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Myron J. Mitchell

State University of New York
College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Faculty of Environmental and Forest Biology
1 Forestry Drive
Syracuse, New York 13210-2788
Telephone: 315-470-6765
FAX: 315-470-6996


Ph.D., The University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Soil Ecology, 1974;
B.A., Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, Illinois, Biology, 1969.

Professional Positions:
  • Distinguished Professor 2005-Present
  • Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst, Dresden, Germany. 2005.
  • Professor and Director of Council of Hydrologic Systems Science, College of Environmental Science and Forestry, SUNY, 1984-present
  • Visiting Professor, Kyoto University, Japan (1996).
  • Associate Professor, College of Environmental Science and Forestry, SUNY, 1975-1984.
  • Fulbright Fellow, New Zealand, 1983-1984.
  • Visiting Scholar, The University of Calgary, 1983.
  • Assistant Professor, College of Environmental Science and Forestry, SUNY, 1975-1980

  • Research Interests and Activities:
    Myron J. Mitchell has worked at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest since 1982. His work focuses on biogeochemical cycles with an emphasis on forest ecosystems and associated surface waters. All of the projects are collaborative efforts including scientists at the HBEF and other institutions. Work at the HBEF has focused on sulfur dynamics and has included analyses with both stable and radioactive isotopes. Related field research is also being conducted at the Huntington Forest in the Adirondack Mountains of New York and other watersheds in the eastern United States. He is doing regional comparisons which most recently have focused on forested watersheds in the eastern United States, Canada and Central Europe

    Distinguished Awards and Memberships:
    Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1992); Sigma Xi Outstanding Faculty Research Award (1994); SUNY Chancellor\'s Research Recognition Award (2002); Exemplary Researcher Award by SUNY-ESF (2006)

    Selected Publications:

    Inamdar, S., G. Dhillon, S. Singh, S. Dutta, D. Levia, M. Mitchell, J. Van Stan, D. Scott, P. McHale. 2013. The controls of end-member chemistry and hydrologic conditions on the temporal patterns of runoff in a forested, Piedmont catchment. Water Resources Research (In Press).

    Kang, P.G. and M.J. Mitchell. 2013. Bioavailability and size-fraction of dissolved organic carbon, nitrogen, and sulfur at the Arbutus Lake watershed, Adirondack Mountains, NY. Biogeochemistry (In Press).

    Kurian, L.M., L. K. Lautz and M. J. Mitchell. 2013. Winter hydrology and concentrations in a forested watershed: a detailed field study in the Adirondack Mountains of New York. Journal of the American Water Resources Association 49: 264–283.

    McEathron, K.M., M. J. Mitchell and L. Zhang. 2013. Acid-base characteristics of the Grass Pond watershed in the Adirondack Mountains of New York State, USA: interactions between soil, vegetation and surface waters. Hydrology and Earth System Science (In Press).

    Mitchell, M.J., C.T. Driscoll, P.J. McHale, K. M. Roy and Zheng Dong. 2013. Lake-Watershed Sulfur Budgets and Their Response to Decreases in Atmospheric Sulfur Deposition: Watershed and Climate Controls. Hydrological Processes. 27:710-720. DOI: 10.1002

    Beier, C.M., Woods, A.M., Hotopp, K.P., Gibbs, J.P., Mitchell, M.J., Dovèiak, D., Leopold, D.J., Lawrence, G.B., and Page, B.D. 2012. Variability in gastropod and amphibian communities along a soil calcium gradient in Adirondack northern hardwood forests. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 42: 1141-1152

    Groffman, P.M., Rustad, L.E., Templer, P.H., Campbell, J.L., Christenson, L.M., Lany, N.K.,. Socci, A.M., Vadeboncoeur M.A., Schaberg, P.G., Wilson, G.F., Driscoll, C.T., Fahey, T.J., Fisk, M.K., Goodale, C.L., Green, M.B., Hamburg, S.H., Johnson1, C.E., Myron J. Mitchell, M.J. 17, Morse, J.L., Pardo, L.H. and Nicholas L. Rodenhouse, N.L. 2012. Long-Term Integrated Studies Show Complex and Surprising Effects of Climate Change in the Northern Hardwood Forest. BioScience 62:1056-1066.

    Inamdar, S., N. Finger, S. Singh, M.J. Mitchell, D. Levia , H. Bais, D. Scott and P. McHale. 2012. Dissolved organic matter (DOM) concentration and quality in a forested mid-Atlantic watershed, USA. Biogeochemistry 108:55-76.

    Inamdar, S. Dhillon G., Singh S., Dutta S., Levia L., Mitchell, M., Van Stan J., Scott, D. and McHale, P.. 2012. Temporal patterns of runoff and the controls of end-member chemistry in a forested headwater catchment. Water Resources Research (In press).

    Kang, P.G, B. Mayer and M.J. Mitchell. 2012. Comparison of sample preparation methods for stable isotope analysis of dissolved sulfate in forested watersheds. Isotopes in Environmental & Health Studies. 48: 410-420.

