Biological Sciences – FacultyPage address: http://cset.mnsu.edu/biology/people/mahoney/
Dr. Alison Mahoney
Associate Professor; Ph.D.;
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Ph. (507) 389-2787
Students in my lab study closely-related plant species in the genus Packera (common name: ragwort). Standard environment transplant gardens both outdoors and in the greenhouse provide the setting to observe morphology and flowering time variability and hybridization within the genus.
As part of their research projects, students in my lab have collected and identified plants and preserved them for the MSU Herbarium. Such floristic work is vital because it allows us to assess the value of natural areas, monitor rare or endangered plants, and to track invasive species.
I teach General Biology II (BIOL 106), Plant Science (BIOL 217), Flora of Minnesota (BIOL 442), and Economic Botany (BIOL 445).