Fraser Mitchell
Professor, Botany
Professor, Trinity Centre for the Environment

Biography

2008: Associate Professor of Quaternary Ecology, Trinity College Dublin 2000: Promoted to Senior Lecturer in Quaternary Ecology in the Botany Department, Trinity College Dublin. 1990: Appointed as a College Lecturer in Quaternary Ecology in the Botany Department, Trinity College Dublin. 1985-1990: Postdoctoral Research: Higher Scientific Officer in the Grazing Research Division of The Macaulay Land Use Research Institute, Edinburgh. 1982-1985: Postgraduate research in the Botany Department, Trinity College Dublin. 1982: BSc (hons) first class University College Galway.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Verheyen, K., De Frenne, P., Baeten, L., Waller, D.M., Hédl, R., Perring, M.P., Blondeel, H., Brunet, J., Chudomelová, M., Decocq, G., De Lombaerde, E., Depauw, L., Dirnböck, T., Durak, T., Eriksson, O., Gilliam, F.S., Heinken, T., Heinrichs, S., Hermy, M., Jaroszewicz, B., Jenkins, M.A., Johnson, S.E., Kirby, K.J., Kopecký, M., Landuyt, D., Lenoir, J., Li, D., Macek, M., Maes, S.L., Máli , F., Mitchell, F.J.G., Naaf, T., Peterken, G., Petřík, P., Reczyńska, K., Rogers, D.A., Schei, F.H., Schmidt, W., Standovár, T., Świerkosz, K., Ujházy, K., Van Calster, H., Vellend, M., Vild, O., Woods, K., Wulf, M. & Bernhardt-Römermann, M., Combining Biodiversity Resurveys across Regions to Advance Global Change Research, BioScience, 67, 2017, p73 - 83 Journal Article, 2017 URL

Orme, L.C., Charman, D.J., Reinhardt, L. Richard T., Jones, R.T., Mitchell, F.J.G., Stefanini, B.S., Barkwith, A., Ellis, M.A. and Grosvenor, M. , Past changes in the North Atlantic storm track driven by insolation and sea ice forcing, Geology, 45, 2017, p335 - 338 Journal Article, 2017

Introduction: Advances in Irish Quaternary Studies in, editor(s)Coxon, P., McCarron, S. Mitchell, F.J.G. , Advances in Irish Quaternary Studies, Paris, Atlantis Press, 2017, pp1 - 17, [Coxon, P., McCarron, S. Mitchell, F.J.G.] Book Chapter, 2017 DOI

OCarroll, E., Mitchell, F. J. G., Quantifying woodland resource usage and selection from Neolithic to post Mediaeval times in the Irish Midlands, Environmental Archaeology, 22, 2017, p219 - 232 Journal Article, 2017

Interglacial Sequences in, editor(s)Coxon, P., McCarron, S. Mitchell, F.J.G. , Advances in Irish Quaternary Studies , Paris, Atlantis Press, 2017, pp43 - 66, [Coxon, P., Mitchell, F.J.G., von Engelbrechten, S., Vaughan, L. ] Book Chapter, 2017 DOI

Coxon, P., McCarron, S. Mitchell, F.J.G., Advances in Irish Quaternary Studies, Paris, Atlantis Press, 2017, 1 - 316pp Book, 2017

Hawthorne, D. & Mitchell, F. J. G. , Identifying past fire regimes throughout the Holocene in Ireland using new and established methods of charcoal analysis, Quaternary Science Reviews , 137, 2016, p45 - 53 Journal Article, 2016

McGeever, A. H., Mitchell, F. J. G., Re-defining the natural range of Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris L.): a newly discovered microrefugium in western Ireland, Journal of Biogeography, 43, 2016, p2199 - 2208 Journal Article, 2016

Stevenson, A. and Mitchell, F.J.G. , Evidence of nutrient partitioning in coexisting deep-sea echinoids, and seasonal dietary shifts in seasonal breeders: Perspectives from stable isotope analyses, Progress in Oceanography, 141, 2016, p44 - 59 Journal Article, 2016

Bernhardt-Römermann, M., Baeten, L., Craven, D., De Frenne, P., Hédl, R., Lenoir, J., Bert, D., Brunet, J., Chudomelová, M., Decocq, G., Dierschke, H., Dirnböck, T., Dörfler, I., Heinken, T., Hermy, M., Hommel, P., Jaroszewicz, B., Keczyński, A., Kelly, D. L., Kirby, K. J., Kopecký, M., Macek, M., Máli , F., Mirtl, M., Mitchell, F. J. G., Naaf, T., Newman, M., Peterken, G., Petřík, P., Schmidt, W., Standovár, T., Tóth, Z., Calster, H. V., Verstraeten, G., Vladovič, J., Vild, O., Wulf, M. & Verheyen, K. , Drivers of temporal changes in temperate forest plant diversity vary across spatial scales, Global Change Biology , 21, 2015, p3726 - 3737 Journal Article, 2015

McGeever, A. H. & Mitchell, F. J. G. , Pine stumps in Irish peats: is their occurrence a valid proxy climate indicator?, Journal of Quaternary Science , 30, 2015, p489 - 496 Journal Article, 2015

Reilly, E., Mitchell, F.J.G., Establishing chronologies for woodland small hollow and mor humus deposits using tephrochronology and radiocarbon dating, The Holocene , 25, (2), 2015, p241 - 252 Journal Article, 2015

Roche, J.R., Mitchell, F.J.G., Waldren, S. and Bjørndalen, J.E. , Are Ireland's reintroduced Pinus sylvestris forests floristically analogous to their native counterparts in oceanic north-west Europe? , Biology & Environment: Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, 115B, 2015, p97 - 114 Journal Article, 2015

Stevenson A., Mitchell F., Davies J., Predation has no competition: Factors influencing space and resource use by echinoids in deep-sea coral habitats, as evidenced by continuous video transects, Marine Ecology, 36, (4), 2015, p1454 - 1467 Journal Article, 2015 DOI

OCarroll, E. and Mitchell, F.J.G. , Seeing the woods for the trees: the history of woodlands and wood use revealed from archaeological excavations in the Irish Midlands, Irish Forestry, 72, 2015, p205 - 226 Journal Article, 2015

