Evenings at Whitney on April 11, 2019
Published: Thursday, March 28, 2019
The Evenings at Whitney Lecture Series hosted by the University of Florida Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience returned on April 11, 2019, at 7 p.m. with the program titled “A Deep Dive Into the Past, Present and Future of Sea-Level Rise Along the Florida Coast.” Andrea Dutton, associate professor at the University of Florida in the Department of Geological Sciences, talked about sea-level rise and the long-term and short-term future of the Florida coastline. This free lecture was presented at Lohman Auditorium, located at 9505 Ocean Shore Blvd., on the Whitney Laboratory campus.
Due to the warming of Earth, the seas are moving upward and landward inch by inch. In this lecture, Dutton shared about her research that looks to understand how much sea level will rise and how quickly it will happen. Her research uses both recent and ancient history to determine the dynamics of sea-level rise and to help prepare for the future.
Dutton is a Fellow of The Geological Society of America, Faculty Fellow of the University of Florida Thompson Earth Systems Institute and a Fulbright Scholar. In 2017, Dutton was featured in a Rolling Stone magazine article titled "25 People Shaping the Future in Tech, Science, Medicine, Activism and More." Also, she has been quoted and featured in the media about her work, including in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, The Atlantic and more. Dutton earned a bachelor’s degree in geology from Amherst College and master’s degree and doctorate from the University of Michigan in geology. She has worked at the University of Florida since 2011.