Astrid Ogilvie

Circumpolar Observatory

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Professional Title Climate Historian and Human Ecologist
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Astrid Ogilvie

Climate Historian and Human Ecologist

Astrid Ogilvie is a climate historian and human ecologist. Her overarching career goal is to build bridges between the arts, humanities, and the natural sciences, in order to foster interdisciplinary cross-fertilization. Her current research interests focus primarily on climatic and socio-ecological changes in Arctic coastal communities. She is a Senior Scientist at the Stefansson Arctic Institute, a Fellow of INSTAAR at the University of Colorado and Adjunct Professor at Hunter College, the City University of New York and at Royal Roads University, Canada. Dr. Ogilvie co-leads the Nordic Centre of Excellence project Arctic Climate Predictions: Pathways to Resilient, Sustainable Societies (ARCPATH). Together with Professor Steven Hartrman of Mälardalen University, she also co-leads the international transdisciplinary research project Reflections of Change: The Natural World in Literary and Historical Sources from Iceland ca. AD 800 to 1800 (2017-2020) funded by The Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Social Sciences. Other projects include: The Mývatn District of Iceland: Sustainability, Environment and Change ca. AD 1700 to 1950 (MYSEAC); Impacts of Future Sea-Ice and Snow-Cover Changes on Climate, Green Growth and Society (GREENICE); and The Foundations of Map-Making and Geography in Iceland. Dr. Ogilvie’s awards and honours include the Dorothy Parker Faculty Fellowship from the University of Colorado, Boulder awarded for “being a creative force in her field” and a Fulbright Scholarship to Iceland. Media outreach includes lectures on The Arctic Portal and ThinkUHI (University of Highlands and Islands). Dr. Ogilvie was also featured in the Nature Careers Feature Hidden in the Past on the use of historical data for climate reconstruction (Nature 549, 419-421; 2017). She is the author of some 100 scientific papers and two edited books.