CV

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

Research Interests

             Community Ecology, Plant Functional Traits, Global Change, Soil Resources

Education

2013: Ph.D., School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.  Dissertation Title "The Extent, Drivers, and Consequences of Intraspecific Variation in Plant Functional Traits"

Advisor: Dr. Jonathan D. Bakker, School of Environmental and Forest Sciences

2006: B.S. Veterinary Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.

Additional minors in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Chemistry, Classics and Spanish.  Honors Thesis: “The effect of the fishhook barrel cactus (Ferocactus wislizeni) on foraging, microhabitat selection and nest location of four species of ant occupants”.

Advisor: Dr. Judith Bronstein, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Peer-Reviewed Publications

            Mitchell, R.M. and J.D. Bakker.  Intraspecific Trait Variation Driven by Plasticity and Ontogeny in Hypochaeris radicata. In Review.

            Mitchell, R.M. and J.D. Bakker.  Functional Trait Shifts in Response to Community Composition.  In Review.

Mitchell, R. M and J. D. Bakker. 2014  Quantifying and Comparing Intraspecific 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 Pacific Northwest Prairies.  Northwest Science; 85(2), 247-254.

Professional Publications

Bakker, J., R. Mitchell, C. Kilbane, M. Wang, T. Hinckley, K. Ewing, L. Jantarasami, J. Lawler, M. McCain, S. Reichard, and K. Shea.  2010.  Natural Resource Condition Assessment of Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve.  National Park Service, In Press.

Bakker, J., T. Hinckley, M. Wang, R. Mitchell, C. Kilbane Gockel, K. Ewing, J. Lawler, S. Reichard, L. Janatasami, M. McCain, and K. Shea.  Natural Resource Condition Assessment for Lewis and Clark National Historic Park.  National Park Service, In Press.

Hinckley, T., J. Bakker, M. Wang, C. Kilbane Cockel, R. Mitchell, K. Ewing, J. Lawler and S. Reichard.  Natural Resource Condition Assessment for Fort Vancouver National Historic Site.  National Park Service, In Press.

Bakker, J., C. Kilbane Gockel, M. Wang, R. Mitchell, T. Hinckley, K. Ewing, L. Jantarasami, J. Lawler, M. McCain, S. Reichard, K. Shea.  Natural Resource Condition Assessment for San Juan Island National Historic Park.  National Park Service, In Press.

Selected Presentations

Mitchel, R.M. and J.D. Bakker.  2012.  The Spice of Life: Quantifying Intraspecific Variation.  Ecological Society of America meeting, Portland, OR.

Mitchell, R.M. and J.D. Bakker.  2011.  Functional Trait Variation in Five Asteraceae.  Ecological Society of America meeting, Austin, TX.

Mitchell, R.M. and J.D. Bakker.  2010.  Phenotypic plasticity in six species of native and exotic Asteraceae.  Ecological Society of America meeting, Pittsburgh, PA.

Mitchell, R.M. and J.D. Bakker.  2010.  Carbon amendment as a restoration tool.  2010 Northwest Scientific Association Meeting, Corvalis, OR.

Mitchell R. M. and J.D. Bakker. 2010.  Carbon amendment as a restoration tool.  2010 Society for Ecological Restoration Regional Meeting, Tulalip, WA.