Gerard McMahon, Ph.D.

Dr. Gerard McMahon is the former director of the Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Center, one of eight centers in the United States at the core of the Department of the Interior's climate change response strategy.


As Senior Scientist working at the DOI Southeast Climate Science Center I want to continue to identify and support research projects that align with the science priorities of the SE CSC Science Plan (understand the impacts of climate and land use change on biotic and abiotic processes in atmospheric, terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems) and also support management decisions that sustain working landscapes and conservation priorities in the Southeastern United States. Previous research activities have focused on understanding the effects of urban development, understanding the impacts of landscape processes on nutrient transport and processing by aquatic systems, and development and use of ecological region maps.