Jessica Dutton

Adjunct Associate Professor (Research) of Environmental Studies
Email Office CAS 200 Office Phone (213) 740-9888


Executive Director, USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies

Adjunct Assistant Professor (Research), USC Environmental Studies Program


Dr. Dutton works within the USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies to to advance the institute’s environment and sustainability mission across all aspects of education, research and engagement. Her research background is in marine eco-physiology, looking at the distribution and function of intertidal species along the California coast, and how ranges map onto environment with implications for understanding climate impacts. She was a Fellow with both the National Academy of Sciences’ Ocean Studies Board and with the National Sea Grant Program/NOAA Fisheries Service before coming to USC.


  • B.A. Mount Holyoke College (MA)
  • Ph.D. UC Santa Barbara (CA)
  • Research, Teaching, Practice, and Clinical Appointments

    • Research Faculty, Adjunct, USC Environmental Studies Program, 2019-2020
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