Trondman, A.-K., Gaillard, M.-J., Mazier, F., Sugita, S., Fyfe, R., Nielsen, A. B., Twiddle, C., Barratt, P., Birks, H. J. B., Bjune, A. E., Björkman, L., Broström, A., Caseldine, C., David, R., Dodson, J., Dörfler, W., Fischer, E., van Geel, B., Giesecke, T., Hultberg, T., Kalnina, L., Kangur, M., van der Knaap, P., Koff, T., Kune , P., Lagerås, P., Latałowa, M., Lechterbeck, J., Leroyer, C., Leydet, M., Lindbladh, M., Marquer, L., Mitchell, F. J. G., Odgaard, B. V., Peglar, S. M., Persson, T., Poska, A., Rösch, M., Seppä, H., Veski, S. and Wick, L., Pollen-based quantitative reconstructions of Holocene regional vegetation cover (plant-functional types and land-cover types) in Europe suitable for climate modelling, Global Change Biology, 21, 2015, p676 - 697 Journal Article, 2015 DOI

Newman, M., Mitchell, F. J. G., Kelly, D. L., Exclusion of large herbivores: Long-term changes within the plant community, Forest Ecology and Management, 321, 2014, p136 - 144 Journal Article, 2014 DOI

Irwin, S., Pedley, S., Coote, L., Dietzsch, A., Wilson, M., Oxbrough, A., Sweeney, O., Moore, K., Martin, R., Kelly, D., Mitchell, F. J. G., Kelly, T. & O'Halloran, J., The value of plantation forests for plant, invertebrate and bird diversity and the potential for cross-taxon surrogacy, Biodiversity and Conservation, 23, (3), 2014, p697 - 714 Journal Article, 2014

Mitchell, F. J. G., Reprint of "Long-term changes and drivers of biodiversity in Atlantic oakwoods", Forest Ecology and Management, 321, 2014, p130 - 135 Journal Article, 2014

De Frenne, P., Rodríguez-Sánchez, F., Bernhardt-Römermann, M., Brown, C. D., Eriksson, O., Hermy, M., Mitchell, F. J. G., Petřík, P., Van Calster, H., Vellend, M. & Verheyen, K. , Reply to Harwood et al.: Thermophilization estimation is robust to the scale of species distribution data, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 111, 2014, pE1166 Journal Article, 2014

Davis, B. A. S., Zanon, M., Collins, P., Mauri, A., Bakker, J., Barboni, D., Barthelmes, A., Beaudouin, C., Birks, H.J.B., Bjune, A. E., Bozilova, E., Bradshaw, R. H. W., Brayshay, B. A., Brewer, S., Brugiapaglia, E., Bunting, J., Connor, S. E., de Beaulieu, J. L., Edwards, K., Ejarque, A., Fall, P., Florenzano, A., Fyfe, R., Galop, D., Giardini, M., Giesecke, T., Grant, M. J., Guiot, J., Jahns, S., Jankovská, V., Juggins, S., Kahrmann, M., Karpiñska-Ko³aczek, M., Ko³aczek, P., Kühl, N., Kune , P., Lapteva, E. G., Leroy, S. A. G., Leydet, M., López Sáez, J. A., Masi, A., Matthias, I., Mazier, F., Meltsov, V., Mercuri, A. M., Miras, Y., Mitchell, F. J. G., Morris, J. L., Naughton, F., Nielsen, A. B., Novenko, E., Odgaard, B., Ortu, E., Overballe-Petersen, M. V., Pardoe, H. S., Peglar, S. M., Pidek, I. A., Sadori, L., Seppä, H., Severova, E., Shaw, H., wieta-Musznicka, J., Theuerkauf, M., Tonkov, S., Veski, S., van der Knaap, W. O., van Leeuwen, J. F. N., Woodbridge, J., Zimny, M. & Kaplan, J. O. , The European Modern Pollen Database (EMPD) project, Vegetation History and Archaeobotany, 22, 2013, p521 - 530 Journal Article, 2013

Coote, L., Dietzsch, A.C., Wilson, M.W., Graham, C.T., Fuller, L., Walsh, A.T., Irwin, S., Kelly, D.L., Mitchell, F.J.G., Kelly, T.C., O'Halloran, J. , Testing indicators of biodiversity for plantation forests, Ecological Indicators, 32, 2013, p107 - 115 Journal Article, 2013 TARA - Full Text DOI

Perrin, P. M. & Mitchell, F. J. G. , Effects of shade on growth, biomass allocation and leaf morphology in European yew (Taxus baccata L.), European Journal of Forest Research, 132, 2013, p211 - 218 Journal Article, 2013 DOI TARA - Full Text

Irwin, S., Kelly, D. L., Kelly, T. C., Mitchell, F. J. G., Coote, L., Oxbrough, A., Wilson, M. W., Martin, R. D., Moore, K., Sweeney, O., Dietzsch, A. C. & O'Halloran, J., Do Irish forests provide habitat for species of conservation concern?, Biology and Environment: Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, 113B, (3), 2013, p273 - 279 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

De Frenne, P., Rodríguez-Sánchez, F., Coomes, D.A., Baeten, L., Verstraeten, G., Vellend M., Bernhardt-Römermann, M., D. Brown, C.D., Brunet, J., Cornelis, J., Decocq, G., Dierschke, H, Eriksson, O., Gilliam, F.S., Hédl, R., Heinken, T., Hermy, M., Hommel, P., Jenkins, M.A., Kelly, D.L., Kirby, K.J., Mitchell, F.J.G., Naaf, T., Newman, M., Peterken, G., Petøík, P., Schulz, J., Sonnier, G., Van Calster, H., Waller, D., Walther, G-R., White, P.S.,Woods, K., Wulf, M., Graae, B.J. & Verheyen, K. , Forest canopy closure buffers plant community responses to global warming, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 110, 2013, p18561 - 18565 Journal Article, 2013

Swindles, G. T., Lawson, I. T., Matthews, I. P., Blaauw, M., Daley, T. J., Charman, D. J., Roland, T. P., Plunkett, G., Schettler, G., Gearey, B. R., Turner, T. E., Rea, H. A., Roe, H. M., Amesbury, M. J., Chambers, F. M., Holmes, J., Mitchell, F. J. G., Blackford, J., Blundell, A., Branch, N., Holmes, J., Langdon, P., McCarroll, J., McDermott, F., Oksanen, P. O., Pritchard, O., Stastney, P., Stefanini, B., Young, D., Wheeler, J., Becker, K. & Armit, I. , Centennial-scale climate change in Ireland during the Holocene, Earth-Science Reviews , 126, 2013, p300 - 320 Journal Article, 2013

