New Faculty Profile: Carolyn Fish, Assistant Professor, Geography
Carolyn Fish’s research falls at the intersection of cartography and environmental communication. She studies how we can effectively communicate climate change through maps—which 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. Carolyn uses 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. She is currently vice-president of the Cartography Specialty Group of the AAG and a member of the North American Cartographic Information Society (NACIS) and Cartography and Geographic Information Society (CaGIS).