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Contact Information

301 W. Northern Lights Blvd. Suite 400
Anchorage, AK 99503-2648
Phone: (907) 863-4416

Ian Myles Dutton

Fisheries and Conservation


  • Environmental Policy and Planning
  • Climate Change Adaptation
  • Sustainable Development
  • Performance Evaluation
  • Social Values Assessment


  • Ph.D. 2000 University of Queensland (Philosophy)

Office Hours

Available by appointment only.

Research Overview

My current research focuses on integrating social and biological sciences – learning how to sustain the diversity of life on earth while meeting human needs.

Current Projects

Mapping the social values of marine wildlife - joint project with the National Parks Service and the Alaska SeaLife Center

Sustainable local food production in Alaska – joint project with the University of Alaska Anchorage


Wilson K., Dutton I., Foreman P., Kearney F. and Watson I. (2009). Partner or perish or perish through partnering? Ecological Management and Restoration, 10(2): 166-168.

Wilson, K. A., E. Meijaard, S. Drummond, H. S. Grantham, L. Boitani, G. Catullo, L. Christie, R. Dennis, I. Dutton, A. Falcucci, L. Maiorano, H. P. Possingham, C. Rondinini, W. Turner, O. Venter, and M. Watts. 2010. Conserving Biodiversity in Production Landscapes. Ecological Applications. 20 (6): 1721-1732.

Dutton, I.M., J. Mathis, C. Stephens, J. Short, and M.Sigman. 2010. Ocean Acidification Research, Adaptation, and Outreach - summary of presentations and break-out discussions. Alaska Marine Science Symposium, January 18, 2010. Alaska SeaLife Center, COSEE Alaska and SFOS-UAF, Anchorage. [link]

Dutton, I.M., A. Baker and D. Schaefermeyer 2011. Heat from the Sea? The ASLC Seawater Heat Pump Project, Workshop on Emerging Energy Technologies, Alaska Energy Authority and Alaska Center for Energy and Power, 14th February, Juneau.

Dutton, Ian M. 2011. The potential and pitfalls of coastal and marine spatial planning as a framework for cooperative management in the Arctic, ISER-UAA Workshop on Strengthening Institutions: Strategies for Cooperative Management in the Marine Environment of the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas, Anchorage, 3rd March, 2011 http://www.iarc.uaf.edu/en/NX2020/SI/program/dutton-keynote

LeBail, Hillary, Ian Dutton and Joseph Hunt 2012. Public Perception of Climate Change and Its Impact on Alaska’s Marine Ecosystems, Alaska Marine Science Symposium, January 16-20, 2012, Anchorage, p.198.

Dutton, Ian, Janet Klein, Karen Cain, Rebekka Federer, Ricky Deel, Hillary LeBail, Joseph Hunt and Casey Schulke 2012. An Oral History of Habitat Use by Cook Inlet Belugas in Waters of the Kenai Peninsula Borough, Report to Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska SeaLife Center, Seward.