Mitchell, F.J.G., Stefanini, B.S. and Marchant, R. , Finding Irish pollen data, Quaternary Newsletter, 131, 2013, p16 - 19 Journal Article, 2013

The arrival of the first forests in, editor(s)Jebb, M. & Crowley, C. , Secrets of the Irish landscape, Cork, Cork University Press, 2013, pp57 - 65, [Mitchell, F.J.G.] Book Chapter, 2013

Mitchell, F.J.G., Long-term changes and drivers of biodiversity in Atlantic oakwoods, Forest Ecology and Management, 307, 2013, p1 - 6 Journal Article, 2013 TARA - Full Text

Mitchell F.J.G, Stefanini, B.S. and Marchant, R., A catalogue of Irish pollen diagrams, Biology and Environment-Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, 113B, (1), 2013, p103 - 135 Journal Article, 2013 TARA - Full Text DOI

Seeing the woods for the trees: unravelling woodland resource usage in the Irish midlands over the last five millennia in, editor(s)Kelly, B. Roycroft, N. Stanley, M. , Futures and Pasts: archaeological science on Irish road schemes, Dublin, National Roads Authority, 2013, pp111 - 120, [OCarroll, E. and Mitchell, F.J.G. ] Book Chapter, 2013

Murphy, B.R. and Mitchell, F.J.G., , An association between past levels of ozone column depletion and the pollen morphology of the model angiosperm Arabidopsis thaliana L, Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 194, 2013, p12 - 20 Journal Article, 2013 DOI TARA - Full Text

Charman, D. J., Beilman, D. W., Blaauw, M., Booth, R. K., Brewer, S., Chambers, F. M., Christen, J. A., Gallego-Sala, A., Harrison, S. P., Hughes, P. D. M., Jackson, S. T., Korhola, A., Mauquoy, D., Mitchell, F. J. G., Prentice, I. C., van der Linden, M., De Vleeschouwer, F., Yu, Z. C., Alm, J., Bauer, I. E., Corish, Y. M. C., Garneau, M., Hohl, V., Huang, Y., Karofeld, E., Le Roux, G., Loisel, J., Moschen, R., Nichols, J. E., Nieminen, T. M., MacDonald, G. M., Phadtare, N. R., Rausch, N., Sillasoo, Ü., Swindles, G. T., Tuittila, E. S., Ukonmaanaho, L., Väliranta, M., van Bellen, S., van Geel, B., Vitt, D. H. & Zhao, Y. , Climate-related changes in peatland carbon accumulation during the last millennium, Biogeosciences , 10, 2013, p929 - 944 Journal Article, 2013 TARA - Full Text

Coote, L., French, L.J., Moore, K., Mitchell, F.J.G. and Kelly, D.L. , Can forestry plantations support plant species and communities of semi-natural woodland?, Forest Ecology and Management, 283, 2012, p86 - 95 Journal Article, 2012 DOI

OCarroll, E. and Mitchell, F.J.G. , Charcoal sample guidelines: new methodological approaches towards the quantification and identification of charcoal samples retrieved from archaeological sites, Sagvntvm Extra: Wood and Charcoal, Evidence for Human and Natural History, 13, 2012, p275 - 282 Journal Article, 2012

Dan J. Charman, Veronica Hohl, Antony Blundell, Fraser Mitchell, Julia Newberry, Pirita Oksanen, A 1000-year reconstruction of summer precipitation from Ireland: Calibration of a peat-based palaeoclimate record, Quaternary International, 268, 2012, p87 - 97 Journal Article, 2012 TARA - Full Text

Coxon, P., Mitchell, F.J.G. and Wyse Jackson, P.N., Wicklow in the Grip of an Ice Age, 1, Dublin, Irish Quaternary Association, 2012, i - 48pp Book, 2012

Kelly, D., Nickrent, D. & Ulloa Ulloa, C., New genus found in Honduran rainforest., Biodiversity Science: Developments in biodiversity & conservation management, 1, (1), 2011 Journal Article, 2011 URL

Mitchell, F.J.G., Exploring vegetation in the fourth dimension, Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 26, 2011, p45 - 52 Journal Article, 2011

Roche, J.R., Mitchell, F.J.G. and Waldren, S. , Plant community ecology of Pinus sylvestris, an extirpated species reintroduced to Ireland, Biodiversity and Conservation, 18, 2009, p2185 - 2203 Journal Article, 2009

Mitchell, F.J.G., Tree migration into Ireland, Irish Naturalists' Journal, special supplement 2008, 2008, p73 - 75 Journal Article, 2008

Roche, J.R., Mitchell F.J.G. & Waldren S., Ecology of Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) in Ireland - preliminary results, Proceedings of ESAI Environ 2007, Institute of Technology Carlow, 26 - 28 January 2007, edited by R. Moles , Environmental Sciences Association of Ireland, 2008, pp6 - 9 Conference Paper, 2008 URL TARA - Full Text

French, L., Smith, G. F., Kelly, D.L., Mitchell, F.J.G., O'Donoghue, S., Iremonger, S. and McKee, A., Ground flora communities in temperate oceanic plantation forests and the influence of silvicultural, geographic and edaphic factors, Forest Ecology and Management, 255, 2008, p476 - 494 Journal Article, 2008

Buscardo, E., Smith, G. F., Kelly, D.L., Freitas, H., Iremonger, S., Mitchell, F.J.G., O'Donoghue, S. and McKee, A., The early effects of afforestation on biodiversity of grasslands in Ireland, Biodiversity and Conservation, 17, 2008, p1057 - 1072 Journal Article, 2008

Smith, G. F., Gittings, T., Wilson, M., French, L., Oxbrough, A., O'Donoghue, S., O'Donnell, V., McKee, A., Iremonger, S., O'Halloran, J., Kelly, D.L., Mitchell, F.J.G., Giller, P., Kelly, T. , Identifying practical indicators of biodiversity for stand-level management of plantation forests, Biodiversity and Conservation, 2008 Journal Article, 2008

