Publications of the Laboratory of Soil Biodiversity

NB. All papers from lab members are listed here, regardless of if the work was done in the lab or not.


Lara E, Adl SM. (2018) Diversité des protistes dans les sols. In : Microbiodiversité :Un nouveau regard. Palka, L. (Ed.) in press (in French)

Geisen S, Mitchell EA, Adl S, Bonkowski M, Dunthorn M, Ekelund F, Fernández LD, Jousset A, Krashevska V, Singer D, Spiegel FW, Walochnik J, Lara E. 2018. Soil protists: a fertile frontier in soil biology research. Fems Microbiol. Rev. 42, 293-323.

Amacker N, Mitchell EAD, Ferrari BJD, Chèvre N. 2018. Development of a new ecotoxicological assay using the testate amoeba Euglypha rotunda (Rhizaria; Euglyphida) and assessment of the impact of the herbicide S-metolachlor. Chemosphere 201: 351-360.

Connor SE, Colombaroli D, Confortini F, Gobet E, Ilyashuk BP, Ilyashuk EA, van Leeuwen JFN, Lamentowicz M, van der Knaap WO, Malysheva E, Marchetto A, Margalitadze N, Mazei Y, Mitchell EAD, Payne RJ, Ammann B. 2018. Long-term population dynamics: Theory and reality in a peatland ecosystem. Journal of Ecology 106: 333-346.

Gałka M, Galloway JM, Lemonis N, Mazei YA, Mitchell EAD, Morse PD, Patterson RT, Tsyganov AN, Wolfe SA, Swindles GT. 2018. Palaeoecology of Sphagnum riparium (Ångström) in Northern Hemisphere peatlands: Implications for peatland conservation and palaeoecological research. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 254: 1-7.

Geisen S, Mitchell EAD, Adl S, Bonkowski M, Dunthorn M, Ekelund F, Fernández LD, Jousset A, Krashevska V, Singer D, Spiegel FW, Walochnik J, Lara E. 2018. Soil protists: A fertile frontier in soil biology research. FEMS Microbiol. Rev. 42: 293-323.

Jassey VEJ, Reczuga MK, Zielińska M, Słowińska S, Robroek BJM, Mariotte P, Seppey CVW, Lara E, Barabach J, Słowiński M, Bragazza L, Chojnicki BH, Lamentowicz M, Mitchell EAD, Buttler A. 2018. Tipping point in plant–fungal interactions under severe drought causes abrupt rise in peatland ecosystem respiration. Global Change Biology 24: 972-986.

Koenig I, Christinat K, D’inverno M, Mitchell EAD. 2018. Impact of two hot and dry summers on the community structure and functional diversity of testate amoebae in an artificial bog, illustrating their use as bioindicators of peatland health. Mires Peat 21.

Koenig I, Mulot M, Mitchell EAD. 2018. Taxonomic and functional traits responses of Sphagnum peatland testate amoebae to experimentally manipulated water table. Ecol. Indic. 85: 342-351.

Reczuga MK, Lamentowicz M, Mulot M, Mitchell EAD, Buttler A, Chojnicki B, Słowiński M, Binet P, Chiapusio G, Gilbert D, Słowińska S, Jassey VEJ. 2018. Predator–prey mass ratio drives microbial activity under dry conditions in Sphagnum peatlands. Ecology and Evolution 8: 5752-5764.

Singer D, Kosakyan A, Seppey CVW, Pillonel A, Fernández LD, Fontaneto D, Mitchell EAD, Lara E. 2018. Environmental filtering and phylogenetic clustering correlate with the distribution patterns of cryptic protist species. Ecology 99: 904-914.

Szelecz I, Feddern N, Seppey CVW, Amendt J, Mitchell EAD. 2018. The importance of Saprinus semistriatus (Coleoptera: Histeridae) for estimating the minimum post-mortem interval. Legal Med. 30: 21-27.

Szelecz I, Koenig I, Seppey CVW, Le Bayon RC, Mitchell EAD. 2018. Soil chemistry changes beneath decomposing cadavers over a one-year period. Forensic Science International 286: 155-165.

