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Dennis King

Visiting Professor
Dennis King
Visiting Professor
Chesapeake Biological Laboratory


Forty years of teaching, research and consulting in the fields of natural resource economics and bio-economics with strong emphasis on fisheries, aquaculture, ocean-based industries and markets, seaports, and shipping. Recent research emphasizes applications of technology and impacts of accelerating rates of technological change on ocean and water related production and investment decisions and emerging regulatory opportunities and challenges.

Author of over one hundred reports, papers, and book chapters dealing with economic, business, and trade issues associated with environmental/economic linkages. Project manager on over one hundred interdisciplinary science/policy research projects dealing with economic aspects of complex scientific/engineering issues. Advisor to national and international natural resource and economic development agencies, small and large ocean-dependent businesses, seaport administrations, environmental organizations, and insurance and financial institutions. Expert witness before U.S. and state congressional committees, at numerous administrative law judge hearings, and in more than forty civil lawsuits involving fishery and seafood market related economic losses. Served on scientific committees of the National Research Council and National Academies of Science, and as senior economic consultant to the United Nations, World Bank, and other international organizations and various U.S. congressional committees and national industry/government councils.

Recent research has focused on the economics of emerging sensor-based technologies to manage agricultural irrigation and water use decisions and to monitor and manage coastal and estuarine water quality and ship-board compliance with national and global ballast water discharge regulations.

Areas of Expertise

  • marine resource economics


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

Recent Publications