Crushell, P., Connolly, A., Schouten, M. and Mitchell, F.J.G., The changing landscape of Clara Bog: the history of an Irish raised bog, Irish Geography, 41, (1), 2008, p89 - 111 Journal Article, 2008

Iremonger, S., O'Halloran, J., Kelly, D.L., Wilson, M.W., Smith, G.F., Gittings, T., Giller, P. S., Mitchell, F.J.G., Oxbrough, A., Coote, L., French, L., O'Donoghue, S., McKee, A.-M., Pithon, J., O'Sullivan, A., Neville, P. O'Donnell, V. Cummins, V., Kelly T. C. and Dowding, P. , Biodiversity in Irish Plantation Forests, Dublin, Environmental Protection Agency, 2007 Report, 2007

Leira, M., Cole, E. E. and Mitchell, F.J.G., Peat erosion and atmospheric deposition impacts on an oligotrophic lake in eastern Ireland, Journal of Paleolimnology, 38, 2007, p49 - 71 Journal Article, 2007

Smith, G.F., Iremonger, S., Kelly, D.L., O'Donoghue, S. and Mitchell, F.J.G. , Enhancing vegetation diversity in glades, rides and roads in plantation forests, Biological Conservation, 136, 2007, p283 - 294 Journal Article, 2007

Iremonger, S., T. Gittings, G.F. Smith, M.W. Wilson, A. Oxbrough, L. Coote, J. Pithon, S. O'Donoghue, A.-M. McKee, J. O'Halloran, D.L. Kelly, P.S. Giller, A. O'Sullivan, P. Neville, F.J.G. Mitchell, V. O'Donnell, T.C. Kelly, and P. Dowding, Investigation of experimental methods to enhance biodiversity in plantation forests, Dublin, COFORD and EPA, 2006 Report, 2006

Perrin, P.M., Kelly, D.L., and Mitchell, F.J.G. , Long-term deer exclusion in yew-wood and oakwood habitats in southwest Ireland: Natural regeneration and stand dynamics, Forest Ecology and Management, 236, 2006, p356 - 367 Journal Article, 2006

Flannery M.L., Mitchell F.J.G., Coyne S., Kavanagh T.A., Burke J.I., Salamin N., Dowding P. and Hodkinson T.R., Plastid genome characterisation in Brassica and Brassicaceae using a new set of nine SSRs, TAG Theoretical and Applied Genetics, 113, 2006, p1221 - 1231 Journal Article, 2006

Mitchell, F.J.G., Where did Ireland's trees come from?, Biology and the Environment: Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, 106B, 2006, p251 - 259 Journal Article, 2006

Smith, G.F., T. Gittings, M.W. Wilson, A. Oxbrough, S. Iremonger, S. O'Donoghue, A.-M. McKee, J. O'Halloran, , D.L. Kelly, J. Pithon, A. O'Sullivan, P. Neville, F.J.G. Mitchell, P.S. Giller, V. O'Donnell and T.C. Kelly, Biodiversity Assessment of Afforestation Sites. BIOFOREST Project 3.1.1 Final Report, Dublin, COFORD and EPA, 2006 Report, 2006

Haslett, J., Salter-Townshend M., Wilson, S.P., Bhattacharya, S., Whiley, M., Allen, J. R. M., Huntley, B. and Mitchell, F. J. G. , Bayesian palaeoclimate reconstruction, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, A169, 2006, p395 - 483 Journal Article, 2006

Biodiversity in temperate plantations. in, editor(s)Mery, G., Alfaro, R., Kanninen, M., Lobovikov, M. , Forests in global balance, Helsinki , IUFRO Wood Series Volume 17, 2005, pp132 - 133, [Iremonger, S., Giller, P., O'Halloran, J, Kelly, D. L. and Mitchell, F.J.G.] Book Chapter, 2005

Smith, G.F., T. Gittings, M.W. Wilson, L. French, A. Oxbrough, S. O'Donoghue, J. Pithon, V. O'Donnell, A.-M. McKee, S. Iremonger, J. O'Halloran, D.L. Kelly, F.J.G. Mitchell, P.S. Giller and T. Kelly, Assessment of biodiversity at different stages of the forest cycle. BIOFOREST Project 3.1.2 Final Report, Dublin, COFORD and EPA, 2005 Report, 2005

Mitchell, F.J.G., How open were European primeval forests? Hypothesis testing using palaeoecological data, Journal of Ecology, 93, 2005, p168 - 177 Journal Article, 2005

Gittings, T., A.-M. McKee, S. O'Donoghue, J. Pithon, M. Wilson, P.S. Giller, D. L. Kelly, J. O'Halloran, F.J.G. Mitchell, S. Iremonger, A. O'Sullivan and P. Neville, Biodiversity Assessment in preparation for afforestation: A review of existing practice in Ireland and best practice overseas, Dublin, COFORD and EPA, 2004 Report, 2004

Vegetation history in the Killarney Valley in, editor(s)W. O'Brien , Ross Island. Mining, metal and society in early Ireland, Galway, Department of Archaeology, National University of Ireland, 2004, pp481 - 493, [Mitchell, F.J.G. and Cooney, T.] Book Chapter, 2004

O'Halloran, J., T. Gittings, G.F. Smith, M. Wilson, A. Oxbrough, S. O'Donoghue, L. French, P.S. Giller, S. Iremonger, J. Pithon, D.L. Kelly, F.J.G. Mitchell, T.C. Kelly, P. Dowding, A. O'Sullivan, P. Neville, A.-M. McKee and L. Coote, Biodiversity of plantation forests in Ireland: BIOFOREST project, Opportunities for Biodiversity Enhancement in Plantation Forests, edited by L. MacLennan , COFORD, 2004, pp29 - 38 Conference Paper, 2004

Mitchell, F.J.G., Tree migration into Ireland, Irish Association for Quaternary Studies Newsletter, 32, (2), 2004 Journal Article, 2004

Vaughan, A.P.M., Dowling, L.A., Mitchell, F.J.G., Lauritzen, S.-E., McCabe, A.M. and Coxon, P., Depositional and post-depositional history of warm stage deposits at Knocknacran, Co. Monaghan, Ireland: implications for preservation of last interglacial deposits, Journal of Quaternary Science, 19, 2004, p577 - 590 Journal Article, 2004