Szelecz I, Lösch S, Seppey CVW, Lara E, Singer D, Sorge F, Tschui J, Perotti MA, Mitchell EAD. 2018. Comparative analysis of bones, mites, soil chemistry, nematodes and soil micro-eukaryotes from a suspected homicide to estimate the post-mortem interval. Sci. Rep. 8.


Lara E, Gomaa F. (2017) Symbiosis between testate amoebae and photosynthetic organisms. In: Grube M, Muggia L, Seckenbach J. (Ed.) in: Algae and Cyanobacteria symbioses. World Scientific Europe. pp. 399-419 doi: 10.1142/9781786340580_0013

Gómez F, Kiriakoulakis K, Enrique L. 2017. Achradina pulchra, a unique dinoflagellate (Amphilothales, Dinophyceae) with a radiolarian-like endoskeleton of celestite (strontium sulfate). Acta Protozool. 2017, 71-76.

Gomaa F, Lahr DJ, Todorov M, Li J, Lara E. 2017. A contribution to the phylogeny of agglutinating Arcellinida (Amoebozoa) based on SSU rRNA gene sequences. European journal of protistology 59, 99-107.

Lara E, Fernández LD, Schiaffino MR, Izaguirre I. 2017. First freshwater member ever reported for the family Bathycoccaceae (Chlorophyta; Archaeplastida) from Argentinean Patagonia revealed by environmental DNA survey. European journal of protistology 60, 45-49.

Blandenier Q, Seppey CV, Singer D, Vlimant M, Simon A, Duckert C, Lara E. 2017. Mycamoeba gemmipara nov. gen., nov. sp., the first cultured member of the environmental Dermamoebidae Clade LKM74 and its unusual life cycle. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology 64, 257-265.

Fernández LD, Hernández CE, Schiaffino MR, Izaguirre I, Lara, E. 2017. Geographical distance and local environmental conditions drive the genetic population structure of a freshwater microalga (Bathycoccaceae; Chlorophyta) in Patagonian lakes. FEMS microbiology ecology 93.

Seppey CVW, Singer D, Dumack K, Fournier B, Belbahri L, Mitchell EAD, Lara E. 2017. Distribution patterns of soil microbial eukaryotes suggests widespread algivory by phagotrophic protists as an alternative pathway for nutrient cycling. Soil Biol. Biochem. 112: 68-76.

Pérez-Juárez H, Serrano-Vázquez A, Kosakyan A, Mitchell EAD, Rivera Aguilar VM, Lahr DJG, Hernández Moreno MM, Cuellar HM, Eguiarte LE, Lara E. 2017. Quadrulella texcalense sp. nov. from a Mexican desert: An unexpected new environment for hyalospheniid testate amoebae. European Journal of Protistology 61: 253-264.

Mitchell EAD, Mulhauser B, Mulot M, Mutabazi A, Glauser G, Aebi A. 2017. A worldwide survey of neonicotinoids in honey. Science 358: 109-111.

Koenig I, Schwendener F, Mulot M, Mitchell EAD. 2017. Response of sphagnum testate amoebae to drainage, subsequent re-wetting and associated changes in the moss carpet – results from a three year mesocosm experiment. Acta Protozoologica 56: 191-210.

Mulot M, Marcisz K, Grandgirard L, Lara E, Kosakyan A, Robroek BJM, Lamentowicz M, Payne RJ, Mitchell EAD. 2017. Genetic determinism vs. phenotypic plasticity in protist morphology. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology 64: 729-739. Doi: 10.1111/jeu.12406

Geisen S, Mitchell EAD, Wilkinson DM, Adl S, Bonkowski M, Brown MW, Fiore-Donno AM, Heger TJ, Jassey VEJ, Krashevska V, Lahr DJG, Marcisz K, Mulot M, Payne R, Singer D, Anderson OR, Charman DJ, Ekelund F, Griffiths BS, Rønn R, Smirnov A, Bass D, Belbahri L, Berney C, Blandenier Q, Chatzinotas A, Clarholm M, Dunthorn M, Feest A, Fernandez LD, Foissner W, Fournier B, Gentekaki E, Hajek M, Helder J, Jousset A, Koller R, Kumar S, La Terza A, Lamentowicz M, Mazei Y, Santos SS, Seppey CVW, Spiegel F, Walochnik J, Winding A, Lara E. 2017. Soil protistology rebooted: 30 fundamental questions to start with. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 111: 94-103. Doi: 10.1016/j.soilbio.2017.04.001

