Allison M. Dunn

Environmental Contaminants Evaluator
Environment and Climate Change Canada

Current research and/or projects

Studying the environmental fate, effects and risk of priority chemicals in support of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act

  • evaluating the risk of pesticides to watersheds in the Atlantic region using the probabilistic risk assessment approach
  • evaluating the efficacy of best management practices in reducing the risk associated with potato field runoff to aquatic ecosystems
  • conducting ecological risk assessments in support of the Chemical Management Plan

Professional activities / interests

Chair of North Atlantic chapter of SETAC (NAC-SETAC) Pesticides and the Environment short course, Halifax, NS, September 2009

Chair of NAC-SETAC's 15th Annual Meeting, Durham, New Hampshire, June 2009

Overseeing directed study of Saint Mary's University Masters student

International experience and/or work

B.Sc. (co-op Hons.), Environmental Toxicology, University of Guelph, 1999

Key publications

Dunn. A. M. 2009. A relative ranking of selected substances on the National Pollutant Release Inventory. Human and Ecological Risk Assessment. 15(3): 579-603.

Dunn. A. M. 2004. A relative risk ranking of pesticides used in Prince Edward Island. Environmental Surveillance Report EPS-5-AR-04-03.

Dunn. A. M. Guide for Reporting to the National Pollutant Release Inventory 2004. ISBN-0-662-39594-8.