Cole, E. E. and Mitchell, F.J.G., Human impact on the Irish landscape during the late Holocene inferred from palynological studies at three peatland sites, The Holocene, 13, 2003, p507 - 515 Journal Article, 2003

Smith, G.F., Kelly, D.L., Mitchell, F.J.G., Establishing native woodlands in former upland conifer plantations in Ireland, Restoration of Wooded Landscapes, Edinburgh, 14-15 Sept, 2000, edited by Humphrey, J. et al. , Forestry Commission, 2003, pp37 - 46 Conference Paper, 2003

Leira, M., Cole, E., and Mitchell, F.J.G., History of a presently acidic lake in eastern Ireland (Kelly's Lough, Co. Wicklow) determined through analysis of the sedimentary record, Irish Quaternary Association Newsletter, 28, (6), 2002 Journal Article, 2002

Soaks in, Schouten, M.G.C. Conservation and restoration of raised bogs, Dublin, Dúchas, 2002, pp170 - 185, [Connolly, A., Kelly, L., Lamers, L., Mitchell, F.J.G., van der Schaaf, S., Schouten, M.G.C., Streefkerk, J.G. and van Wirdum, G.] Book Chapter, 2002

Natural Invaders: The Postglacial colonisation of Ireland in, editor(s)C. Moriarty & D. A. Murray , Biological invaders: the impact of exotic species, Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, 2002, pp2 - 12, [Mitchell, F.J.G.] Book Chapter, 2002

Mitchell, F.J.G., From palaeoecology to conservation: an interdisciplinary vision. Biology and the Environment, 101B,, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, 2001, pp1 - 2 Conference Paper, 2001

Allen, J. R. M., Von Engelbrechten, S., Mitchell, F.J.G. and Huntley, B., A Comparison of Three European Holocene Lacustrine Palaeovegetation Records at ca. 42°N, Intercomparison among the Mediterranean Holocene Lacustrine Sequences: Temporal and spatial extension of environmental short events 3rd Workshop of the Southern European Working Group of the European Lake Drilling Programme (ELDP), Girona, February 17-21st, edited by Spain , 2001, pp11 - 15 Conference Paper, 2001

Biology and Environment: Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, 101B, 1,2, (2001), 1 - 164p, Mitchell, F.J.G., [eds.] Journal, 2001

Parkes, H.M. and Mitchell, F.J.G., Vegetation history at Clonmacnoise, Co. Offaly, Biology and the Environment: Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, 100B, 2000, pp35 - 40 Conference Paper, 2000

Mitchell, F.J.G., The role of Giant Irish Deer in the Allerød climatic decline, Irish Association for Quaternary Studies Newsletter, 24, 2000, p6 - 7 Journal Article, 2000

Mitchell, F.J.G., The development of Ireland's tree cover over the millennia, Irish Forestry, 57, 2000, p38 - 46 Journal Article, 2000

Bradshaw, R.H.W. and Mitchell, F.J.G., The palaeoecological approach to reconstructing former grazing-vegetation interactions, Forest Ecology and Management, 120, 1999, p3 - 12 Journal Article, 1999

Mitchell, F.J.G., A re-examination of early Holocene tree migration into Ireland, Irish Association for Quaternary Studies Newsletter, 22, (9), 1999 Journal Article, 1999

Mitchell, F.J.G. and Cole, E., Reconstruction of long-term successional dynamics of temperate woodland in Bialowieza Forest, Poland, Journal of Ecology, 86, 1998, p1042 - 1061 Journal Article, 1998

Ungulates and forest management in Great Britain and Ireland in, editor(s)J.W. Humphrey, R.M.A. Gill & J. Claridge , Grazing as a management tool in European forest ecosystems, Edinburgh, Forestry Commission, 1998, pp24 - 35, [Hester, A.J., Kirby, K.J., Mitchell, F.J.G., Gill, R.M.A, Latham, J. &.Armstrong, H.] Book Chapter, 1998

Mitchell, F.J.G., Von Engelbrechten, S,E., Dwyer, R. and Cole, E., Investigation of the within site spatial variation of peat humification, Irish Association for Quaternary Studies Newsletter, 20, 1998, p8 - 9 Journal Article, 1998

Dodson, J.R., Mitchell, F.J.G., Bögeholz, H. and Julian, N., Dynamics of temperate rainforest from fine resolution pollen analysis, Upper Ringarooma River, northeastern Tasmania, Australian Journal of Ecology, 23, 1998, p550 - 561 Journal Article, 1998

The investigation of long-term successions in temperate woodland using fine spatial resolution pollen analysis in, editor(s)K. J. Kirby and C. Watkins , The Ecological History of European Forests, Oxford, CAB International, 1998, pp213 - 223, [Mitchell, F.J.G.] Book Chapter, 1998

Mitchell, F.J.G., Connolly, A., Coxon, P., Hayes, C., Meehan, R. and von Engelbrechten, S., The Knocknacran interglacial site: preliminary investigations, Irish Association for Quaternary Studies Newsletter, 18, (6-7), 1997 Journal Article, 1997

Mitchell, F.J.G., The PEP III transect: what's in it for Ireland?, Irish Association for Quaternary Studies Newsletter, 18, (4), 1997 Journal Article, 1997

Dwyer, R.B. and Mitchell, F.J.G., Investigation of the environmental impact of remote volcanic activity on north Mayo, Ireland during the mid-Holocene, The Holocene, 7, 1997, p113 - 118 Journal Article, 1997

Mitchell, F.J.G., Palaeoecology, The Quaternary of the Irish Midlands. Field Guide No. 21, Irish Association for Quaternary Studies, Dublin, edited by F.J.G. Mitchell and C. Delaney , 1997, pp15 - 18 Conference Paper, 1997

Mitchell, F.J.G. and Delaney, C., The Quaternary of the Irish Midlands. Field Guide No. 21, Irish Association for Quaternary Studies, Dublin, 1997, pp84 Conference Paper, 1997

Mitchell, F.J.G., IQUA on the Internet, Irish Association for Quaternary Studies Newsletter, 16, (7-8), 1996 Journal Article, 1996

