Staff Profile:Dr Alan Howard

Dr Alan Howard
Job Title:
Associate Professor
  • Senior Tutor (SAGES)
  • Disabilities officer (GES)
Areas of Interest:
Research groups / Centres:

Environmental Science Research Division

Key Facts:

I have worked at the University of Reading since 1993.

My current primary responsibility is Senior Tutor in the  School of Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Science (SAGES).

My university teaching includes Water Resources, Energy Resources, Web Development, Environmental Issues and field classes to Crete, Barcelona, and Holland. I have an interest in and actively utilise Web 2.0 technologies to support teaching and learning.

My university research has been predominantly concerned with modelling the occurrence of toxic cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) in freshwater systems. I am also supervising a project on the health effects of endocrine disruptors in aquatic systems being undertaken by Balarabe Getso. I am particularly interested in current and historical connections between water resources and public health. Research informs my teaching, particularly at Part 3 and Masters level.

In 2011 I was awarded the student-nominated Gold Star Award in the Faculty of Science for outstanding contributions to Teaching and Learning.

In 2011 I was appointed as a Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) Institutional Reviewer.

For full details of my teaching, research and outreach activities please visit my personal home page.

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  • Howard, A. (2012) Toxic cyanobacteria. In: Bengstsson, L., Herschy, R. and Fairbridge, R. (eds.) Encyclopedia of lakes and reservoirs. Springer. ISBN 9781402056161






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Earlier Publications

Howard, A. & Easthope, M.P. (2002) Application of a model to predict cyanobacteria patterns in response to climatic change at Farmoor Reservoir, Oxfordshire, UK, The science of the Total Environment 282-283, 459-469.

Howard, A. (2001) Modelling movement patterns of the cyanobacterium, Mic. Ecological Applications 304-310.

Howard, A. (1999) Algal Modelling: Processes and Management, Introduction, Hydrobiologia 414, 35-37.

Easthope, M.P. & Howard, A. (1999) Implementation and sensitivity analysis of a model of cyanobacterial movement and growth, Hydrobiologia, 414, 53-58.

Howard, A. (1999) (ed) Algal Modelling: Processes & Management 414.

Easthope, M.P. & Howard, A.(1999) Modelling algal dynamics in a lowland impoundment, Science of the Total Environment. 241, 17-25.

Howard, A. (1998) Cyanobacteria (Blue-green algae), in Herschy, R.G. (ed.) Encyclopedia of Hydrology and Water Resources, Chapman & Hall, 147-149.

Howard, A. (1998) Toxic cyanobacterial blooms, in Rose, J. (ed) Environmental Toxicology: Current Developments, Volume 7, 345-357. Gordon & Breach Science Publishers.

Kneale, P.E. & Howard, A. (1997) Statistical analysis of algal and water quality data, Hydrobiologia, 347: 59-63.

Whitehead, P.G. Howard, A. & Arulmani, C. (1997) Modelling algal growth and transport in rivers: a comparison of time series analysis, dynamic mass balance, and neural network techniques, Hydrobiologia, 347: 39-46.

Howard, A. (1997) Computer simulation modelling of buoyancy change in Microcystis, Hydrobiologia, 349: 111-117.

Howard, A. (1997) Algal Modelling: Processes & Management. Editorial Preface. Hydrobiologia, 349:vii-ix.

Howard, A. Irish, A.E. & Reynolds, C.S. (1996) SCUM '96: A new simulation of cyanobacterial underwater movement, Journal of Plankton Research, 18, 1375-1385.

Howard, A. McDonald, A.T. Kneale, P.E. & Whitehead, P.G. (1996) Cyanobacterial (blue-green algal) blooms in the UK: A review of the current situation and potential management options, Progress in Physical Geography, 20, 63-81.

BSc; PhD (Leeds)


Alan Howard

Contact Details

+44 (0) 118 378 8763

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