Daniel Macfarlane
Associate Professor, Western Michigan University


Dr. Daniel Macfarlane is Associate Professor in the School of Environment, Geography, and Sustainability at Western Michigan University, as well as President of the International Water History Association and Senior Fellow in the Bill Graham Centre at the University of Toronto. Raised and educated in Canada, Dr. Macfarlane is an environmental/water historian and political ecologist who focuses on transborder Canada-U.S. water and energy issues, particularly in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence basin. He is the author or co-editor of six books, the two most recent of which are Natural Allies: Environment, Energy, and the History of US-Canada Relations (2023) and The Lives of Lake Ontario: An Environmental History (2024)