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Kendra Mitchell née Maas
Post-Doctoral Fellow

Research interests:

  • Microbial ecology of natural environments
  • Interactions between microbial communities and their geochemical settings
  • Biogeography of microbes across varying spatial and phylogenetic scales

Education:  
Ph.D. Biology University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
B.Sc. Biology with Chemistry Minor Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield

Publications:

Mitchell, K.R. and C.D. Takacs-Vesbach. (2008) A comparison of methods for total community DNA preservation and extraction from various thermal environments. Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology. 35 p. 1139-1147.

Takacs-Vesbach, C. D., Mitchell, K. R., Jackson-Weaver, O. & Reysenbach, A.-L. (2008) Volcanic calderas delineate biogeographic provinces among Yellowstone thermophiles. Environmental Microbiology. 10 (7) p. 1681-1689.

Hall, J.R., Mitchell, K.R., Jackson-Weaver, O., Kooser, A., Crossey, L. J. & Takacs-Vesbach, C. (2008) Diversity and distribution of Aquificales along a natural thermal gradient. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 74 p. 4910-4922.

Jackson-Weaver, O., Mitchell, K.R., & Takacs-Vesbach, C. (under review) Evaluation of the potential for microbial migration within Yellowstone National Park. Submitted to FEMS Microbial Ecology Jan. 2008

Reysenbach, A.-L., Banta, A.B., Civello, S., Mitchell, K.R., Lalonde, S., Konhauser, K.O., Rodman, A., Rustenholtz, K. & Takacs-Vesbach, C. (2005) The Aquificales in Yellowstone National Park. In Geothermal Biology and Geochemistry in Yellowstone National Park, pp. 129-142. Edited by W.P. Inskeep & T.R. McDermott. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University Thermal Biology Institute.

Rodman, A. & Maas, K. (2002) Uncharted territory: Exploring life in Yellowstone National Park's hot springs. Natural Resource Year in Review, p. 38.

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