Mark Carey, Environmental Studies Program, Department of Geography

Mark Carey

Professor, Environmental Studies and Geography
Director, The Glacier Lab
Practice Areas: Climate Change, Natural Disasters, Glaciers, Environmental History, Water Management

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Mark Carey studies the societal dimensions of climate change, natural disasters, glacier retreat, mountaineering, and water management, especially in the Peruvian Andes but also in many other parts of the world’s mountain ranges. His recent work on glaciers focuses on glacial lake outburst floods in Nepal, ice core drilling in Antarctica and Greenland, as well as iceberg monitoring in the North Atlantic and off Newfoundland where the Titanic sank. Mark is a co-founder and co-director of the Transdisciplinary Andean Research Network.

Recent Media: 
“Buying Time,” and other charismatic temporalities of climate change (Edge Effects, June 27, 2024)
Rainier's largest glacier is melting. Here's what that means downstream (Crosscut, Aug. 10, 2022)
UO team receives grant to study impact of melting Greenland glaciers (KGW, Oct. 21, 2021)
Survey shows considerable glacier loss in the mountains of Oregon (Oregon Public Broadcasting, Dec. 23, 2020)
Clark Glacier Commemorated at Funeral in Oregon (State of the Planet, Oct. 27, 2020)
A Little Bit of Magic: University of Oregon Researchers Look at Glacial Melt Through Different Lenses (Around the O)
Daring scientists extract ice from Earth's highest tropical glacier (Nature, Sept. 4, 2019)
The dangers of glacial lake floods: Pioneering and capitulation (Eos, March 1, 2019)
11,000 years ago our ancestors survived major climate change (Atlanta Journal-Constitution, April 13, 2018)
Adapting to Climate Hazards in the Peruvian Andes (Current History, February 2018)
North Atlantic Icebergs: Hubris, Disaster, and Safeguards (Glacier Hub, Jan. 28, 2018)
Mountaineering and Climate Change (The Alpinist Podcast, Nov. 7, 2017)
The Problem With Economic Climate Models (Pacific Standard, Dec. 18, 2015)
UO and Ohio State researchers work together on glaciers in Peru (Around the O, Jan. 8, 2015)
UO professor teams up with University of Texas colleague to study effects of climate change in Peru (Around the O, Dec. 18, 2013) 
University of Oregon faculty member awarded $459,000 NSF CAREER Award (University of Oregon, April 19, 2013)
Melting in the Andes: Goodbye glaciers (Nature, Nov. 7, 2012)