By registering as a participant you will automatically be enrolled in email updates, have the opportunity to be featured as a member, and become an active participant in the Initiative.  If you do not wish to sign up today, please sign up for e-mail alerts to keep up to date on the Initiative.




Please send us your protist publications to add to list

Geisen, S., Mitchell, E.A.D., Wilkinson, D.M., et al. 2017. Soil protistology rebooted: 30 fundamental questions to start with. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 94-103.

Andriuzzi, W., Ngo, P.-T., Geisen, S., Keith, A., Dumack, K., Bolger, T. et al. 2015. Organic matter composition and the protist and nematode communities around anecic earthworm burrows. Biol. Fert. Soils, 1-10.

Berney, C., Geisen, S., Van Wichelen, J., Nitsche, F., Vanormelingen, P., Bonkowski, M. et al. 2015. Expansion of the 'Reticulosphere': diversity of novel branching and network-forming amoebae helps to define Variosea (Amoebozoa). Protist, 166, 271-295.

Bouchillon GM, Chau JF, McManus GB, Shor LM. 2014. Microfluidic passive samplers for in situ collection of live aquatic protists. Analytical Methods 6, 8350-8357.

Geisen, S., Bonkowski, M., Zhang, J. & De Jonckheere, J.F. 2015. Heterogeneity in the genus Allovahlkampfia and the description of the new genus Parafumarolamoeba (Vahlkampfiidae; Heterolobosea). Eur. J. Protistol., 51, 335-349.

Geisen, S., Koller, R., Hünninghaus, M., Dumack, K., Urich, T. & Bonkowski, M. 2016. The soil food web revisited: Diverse and widespread mycophagous soil protists. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 94, 10-18.

Geisen, S., Laros, I., Vizcaíno, A., Bonkowski, M. & de Groot, G.A.  2015. Not all are free-living: high-throughput DNA metabarcoding reveals a diverse community of protists parasitizing soil metazoa. Mol. Ecol., 24, 4556-4569.

Geisen, S., Rosengarten, J., Koller, R., Mulder, C., Urich, T. & Bonkowski, M. 2015. Pack hunting by a common soil amoeba on nematodes. Environmental Microbiology. 17(11): 4538-46

Geisen, S., Tveit, A.T., Clark, I.M., Richter, A., Svenning, M.M., Bonkowski, M. et al. 2015. Metatranscriptomic census of active protists in soils. ISME Journal, 9, 2178-2190.

Imparato, V., Santos, S.S., Johansen, A., Geisen, S. & Winding, A.  2016. Stimulation of bacteria and protists in rhizosphere of glyphosate-treated barley. Appl. Soil Ecol., 98, 47-55.

Lara E, Roussel-Delif L, Fournier B, Mitchell EAD. 2016. Soil microorganisms behave like macroscopic organisms: patterns in the global distribution of soil euglyphid testate amoeba. Journal of Biogeography 45: 520-532.

Fournier B, Coffey EED, van der Knaap WO, Fernández LD, Bobrov A, Mitchell EAD. 2015. A legacy of human-induced ecosystem changes: Spatial processes drive the taxonomic and functional diversities of testate amoebae in Sphagnum peatlands of the Galápagos. Journal of Biogeography 43: 533-543

Heger TJ, Derungs N, Theurillat J-P, Mitchell EAD. 2016. Testate amoebae like it hot: species richness decreases along a subalpine-alpine altitudinal gradient in both natural Calluna vulgaris litter and transplanted Minuartia sedoides cushions. Microbial Ecology 71: 725-734

Seppey CVW, Fournier B, Szelecz I, Singer D, Mitchell EAD, Lara E. 2016. Response of forest soil euglyphid testate amoebae (Rhizaria: Cercozoa) to pig cadavers assessed by high-throughput sequencing. International Journal of Legal Medicine 130: 551-562.

Jassey VEJ, Signarbieux C, Hättenschwiler S, Bragazza L, Buttler A, Delarue F, Fournier B, Gilbert D, Laggoun-Défarge F, Lara E, Mills RTE, Mitchell EAD, Payne R, Robroek BJM. 2015. An unexpected role for mixotrophs in the response of peatland carbon cycling to climate warming. Scientific Reports 5:16931.

Lahr DJG, Bosak T, Lara E, Mitchell EAD. 2015. The Phanerozoic diversification of silica-cycling testate amoebae and its possible links to changes in terrestrial ecosystems. PeerJ 3:e1234

Fernández LD, Lara E, Mitchell EAD. 2015. Checklist, diversity and distribution of testate amoebae in Chile. European Journal of Protistology 51: 409-424

Fournier B, Lara E, Jassey VEJ, Mitchell EAD. 2015. Functional traits of testate amoebae inform on past community assembly processes and consequences for ecosystem functioning. The Holocene 25(9): 1375-1383

Kosakyan A, Mulot M, Mitchell EAD, Lara E. 2015. Environmental DNA COI barcoding for quantitative analysis of protists communities: A test using the Nebela collaris complex (Amoebozoa; Arcellinida; Hyalospheniidae). European Journal of Protistology 51(4): 311-302

Koenig I, Feldmeyer-Christe E, Mitchell EAD. 2015. Comparative ecology of vascular plant, bryophyte and testate amoeba communities in four Sphagnum peatlands along an altitudinal gradient in Switzerland. Ecological Indicators 54: 48-59.

Rubinstein RL, Kadilak AL, Cousens VC, Gage DJ, Shor LM. 2015. Protist-facilitated particle transport using emulated soil micromodels. Environmental Science & Technology 49: 1384-1391.

Singer D, Kosakyan A, Pillonel A, Mitchell EAD, Lara E. 2015. Eight species in the Nebela collaris complex: Nebela gimlii (Arcellinida, Hyalospheniidae), a new species described from a Swiss raised bog. European Journal of Protistology 51: 79-85

Tsyganov AN, Komarov AA, Mitchell EAD, Shimano S, Smirnova O, Aleynikov A, Mazei Y. 2015. Soil testate amoeba diversity is determined primarily by vegetation and habitat type in pristine taiga. European Journal of Protistology 51: 42-54