United States
Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research

Andrew Mahon

Full Professor
Central Michigan University, Department of Biology
Research Interests
Andrew Mahon is a molecular ecologist with expertise in advancing molecular methods for detection of rare species in environmental systems. His work in Antarctica involves investigations of biodiversity using molecular genetic and genomic tools, particularly for benthic invertebrates (namely sea spiders, Pycnogonida). The work addresses questions related to the evolutionary history of the organisms and overlays the geological, oceanographic, and climatic history of repeated glacial periods in the Southern Ocean.
Antarctic Research Location(s)
ARSV Laurence M. Gould
RVIB Nathaniel B. Palmer
Research Keywords
sea spiders, invertebrates, molecular ecology, phylogeography, evolution
NSF Antarctic Program
Antarctic Organisms and Ecosystems
Other NSF Antarctic Programs
Antarctic Organisms and Ecosystems
SCAR Science Group Affiliation
Life Sciences Group