(This is a truncated version of my CV.  For my complete CV, click here (pdf).)


University of Washington 2007 - 2013

Ph.D. in Ecology (2013)

Thesis Advisor: Jonathan Bakker

University of Arizona 2002 - 2006

B.S. with Honors in Veterinary Science , Summa Cum Laude (2006)

Current Position

NSF Postdoctoral Fellow in Biology and Math

Duke University

Advisor: Justin Wright

Refereed Publications

Mitchell, R. M. , J.P. Wright. Does Intraspecic trait expression dier between optimal and sub-optimal habitats? In Review. 

Schliep, E.M., A.E. Gelfand,  R. M. Mitchell, M.E. Aiello-Lammens, and J.A. Silander. Assessing the joint behavior of species traits as ltered by environment. In Review. 

Mitchell, R. M. , J.P. Wright and G.M. Ames. Intraspecic variability improves environmental matching, but does not increase ecological breadth along a wet-to-dry ecotone. In Revision. 

Mitchell, R. M. , J.B. Vincent, J.D. Bakker and G.M. Davies. Relative importance of abiotic, biotic, and disturbance-related drivers of plant community structure in the sagebrush steppe. In Revision, Ecological Applications. 

Wright, J.P., G.M. Ames and  R. M. Mitchell. 2016. Implications of trait variability for biodiversity-ecosystem function relationships in a changing environment. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. 371(1694).

Mitchell, R. M. and J.D. Bakker. 2016. Grass Abundance shapes trait distributions of forbs in an experimental grassland. Journal of Vegetation Science. 27 (3), 557-567.

Mitchell, R. M. and J.D. Bakker. 2014. Intraspecic trait variation driven by plasticity and ontogeny in Hypochaeris radicata. PloS One, 9 (10). DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0109870.

Mitchell, R. M. and J.D. Bakker. 2013. Quantifying and comparing intraspecic functional trait variability: A case study with Hypochaeris radicata. Functional Ecology. 28 (1), 258-269.

Mitchell, R. M. and J.D. Bakker. 2011. Carbon addition as a technique for controlling exotic species in Pacic Northwest Prairies. Northwest Science.85 (2), 247-254.