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.
- Ph.D. in Geography, Pennsylvania State University - (State College, Pennsylvania, United States) 2015
- M.Sc. in Geography, Pennsylvania State University - (State College, Pennsylvania, United States) 2011
- B.A. in Liberal Studies, University of Notre Dame - (Notre Dame, Indiana, United States) 2004
- Karaye, I. M., Horney, J. A., Retchless, D. P., & Ross, A. D. (2019). Determinants of Hurricane Evacuation from a Large Representative Sample of the U.S. Gulf Coast.. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 16(21), 4268-4268.
- Retchless, D. P. (2018). Understanding Local Sea Level Rise Risk Perceptions and the Power of Maps to Change Them: The Effects of Distance and Doubt. Environment and Behavior. 50(5), 483-511.
- Smith Mason, J., Retchless, D., & Klippel, A. (2017). Domains of uncertainty visualization research: a visual summary approach. Cartography and Geographic Information Science. 44(4), 296-309.
- Hedberg, R. C., Hesse, A., Baldwin, D., Bernhardt, J., Retchless, D. P., & Shinn, J. E. (2017). Preparing Geographers for Interdisciplinary Research: Graduate Training at the Interface of the Natural and Social Sciences. Professional Geographer. 69(1), 107-116.
- Retchless, D. P., & Brewer, C. A. (2016). Guidance for representing uncertainty on global temperature change maps. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CLIMATOLOGY. 36(3), 1143-1159.
- Retchless, D. (2018). Bringing the big data of climate change down to human scale: Citizen sensors and personalized visualizations in climate communication. Thinking Big Data in Geography: New Regimes, New Research. (pp. 197-213).