Prof. James Gordon Mitchell

Prof. James Gordon Mitchell

Flinders University, Australia



1988  Ph.D., State University of New York, USA 

1982  M.Sc., University of California, USA 

1980  B.A., University of California, USA 

Publications (selected)

  1. Rogers PJ, Huveneers C, Page B, Hamer DJ, Goldsworthy SD, Mitchell JG, Seuront L (in press) Broad-scale movements and pelagic habitat of large juvenile dusky sharks off southern Australia determined using pop-up satellite archival tags. Fisheries Oceanography in press.
  2. van Dongen-Vogels V, Seymour JR, Middleton JF, Mitchell JG, Seuront L (2012) Shifts in picophytoplankton community structure influenced by changing upwelling conditions. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 109:81-90.
  3. Rogers PJ, Huveneers C, Page B, Hamer DJ, Goldsworthy SD, Mitchell JG, Seuront L (2012) A quantitative comparson of the diets of sympatric pelagic sharks in gulf and shelf ecosystems off southern Australia. ICES Journal of Marine Science published online June 24, 2012.
  4. Lavery TJ, Roudnew B, Seuront L, Mitchell JG, Middleton J (2012) Can whales mix the ocean? Biogeosciences Discuss 9: 8387-8403.
  5. Seymour JR, Doblin MA, Jeffries TC, Brown MV, Newton K, Ralph PJ, Baird M, Mitchell JG (2012) Contrasting microbial assemblages in adjacent water masses associated with the East Australian Current. Environmental Microbiology Reports published online June 27.
  6. Lavery TJ, Roudnew B, Seymour JR, Mitchell JG, Jeffries TC, (2012) High Nutrient Transport and Cycling Potential Revealed in the Microbial Metagenome of Australian Sea Lion (Neophoca cinerea) Faeces. PLoS ONE 7(5):e365478. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0036478.
  7. Roudnew B, Seymour JR, Jeffries TC, Lavery TJ, Smith RJ, Mitchell JG (2012) Bacterial and virus-like particle abundances in purged and unpurged groundwater depth profiles. Groundwater Monitoring and Remediation. DOI:10.1111/j.1745-6592.2011.0193.x
  8. Paterson JS, Nayar S, Mitchell JG, Seuront L (2012) A local upwelling controls viral and microbial community structure in South Australian continental shelf waters. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 96:197-208.
  9. Van Dongen-Vogels V, Seymour JR, Middleton JF, Mitchell JG, Seuront L (2011) Influence of local physical events on picophytoplankton spatial and temporal dynamics in South Australian continental shelf waters. Journal of Plankton Research 33:1825-1841.
  10. Smith RJ, Jeffries TC, Roudnew B, Fitch AJ, Seymour JR, Delpin MW, Newton K, Brown M, Mitchell JG (2012) Metagenomic comparison of microbial communities inhabiting confined and unconfined aquifer ecosystems. Environmental Microbiology 14:240-253.
  11. Jeffries TC, Seymour J, Newton K, Seuront L, Mitchell J (2012) Shifts in microbial metagenome potential along a sediment salinity gradient. Biogeosciences, 8:7551-7574.
  12. Jeffries TC, Seymour JR, Gilbert JA, Dinsdale EA, Newton K, Leterme SC, Roudnew B, Smith RJ, Seuront L. Mitchell JG (2011) Substrate type determines metagenomic profiles from diverse chemical habitats. PloS ONE 6(9): e25173. Doi:10.1371/journal.pone0025173.
  13. Marcos M, Seymour JR, Luhar M, Durham WM, Mitchell JG, Macke A, Stocker R (2011) Microbial alignment in flow changes ocean light climate. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 108:3860-3864. Doi:10.1073/pnas. ERA A* (Excellence for Research in Australia is a discontinued Australian Research Council rating system)
  14. Pollet T, Schapira M, Buscot M-J, Leterme SC, Mitchell JG, Seuront L (2010) Prokaryotic aminopeptidase activity along a continuous salinity gradient in a hypersaline coastal lagoon (the Coorong, South Australia). Saline Systems 6:1-6.
