D.M. King’s Resume

Dennis M. King
24 Trillium Rise
Plymouth, Massachusetts 02360
Phone: (410) 610-7535
E-mail: dennis@kingeconomics.com
Research Professor (retired)
Center for Environmental Science
Chesapeake Biological Laboratory
146 Williams Street, P.O. Box 38
Solomons, Maryland 20688
Phone: (410) 610-7535
E-mail: dking@umces.edu


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

Career Profile

1991 to present Managing Owner, King and Associates,Incorporated
Environmental Economic Research and Consulting
1991 to present Research Professor (1991 to 2014); Visiting Professor (since 2014)   University of Maryland, Center for Environmental Science (USA)    
1989 to 1990 Director of Resource Economics, ICF International, Washington, D.C.
1979 to 1988 Managing Owner, King and Associates, Inc./ E.R.G Pacific, Inc.
Adjunct Professor,University of California, San Diego, Economics Dept.,
Adjunct Professor, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, LaJolla, CA
1977 to 1979 Senior Economist, U.S. Dept. of  Commerce, NOAA, National Marine Fisheries Service, Oceanic Division, La Jolla, CA
1975 to 1976 Assistant Professor,University of New Hampshire, Marine Resource Economics

Career Overview

Forty years of research and consulting experience in marine resource economics, with strong emphasis on fisheries, aquaculture, seafood markets, coastal and ocean resource management, seaports, and shipping. Recent research focuses on impacts of emerging technologies on ocean and water dependent industries and markets, and related investment opportunities and regulatory challenges.

Author of over one hundred reports, papers, and book chapters dealing with economic, business, and trade issues associated with environmental/economic linkages and related policies and regulations. 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 environmental protection and natural resource development agencies, non-government organizations, insurance and financial institutions, small and large businesses, and seaport administrations. Expert witness before U.S. and state congressional committees, at administrative law judge hearings, and in more than forty cases involving private litigation related to fisheries, seafood markets, and environment-based economic losses. Served on scientific committees of the U.S. National Research Council and U.S. National Academies of Science, and as senior economic consultant to the United Nations, The World Bank, and other international organizations, and as technical advisor to U.S. congressional committees and various industry/government councils.

Developed and pioneered practical applications of widely used ecosystem valuation methods and economic tools to assess and compare environmental restoration and mitigation projects and invasive species problems, and resolve coastal fishing-oil industry conflicts. Created widely used analytical method, Habitat Equivalency Analysis (HEA), for assessing and comparing gains and losses in ecosystem services and values for settling natural resource damage claims, and managing environmental trading and banking programs. Developed fishery-related risk assessment methods for Lloyd’s of London. Ltd and other global insurers, and GIS-based global fishing fleet allocation/decision-support models for H.J. Heinz (Starkist), Van Camp (Chicken of the Sea), and other global seafood companies. Developed fishery management models, tax programs, and foreign fishing access and rental agreements for individual Pacific Island nations and for regional Pacific island multinational fishery management organizations. Developed and applied award-winning tools for assessing environmental/economic tradeoffs associated with multi-billion dollar investments in environmentally beneficial uses of dredged material, and for performing incremental cost analysis (ICA) to justify them. Developed economic tools for assessing and comparing ballast water treatment technologies and for evaluating alternative ballast water regulatory and compliance monitoring and enforcement programs. Led innovative project addressing economics of enforcement and compliance in U.S. commercial fisheries, and contributed to similar international studies.

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