B. S. Biology: Bates College, 2001-2005, Graduated Summa Cum Laude with Honors thesis in Biology, gpa: 88 (out of 4)




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CURRICULUM VITAE

Kelton Wells McMahon



CURRICULUM VITAE

Kelton Wells McMahon


Doctoral Candidate: MIT-WHOI Joint Program in Biological Oceanography

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Department of Biology, MS 50

Woods Hole, Massachusetts 02543

Phone: (508) 289-3966; Fax: (508) 457-2089

Email: kmcmahon@whoi.edu and keltonm@mit.edu

Lab Webpage: http://www.whoi.edu/sbl/liteSite.do?litesiteid=4290

Personal Webpage: http://www.whoi.edu/people/kmcmahon



Education:
Ph.D candidate: Massachusetts Institute of Technology-Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program in Biological Oceanography, 2005-Present, GPA: 4.92 (out of 5)
Dissertation Title: “Tracking coral reef fish migration with compound-specific stable isotope analysis: Connectivity between juvenile nursery habitats and coral reefs.” Advisor: Dr. Simon Thorrold (Biology)
B.S. Biology: Bates College, 2001-2005, Graduated Summa Cum Laude with Honors thesis in Biology, GPA: 3.88 (out of 4)

Thesis title: “The impact of a changing food supply on Arctic benthos: Digestibility of ice algae and phytoplankton” Advisors: Dr. William Ambrose Jr. (Biology) and Dr. Beverly Johnson (Geology)



Relevant Courses (Graduate School only): Biological Oceanography, Biological-Physical Interactions in the Sea, Ocean Isotope Ecology, Introduction to Mathematical Ecology, Biological Chemistry, Marine Isotope Chemistry, Observational Physical Oceanography, Marine Chemistry, Genetics, Communicating Ocean Science, Scientific Programming, Applied Statistics, Biology and Ecology of Coral Reefs, Marine Ecosystem-Based Management
Research Experience:

  1. Graduate Research (2007-present): Ph.D thesis 1) developing methods to conduct compound-specific stable isotope analysis on individual amino acids from otoliths and 2) examining ontogenetic migration and connectivity between juvenile nursery habitats and coral reefs for schoolmaster snapper Lutjanus apodus. Conducted field work, lab work, data analysis, and interpretation.

  2. Co-investigator (2007-present): Examining inter-annual to inter-decadal climate variability in the Arctic Ocean via analysis of δ18O, δ13C and trace element microchemistry in shells of the bivalve Serripes groenlandicus. Conducted lab work, data analysis, interpretation and contributed to the manuscript (in prep.). Collaborators: Dr. WG Ambrose (Bates College), Dr. ML Carroll (Akvaplan-niva, Norway), Dr. B Johnson (Bates College)

  3. Graduate Research (2006-present): Tracking ocean-basin scale basking shark migration with PSAT telemetry and stable isotope analysis. Determining the post-depositional metabolic stability of basking shark vertebrae using bomb-radiocarbon analysis of bulk collagen, lipids and individual amino acids. Conducted lab work, data analysis and interpretation, and contributed to the manuscript (in prep.). Collaborators: Dr. SR Thorrold (WHOI), Dr. G. Skomal (Marine Fisheries)

  4. Graduate Research (2006-2007): Conducted meta-analysis of published plankton δ13C and δ15N values and seawater δ18O and δ2H values for the Atlantic Ocean to develop ocean-basin scale isoscapes (2D MATLAB contour plots spatial isotope data). Conducted lab work, data analysis, and contributed to the manuscript (in review). Collaborators: Dr. SR Thorrold (WHOI), CA Linder (WHOI), Dr. B Graham (Univ. of Hawaii).