Hester, A.J., Mitchell, F.J.G., Gordon, I.J. and Baillie, G.J., Activity and resource use by sheep and red deer grazing across a grass/heather boundary, Journal of Zoology, 240, 1996, p609 - 620 Journal Article, 1996

Ireland in, editor(s)B.E. Berglund, H.J.B. Birks, M. Ralska-Jasiewiczowa and H.E. Wright , Palaeoecological events during the last 15,000 years: Regional syntheses of palaeoecological studies of lakes and mires in Europe, Chichester, John Wiley, 1996, pp1 - 13, [Mitchell, F.J.G., Bradshaw, R.H.W., Hannon, G.E., O'Connell, M., Pilcher, J.R. and Watts, W.A.] Book Chapter, 1996

Mitchell, F.J.G., An introduction to human and climate impacts in the Irish Quaternary, Irish Association for Quaternary Studies, Human Interactions with the Irish Quaternary, Dublin, edited by F.J.G. Mitchell , 1996, pp3 - 3 Conference Paper, 1996

Hester, A.J., Mitchell, F.J.G. and Kirby, K.J., Effects of season and intensity of sheep grazing on tree regeneration in a British upland woodland, Forest Ecology and Management, 88, 1996, p99 - 106 Journal Article, 1996

Little, D.J., Mitchell, F.J.G., von Engelbrechten, S.S. and Farrell, E.P., Assessment of the impact of past disturbance and prehistoric Pinus sylvestris on vegetation dynamics and soil development in Uragh Wood, S.W. Ireland, The Holocene, 6, 1996, p90 - 99 Journal Article, 1996

Mitchell, F.J.G., Hester, A.J. and Kirby, K.J., Effects of season and intensity of sheep grazing on a British upland woodland: browsing damage to planted saplings, Botanical Journal of Scotland, 48, 1996, p199 - 207 Journal Article, 1996

Mitchell, F.J.G., The history of the Killarney Valley: an overview, Central Kerry. Field Guide No. 20, Irish Association for Quaternary Studies, Dublin, edited by C. Delaney and P. Coxon , 1996, pp23 - 26 Conference Paper, 1996

Mitchell, F.J.G., Human Interactions with the Irish Quaternary, Irish Association for Quaternary Studies, 1996, p33 Journal Article, 1996

The dynamics of Irish Post-glacial forests in, editor(s)J.R. Pilcher and S.S. Mac an T-Saoir , Wood, Trees and Forests in Ireland, Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, 1995, pp13 - 22, [Mitchell, F.J.G.] Book Chapter, 1995

The role of climate and man in the development of the Irish landscape in, editor(s)D.D.G. McMillan, C. O'Rourke, D.J. Fry and N.D. McMillan , Science, green issues and the environment: Ireland and the global crisis, Kilkenny, Tyndall Books, 1995, pp22 - 26, [Mitchell, F.J.G.] Book Chapter, 1995

McElwain, J., Mitchell, F.J.G. and Jones, M.B., Relationship of stomatal density and index of Salix cinerea to atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations in the Holocene, The Holocene, 5, 1995, p216 - 219 Journal Article, 1995

Mitchell, F.J.G., Surfing the net, Irish Association for Quaternary Studies Newsletter, 15, (7-9), 1995 Journal Article, 1995

Kirby, K.J., Mitchell, F.J.G. and Hester, A.J., A role for large herbivores (deer and domestic stock) in nature conservation management in British semi-natural woodlands, Arboricultural Journal, 18, 1994, p381 - 399 Journal Article, 1994

Mitchell, F.J.G., Analysis of rates of change. A useful palynological technique or obtuse palaeoflower arranging?, Irish Association for Quaternary Studies Newsletter, 12, (8), 1994 Journal Article, 1994

Mitchell, F.J.G. and Conboy, P., Early blanket bog development in the Wicklow Mountains, Irish Naturalists' Journal, 24, 1993, p229 Journal Article, 1993

Von Engelbrechten, S,E. and Mitchell, F.J.G., A late pine decline in Kerry, Irish Association for Quaternary Studies Newsletter, 10, (1-2), 1993 Journal Article, 1993

The biogeographical implications of the distribution and history of the strawberry tree, Arbutus unedo in Ireland in, editor(s)M.J. Costello and K.S. Kelly , Biogeography of Ireland: past, present, and future, Dublin, Irish Biogeographical Society, 1993, pp35 - 44, [Mitchell, F.J.G.] Book Chapter, 1993

Mitchell, F.J.G., The postglacial history of Arbutus unedo L. in Ireland, Irish Association for Quaternary Studies Newsletter, 8, (5-6), 1992 Journal Article, 1992

Mitchell, F.J.G. and Kirby, K.J., The impact of large herbivores on the conservation of semi-natural woods in the British uplands, Forestry, 63, 1990, p333 - 353 Journal Article, 1990

Mitchell, F.J.G., The impact of grazing and human disturbance on the dynamics of woodland in S.W. Ireland, Journal of Vegetation Science, 1, 1990, p245 - 254 Journal Article, 1990

The effects of grazing on upland woods in, editor(s)D.B.A. Thompson, K.J. Kirby , Grazing Research and Nature Conservation in the Uplands, Peterborough, Research and Survey in Nature Conservation, Nature Conservancy Council, 1990, pp50 - 56, [Mitchell, F.J.G.] Book Chapter, 1990

Mitchell, F.J.G., The history and vegetation dynamics of a yew wood (Taxus baccata L.) in S.W. Ireland, New Phytologist, 115, 1990, p573 - 577 Journal Article, 1990

Mitchell, F.J.G., The vegetational history of the Killarney Oakwoods, S.W. Ireland: evidence from fine spatial resolution pollen analysis, Journal of Ecology, 76, 1988, p415 - 436 Journal Article, 1988

Grazing in broadleaved upland woods in, editor(s)M. Bell and R.G.H. Bunce , Agriculture and Conservation in the Hills and Uplands, Grange-over-sands, Institute of Terrestrial Ecology, 1987, pp125 - 126, [Mitchell, F.J.G.] Book Chapter, 1987

O'Connell, M., Mitchell, F.J.G., Readman, P.W., Doherty, T.J. and Murray, D.A., Palaeoecological investigations towards the reconstruction of the post-glacial environment at Lough Doo, County Mayo, Ireland, Journal of Quaternary Science, 2, 1987, p149 - 164 Journal Article, 1987

