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Dennis King    Dennis M. King, Ph.D.

        Research Professor
        Director, Natural Capital Research Group
        Chespeake Biological Laboratory
        1 Williams Street
        P.O. Box 38
                                           Solomons, MD  20688


                                            Phone: 410-326-7212
                                            Fax: 410-326-7419
                                            Curriculum Vitae (pdf version)

Areas of Specialization

Economics of natural resource industries and markets, environmental/economic tradeoff analyses, ecosystem valuation & natural resource accounting, environmental trading and mitigation programs, environmental restoration & mitigation, managing invasive species problems, integrated risk and economic analysis


Ph. D.  1977    University of Rhode Island        Marine Resource Economics
M.S.     1973    University of Massachusetts    Food & Natural Resource Economics
B.B.A.  1970    University of Massachusetts    Corporate Finance/Economics

Career Profile

1991 to Present: Research Professor and Director, Natural Capital Research Group at University of Maryland
                                Center for Environmental Science (UMCES), Solomons Island, MD
                                Managing Owner and Director, King and Associates, Inc., consulting and research firm, Solomons Island, MD

           Director of Resource Economics, ICF, Incorporated and Corporate Manager of San Diego office

           Adjunct Professor,   University of California, San Diego (Economics Dept.)

                                Lecturer,                  Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA
                                Managing Owner,     King and Associates, Inc.& ERG, Pacific Inc., San Diego, CA
1977-1978:           Senior Economist,    U.S. Dept. of Commerce, NOAA, Oceanic Division, La Jolla, CA
1975-1976:           Assistant Professor, University of New Hampshire, Natural Resource Economics

Recent Projects (2011/2012)

Maryland Department of the Environment.  Development of a full cost accounting framework for urban stormwater best management practices including spreadsheets to determine planning level unit cost estimates for implementing stormwater BMPs in MD counties.


Maryland Port Administration.  Integrated economic and environmental analysis of environmentally beneficial dredge material placement options, including applications to protect and restore wetlands and create island habitats in the Chesapeake Bay.


Harry R. Hughes Center for Agro–ecology, Inc.  Prepare and present economic analysis of county Watershed Implementation Plans (WIPs) at 5 regional workshops in Maryland.


U.S. Dept. of Transportation, Maritime Administration.  Assess economic feasibility of converting MARAD ships and ships involved in maritime trade to use alternative fuels and establishing supply chains for providing alternative fuels to selected U.S. seaports.


Maryland Port Administration.  Economics of ballast water treatment technologies for marine invasive species.


Mid-Atlantic Regional Coastal Ocean Observing System (MARCOOS).  Assessing the value of physical ocean observations to users along several pathways involving fishing, fishery management, search and rescue, shipping, offshore energy, weather predictions, etc.


U.S. Department of Commerce, NOAA.   Managing economic component of the Chesapeake Inundation Prediction System (CIPS), a new NOAA storm-generated flooding prediction system for the Chesapeake Bay.


Maryland Environmental Services.  Environmental economic analysis of dredged material placement options and GIS-based assessments of aesthetic and other localized impacts of placement alternatives.


NOAA, EA Engineering.  Economic sections of Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) for gulf coast restoration projects related to the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill.


NOAA, EA Engineering.  Economics Analysis of 2012 Atlantic Sturgeon Endangered Species Listings.

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