  5. Undergraduate Thesis (2004): “Impacts of a changing food supply on Arctic benthos: Digestibility of ice algae and phytoplankton.” Conducted field work including cruise time aboard the R/V Jan Mayen, data analysis, interpretation, and wrote the manuscript. Collaborators: Dr. WG Ambrose (Bates College), Dr. BJ Johnson (Bates College), Dr. GR Lopez (SUNY Stony Brook), Dr. ML Carroll (Akvaplan-Niva, Norway), Dr. M-Y Sun (University of Georgia), Dr. LM Clough (Eastern Carolina University)

  6. Research Assistant (2004): “Experimental tests of petroleum-associated components on benthos at community, individual, and cellular levels.” Conducted field work and assisted with data analysis and interpretation. Aboard the R/V Jan Mayen, Collaborators: Dr. WG Ambrose (Bates College), Dr. ML Carroll (Akvaplan-niva, Norway), GH Olsen (Ph.D student, Akvaplan-niva, Norway)

  7. Co-Investigator (2003): “Variation in bivalve growth in a Norwegian high-Arctic fjord: Evidence for local- and large-scale climatic forcing.” Conducted lab work, data analysis, interpretation, and contributed to the manuscript. Collaborators: Dr. WG Ambrose (Bates College), Dr. ML Carroll (Akvaplan-niva, Norway), Dr. M Greenacre (Pompeu Fabra University, Spain), Dr. SR Thorrold (WHOI)

  8. Lead Investigator (2003): “Diet and regional feeding habits of the common mummichog, Fundulus heteroclitus, in a Maine salt marsh assessed using stable carbon and nitrogen and gut content analyses.” Conducted field work, data analysis, interpretation and wrote the manuscript. Collaborators: Dr. WG Ambrose (Bates College), Dr. BJ Johnson (Bates College)

  9. Research Assistant (2002-2003): “Impacts of Phragmites control on selected ecological functions within tidelands of the Lieutenant River.” Examined Phragmites expansion rates, litter decomposition rates, and marsh fish and invertebrate habitat use in Phragmites dominated marshes versus control marshes pre- and post Phragmites eradication (with herbicide and mowing). Conducted field work, data analysis, and interpretation. Collaborators: Dr. RS Warren (Connecticut College), Dr. PE Fell (Connecticut College).


Teaching Experience:

  1. MIT-WHOI Graduate Student Mentor (2008-present)

  2. Guest Lecturer, Mullen-Hall Elementary School (2008): Multiple lessons on Ocean Science. Elementary School

  3. Guest Lecturer, Brown University (2008): BIOL 1880: Comparative Biology of Vertebrates. Advanced Undergraduates

  4. Guest Lecturer, Codman Academy (2007): Marine Biology Course: High School

  5. Technical Writing Assistant, Bates College (2004-2005): Biological Principles, Ecology, Cellular and Molecular Biology

  6. Academic Tutor, Bates College (2004-2005): Organic Chemistry I and II, Calculus I and II, Biological Principles, Ecology

  7. Teacher’s Assistant, Bates College (2003-2005): Organic Chemistry I and II, Biological Principles, Ecology


Honors and Awards:

  1. National Chancellor’s List (2006)

  2. Presidential Award (2005), SUNY Stony Brook: (Offer Declined)

  3. Summa Cum Laude (2005), Bates College

  4. National Dean’s List (2003-2005)

  5. Dean’s Honors List (2001-2005), Bates College: (8 consecutive semesters)

  6. Arthur Crafts Award (2001), Bates College


Fellowships:

  1. International Society for Reef Studies/Ocean Conservancy Coral Reef Research Fellowship (2008), Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

  2. National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (2006-present), Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

  3. Ocean Life Fellowship (2005-2006), Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

  4. Graduate Council Fellowship (2005), SUNY Stony Brook (Offer Declined)

  5. Howard Hughes Summer Fellowship (2004-2005), Bates College


Research Grants:

  1. Ocean Life Institute Student Research Grant (2008)

  2. Isoscapes Travel Grant (2008)

  3. Bates Student Research Grant (2003, 2004)

  4. Hughes Student-Faculty Research Grant (2004)

  5. Hughes Travel Grant (2004, 2005)



Conference Presentations:

  1. McMahon KW, Fogel M, Elsdon T, Thorrold S. “Patterns in Carbon Isotope Fractionation of Amino Acids Between Diet and Consumer in a Model Fish Species.” 6th Annual Isotope Ecology Conference, August 2008, Honolulu, HI, USA

  2. McMahon KW, Lysiak N, Brin L, Buckman K, Kneeland J, Gibbons F, Thorrold SR. “Ocean ecogeochemistry applied to connectivity analyses in marine populations.” Poster presentation at: Isoscapes Conference, April 2008, Santa Barbara, CA, USA

