Contact Allison M. Dunn:

Phone & Address


Board member of NAC-SETAC

Member of SETAC North America

Member of Queen Square Green Team, a group of volunteers dedicated to promoting green principles among staff in the workplace and beyond


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


Allison M. Dunn

Environmental Contaminants Evaluator

Environment Canada Queen Square Office (Dartmouth, NS)

CURRENT S&T / RESEARCH - 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


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


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.

Expertise Categories associated with this S&T Expert:

Environmental Policy
          Canadian Environmental Protection Act (1999)
          Chemicals Management Plan
Nature & Wildlife
     Ecosystems & Habitats
          Agricultural impacts
          Riparian (shoreline) habitats
     Effects of Toxics
          Ecological risk assessment
          Pesticides and herbicides
          Aquatic organisms
          Water quality
     Water Quality
          Beneficial management practices
          Bioassays, biomarkers
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