McMahon KW, McCarthy MD (In Press) Embracing variability in amino acid d15N fractionation: Mechanisms, implications, and applications for trophic ecology. Ecosphere

McMahon KW, Thorrold SR, Houghton LA, Berumen ML (2016) Tracing carbon flow through coral reef food webs using a compound-specific stable isotope approach. Oecologia 180:809-821 (Cover of Issue)

McMahon KW, Guilderson TP, Sherwood OA, Larsen T, McCarthy MD (2015) Millennial-scale plankton regime shifts in the subtropical North Pacific Ocean. Science 350:1530-1533

McMahon KW, Elsdon T, Thorrold SR, McCarthy M (2015) Trophic discrimination of nitrogen stable isotopes in amino acids varies with diet quality in a marine fish. Limnology and Oceanography 60:1076-1087

McMahon KW, Polito M, Abel S, McCarthy MD, Thorrold SR (2015) Carbon and nitrogen isotope fractionation of amino acids in an avian marine predator, the gentoo penguin (Pygoscelis papua). Ecology and Evolution 5:1278-1290 doi:10.1002/ece3.1437

Schiff JT, Batista F, Sherwood OA, Guilderson TP, Hill TM, Ravelo AC, McMahon KW, McCarthy MD (2014) Compound specific amino acid d13C patterns in a deep-sea proteinaceous coral: implications for reconstructing detailed d13C records of exported primary production. Marine Chemistry 166:82-91

McMahon KW, Hamady L, Thorrold SR (2013) Ocean ecogeochemistry – A review. Oceanography and Marine Biology: An Annual Review 51:327-374

McMahon KW, Hamady L, Thorrold SR (2013) A review of ecogeochemistry approaches to estimating movements of marine animals. Limnology and Oceanography 58:697-714

McMahon KW, Berumen ML, Thorrold SR (2012) Linking habitat mosaics and connectivity in a coral reef seascape. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science 109:15372-15376

McMahon KW, Berumen ML, Mateo I, Elsdon TS, Thorrold SR (2011) Carbon isotopes in otolith amino acids identify residency of juvenile snapper (Family: Lutjanidae) in coastal nurseries. Coral Reefs 30:1135-1145 (2011 Best Paper Award finalist)

McMahon KW, Fogel ML, Johnson BJ, Houghton LA, Thorrold SR (2011) A new method to reconstruct fish diet and movement patterns from d13C values in otolith amino acids. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 68:1330-1340

McMahon KW, Fogel ML, Elsdon T, Thorrold SR (2010) Carbon isotope fractionation of amino acids in fish muscle reflects biosynthesis and isotopic routing from dietary protein. Journal of Animal Ecology 79:1132-1141

Elsdon T, Ayvazian S, McMahon KW, Thorrold SR (2010) Experimental evaluation of stable isotope fractionation in fish muscle and otoliths. Marine Ecology Progress Series 408:195-205

Graham BS, Koch PL, Newsome SD, McMahon KW, and Aurioles D (2009) Using isoscapes to trace the movements and foraging behavior of top predators in oceanic ecosystems. In Isoscapes: Understanding Movement, Pattern and Process on Earth Through Isotope Mapping (eds. J. West, G. J. Bowen, T. E. Dawson, K. P. Tu). pp. 299-318, Springer, New York

Skomal GB, Zeeman SI, Chisholm JH, Summers EL, Walsh HJ, McMahon KW, Thorrold SR. (2009) Mesopelagic trans-equatorial migrations by basking sharks in the western Atlantic Ocean. Current Biology 19:1019-1022 (Cover of Issue)

Carroll M, Johnson B, Henkes G, McMahon KW, Voronkov A, Ambrose W, Denisenko S. (2009). Bivalves as indicators of environmental variation and potential anthropogenic impacts in the southern Barents Sea. Marine Pollution Bulletin 59:193-206

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

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)

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 28:966-973