Alan D. Steinman, Ph.D.

Allen and Helen Hunting Research Professor
[email protected]
(616) 331-3749

Alan Steinman


BIO 651: Emerging Issues in Water Resources

Academic Awards and Honors (select)

  • McNALMS Dr. Niles R. Kevern Lifetime Achievement Award, given to a Michigan limnologist or aquatic scientist who has significantly contributed to the advancement of the understanding of lakes, has provided leadership in addressing key lake issues, and has exhibited excellence in promoting lake ecology and/or management. 2024.
  • CR Everson Award. West Michigan Environmental Action Council (for long-term dedication and contribution to environmental protection in Michigan). 2024.
  • Fellow, Society of Freshwater Science, 2021.
  • Award of Excellence for 2017, National Garden Clubs, Inc. 2017.
  • Keiser Distinguished Lecturer in Life Sciences, Ohio Northern University, 2016.
  • Patricia B. Johnson Award for Leadership and Innovative Grantmaking, Community Foundation for Muskegon County, 2016.
  • Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary Foundation of Rotary International, 2011.
  • Massapequa (NY) High School Hall of Fame, 2009.
  • Outstanding Reviewer Award, Journal of Environmental Quality (JEQ), 2007.
  • Environmental Excellence Award, Muskegon Area Environmental Coordinating Council, 2005.
  • Joan Hodges Queneau Palladium Medal (as part of the Restudy Team) for restoration of the Everglades, National Audubon Society, 2000.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 1999 Outstanding Planning Achievement Award: in recognition of the Restudy team's contributions to advancing the state of the art in the practice of water resources planning.
  • Research Award for Foreign Specialists: To present research on long-term ecosystem research as guest of the National Institute of Agro-Environmental Sciences (NIAES), Tsukuba, Japan, 3/97.
  • Best Student Paper: Northeast Algal Symposium. Woods Hole, MA. 1983.
  • Phi Beta Kappa: University of Vermont. 1979.


Alan Steinman

Recent Testimony

U.S. House of Representatives. Subcommittee of the Interior. Invasive species and the Great Lakes. Washington, D.C. December 2015.

U.S. Congressional Briefing: Using Geoscience Research to Accelerate Innovation and the Coastal Economy.  Ecosystem Restoration in the Great Lakes Yields Significant Return on Investment. Washington, DC. November 2015.

Alan Steinman

General Information

Curriculum Vitae
Post-Doctoral Fellowship, 1987-92, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN
Ph.D., Botany/Aquatic Ecology, 1987, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
M.S., Botany, 1983, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI
B.S., Botany, 1979, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

Alan Steinman

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