Hi, I am Carolyn Fish. I am an Assistant Professor of Geography at the University of Oregon.
Broadly my research falls at the intersection of cartography and environmental communication. I study how we can effectively communicate climate change through maps. Maps are one of the primary ways in which scientists and the media both communicate climate change, albeit with different audiences. These visual devices are central to understanding the science and impacts of climate change as well as the potential mitigation strategies. I use both quantitative and qualitative methods of data collection and analysis to illustrate how the media and scientists create and design maps that balance communication and scientific accuracy.
I am currently an active member of the Cartography Specialty Group of the AAG, the North American Cartographic Information Society (NACIS), and Cartography and Geographic Information Society (CaGIS).
At the University of Oregon, I teach Our Digital Earth (GEOG 181), Cartography (GEOG 399), GIScience I (GEOG 4/581), and Geospatial Project Design (GEOG 498).