scott allen

Scott Allen

Assistant Professor, Ecohydrology & Physiological Ecology


Currently recruiting students to work on a variety of topics, including questions related to:

  • From when and where do plants take up water
  • How ecosystem disturbances versus physiological stressors interact with water and carbon balances
  • How changes in forest density affect the energy budgets and the partitioning between the relative roles of evaporation versus plant transpiration.
  • How do snowmelt and rainfall differently travel through ecosystems, hillslopes, and catchments


B.S., University of Maryland, 2009
M.S., Oregon State University, 2012
Ph.D., Louisiana State University, 2016


Publications are listed below.



Shower thoughts: why scientists should spend more time in the rain


BioScience, Volume 73, Issue 6, June 2023, Pages 441–452

John T Van Stan, Scott T Allen, Douglas P Aubrey, Z Carter Berry, Matthew Biddick, Miriam A M J Coenders-Gerrits, Paolo Giordani, Sybil G Gotsch, Ethan D Gutmann, Yakov Kuzyakov, Donát Magyar, Valentina S A Mella, Kevin E Mueller, Alexandra G Ponette-González, Philipp Porada, Carla E Rosenfeld, Jack Simmons, Kandikere R Sridhar, Aron Stubbins, Travis Swanson