Allen Burton, Ph.D.

Professor and Director, Cooperative Institute for Limnology & Ecosystems Research; Director of the University of Michigan Water Center

University of Texas at Dallas, M.S. 1980, Ph.D. 1984. Major: Environmental Science (Aquatic Toxicology)
Auburn University, M.S. 1978. Major: Microbiology
Ouachita Baptist University, B.S. 1976. Majors: Biology and Chemistry


Dr. Burton is a Professor in the School of Natural Resources & Environment and also in the Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences, and Director of both the Water Center and the Cooperative Institute of Limnology and Ecosystems Research at the University of Michigan.  He has an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Roskilde (Denmark).  His research on ecological risk assessment and aquatic ecosystem stressors has taken him to all seven continents with Visiting Scientist positions in New Zealand, Italy and Portugal.  His research has focused on sediment and stormwater contaminants and understanding bioavailability processes, effects and ecological risk at multiple trophic levels, and ranking stressor importance in human dominated watersheds.  He is Editor-in-Chief of the international journal, Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry, past president of the Society of Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry, and has served on numerous national and international panels with over 160 peer-reviewed publications.