Allen Burton serves as Director of NOAA’s Cooperative Institute of Limnology and Ecosystem Research (CILER), and 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. He has expertise in environmental toxicology including aquatic sediments. For this project, he provides linkages to NOAA and its network of 10 regional universities. 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. Currently he is the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry and leads the university's Sustainable Waters Initiative.