19 Facts About Andrea Dutton


Andrea Dutton, a 2019 MacArthur Fellow, is a Professor of Geology in the Department of Geoscience at the University of Wisconsin–Madison where she studies paleoclimate, sedimentology, carbonate geochemistry, and paleoceonagraphy.

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Andrea Dutton was born in Fairfax, Virginia and spent most of her childhood in Atlanta, Georgia and Westport, Connecticut.

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Andrea Dutton graduated from Staples High School in Westport, Connecticut in 1991.

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From 1991 to 1995, Andrea Dutton attended Amherst College where she studied music and focused on classes that would prepare her for the MCAT.

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Andrea Dutton took her first geology class at Amherst, and was immediately "fell in love" with the geological sciences.

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Andrea Dutton's graduated from Amherst College in 1995 with a BA in music.

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In 2003, Andrea Dutton returned to school and earned an MS and a PhD from the University of Michigan in geology.

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Andrea Dutton's continued her training as a postdoctoral scholar for two years at the Australian National University, where she continued on as a research fellow for four years.

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Andrea Dutton was a professor of Geology at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida from 2011 to 2019, and now Andrea Dutton is a professor of Geology at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

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Andrea Dutton's co-led an international group that utilizes the geological record to understand sea level rise from 2013 to 2017.

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Andrea Dutton completed a postdoctoral fellowship between the years of 2004 and 2005 at the Research School of Earth Sciences at the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia.

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Andrea Dutton's then worked as a research fellow from 2006 until 2011 at ANU.

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Specifically, Andrea Dutton utilizes fossilized coral and limestone rocks to understand how past sea level increased during warming climates throughout earth's history.

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Andrea Dutton's uses other sedimentary archives to further analyze geologic changes throughout earth's history.

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In 2019, Andrea Dutton was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to work with researchers in New Zealand to combine records of past sea level rise with models of Antarctic ice dynamics to better understand the effects of warming temperatures on sea levels.

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The findings of Andrea Dutton's work are influential for urban planners as coastal communities struggle to adapt to rising seas.

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Andrea Dutton takes her research outside of just the scientific community to make it applicable for all.

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Climate communication has been something that Andrea Dutton has emphasized since her teaching experiences at the Saint Anne's School in Brooklyn, New York.

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Andrea Dutton's has shared her research to the general public through a variety of media forums such as:.

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