Andrea Dutton

Professor, Department of Geoscience, University of Wisconsin–Madison

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Andrea Dutton is a professor in the Department of Geoscience at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. She is an international expert in the study of past climate and sea-level change with expertise in carbonate sedimentology and isotope geochemistry. Her main research focus is to establish the behavior of sea level and polar ice sheets during past warm periods to better inform us about future sea-level rise.

Dutton also has played an active role in science communication on climate change and sea-level rise; she is heavily quoted in popular media, is engaged in public lectures and TV documentaries, and has testified on matters related to climate change before a U.S. Senate subcommittee. Earlier this year, Dutton spoke at a White House roundtable discussion about the urgency of climate action.

Dutton is a MacArthur fellow, a Fulbright scholar, and a fellow of the Geological Society of America. She was also named one of Rolling Stone Magazine’s “25 People Shaping the Future in Tech, Science, Medicine, Activism and More.”