University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Ph.D. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. 2007.

University of Tennessee, Knoxville. M.S. Statistics 2006

University College Dublin M.A. in English Literature. 1993

University of Texas, Austin. B.A. in Honors Liberal Arts. 1992

Selected Publications

Jean-Remy Makana, Corneille N. Ewango, Richard Condit, Sean M. McMahon, Sean C. Thomas, , Terese B. Hart, Richard Condit. (in press). Trends of forest change in monodominant and mixed Central African old-growth. Journal of Tropical Ecology.

McMahon, S. M., Harrison, S. P., Armbruster, W. S., Bartlein, P.J., Beale, C, Edwards, M. E., Kattge, J, Midgley, G, Morin, X, and Prentice, I C. (2011). Improving assessments of climate-change impacts on global biodiversity. Trends in Ecology and Evolution. Vol. 26, No. 5

McMahon, S. M, C.J.E. Metcalf, and C. Woodall. (2011). High-dimensional coexistence of temperate tree species: functional traits, demographic rates, life-history stages, and their physical context. PLoS ONE. 6(1): e16253. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0016253.t002.

Salk, C. F. and S. M. McMahon. (2010). Trait-environment interactions explain sprouting patterns in tropical tree species. OECOLOGIA. Volume 166, Number 2, 485-492, DOI: 10.1007/s00442-010-1850-7.

McMahon, S. M., Parker, G. G., Miller, D. R. 2010. Evidence for a recent increase in forest growth. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 107:3611–3615.

Clark, James S., D. Bell, C. Chu, B. Courbaud, M. Dietze, M. Hersh, J. HilleRisLambers, I. Ibáñez, S. LaDeau, S. M. McMahon, J. Metcalf, J. Mohan, E. Moran, L. Pangle, S. Pearson, C. Salk, Z. Shen, D. Valle, P. Wyckoff. 2010. High dimensional coexistence based on individual variation: a synthesis of evidence. Ecological Monographs.

McMahon, S. M., M. C. Dietze, M. H. Hersh, E. V. Moran, and J. S. Clark. 2009. A predictive framework to understand forest responses to global change. The Year in Ecology and Conservation Biology. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. 1162: 221–236.

McMahon, S. M. and C. J. E. Metcalf. 2008. Transient sensitivities of non-indigenous shrub species indicate complicated invasion dynamics. Biological invasions. 10(6): 833-846.

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