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 the Director of the Cooperative Institute of Limnology and Ecosystem Research sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. He holds joint appointments as Professor in the School of Natural Resources and Environment and the Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences at the University of Michigan. His research on aquatic ecosystem stressors and ecological risk assessment has taken him to all seven continents and Visiting Scientist positions in New Zealand, Italy and Portugal. He was the President of the Society of Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry, has served on National Research Council and U.S. EPA Science Advisory Board committees, and numerous national and international panels with over 200 publications. Currently he is the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry and leads the university's Sustainable Waters Initiative.