  3. McMahon KW, Ambrose WG, Johnson BJ, Sun M-Y, Lopez GR, Clough LM, Carroll ML. “The impacts of a changing food supply on Arctic benthos: Digestibility of ice algae and phytoplankton.” Oral presentation at: 34th Annual Benthic Ecology Meeting. April 2005, Williamsburg, VA, USA

  4. McMahon KW. “The Impacts of a Changing Food Supply on Arctic Benthos.” Oral Presentation at: Mount David Research Symposium, March 2005, Lewiston, ME, USA

  5. McMahon KW, Ambrose WG, Johnson BJ. “Contributions of local food items to the diet of Fundulus heteroclitus: Analysis of δ13C/δ15N and gut contents.” Poster presentation at: 33rd Annual Benthic Ecology Meeting. March 2004, Mobile, AL, USA

  6. McMahon, KW. “Contributions of Local Food Items to the Diet of Fundulus heteroclitus” Poster presentation at: Mount David Research Symposium, March 2004, Lewiston, ME, USA

  7. McMahon KW. “Impacts of Phragmites control on selected ecological functions within tidelands of the Lieutenant River.” Poster presentation at: Connecticut College Research Symposium, August 2003, New London, CT, USA


Invited Talks:

  1. McMahon KW “Tracking animal movement in the marine environment.” February 2009, Biology Department Seminar, Bates College

  2. McMahon KW “Tracking coral reef fish migration: A chemical approach to an ecological question.” October 2008, WHOI Trustee and Corporation Member Lecture

  3. McMahon KW “Where do the juvenile coral reef fish play?” September 2008, WHOI Ocean Science Journalism Fellows Lecture

  4. McMahon KW, Ambrose WG, Johnson BJ, Sun M-Y, Lopez GR, Clough LM, Carroll ML. “Impacts of a changing food supply on Arctic benthos: Digestibility of ice algae and phytoplankton.” April 2005, Dr. G. Lopez’s Lab, Stony Brook University

  5. McMahon KW, Ambrose WG, Johnson BJ, Sun M-Y, Lopez GR, Clough LM, Carroll ML. “The impact of a changing food supply on Arctic benthos: Digestibility of ice algae and phytoplankton.” October 2004, Dr. A. Flecker’s Lab, Cornell University


Publications:

a) Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

  1. McMahon KW, Lysiak N, Brin L, Buckman K, Kneeland J, Gibbons F, Thorrold SR. (In Prep.) “Ocean ecogeochemistry applied to connectivity analyses in marine populations” Invited submission to Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science

  2. McMahon KW, Fogel ML, Elsdon T, Thorrold SR (In Prep) Patterns in Carbon Isotope Fractionation of Amino Acids Between Diet and Consumer in a Model Fish Species. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta

  3. Skomal GB, Zeeman SI, Chisholm JH, Summers EL, Walsh HJ, McMahon KW, Thorrold SR. (In Press) Mesopelagic trans-equatorial migrations by basking sharks in the western Atlantic Ocean. Current Biology

  4. Graham B, Koch P, Newsome S, McMahon KW, Aurioles D. (In Press). Using isoscapes to race the movements and foraging behavior of top predators in oceanic ecosystems. Contributed Chapter for the 2008 Isoscapes Book

  5. Carroll M, Johnson B, Henkes G, McMahon KW, Voronkov A, Ambrose W, Denisenko S. (In Press). Bivalves as indicators of environmental variation and potential anthropogenic impacts in the southern Barents Sea. Marine Pollution Bulletin

  6. Ambrose WG, Carroll ML, Greenacre M, Thorrold SR, McMahon KW. (2006) “Variation in bivalve growth in a Norwegian high-Arctic fjord: Evidence for local- and large-scale climatic forcing.” Global Change Biology 12:1595-1607

  7. McMahon KW, Ambrose WG, Johnson BJ, Sun M-Y, Lopez GR, Clough LM, Carroll ML (2006) Benthic community response to ice algae and phytoplankton in Ny Ålesund, Svalbard. Marine Ecology Progress Series 310:1-14 (Issue’s feature article)

  8. McMahon KW, Johnson BJ, Ambrose WG. (2005). Diet and movement of the killifish, Fundulus heteroclitus, in a Maine salt marsh assessed using gut contents and stable isotope analyses. Estuaries 28(6):966-973


b) Published Abstracts (presented by collaborators):

