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Daniel Allen

Daniel Allen

Assistant Professor, Department of BIology, University of Oklahoma

dcallen@ou.edu

405-325-6200

Department of BIology
University of Oklahoma
730 Van Vleet Oval
Norman, OK 73019

Titles

  • Assistant Professor, Department of BIology, University of Oklahoma

Biography

Dr. Allen was first introduced to ecology research as an undergraduate at Macalester College in St. Paul, MN, where he worked under Dr. Dan Hornbach researching the conservation of endangered mussel species. He received my PhD in 2011 from the University of Oklahoma where he continued to work with freshwater mussels under Dr. Caryn Vaughn, studying how mussel biodiversity loss affect sediment and cross-ecosystem energy flows. As a postdoc under Dr. John Sabo at Arizona State University from 2011-2012, he examined the role of river hydrology in governing the importance of water as a trophic currency in dryland riparian food webs. As a postdoc under Dr. Bradley Cardinale at the University of Michigan from 2012-2014, he studied the effect of riparian plant biodiversity on streambank erosion. He startied up his own lab as an Assistant Professor at Arizona State University, with a focus on investigating the effects of stream drying and altered streamflow regimes on biodiversity, ecological community structure, and food web dynamics in stream and riparian ecosystems. Dr. Allen is now an assistant professor in the Department of Biology, University of Oklahoma.

Education

  • PhD, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Oklahoma, 2011
  • BA, Biology, Macalester College, 2003

Expertise

External Links

Journal Articles

In Press

Albertson, L. K. and D. C. Allen. Meta-analysis: Abundance, behavior, and hydraulic energy shape biotic effects on sediment transport in streams. Ecology DOI: 10.1890/13-2138.1. (link )

2018

Andrade, R., H. L. Bateman, J. Franklin and D. Allen. 2018. Waterbird community composition, abundance, and diversity along an urban gradient. Landscape and Urban Planning 170(Feb):103-111. DOI: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2017.11.003. (link )

2014

Allen, D. C., B. J. Cardinale and T. Wynn-Thompson. 2014. Towards a better integration of ecological principles into ecogeoscience research. BioScience 64(5):444-454. DOI: 10.1093/biosci/biu046. (link )

Allen, D. C., K. McCluney, S. R. Elser and J. L. Sabo. 2014. Water as a trophic currency in dryland food webs. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 12:156-160. DOI: 10.1890/130160. (link )

2013

Allen, D. C., H. S. Galbraith, C. C. Vaughn and D. E. Spooner. 2013. A tale of two rivers: Implications of water management practices for mussel biodiversity outcomes during droughts. AMBIO 42(7):881-891. DOI: 10.1007/s13280-013-0420-8. (link )

2012

Allen, D. C., C. C. Vaughn, J. F. Kelly, J. T. Cooper and M. H. Engel. 2012. Bottom-up biodiversity effects increase resource subsidy flux between ecosystems. Ecology 93(10):2165-2174. DOI: 10.1890/11-1541.1. (link )

2011

Allen, D. C. and C. C. Vaughn. 2011. Density-dependent biodiversity effects on physical habitat modification by freshwater bivalves. Ecology 92(5):1015-1019. (link )

2010

Allen, D. C. and C. C. Vaughn. 2010. Complex hydraulic and substrate variables limit freshwater mussel species richness and abundance. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 29(2):383-394. DOI: 10.1899/09-024.1. (link )

2009

Allen, D. C. and C. C. Vaughn. 2009. Burrowing behavior of freshwater mussel species in experimentally manipulated communities. Journal of the North American Benthological Society (28):1. DOI: 0.1899/07-170.1. (link )

2008

Allen, D. C., D. M. Morris and C. C. Vaughn. 2008. Nerodia sipedon (northern water snake). Mortality caused by mussel?. Herpetological Review 39(4):471-472.

2007

Allen, D. C., B. E. Sietman, D. E. Kelner, M. C. Hove, J. E. Kurth, J. M. Davis, J. L. Weiss and D. J. Hornbach. 2007. Early life-history and conservation status of Venustaconcha ellipsiformis (Bivalvia: Unionidae) in Minnesota. The American Midland Naturalist 157(1):74-91. (link )

Posters

2016

Arnett-Romero, S., B. Harding, D. C. Allen, A. Ruhi and H. L. Bateman. 2016. Drought modifies land-use effects on arthropod communities in an urban desert ecosystem. Poster presented at the Central Arizona-Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research Eighteenth Annual All Scientists Meeting and Poster Symposium, 15 January 2016, Skysong, Scottsdale, AZ. (link )

Harding, B., S. Arnett-Romero, D. C. Allen, A. Ruhi and H. L. Bateman. 2016. Drought and time modify land-use effects on bird community structure in an urban desert ecosystem. Poster presented at the Central Arizona-Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research Eighteenth Annual All Scientists Meeting and Poster Symposium, 15 January 2016, Skysong, Scottsdale, AZ. (link )