Mitchell, F.J.G., Grazing in broadleaf upland woods, Efficient Sheep Production from Grass, 179, 1987 Journal Article, 1987

Mitchell, F.J.G., Fine resolution pollen analysis, Irish Association for Quaternary Studies Newsletter, 7, (30), 1985 Journal Article, 1985

Mitchell, F.J.G. and Bradshaw, R.H.W., The recent history of native woodland in Killarney, S.W. Ireland, British Ecological Society Bulletin, 15, 1984, p18 - 19 Journal Article, 1984

Mitchell, F.J.G. and Bradshaw, R.H.W., The recent vegetational history of Killarney, Irish Association for Quaternary Studies Newsletter, 6, 1983 Journal Article, 1983

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

O'Halloran, J, Irwin, S, Kelly, DL, Kelly, TC, Mitchell, FJG, Coote, L, Oxbrough, A, Wilson, MW, Martin, RD, Moore, K, Sweeney, O, Dietzsch, AC, Walsh, A, Keady, S, French, V, Fox, H, Kopke, K, Butler, F, Neville, P, Management of biodiversity in a range of Irish forest types, Dublin, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, 2011, 391 Report, 2011

Roche, J.R., Mitchell, F.J.G. and Waldren, S., Holocene dynamics of Pinus sylvestris (Scots pine) in Ireland and palaeoecological evidence for its continued survival in the Burren through the late Holocene , Irish Quaternary Association Newsletter, 45, 2010, p4 - 5 Journal Article, 2010

Wride M.A., Jones M., Marples M.M., Mitchell F, The light of life: can you believe your eyes?, Lightwave: ready to be illuminated?, Science Gallery, TCD, Feb 5, 2008, Science Gallery, TCD Invited Talk, 2008

Mitchell, F.J.G., Oksanen, P.O. and Stefanini, B., Comparison of proxy methods of reconstructing mire water tables from plant macrofossils, Quaternary International, 167-168, 2007, p284 - 285 Journal Article, 2007

Oksanen, P.O., Stefanini, B., Mitchell, F.J.G., Blundell, A. and Charman, D., Multi-proxy high resolution record from Ballyduff Bog, Ireland, reflecting hydrological and climate during the last 4700 years, Irish Association for Quaternary Studies Newsletter, 37, 2006, p6 - 6 Journal Article, 2006

Mitchell, F.J.G., A history of native woodlands of Scotland, 1500-1920, Review of A history of native woodlands of Scotland, 1500-1920, by Smout, T.C., MacDonald, A.R., Watson, F. , The Holocene, 16, (5), 2006, p781 Review, 2006

Wilson, M.W., Gittings, T., O'Halloran, J., Smith, G. F., Oxbrough, A., O'Donoghue, S., French, L., Giller, P.S., Iremonger, S., Pithon, J., Kelly, D.L., Mitchell, F.J.G., Kelly, T.C., Dowding, P., O'Sullivan, A., Neville, P., McKee, A.-M. and Coote, L., Forest biodiversity in Ireland and a case study of the Hen Harrier (Circus cyaneus): BIOFOREST Project, Forest Research and Development in Ireland 2004 - Underpinning Industry Development, Tullamore, Ireland, 20-21 September 2004, COFORD, 2004 Conference Paper, 2004

Mitchell, F.J.G., Is the natural vegetation cover of lowland Europe really parkland rather than closed forest?, Review of Grazing Ecology and Forest History, by Vera, F.W.M. , Journal of Biogeography, 28, 2001 Review, 2001

Mitchell, F.J.G., Variety From Historical Diversity?, Review of Woodland in the landscape: past and future perspectives, by Atherden, M.A. & Butlin, R.A. , Global Ecology and Biogeography, 9, (181), 2000 Review, 2000

Dowling, L., Vaughan, A., Mitchell, F.J.G., and Coxon, P., Report to Gypsum Industries Ltd on the investigation of organic-rich deposits at Knocknacran open cast gypsum mine, Co. Monaghan, Trinity College Dublin, 1998 Report, 1998

Connolly, A. and Mitchell, F.J.G., The heritage and conservation of Clara Bog, Co. Offaly. A palaeoecological perspective, National Heritage Council, 1996 Report, 1996

Ecological impact of late-Neolithic copper mining on the vegetation of the Killarney region in, editor(s)F.J.G. Mitchell , Human Interactions with the Irish Quaternary, Dublin, Irish Association for Quaternary Studies, 1996, [Cooney, T. and Mitchell, F.J.G.] Book Chapter, 1996

Higgins, T., Dower, P., Burkitt, T., Kelly, D.L. and Mitchell, F.J.G., The permanent quadrats in Killarney National Park. A review after five years, Office of Public Works National Parks and Wildlife Service, 1996 Report, 1996

Mitchell, F.J.G., IQUA one day fieldtrip - fluvial geomorphology of the upper River Liffey Catchment, 17th June 1995, Irish Association for Quaternary Studies Newsletter, 15, (1-2), 1995 Journal Article, 1995

Hayes, C., Dower, P., Kelly, D.L. and Mitchell, F.J.G., The establishment of permanent quadrats for the monitoring of grazing and its effects on tree regeneration in the Killarney Oakwoods, Office of Public Works National Parks and Wildlife Service, 1991 Report, 1991

Mitchell, F.J.G., Grazing in Upland Woods, Edinburgh, Macaulay Land Use Research Institute, 1991 Report, 1991

Mitchell, F.J.G., Sheep grazing in upland broad-leaved woods. Macaulay Land Use Research Institute Annual Report, 1989 Report, 1989

Grazing trials in upland broadleaf woodlands in, editor(s)Dixon, J. , Grazing and Stock Exclusion in Upland Broadleaved Woodlands, Newtown, Coed Cymru, 1989, pp21 - 27, [Mitchell, F.J.G.] Book Chapter, 1989

Mitchell, F.J.G., Grazing in upland broadleaf woods. Macaulay Land Use Research Institute Annual Report, 1988 Report, 1988

Mitchell, F.J.G. and Averis, A.B.G., Atlantic Bryophytes of Three Killarney Woods, Royal Irish Academy, 1988 Report, 1988

Research Expertise

Description

Dr Fraser Mitchell joined the Botany department in 1990. He is a member of both the Palaeoecology and Woodland Ecology research groups. His primary research activity is the investigation of long-term vegetation change. This encompasses palaeoecological research (primarily pollen analysis) to reconstruct the change coupled with research into contemporary ecosystems to gain a greater understanding of the mechanisms of vegetation change. Climate change and large herbivore grazing in woodland are actively researched in this respect. He currently collaborates on research projects with Drs. Daniel Kelly, Paul Dowding and Trevor Hodkinson within the Botany Department and with researchers in UCC, Coillte and Teagasc. In 2000 Dr Mitchell was a Charles Bullard Fellow at Harvard University where he investigated the impact of disturbance regimes on the stand dynamics of the Pisgah Old Growth Forest in New Hampshire.