Blandenier Q, Lara E, Mitchell EAD, Alcantara DMC, Siemensma FJ, Todorov M, Lahr DJG. 2017. NAD9/NAD7 (mitochondrial nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide dehydrogenase gene) − a new “Holy Grail” phylogenetic and DNA-barcoding marker for Arcellinida (Amoebozoa)? European Journal of Protistology 58: 175-186. Doi: 10.1016/j.ejop.2016.12.002

Mahé F, de Vargas C, Bass D, Czech L, Stamatakis A, Lara E, Singer D, Mayor J, Bunge J, Sernaker S, Siemensmeyer T, Trautmann I, Romac S, Berney C, Kozlov A, Mitchell EAD, Seppey CVW, Egge E, Lentendu G, Wirth R, Trueba G, Dunthorn M. 2017. Parasites dominate hyperdiverse soil protist communities in Neotropical rainforests. Nature Ecology & Evolution 1: 0091. Doi: 10.1038/s41559-017-0091

Samaritani E, Mitchell EAD, Rich J, Shrestha J, Fournier B, Frey B. 2017. Soil bacterial communities and ecosystem functioning change more strongly with season than habitat in a restored floodplain ". Applied Soil Ecology. 112: 71-78. Doi: 10.1016/j.apsoil.2016.12.010


Amesbury MJ, Swindles GT, Bobrov A, Charman DJ, Holden J, Lamentowicz M, Mallon G, Mazei Y, Mitchell EAD, Payne R, Roland TP, Turner TE, Warner BG. 2016. Development of a new pan-European testate amoeba transfer function for reconstructing peatland palaeohydrology. Quaternary Science Reviews 152: 132-151. Doi: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2016.09.024

Kosakyan A, Lahr DJG, Mulot M, Meisterfeld R, Mitchell EAD, Lara E. 2016. Phylogenetic reconstruction based on COI reshuffles the taxonomy of hyalosphenid shelled testate amoebae and reveals the convoluted evolution of shell plate shapes. Cladistics 32: 606-623. Doi: 10.1111/cla.12167

Delaine M, Fernández LD, Armynot du Châtelet E, Recourt P, Potdevin J-L, Mitchell EAD, Bernard N. 2016. Cinderella's helping pigeons of the microbial world: the potential of testate amoebae for identifying cryptotephra. European Journal of Protistology 55B: 152-164. Doi: 10.1016/j.ejop.2016.05.003

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.


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

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

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

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 xx:xxx-xxx. doi: /10.1016/j.protis.2014.01.002

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 xx:xxx-xxx. doi: 10.1007/s00248-014-0367-8

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

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


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

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

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

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

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. Microbial control over peatland response to warming. Global Change Biology. xx: xxx-xxx. doi: 10.1111/gcb.12075

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

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

Kosakyan A, Zmitrovich I, Didukh M, Wasser SP, Nevo E. 2013. Agaricomycetes of Israel. Koeltz Scientific Books, Germany, 375pp.

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

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

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

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

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


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

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.

Gomaa Fatma, Todorov M, Heger TJ, Mitchell EAD, Lara E. 2012. SSU rRNA Phylogeny of Arcellinida (Amoebozoa) Reveals that the Largest Arcellinid Genus, Difflugia Leclerc 1815, is not Monophyletic. Protist 163: 389-399. doi:10.1016/j.protis.2011.12.001

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.

Lahr DJG, Lara E, Mitchell EAD. 2012. Time to regulate microbial eukaryote nomenclature. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 107, 469–476.

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

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, Jirku 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 Varga C. 2012. CBOL Protist Working Group: Barcoding eukaryotic richness beyond the animal, plant and fungal kingdoms PloS Biology 10(11): e1001419.

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

Payne RJ, Telford RJ, Blackford JJ, Blundell A, Booth RK, Charman DJ, Lamentowicz L, 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

Wilkinson D, Koumoutsaris S, Mitchell EAD, Bey I. 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


Barseghyan GS, Kosakyan A, Didukh M, Wasser SP, Nevo E, Isikhuemhen OS. 2011. Phylogenetic analysis within genera Morchella (Ascomycota, Pezizales) and Macrolepiota (Basidiomycota, Agaricales) inferred from rDNA ITS and EF-1a sequences. Systematics and Evolution of Fungi. Edit. J.K. Misra & S.K. Deshmukh, Science Publishers, NH, USA. 426 p.

