David Alm
Department of Biology
Complexity and Systems Thinking, Agent-Based Modeling and Simulation, Domain-Specific Programming Languages
Brooks Hall 156

Dr. Alm is a lecturer in the Department of Biology at Central Michigan University


  • Ph.D., Department of Biology, University of Illinois, 1989
  • M.S., 1986, Ball State University
  • B.S., 1982, Ball State University

Areas of Interest

  • Complexity and Systems Thinking
  • Agen-Based Modeling and Simulation
  • Domain-Specific Programming Languages


  • Alm, D.M., Wax, L.M., and E.W. Stoller. 2000. Weed Suppression for Weed Management in Corn and Soybean Production Systems. Weed Technology 14:713-717.
  • Pan, X., Hesketh, J.D., Huck, M.G., and D.M. Alm. 1998. A Database for Scaling up from the Leaf to the Canopy. Photosynthetica 35:329-333.
  • Alm, D.M., Garves, R.A., S​toller, E.W., and L.M. Wax. 1997. A Computer-controlled Seed Germinator for Realistic Temperature Response Studies. Biotronics 26:31-37.
  • Alm, D.M., Hesketh, J.D., Stoller, E.W., and L.M. Wax. 1994. A Model of Water Flow through Growing Plants. Biotronics 23:11-34.
  • Alm, D.M., Stoller, E.W., and L.M. Wax. 1993. An Index Model for Predicting Seed Germination and Emergence Rates. Weed Technology 7:560-569.
  • Nobel, P.S. and D.M. Alm. 1993. Root Orientation versus Water Uptake Simulated for Monocotyledonous and Dicotyledonous Desert Succulents by a Root Segment Model. Functional Ecology 7:600-609.
  • Alm, D.M., Cavelier, J., and P.S. Nobel. 1992. A Finite-Element Model of Radial and Axial Root Water Uptake: Model Development and Validation for Desert Succulents. Ann. Bot. 69:87-92.
  • Alm, D.M. and P.S. Nobel. 1991. Root System Water Uptake and Respiration for Agave deserti: Observations and Predictions Using a Model Based on Individual Roots. Ann. Bot. 67:59-65.