Andrew Mahon
Andrew Mahon
Assistant Professor
Brooks Hall 183


  • Ph.D., Ecological Sciences, Old Dominion University, 2007
  • M.S., Biology, University of Alabama, Birmingham, 2000
  • M.S., Biology, Truman State University, 1999
  • B.S., Chemistry, Truman State University, 1997

Research Expertise

  • Molecular ecology
  • Molecular surveillance and detection of invasive species
  • Phylogeography and genetic connectivity
  • Molecular systematics

Selected Publications

  • Mahon, A.R., Barnes, M., Senapati, S., Darling, J., Chang, H-C., Feder, J.L., Lodge, D.M.  2011. Molecular detection of target ballast organisms using a novel microfluidic detection platform. PLoS One.  6(2) e17280.  DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0017280.
  • Jerde, C., Mahon, A.R., Chadderton, W.L., Lodge, D.M.  2011. Sight unseen detection of environmental DNA for surveillance of aquatic organisms at low densities. Conservation Letters. 4: 150-157.  DOI: 10.1111/j.1755-263X.2010.00158.x.
  • Darling, J.A. and A.R. Mahon. 2011. From molecules to management: adopting DNA-based methods for monitoring biological invasions in aquatic environments. Environmental Research.  Online, March 2011.  DOI:10.1016/j.envres.2011.02.001.
  • Mahon, A.R., Thornhill, D.J., Norenberg, J.L., Halanych, K.M. 2010.  DNA uncovers Antarctic nemertean biodiversity and exposes a decades-old cold case of asymmetric inventory. Polar Biology. 33: 193-202.
  • Mahon, A.R., Arango, C.P., Halanych, K.M.  2008.  Genetic diversity of Nymphon (Arthropoda: Pycnogonida: Nymphonidae) along the Antarctic Peninsula with a focus on Nymphon australe.  Marine Biology.  155: 315-323.

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