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Elaine Mitchell

  • United Kingdom

  • 66 Citations
  • 5 h-Index
20022020

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Research expertise

I am a research assistant at SAMS, focusing mainly on marine phytoplankton taxonomy and microbial dynamics. My specialist field is in the identification of a select group of flagellates called Choanoflagellates. Normally my work involves analysis of marine water samples from around the world, identifying and enumerating bacteria and phytoplankton and calculating their biomass within the sampled waters. Population numbers and biomass can then be related to the carbon and nitrogen cycling as well as physical ocean dynamics. Over the years I have become more focused on Arctic phytoplankton and the effects of climate change and ocean acidification on their community structure.

I have a variety of skills which I have developed through my time at SAMS including microscopy (including inverted, confocal and electron microscopy), flow-cytometry, algal culturing and radio-isotope analysis for both bacterial and primary production.

As a research assistant I manage three support scientists ensuring their outputs are successful and I see that their development needs are met.

I am a laboratory manager for three areas: histology, microscopy and electron microscopy. This involves running efficient labs that meet all the health and safety requirements.

I assist with a variety of commercial contracts and I also take part in our outreach programme with local schools and events to promote SAMS science and inspire the next generation of scientists.

I spend part of my time working in the field, occasionally at research stations but mostly at sea on research ships. The field work is usually based locally but every few years I get to work out in the open ocean, mostly the Celtic sea, Atlantic and the Arctic oceans.

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Research Output

  • 66 Citations
  • 5 h-Index
  • 10 Article
  • 1 Other contribution

Lipidomics analysis of juveniles' blue mussels (Mytilus edulis L. 1758), a key economic and ecological species

Laudicella, V. A., Beveridge, C., Carboni, S., Franco, S. C., Doherty, M. K., Long, N., Mitchell, E., Stanley, M. S., Whitfield, P. D. & Hughes, A. D., 21 Feb 2020, In : PLoS ONE. 15, 2, e0223031.

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    Plankton community respiration and bacterial metabolism in a North Atlantic Shelf Sea during spring bloom development (April 2015)

    Garcia-Martin, E. E., Daniels, C., Davidson, K., Lozano, J., Mayers, K., Mcneill, S., Mitchell, E., Poulton, A., Purdie, D., Tarran, G., Whyte, C. & Robinson, C., Oct 2019, In : Progress in Oceanography. 177, 10 p., 101873.

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  • 7 Citations (Scopus)

    A life-stage conflict of interest in kelp: Higher meiospore settlement where sporophyte attachment is weak

    Kerrison, P., Stanley, M., Mitchell, E., Cunningham, L. & Hughes, A., 1 Nov 2018, In : Algal Research. 35, p. 309-318 10 p.

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  • 4 Citations (Scopus)
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    Dinophysis acuta in Scottish Coastal Waters and Its Influence on Diarrhetic Shellfish Toxin Profiles

    Swan, S., Turner, A., Bresnan, E., Whyte, C., Paterson, R., Mcneill, S., Mitchell, E. & Davidson, K., 28 Sep 2018, In : Toxins. 10, 10, 20 p., 399.

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    Environmental control of harmful dinoflagellates and diatoms in a fjordic system

    Paterson, R., Mcneill, S., Mitchell, E., Adams, T., Swan, S., Clarke, D., Miller, P., Bresnan, E. & Davidson, K., Nov 2017, In : Harmful Algae. 69, p. 1-17 17 p.

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    Activities

    • 15 Types of Public engagement and outreach - Schools engagement
    • 4 Types of Public engagement and outreach - Festival/Exhibition
    • 1 Types of Public engagement and outreach - Public lecture/debate/seminar

    GRAB Trust Beaches Day, Oban

    Elaine Mitchell (Presenter)
    3 Jun 2014

    Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Schools engagement

    Life on an Arctic Cruise - exploring equipment & clothing, Arctic animals

    Elaine Mitchell (Presenter)
    4 Mar 2013

    Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Schools engagement

    Life on an Arctic Cruise - exploring equipment & clothing, Arctic animals

    Elaine Mitchell (Presenter)
    13 Mar 2013

    Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Schools engagement

    ABBF Outreach Event

    Elaine Mitchell (Presenter)
    12 Feb 2013

    Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Schools engagement

    Arctic Research 2008 - 2012

    Elaine Mitchell (Presenter)
    30 Oct 2013

    Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Public lecture/debate/seminar