Dr. Kelton McMahon

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  • Assistant Professor in Biological Oceanography at the University of Rhode Island
  • I develop and apply cutting edge molecular geochemistry tools (e.g., stable isotope analysis of individual amino acids) to explore the sources and cycling of organic matter in marine systems. My research focuses on how food web architecture influences marine ecosystem function and resilience, and how climate change and human-environment interactions alter those relationships.
  • Ph.D. Biological Oceanography, MIT-WHOI Joint Program in Oceanography, Woods Hole, MA, 2011
  • B.Sc. Biology (Honors), Bates College, Lewiston, ME, 2005