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

Deschamps P, Lara E, Marande W, López-García P, Ekelund F, David Moreira D. 2011. Phylogenomic analysis of kinetoplastids supports that trypanosomatids arose from within bodonids. Mol. Biol. and Evol. 28(1): 53-58.

Fournier B, Bullinger-Weber G, Mitchell EAD, Guenat C. 2011. La morphologie du sol: un outil pour l’évaluation de projets de revitalisation de zones alluviales? Concept general. Bulletin de la Société Suisse de Pédologie 31: 17-21.

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

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

Heger TJ, Pawlowski J, Golemanski V, Todorov M, Lara E, Mitchell EAD. 2011. Comparing COI and SSU rDNA barcodes for assessing the diversity and phylogenetic relationships of cyphoderiid testate amoebae (Rhizaria: Euglyphida). Protist. 162: 131-141.

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

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.

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.

Lara E, Belbahri L. 2011. SSU rRNA reveals major trends in oomycete evolution. Fungal Diversity. DOI 10.1007/s13225-011-0098-9

Lara E, Heger TJ, Scgeihing 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

Lara E, Mitchell EAD, Moreira D, López García P. 2011. Highly diverse and temporally changing protist community in a pristine peat bog. Protis 162: 14-32.

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

Mlaik N, Bouzid J, Belbahri L, Woodward S And Mechichi T 2011. Combined biological processing and microfiltration in the treatment of unhairing wastewater. Environ Sci Pollut Res, in press. DOI 10.1007/s11356-011-0543-z

Payne R J, Lamentowicz M, Mitchell, EAD. 2011.The perils of taxonomic inconsistency in quantitative palaeoecology: experiments with testate amoeba data. Boreas, Vol. 40, pp 15-27. 10.1111/j.1502-3885.2010.00174.x. ISSN 0300-9483.

Qin Y, Zhang W, Li H, Mitchell EAD, Lara E, Zhang Q, Zhu R, Gu Y. 2011. Note on the taxonomy of testate amoebae and their applications in ecology and palaeoecology of China, with reference to genus Argynnia Vucetich, 1974. Quaternary Sciences 31(6) 1060-1066. doi: 10.3969/j.issn.10017410.2011.06.13

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

Samaritani E., Siegenthaler A., Yli-Petäys, 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? Reservation Ecology 19 (4): 480-489.

van der Knaap WO, Lamentowicz M, van Leeuwen JFN, Hangartner S, Leuenberger M, Mauquoy D, Goslar T, Mitchell EAD, Lamentowicz L, 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


Burdíková Z, Capek M, Ostaov P, Mitchell EAD, Machac 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

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

Corsaro D , D Venditti (2010) Phylogenetic evidence for a new genotype of Acanthamoeba (Amoebozoa, Acanthamoebida). Parasitol. Res. 107:233-238.

Corsaro D , G Saucedo, V Catalan, JF Loret & G Greub (2010) Biodiversity of amoebae and amoeba-associated bacteria in water treatment plants. Int. J. Hyg. Environ. Health 213:158-166.

Corsaro D, R Michel, J Walochnik, KD Müller & G Greub (2010) Saccamoeba lacustris sp. nov. (Amoebozoa: Lobosea: Hartmannellidae), a new lobose amoeba, parasitised by the novel chlamydia 'Candidatus Metachlamydia lacustris' (Chlamydiae: Parachlamydiaceae). Eur. J. Protistol. 46:86-95.

Fournier B, Pellissier L, Guisan A, Vittoz P. Morphologie et reproduction des plantes le long de gradients altitudinaux. 2010. Bull. Murithienne 127: 45-52 (In French)

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

Lamentowicz M, Lamentowicz L., van der Knaap, WO, Gabka 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, 499-500.

