Carl Mitchell, Associate Professor


Home Campus:
U of T Scarborough

Toronto (2006)

Other Degrees:
MSc Toronto (2002)
BSc McMaster (2000)

Contact Information:

Phone:     (416) 208-2744
Location:  SY362, UTSC
Downtown Office: Room SSH5022 (100 St. George Street)

Personal Website:

Research Interests:

  • Hydrology
  • Biogeochemistry
  • Mercury and methylmercury
  • Anaerobic soils
  • Wetlands
  • Sulfur cycling
  • Biogeochemical hot spots
  • Snowmelt
  • Redox chemistry
  • Environmental microbiology

Selected Publications:

  • Dhal, S. and Mitchell, C.P.J. (2013) Saltwater flotation for more efficient matrix separation of wetland macroinvertebrates does not affect total mercury or methylmercury concentrations. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 32, 1233-1236.
  • Haynes, K.M. and Mitchell, C.P.J. (2012) Inter-annual and spatial variability in hillslope runoff and mercury flux during spring snowmelt.  Journal of Environmental Monitoring, 14(8): 2083-2091.
  • Mitchell, C.P.J., Kolka, R.K. and Fraver, S. (2012) Singular and combined effects of blowdown, salvage logging, and wildfire on forest floor and soil mercury pools.  Environmental Science & Technology, 46, 7963-7970.
  • Sinclair, K.A., Xie, Q. and Mitchell, C.P.J. (2012) Methylmercury in sediment, water, and invertebrates in created wetlands of Rouge Park, Toronto, Canada.  Environmental Pollution, 171, 207-215.
  • Mitchell, C. P. J., B. A. Branfireun., and R. K. Kolka. 2009. Methylmercury dynamics at the upland-peatland interface: Topographic and hydrogeochemical controls. Water Resources Research 45, W02406.
  • Mitchell, C. P. J., B. A. Branfireun, and R. K. Kolka. 2008. Assessing sulfate and carbon controls on net methylmercury production in peatlands: An in situ mesocosm approach. Applied Geochemistry 23: 503-518.
  • Mitchell, C. P. J., B. A. Branfireun, and R. K. Kolka. 2008. Spatial characteristics of net methylmercury production hot spots in peatlands.  Environmental Science and Technology 42: 1010-1016.
  • Mitchell, C. P. J., B. A. Branfireun, and R. K. Kolka. 2008. Total mercury and methylmercury dynamics in upland-peatland watersheds during snowmelt.  Biogeochemistry 90(3): 225-241.
  • Mitchell, C. P. J. and C. C. Gilmour. 2008. Mercury methylation in a Chesapeake Bay salt marsh. Journal of Geophysical Research – Biogeosciences 113, G00C04.
  • Mitchell, C. P. J. and C. C. Gilmour. 2008. The role of wetlands in methylmercury production. National Wetlands Newsletter 30(5): 1-6.