Lise Mahoney

Office: Agriculture, Nutrition, & Food Systems, Kendall Hall, Durham, NH 03824

With the help of New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station (NHAES) staff and my assistants, I maintain thousands of strawberry plants at the Woodman Farm and in the Macfarlane Greenhouse. My goal is to breed strawberries with excellent fruit quality and disease resistance, which are long bearing and locally adapted to the Northeast. My research aims to develop new varieties of strawberries that will meet the changing needs of growers in the region while addressing consumer demands for high quality, locally grown produce and value-added horticultural products.


  • Ph.D., University of New Hampshire
  • M.S., Botany/Plant Biology, University of New Hampshire

Selected Publications

Mathey, M. M., Mookerjee, S., Mahoney, L. L., Gündüz, K., Rosyara, U., Hancock, J. F., . . . Finn, C. E. (2017). Genotype by environment interactions and combining ability for strawberry families grown in diverse environments. Euphytica, 213(5). doi:10.1007/s10681-017-1892-6

Mahoney, L. L., Sargent, D. J., Abebe-Akele, F., Wood, D. J., Ward, J. A., Bassil, N. V., . . . Davis, T. M. (2016). A High-Density Linkage Map of the Ancestral Diploid Strawberry, Fragaria iinumae
, Constructed with Single Nucleotide Polymorphism Markers from the IStraw90 Array and Genotyping by Sequencing. The Plant Genome, 9(2), plantgenome2015.08.0071. doi:10.3835/plantgenome2015.08.0071

Bassil, N. V., Davis, T. M., Zhang, H., Ficklin, S., Mittmann, M., Webster, T., . . . van de Weg, E. (2015). Development and preliminary evaluation of a 90 K Axiom® SNP array for the allo-octoploid cultivated strawberry Fragaria × ananassa. BMC Genomics, 16(1). doi:10.1186/s12864-015-1310-1

Vining, K. J., Davis, T. M., Jamieson, A. R., & Mahoney, L. L. (2015). Germplasm resources for verticillium wilt resistance breeding and genetics in strawberry (Fragaria). Journal of Berry Research, 5(4), 183-195. doi:10.3233/jbr-150096

Mathey, M. M., Mookerjee, S., Mahoney, L., Finn, C. E., Hancock, J. F., Serçe, S., . . . Iezzoni, A. (2014). USING GENERAL AND SPECIFIC COMBINING ABILITY TO FURTHER ADVANCE STRAWBERRY (FRAGARIA SP.) BREEDING. Acta Horticulturae, (1049), 193-200. doi:10.17660/actahortic.2014.1049.19

Mathey, M. M., Mookerjee, S., Gunduz, K., Hancock, J. F., Iezzoni, A. F., Mahoney, L. L., . . . Finn, C. E. (2013). Large-Scale Standardized Phenotyping of Strawberry in RosBREED. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN POMOLOGICAL SOCIETY, 67(4), 205-216. Retrieved from

Most Cited Publications