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Charles E. Mitchell


Contact Information

Office: 411 Coker Hall
Email: mitchell[at]
Office Phone: (919) 843-7745
Lab Phone: (919) 843-8177

Mitchell Lab Website


Curriculum in Ecology
Institute for the Environment

Research Description

My work focuses on the role of plant pathogens in

  • controlling or facilitating biological invasions by plants,
  • structuring plant communities, and
  • modulating the effects of global change on terrestrial ecosystems.

We work on both viruses and fungi that infect wild plants, chiefly grasses and other herbaceous species. Ultimately, I am interested in the implications of these processes for the sustainable provisioning of ecosystem services and for the conservation of biological diversity.