Lamentowicz M, van der Knaap WO, Lamentowicz L, 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

Lamentowicz M, van der Knaap WO, van Leeuwen JFN, Hangartner S, Mitchell EAD, Goslar T, Tinner W, Kamenik C. 2010. A novel multi-proxy high-resolution approach to reconstruct past environmental change from an Alpine peat archive. PAGES Newsletter 18(1): 13-15.

Li HK, Wang SZ, Bu ZJ, Zhao HY, An ZS, Mitchell EAD, Ma YY. 2010. The testate amoebae in Sphagnum peatlands in Changbai Mountains. Wetland Science 8: 249-255.

Mitchell EAD, Belbahri L, Heger TJ, Lara E. 2010. No genome left behind: time for a more balanced effort. Science 22 January 2010. http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/eletters/326/5954/794#12961

Mitchell EAD, Gilbert D. 2010. Meeting Report: 5th International Symposium on Testate Amoebae (ISTA-5), Montbéliard, France 14-17 September 2009 - Present status of testate amoeba research, knowledge gaps and research priorities. Protist 161: 337-341. doi: 10.1016/j.protis.2010.03.002

Pellissier L, Fournier B, Guisan A, Vittoz P. 2010. Plant traits co-vary with altitude in grasslands and forests in the European Alps. Plant Ecol. 211: 351-365.

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

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

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

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

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

Wilkinson D, Mitchell EAD. 2010. Testate amoebae and nutrient cycling; with particular reference to soil. Geomicrobiology Journal 27: 520-533 doi: 10.1080/01490451003702925


Bragazza L, Buttler A, Siegenthaler A, Mitchell EAD. 2009. Plant Litter Decomposition and Nutrient Release in Peatlands. In: AJ Baird, LR Belyea, X Comas, AS Reeve & LD Slater (Eds.) Carbon Cycling in Northern Peatlands. American Geophysical Union. pp. 99-110

Corsaro D, Feroldi V, Saucedo G, Ribas F, Loret JF, Greub G. 2009. Novel Chlamydiales strains isolated from a water treatment plant. Environ. Microbiol. 11:188-200.

Corsaro D, Venditti D. 2009. Detection of Chlamydiae from freshwater environments by PCR, amoeba coculture and mixed coculture. Res. Microbiol. 160:547-552.

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

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

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


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

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.

Kosakyan A, Didukh M, Ur Y, Wasser SP, Nevo E. 2008. Species diversity of genus Lepiota (Agaricaceae, Basidiomycota) in Israeli mycobiota. Mycotaxon 105: 355-377

Kosakyan A, Didukh M, Wasser SP, Nevo E. 2008. The genus Cystolepiota (Agaricaceae, Basidiomycetes) in Israel. Mycologia Balcanica 5: 85-88.

Kosakyan A, Ur Y, Wasser SP, Nevo E. 2008. Rare and noteworthy lepiotaceous species (Basidiomycota, Agaricales, Agaricaceae) from Israel. Mycotaxon 103: 59-74.

Kosakyan A., Didukh M, Wasser SP, Nevo E. 2008. An overview of species diversity in the Agaricaceae in Israel with special reference to a new species: Leucoagaricus longistipitatus. Isr. J. of Plant Sci. 56: 331-339.

Laggoun-Défarge F, Gilbert D, Buttler A, Epron D, Francez A-J, Grasset L, Guimbaud C, Mitchell EAD, Roy J-C. 2008. Effects of experimental warming on carbon sink function of a temperate pristine mire: the peatwarm project. In After Wise Use - The Future of Peatlands - 13th International Peat Congress (eds C. Farrell & J. Feehan), pp. 599-602. IPS (Finland), Tullamore, Ireland, 8-13 June 2008.

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

Lamentowicz M, Cedro A, Galka 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

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

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

Meisterfeld R, Mitchell EAD. 2008. Arcellinida. Tree of Life web project. http://tolweb.org/Arcellinida/124471.

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

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

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


Buttler A, Mitchell EAD. 2007. Comment réagissent les tourbières aux changements planétaires? Le réchauffement climatique, obstacles à la regeneration. Hotspot 15: 18-19

Buttler A, Mitchell EAD. 2007. Wie reagieren Torfmoore auf die globalen Veränderunger? Klimawandel könnte Moorregenerationen eschweren. Hotspot 15: 18-19

Corsaro D, Thomas V, Goy G, Venditti D, Radek R, Greub G. 2007. 'Candidatus Rhabdochlamydia crassificans', an intracellular bacterial pathogen of the cockroach Blatta orientalis (Insecta: Blattodea). Syst. Appl. Microbiol. 30:221-228.