Projects

  • Title
    • Earth and Natural Sciences Doctoral Studies Programme
  • Funding Agency
    • HEA PRTLI5
  • Date From
    • 2011
  • Date To
    • 2015
  • Title
    • BIOPLAN
  • Summary
    • Forest biodiversity
  • Funding Agency
    • COFORD
  • Date From
    • 2010
  • Date To
    • 2013
  • Title
    • Ecology of deep sea echinoids
  • Funding Agency
    • IRC
  • Date From
    • 2010
  • Date To
    • 2014
  • Title
    • ForestBio
  • Summary
    • Forest biodiversity
  • Funding Agency
    • COFORD
  • Date From
    • 2007
  • Date To
    • 2010
  • Title
    • WOODUSE
  • Summary
    • Quantifying woodland resource usage in the Irish midlands using archaeological and palaeoecological techniques
  • Funding Agency
    • NRA (National Roads Authority)
  • Date From
    • 2008
  • Date To
    • 2011
  • Title
    • Irish Pine Project
  • Summary
    • Modern and palaeoecology of Pinus sylvestris in Ireland
  • Funding Agency
    • IRCSET (Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering & Technology)
  • Date From
    • 2005
  • Date To
    • 2009
  • Title
    • Long term forest monitoring
  • Funding Agency
    • National Parks and Wildlife Service
  • Date From
    • 2006
  • Date To
    • 2006
  • Title
    • PLANFORBIO
  • Summary
    • Planning and Management Tools for Biodiversity in a Range of Irish Forests www.ucc.ie/en/planforbio/
  • Funding Agency
    • COFORD (National Council for Forest Research and Development)
  • Date From
    • 2007
  • Date To
    • 2012
  • Title
    • ACCROTELM
  • Summary
    • project will generate continuous records of proxy-climate data from mire sites in transects across Europe, and compare with complementary data on lake-level changes, to focus on episodes of past abrupt climate change. The project will generate a pan-European perspective on climate changes of the past 4500 years, and through study of mire carbon-balance an asssessment of the 'Global Warming Potential' over that period. The benefits include a much clearer perspective on the magnitude, rate, frequency, causes and effects of past climate change in Europe. http://www2.glos.ac.uk/accrotelm/
  • Funding Agency
    • EU
  • Date From
    • 2003
  • Date To
    • 2006
  • Title
    • BIOFOREST
  • Summary
    • Biodiversity of Irish plantation forests http://bioforest.ucc.ie/
  • Funding Agency
    • EPA and COFORD
  • Date From
    • 2000
  • Date To
    • 2006
  • Title
    • Irish Palaeoecological Data Synthesis and Analysis Project (IPAL) - Phase 1.
  • Summary
    • Reconstruction of lake environments since the last ice age using diatom analysis from a series of high altitude lakes in Ireland. Staff: Dr. Manel Leira
  • Funding Agency
    • EU- Marie Curie - Principal Investigator
  • Date From
    • 2000
  • Date To
    • 2004
  • Title
    • Irish Palaeoecological Data Synthesis and Analysis Project (IPAL) - Phase 2
  • Summary
    • Development of database of all Irish fossil pollen records and subsequent data analysis. Staff: Dr Rob Marchant
  • Funding Agency
    • EU Marie Curie
  • Title
    • High altitude Irish lakes.
  • Summary
    • Co-ordinator: To reconstruct the environment in the catchments of the lakes used in the IPAL project using pollen and sediment analysis. Staff: Dr. Edwina Cole
  • Funding Agency
    • Enterprise Ireland
  • Title
    • Ecology of Irish yew.
  • Summary
    • Principal Investigator: Investigate the ecology of Irish yew (Taxus baccata) both in the field and through designed experiments. Collaboration with Dr. Daniel Kelly. Staff: Mr. Philip Perrin
  • Funding Agency
    • Dúchas
  • Title
    • Pollen drift from oil seed rape.
  • Summary
    • Principal Investigator: Investigate distance that pollen travels from oil seed rape crops on the wind and via bees. Assess the risk of hybridisation of crop plants with other brassicas. Collaboration with Drs. Trevor Hodkinson and Paul Dowding. Staff: Ms. Marie-Louise Flannery
  • Funding Agency
    • Teagasc
  • Date From
    • 2000
  • Date To
    • 2004
  • Title
    • Native woodland restoration on clear-fell sites.
  • Summary
    • Restoration of native woodland on the sites of former conifer plantations in Irish National Parks and Nature Reserves: with especial reference to Wicklow National Park. Staff: Mr. George F. Smith
  • Title
    • Woodland dynamics, tree regeneration and the effects of large herbivores in Killarney National Park.
  • Summary
    • Partner / Collaborator: Monitor vegetation change inside and outside experimental exclosures in native woodlands of international importance. The broader aim is to promote informed management and conservation in the National Park. Staff: Ms. G. Therese Higgins, Mr. R. Larkin
  • Funding Agency
    • Dúchas (National Parks and Wildlife)

Keywords

BIODIVERSITY; Biodiversity and Conservation; Ecology; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT; FOREST ECOSYSTEMS; FOREST HISTORY; FOREST SUCCESSION; PALAEOCLIMATE; PALEOECOLOGY; PALEOGEOGRAPHY; PALEOHYDROLOGY

Recognition

Awards and Honours

Charles Bullard Fellow at Harvard University 2000

Fellow Trinity College Dublin (F.T.C.D) 2001