Education / Outreach Target Audience
- Bachelors students
- Masters / PhD students
David Allan's research interests center on the influence of human activities on freshwater ecosystems. His current work on the Great Lakes includes spatial analysis of environmental stressors and ecosystems services, and estimation of nutrient loads among watersheds and over time using mass balance methods and SWAT modeling. Previously his research focused primarily on the condition of rivers and their watersheds, including the effects of land use on stream health, assessment of variation in flow regime, and estimation of nutrient loads and budgets. This work has involved a number of students, post-docs and collaborators. Additional, collaborative activities are directed at the translation of aquatic science into useful products for management, conservation, and restoration of running waters. Teaching interests include stream ecology, conservation biology, and global environmental change.