PhD (Queensland University of Technology)
Dr Elaine Mitchell is a Research Associate in the Managing for Resilient Landscapes theme at the Institute of Future Environments. Her research focuses on soil carbon, with an interest in the mechanisms and drivers of the formation and persistence of soil organic carbon, and how its responds to agricultural management and global environmental change. Elaine is also focused on the measurement and monetisation of carbon under the Emission Reductions Fund and how we can measure co-benefits such as biodiversity.
Projects (Chief investigator)
- Agriculture based emission reduction options to support NDCs in Vietnam and Fiji
- Measuring soil Carbon in grazing systems using non-destructive flux techniques
- Time controlled Grazing for Soil C sequestration and improved ecosystem services
- De Rosa D, Biala J, Nguyen T, Mitchell E, Friedl J, Scheer C, Grace P, Rowlings D, (2021) Environmental and economic trade-offs of using composted or stockpiled manure as partial substitute for synthetic fertilizer, Journal of Environmental Quality.
- Grace P, Rowlings D, Mitchell E, De Rosa D, (2021) Herd concentration areas create greenhouse gas hotspots, Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems, 121 (1), pp. 15-26.
- Mitchell E, Scheer C, Rowlings D, Cotrufo F, Conant R, Grace P, (2021) Important constraints on soil organic carbon formation efficiency in subtropical and tropical grasslands, Global Change Biology, 27 (20), pp. 5383-5391.
- Mitchell E, Scheer C, Rowlings D, Cotrufo M, Conant R, Friedl J, Grace P, (2020) Trade-off between 'new' SOC stabilisation from above-ground inputs and priming of native C as determined by soil type and residue placement, Biogeochemistry, 149 (2), pp. 221-236.
- Mitchell E, Scheer C, Rowlings D, Conant R, Cotrufo M, Grace P, (2018) Amount and incorporation of plant residue inputs modify residue stabilisation dynamics in soil organic matter fractions, Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 256, pp. 82-91.
- Deane F, Wilson C, Rowlings D, Webb J, Mitchell E, Hamman E, Sheppard E, Grace P, (2018) Sugarcane farming and the Great Barrier Reef: the role of a principled approach to change, Land Use Policy, 78, pp. 691-698.
- Mitchell E, Scheer C, Rowlings D, Conant R, Cotrufo M, Van Delden L, Grace P, (2016) The influence of above-ground residue input and incorporation on GHG fluxes and stable SOM formation in a sandy soil, Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 101, pp. 104-113.