Kosakyan A, Nevo E. 2007. Medicinal Agaricales of Israeli Mycobiota. Int. J. of Medicinal Mushrooms 9 (3&4): 278-279.

Lamentowicz M, Mitchell EAD. 2007. Testate amoebae as ecological and paleohydrological indicators in peatlands - the Polish experience. In: Wetlands: modelling, monitoring, management. Proceedings of the International Conference W3M "Wetlands: monitoring, modelling, management", 22-25 September 2005, Wierzba, Poland Editors: Tomasz Okruszko, Edward Maltby Jan Szatylowicz, Dorota Swiatek, Wiktor Kotowski. 85-90.

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.

Lamentowicz M., Mitchell EAD, van der Knaap WO. 2007. Reconstruction of climate during the last 1000 years from a high-resolution testate amoebae sequence in Switzerland In Catto, N. R., editor, XVII INQUA Congress. The Tropics: Heat Engine of the Quaternary: Quaternary International, 429.

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

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

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

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


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.

Corsaro D, Greub G. 2006. Pathogenic potential of novel Chlamydiae and diagnostic approaches to infections due to these obligate intracellular bacteria. Clin. Microbiol. Rev. 19:283-297.

Corsaro D, Venditti D. 2006. Bacterial endosymbionts in Prokaryotes. In Microbiology Monograph Vol. 2. Complex Intracellular Structures in Prokaryotes, JM Shively Ed., Springer Heidelberg / New York Publisher. pp. 359-372.

Corsaro D, Venditti D. 2006. Diversity of the Parachlamydiae in the environment. Crit. Rev. Microbiol. 32:185-199.

Gilbert D, Mitchell EAD. 2006. Microbial diversity in Sphagnum peatlands. In: Martini IP, Matinez Cortizas A, & Chesworth W. (Eds.). Peatlands: basin evolution and depository of records on global environmental and climatic changes. Developments in Earth Surface Processes series. Elsevier (Amsterdam). pp. 287-318.

Lamentowicz M, Obremska M, Mitchell EAD. 2006. Developmental history of two kettle-hole mires in Tuchola Pinewoods - Historia rozwoju dwóch torfowisk mszarnych w Borach Tucholskich. (Proceeding of the Polish Geological Institute Palaeobotanical Conference in Okuninka, Poland, 10-13 May 2005.). Przeglad Geologiczny 54 (1): 76-80.

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.

Samaritani E, Siegenthaler A, Yli-Petays M, Buttler A, Christin P-A, Mitchell EAD. 2006. Is vegetation a good indicator of carbon dynamics in cutover peatlands? In: Abstracts & Proceedings: Catchments to Coast. The Society of Wetland Scientists 27th International Conference and the Australian Marine Sciences Association 44th Annual Meeting, 9-14 July 2006, Cairns, Autralia.

Siegenthaler A, Gilbert D, Mitchell EAD, Gauthier E, Steinmann P, Artz R, Yli-Petays M, Francez A-J, Comont L, Lagoun-Defarge F, Buttler A. 2006. Surface microbial community structure along regenerating peatlands across Europe. In: Abstracts & Proceedings: Catchments to Coast. The Society of Wetland Scientists 27th International Conference and the Australian Marine Sciences Association 44th Annual Meeting, 9-14 July 2006, Cairns, Autralia.

Siegenthaler A, Mitchell EAD, Francez A-J, Gattinger A, Gilbert D, Buttler A. 2006. Do water levels and specific litters affect the greenhouse gases production from the peat at various depths? In: Abstracts & Proceedings: Catchments to Coast. The Society of Wetland Scientists 27th International Conference and the Australian Marine Sciences Association 44th Annual Meeting, 9-14 July 2006, Cairns, Autralia.


Gilbert D, Mitchell EAD. 2005. L'analyse des micro-organismes, un outil de gestion des tourbières. Espaces Naturels 11: 14.

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.

Lamentowicz M, Mitchell EAD. 2005. Testate amoebae (Protists) as palaeoenvironmental indicators in peatlands. Polish Geological Institute Special Papers 16: 58-64.

