebae (Protists) in Sphagnum in north-west Poland in relation to peatland ecology. Microbial Ecology, 50(1): 48-63.
  110. Mitchell EAD, Meisterfeld R. 2005. Taxonomic confusion blurs the debate on cosmopolitanism versus local endemism of free-living protists. Protist 156(3): 263-267.
  111. Nikolaev SI,Mitchell EAD, Petrov NB, Berney C, Fahrni J, Pawlowski J, 2005. The testate lobose amoebae (order Arcellinida Kent, 1880) finally find their home within Amoebozoa. Protist, 156(2): 191-202.
  112. Kishaba K &Mitchell EAD. 2005. Changes in testate amoebae (Protists) communities in a small raised bog. A 40-year study Acta Protozoologica, 44:1-12.
  113. Mitchell EAD, Bragazza L, Gerdol R. 2004. Testate amoebae (Protista) communities in Hylocomium splendens (Hedw.) B.S.G. (Bryophyta): Relationships with altitude, and moss elemental chemistry. Protist, 155(4): 423-436.
  114. Mitchell EAD, Gilbert D. 2004. Vertical micro-distribution and response to nitrogen deposition of testate amoebae in Sphagnum, Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology, 51(4): 485-495.
  115. Nguyen H, Gilbert D, Bernard N,Mitchell EAD, Badot P-M 2004. Relationship between atmospheric pollution characterized by NO2 concentrations and testate amoebae density and diversity. Acta Protozoologica, 43:233-239.
  116. Mitchell EAD Response of testate amoebae (Protozoa) to N and P fertilization in an Arctic wet sedge tundra. Arctic Antarctic and Alpine Research, 36(1): 77-82.
  117. Chapman S *, Buttler A, Francez A-J, Laggoun-Défarge F, Vasander H, Schloter M, Combe J, Grosvernier P, Harms H, Epron D, Gilbert D,Mitchell E *. 2003. Exploitation of peatlands and maintenance of biodiversity — A conflict between economy and ecology. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 1(10), 525-532. (*: corresponding authors)
  118. Silvola J, Saarnio S, Foot J, Sundh I, Greenup A. Heijmans M, Joabsson A,Mitchell EAD, Van Breemen N. 2003. Effects of elevated CO2 and N deposition on CH4 emissions from European mires. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 17(2), 1068, doi: 10.1029-2002GBC001886, 2003.
  119. Mitchell EAD, Gilbert D, Buttler A, Grosvernier P, Amblard C, Gobat J-M. 2003. Structure of microbial communities in Sphagnum peatlands and effect of atmospheric carbon dioxide enrichment. Microbial Ecology 46(2): 187-199.
  120. Gilbert D,Mitchell EAD, Amblard C, Bourdier G, Francez A-J. 2003. Population dynamics and food preferences of the testate amoeba Nebela tincta major-bohemica-collaris complex (Protozoa) in a Sphagnum peatland. Acta Protozoologica, 42: 99-104
  121. Mitchell EAD, Buttler A, Grosvernier P, Rydin H., Siegenthaler A, Gobat J-M. 2002. Contrasted effects of increased N and CO2 levels on two keystone species in peatland restoration and implications for global change. Journal of Ecology, 90: 529-533.
  122. Berendse F, Rydin H, van Breemen N, Buttler A, Heijmans M, Hoosbeek M, Lee J,Mitchell E, Saarnio S, Vasander H, Wallen B. 2001. Raised atmospheric CO2 levels and increased N deposition cause shifts in plant species composition and production in Sphagnum bogs. Global Change Biology 7: 591-598.
  123. Mitchell EAD, van der Knaap W, van Leeuwen J, Buttler A, Warner B, Gobat J-M. 2001: The Palaeoecological History of the Praz-Rodet bog (Swiss Jura) based on Pollen, Plant Macrofossils, and Testate Amoebae (Protozoa). The Holocene 11: 65-80.
  124. Mitchell EAD, Borcard D, Buttler A, Grosvernier P, Gilbert D, Gobat J-M. 2000: Horizontal distribution patterns of testate amoebae (Protozoa) in a Sphagnum magellanicum carpet. Microbial Ecology 39: 290-300.
  125. Mitchell EAD, Buttler A, Grosvernier P, Rydin H, Albinsson C, Greenup A, Heijmans M, Hoosbeek M & Saarinen T. 2000: Relationships among testate amoebae (Protozoa), vegetation and water chemistry in five Sphagnum-dominated peatlands in Europe. New Phytologist 145: 95-106.
  126. Mitchell EAD, Buttler A, Warner B, Gobat J-M. 1999: Ecology of testate amoebae (Protozoa: Rhizopoda) in Sphagnum peatlands in the Jura Mountains, Switzerland and France. Ecoscience 6: 565-576.