    Kerr, J.G., M. C. Eimers, I. F. Creed, M. B. Adams, F. Beall, D. Burns, J. L. Campbell, S. F. Christopher, T. A. Clair , F. Courchesne, L. Duchesne, I. Fernandez, D. Houle, D. S. Jeffries, G. E. Likens, M. J. Mitchell, J. Shanley and H. Yao. 2012. The effect of seasonal drying on sulphate dynamics in streams across southeastern Canada and the northeastern USA. Biogeochemistry 111:393–409 DOI 10.1007

    Miles, G.R., M. J. Mitchell, B. Mayer, G.E. Likens and J. Welker. 2012. Long-term analysis of Hubbard Brook stable oxygen isotope ratios of stream water and precipitation sulfate. Biogeochemistry 111:443–454 DOI 10.1007

    Mitchell, M.J. 2012.Research resource review: Forest Hydrology and Biogeochemistry: Synthesis of Past Research and Future Directions. Progress in Physical Geography 36:451-453.DOI: 10.1177/0309133312440216

    Van Stan, J. T., D. Levia, S. P Inamdar; M.. D Lepori-Bui and M.J. Mitchell. 2012. The effects of phenoseason and storm characteristics on throughfall solute washoff and leaching dynamics from a temperate deciduous forest canopy. Science of the Total Environment (in press)

    Buckley, S.M. and M.J. Mitchell. 2011. Improvements in Urban Air Quality: Case Studies from New York State, U.S.A. Water, Air and Soil Pollution 214:93-106.

    Inamdar, S., S. Singh, S. Dutta, D. Levia, M.J. Mitchell, D. Scott, H. Bais, and P. McHale. 2011. Fluorescence characteristics and sources of dissolved organic matter for stream water during storm events in a forested mid-Atlantic watershed. Journal of Geophysical Research Biogeochemistry. 116, GO3043, doi:10.1029/2011JG001735, 23 pages.

    Levia, D.F., J.T. Van Stan, S.P. Inamdar, M.T. Jarvis, M.J. Mitchell, S.M. Mage C.E. Scheick, and P.J. McHale. 2011.Stemflow and dissolved organic carbon cycling: temporal variability in concentration, flux, and UV-Vis spectral metrics in a temperate broadleaved deciduous forest in the eastern United States. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 42:207-216.

    Levia, D., J.Van Stan, C. Siegert, S. Inamdar, M.J. Mitchell, S Mage and Patrick McHale. 2011. Atmospheric deposition and corresponding variability of stemflow chemistry across temporal scales in a mid-Atlantic broadleaved deciduous forest Atmospheric Environment 45:3046-3054.

    Mitchell, MJ. 2011. Nitrate Dynamics of Forested Watersheds: Spatial and Temporal Patterns in North America, Europe and Japan. Journal of Forest Research 16:333-340.

    Mitchell, M.J. and G.E. Likens. 2011. Watershed Sulfur Biogeochemistry: Shift from Atmospheric Deposition Dominance to Climatic Regulation. Environmental Science and Technology 45:5267-5271 DOI: 10.1021

    Co-Authors and Collaborators:
    Last Five Years: Aber, J.D., U. Adams, M., Alewell, C., Bailey, S.W., Beier, C.M. Bischoff, J., Bukaveckas, P.A., Buso, D.C., Campbell, J., Castro, M.S., Chen, L.,. Christenson, L., Christopher, S., Cirmo, C.P., Cornelissen, H., David, M.B., U. I Driscoll, C.T., Driscoll, K.M., Fahey. T.J., Fernandez, I.J., Fitzhugh, R., Forrester, J., Gbondo-Tugbawa, S., Groffman, P.M., Gurevitch, J., Hardy, J.P., Hart, J., Hartely, A.. Hornbeck, J.W., Hurd, T.,. Inamdar, S., Ito, M., Iwatsubo, G., Jones, C.G., Kahl, S.U.,Kang, P.G, Kochenderfer, J.N., Krouse, H.R.,Kurian, L.M., Likens, G.E.,Lovett, G.M., Lynch, J.A., Marion, G.M., Mayer, Mbila, M., B.,McEathron, K.M., McDonnell, J., McGee, G., McHale, M., McHale, P., Melillo, J.M., Michener, R.,Murdoch, P.M., Myers, T., Nadelhoffer, K., Nelson, S.J., Norby, R.J., Ohrui, K., Ohte, N., Owen, J.,Park, J., Piatek, K.,Raynal, D.J., Reiners, W.A., Roy, K.,Rustad, L.E., Schaefer, D., Shanley, J.,Shibata, H., Siccama, T.G., Steudler, P., Tanaka, T., U. Tsukuba Toda, H., Tokuchi, N., Tsujimura, A.E., U. Tsukuba Weathers, K.C., Zhang, Y.,

    Postdoctoral Associates:
    Last Five Years: Christine Alewell, Shreeram Inamdar, Gregory McGee, Monday Mbila, Kiyo Ohrui, Ji-Hyung Park, Kate Piatek

    Graduate Students:
    Last Five Years: Shannon Buckley (Ph.D.), John Campbell (Ph.D.),Daniele Baker (M.S.), Lynn Christensen (M.S., Ph.D.), Sheila Christopher (Ph.D.), Matt Domser (M.S.),Laura Hartley (M.P.S.), Phil-Goo Kang (Ph.D.), Kim McEathron (M.S.), Gretchen Miles (M.S.),Tamir Puntsag (Ph.D.), Blair Page (Ph.D.)

    Graduate Advisor:
    D. Parkinson

    Title at Hubbard Brook:
    Principal Investigator