Dr. David Retchless

Dr. David Retchless
Assistant Professor
Department of Marine Sciences
1001 Texas Clipper Rd
Bld# 3029, Office 361
Galveston, TX, 77554 USA

E-mail: retchled@tamug.edu
Phone: (409) 741-7130
Fax: (409) 740-4429


Ph.D., Geography, Penn State University, 2015
M.S., Geography, Penn State University, 2011
B.A., Program of Liberal Studies, University of Notre Dame, 2004

Research Interests:

I am interested in the cartographic communication of sea level rise and other climate hazards. My work draws on research from GIScience, human-environment geography and psychology to consider how map interaction mediates risk perceptions for climate change and related hazards.

Recent publications (since 2014):

Retchless, D., Brewer, C. (2015). Guidance for Representing Uncertainty on Global Temperature Change Maps. International Journal of Climatology. DOI: 10.1002/joc.4408

Retchless, D. (2014). Sea Level Rise Maps: How Individual Differences Complicate the Cartographic Communication of an Uncertain Climate Change Hazard. Cartographic Perspectives 77: 17-32. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14714/CP77.1235

Retchless, D., Frey, N., Wang, C., Hung, L. S., and Yarnal, B. (2014). Climate Extremes in the United States: Recent Research by Physical Geographers. Physical Geography 35(1): 3- 21. DOI: 10.1080/02723646.2013.871191

Retchless, D. (2014). Communicating Climate Change: Spatial Analog Versus Color-Banded Isoline Maps with and without Accompanying Text. Cartography and Geographic Information Science 41(1): 55-74. DOI: 10.1080/15230406.2013.826479