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.

Mitchell EAD, Meisterfeld R. 2005. Taxonomic confusion blurs the debate on cosmopolitanism versus local endemism of free-living protists. Protist 156(3): 263-267.

Mitchell EAD. 2005 Bacteria and Island Biogeography. Science 309: 1997-1998.

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


Corsaro D, Venditti D. 2004. Emerging chlamydial infection. Crit. Rev. Microbiol. 30:75-106.

Mitchell EAD 2004. 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.

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.

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

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.


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.

Corsaro D, Valassina M, Venditti D. 2003. Increasing diversity within Chlamydiae. Crit. Rev. Microbiol. 29:37-78.

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

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.

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.


Buttler A, Mitchell EAD, Freléchoux F, van der Knaap WO, van Leeuwen JFN, Warner BG, Gobat J-M, Schweingruber F. 2002. Repeated disruptions in a small raised bog : climate and hydrological changes, vegetation succession and human impact. In: Richard, H and Vignot A (dir.) Equilibres et ruptures dans les écosystèmes durant les 20 derniers millénaires en Europe de l'Ouest. Presses Universitaires Franc-Comptoises; 831, Besançon. (Annales littéraires; 730. Série «Environnement, sociétés et archéologie»; 3). pp. 331-344

Corsaro D, Faou A. 2002. Chlamydia. Editions Tec & Doc - Lavoisier, Paris, France, 126 pp. (in French).

Corsaro D, Venditti D. 2002. Endosymbiosis in ecology and evolution. In The Encyclopedia of Environmental Microbiology, G Bitton Ed., John Wiley & Sons Inc., New York, USA, Vol. 4, pp. 1112-1130.

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.


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.

Grosvernier P, Mitchell EAD, Siegenthaler A, Buttler A, Gobat J-M. 2001. Effect of elevated CO2 and nitrogen deposition on natural regeneration processes of cut-over ombrotrophic peat bogs in the Swiss Jura mountains. In: Visconti G, Beniston M, Iannorelli ED & Barba D (Eds.) Global change and protected areas. Advances in global change research Vol. 9. Kluwer Academic Publishers. pp. 347-356.

Mitchell EAD, Gilbert D, Buttler A, Grosvernier P, Albinsson C, Rydin H, Heijmans MMPD, Hoosbeek MR, Greenup A, Foot J, Saarinen T, Vasander H, Gobat J-M. 2001. Can testate amoebae (Protozoa) and other micro-organisms help to overcome biogeographic bias in large scale global change research? In: Visconti G, Beniston M, Iannorelli ED & Barba D (Eds.) Global change and protected areas. Advances in global change research Vol. 9. Kluwer Academic Publishers. pp.301-310.

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.

Siegenthaler A, van der Heijden E, Mitchell EAD, Buttler A, Grosvernier P, Gobat J-M. 2001. Effects of elevated atmospheric CO2 and mineral nitrogen deposition on litter decomposition in a peatland in the Swiss Jura mountains. In: Visconti G, Beniston M, Iannorelli ED & Barba D (Eds.) Global change and protected areas. Advances in global change research Vol. 9. Kluwer Academic Publishers. pp. 311-321.


Gilbert D, Amblard C, Bourdier G, Francez A-J, Mitchell EAD. 2000: Le régime alimentaire des thécamoebiens. L'année Biologique 39: 1-12.

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.

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.


Corsaro D, Venditti D, Padula, Valassina M. 1999. Intracellular life. Crit. Rev. Microbiol. 25:39-79.

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.


Gilbert D, Coste M, Amblard C, Bourdier G, Francez A-J, Mitchell EAD, Sime-Ngano T. 1998: Les communautés microbiennes à la surface des tourbières (12' film). Selected for the 3rd CNRS festival of scientific films, Nancy, France (March 1998).

Van der Heijden E, Jauhiainen J, Matero J, Eekhof M, Mitchell EAD. 1998: Effects of elevated atmospheric CO2 and nitrogen deposition on Sphagnum species. In: De Kok LJ & Stulen I (Editors) Responses of plant metabolism to air pollution. Backhuys Publishers, Leiden, The Netherlands. pp. 475-478.