  15. Lavery TL, Roudnew B, Gill P, Seymour J, Seuront L, Johnson G, Mitchell JG, Smetacek V (2010) Iron defecation by sperm whales stimulates carbon export in the Southern Ocean. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences 277:3527-3531, doi:10.1098. ERA A.
  16. Leterme SC, Ellis AV, Mitchell JG, Buscot MJ, Pollet T, Schapira M, Seuront L (2010) Morphological flexibility of Cocconeis Placentula (Bacillariophyceae) nanostructure to changing salinity levels. Journal of Phycology 46:715-719. ERA A.
  17. Seuront L, Leterme SC, Seymour J, Mitchell JG, Ashcroft D, Noble W, Thomson PG, Davidson AT, van den Enden R, Scott FJ, Wright SW, Schapira M, Chapperon C, Cribb N (2010). Role of microbial and phytoplanktonic communities in the control of seawater viscosity off East Antarctica (30-80° E). Deep-Sea Research II 57(9-10): 877-886. ERA B.
  18. Kleindorfer SM, Mitchell JG (2009) ‘Biological Networks: Rainforests, Coral Reefs, and the Galapagos Islands’, in PR Kleindorfer, Y Wind and RE Gunther (eds), The Network Strategy: Strategy, Profit, and the Risk in an Interlinked World, Wharton School Publishing, New Jersey, pp 85-99.
  19. Schapira M, Pollet T, Mitchell JG, Seuront L (2009) Respiration rates in marine heterotrophic bacteria relate to the cytometric characteristics of bacterioplankton communities. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 89(6):1161-1169. ERA C.
  20. Losic D, Mitchell JG, Voelcker NH (2009) Diatomaceous Lessons in Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials. Advanced Materials (cover) 21(29):2947-2958. IF 7 ERA A.
  21. Lavery TJ, Kemper CM, Sanderson K, Schultz CG, Coyle P, Mitchell JG, Seuront L (2009) Heavy metal toxicity of kidney and bone tissues in South Australian adult bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops aduncus). Marine Environmental Research 67:1-7. ERA B.
  22. Seymour JR, Seuront L, Doubell M, Mitchell JG. (2008) Mesoscale and microscale spatial variability of bacteria and viruses during a Phaeocystis globosa bloom in the Eastern English Channel. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science 80(4):589-597. ERA A
  23. Losic D, Mitchell JG, & Voelcker NH, (2008) Diatom culture media contain extracellular silica nanoparticles which form opalescent films. Proceedings of SPIE, 7267, 726712-1-726712-8.
  24. Kesaulya I, Leterme SC, Mitchell JG, Seuront L (2008) The impact of turbulence and phytoplankton dynamics on foam formation, seawater viscosity and chlorophyll concentration in the eastern English Channel. Oceanologia 50(2): 167-182. ERA B.
  25. Patten NL, Harrison PL, Mitchell JG (2008) Prevalence of virus-like particles within a staghorn coral (Acropora muracata) from the Great Barrier Reef. Coral Reefs 27:569-580. DOI: 10.1007/s00338-008-0356-9 ERA A.
  26. Patten NL, Mitchell JG, Middleboe M, Eyre BD, Seuront L, Harrison PL, Glud RN (2008) Bacterial and viral dynamics during a mass coral spawning period on the Great Barrier Reef. Aquatic Microbial Ecology 50:209-220. ERA B.
  27. Mitchell JG, Seuront L (2008) Towards a seascape typology. II. Zipf of one-dimensional patterns. Journal of Marine Systems 69:328-338. ERA B.
  28. Seuront L, Mitchell JG (2008) Towards a seascape typology. I. Zipf vs Pareto laws. Journal of Marine Systems 69:310-327. ERA B.
  29. Mitchell JG, Yamazaki H, Seuront L, Wolk F, Hua L (2008) Phytoplankton patch patterns: seascape anatomy in a turbulent ocean. Journal of Marine Systems 69:247-253. ERA B.
  30. Tajuddin I, Voelcker NH, Mitchell JG (2007) Silica nanostructure formation from synthetic R5 peptide. Proceedings of SPIE, 6413, 64130Q-1-64130Q-10.