  1. Graham B, Fry B, Popp B, Koch P, Newsome S, McMahon KW. “Using isoscapes to trace the movements and foraging behavior of predators in oceanic ecosystems.” 6th Annual Isotope Ecology Conference, August 2008, Honolulu, HI, USA

  2. Carroll ML, Denisenko SG, Voronkov A, Ambrose WG, Henkes G, McMahon KW. “Arctic bivalves as indicators of environmental variation from intra-annual to centennial timescales.” Ocean Sciences Meeting, ASLO, March 2008, Orlando, FL

  3. Johnson BJ, Ambrose WG, Henkes G, McMahon KW, Carroll ML. “Shifts in the δ13C of Serripes groenlandicus Shell Organic Matter: A Proxy for Intra- and Interannual Changes in Primary Production in the Arctic?” National American Chemical Society (ACS) Meeting, August 2007, Boston, MA

  4. Henkes GA, Johnson BJ, Ambrose WG, McMahon KW, Carroll ML, Hop H “Environmental Conditions in a Norwegian High Arctic Fjord: Evidence from Serripes groenlandicus (Bivalvia) Growth Rates and Shell Organic Carbon Isotope Composition” 1st International Sclerochronology Conference, July 2007, St. Petersburg, FL

  5. Carroll ML, Ambrose WG, Greenacre M, Clough L, McMahon KW, Thorrold SR,
    Henkes GA, Stinson L, Edgerly J. “Arctic bivalves as proxies of local and large-scale climatic variations: Analysis of pan-Arctic growth patterns.” 1st International Sclerochronology Conference, July 2007, St. Petersburg, FL

  6. Carroll ML, Ambrose WG, Greenacre M, Clough LM, McMahon KW, Stinson L, Edgerly J, Thorrold S. “Arctic bivalves as proxies of local and large-scale climatic variations: Analysis of pan-Arctic growth patterns.” Ecosystems Dynamics in the
    Norwegian Sea and Barents Sea. March 2007, Tromsø Norway

  7. Johnson BJ, Ambrose WG, McMahon KW, Carroll ML. “Shifts in the δ13C of Serripes groenlandicus Shell Organic Matter: A Proxy for Intra- and Interannual
    Changes in Primary Production in the Arctic?” New England Geological Society American Annual Meeting. March 2007, Durham, NH

  8. Johnson BJ, Ambrose WG, McMahon KW, Carroll ML. “Shifts in the δ13C of Serripes groenlandicus Shell Organic Matter: A Proxy for Intra- and Interannual
    Changes in Primary Production in the Arctic?” Arctic Frontiers Meeting, January 2007, Tromsö, Norway

  9. Ambrose WG, Carroll ML, Nolan K, Retelle M, Greenacre M, McMahon KW. “Climate Change on Svalbard: Evidence from Modern and Fossil Bivalves.” Arctic Frontiers Meeting. January 2007, Tromsö, Norway

  10. Clough LM, Ambrose WG, Betournay S, Carroll ML, Lopez GR, Meltzer K, Sun M-Y, McMahon KW, Richardson M. “The Digestibility of Ice Algae and Phytoplankton: Impacts on Arctic Benthic Macrofauna.” Ocean Sciences Meeting. February 2006, Honolulu, HI

  11. Carroll ML, Ambrose WG, Greenacre M, McMahon KW, Thorrold SR. “Patterns of Variation in Bivalve Growth in a Norwegian High-Arctic Fjord: Evidence for Local- and Large-Scale Forcing.” American Society of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) Summer Meeting. June 2005, Santiago de Compostela, Spain

  12. Ambrose WG, Carroll ML, Greenacre M, McMahon KW, Thorrold SR. “Patterns of Variation in Bivalve Growth in a Norwegian High-Arctic Fjord: Evidence for Local- and Large-Scale Forcing.” 34th Annual Benthic Ecology Meeting. April 2005, Williamsburg, VA, USA

  13. Carroll ML, Clough LM, Sun M-Y, Lopez GR, Ambrose WG, McMahon KW. “Response of Arctic benthic communities to variable food supplies associated with climatic change: Ice algae vs. phytoplankton.” Gordon Research Conference on Polar Marine Sciences. March 2005, Ventura, CA, USA


Manuscript reviewer for: Estuaries, Marine Ecology Progress Series, Progress in Oceanography
Society membership: Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society, Phi Beta Kappa Society, American Fisheries Society
Current as of April 2009




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