K. Ryavec Curricula Vitae

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KARL E. RYAVEC

Curriculum Vitae

(Revised May 2015)

Mailing Address: School of Social Sciences, Humanities, and Arts,

University of California, Merced

Merced, CA 95343

Telephone and E-Mail: (715) 498-4814, kryavec@ucmerced.edu

Education:

1996-2002 University of Minnesota

Major: Geography (Ph.D. May 2002)

Dissertation title: Land Use Change in Central Tibet, ca. 1830-2000.

1987-1989 Harvard University, Cambridge

Major: East Asian Regional Studies (A.M. June 1989)

1982-1986 Clark University, Worcester

Major: Geography (A.B. June 1986)

Minor: German

Employment:

2014-present Associate Professor, World Heritage, University of California, Merced

2013-2014 Professor, Department of Geography/Geology, University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point

2009-2013 Associate Professor, Department of Geography/Geology, University of Wisconsin at

Stevens Point

  1. 2009 Assistant Professor, Department of Geography/Geology, University of Wisconsin at

Stevens Point

1995-1996 Geographer, International Programs Center,

U.S. Bureau of the Census, Washington, DC

1990-1994 Geographer, U.S. Defense Mapping Agency, Washington, DC

Publications:

2015 Ryavec, K. E. A Historical Atlas of Tibet. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

2015 Ryavec, K. E. and Henderson, Mark. A Core-Periphery GIS Model of the Historical Growth and Spread of Islam in China. Historical Methods 48:103-111.

2014 Ryavec, K. E. and Henderson, M. “Mapping Religious Geographies in Chinese Muslim Society,” in Ruth Mostern, Merrick Lex Berman, and Humphrey Southall, eds., Placing Names: Enriching and Integrating Gazetteers. Bloomington: Indiana University Press (in press).

2012 Ryavec, Karl, Daoqin Tong, and Jiang Wu, "Spatial Analysis and GIS Modeling of Regional Religious Systems in China: Conceptualization and Initial Experiments," in Yongtao Du and Jeff Kyong-McClain, eds., Chinese History in Geographical Perspective. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

2009 Ryavec, K. E. and Winkler, D. Logging Impacts to Forests in Tibetan Areas of Southwest China. Himalaya 26(1):38-45.

2008 Ryavec, K. E. The Tibetan and Himalayan Historical GIS: A Brief Introduction. Historical GIS News 10:4.

2007 Ryavec, K. E. Mapping Early Buddhist Sites in Western Tibet: Recent Findings from Tsamda County, China. The Silk Road 4(2):43-47.

2005 Ryavec, K.E. New Geographical History: A Reply to Bol. Inner Asia 7:257-260.

2005 Ryavec. K. E. Aerial Survey of Abandoned Agricultural Fields in the Ancient Tibetan Kingdom of Guge: Recent Findings from 2-foot Resolution Quick Bird Imagery of Bedongpo and Environs. Aerial Archaeology Research Group Newsletter 30:18-25.

2004 Ryavec, K. E. Manchu Empire or China Historical GIS? Remapping the China/Inner Asia Frontier in the Qing Period CHGIS. Inner Asia 6:179-195.

2001 Ryavec, K. E. Land Use Change in Central Tibet, ca. 1830-1990: Devising a GIS methodology to Study a Historical Tibetan Land Decree. The Geographical Journal 167:342-357.

1999 Ryavec, K. E. Research Note: Regional Dynamics of Tibetan Population Change in Eastern Tibet, ca.1940-1982. Population and Environment 20:247-257.

1998 Ryavec, K. E. and Veregin, H. Population and Rangelands in Central Tibet: A GIS-Based Approach. GeoJournal 44:61-72.

1998 Ryavec, K. E. Measuring Change in the Cultivated Land Area of the Khotan Oasis in Xinjiang, China, ca. 1913 to the 1980s: A Comparison of Historical Maps with a Contemporary GIS Database, pp. 31-36. (in) Information Bases for Land Use/Cover Change Research: Proceedings of the 1997 International Geographical Union Study Group on Land Use/Cover Change Symposium, Brisbane, Australia. Edited by Himiyama, Y. and Crissman, L.

1996 Ryavec, K. E. Geographic and Demographic Setting. pp. 61-116 (in) India: A Country Study, Fifth Edition. Federal Research Division, Library of Congress, Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.

1995 Ryavec, K. E. The Maldives. pp. 231-273 (in) Indian Ocean: Five Island Countries, Third Edition. Federal Research Division, Library of Congress, Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.

1995 Ryavec, K. E. Cartographic Survey of Dzong Sites in Central Tibet. Himalayan Research Bulletin 15(2):53-55.

1994 Ryavec, K. E. Important New Sources for the Study of Tibetan Geography: An Analysis of a

Recent Chinese County Place Name Index of Dzamthang in Eastern Tibet. Central Asiatic

Journal 38:214-234.

1993 Ryavec, K. E. Review of Lamas, Princes, and Brigands: Joseph Rock's Photographs

of the Tibetan Borderlands of China, by Michael Aris, in Mountain

Research and Development, 13:315.

1993 Ryavec, K. E. The Present-Day Value of Maps Illustrating the Archaeological Surveys of Sir

Aurel Stein in Xinjiang and Gansu, China. Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society.

(Third Series, Part 2). 3: 233-243.

Papers and Invited Lectures

Abstracted:

2015 A Comparative Survey of Hui Shops in Muslim Chinese Neighborhoods of Beijing and Xining. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Chicago.

2012 The Structure of Tibetan History: A Regional Systems Survey. Association of Asian Studies Annual Meeting, Toronto.

2011 Mapping the Indo-Tibetan Frontier in the Historical Atlas of Tibet. First ANHS Himalayan Studies Conference, St. Paul.

2011 Mark Henderson and Karl Ryavec. From Gazetteers to Spatial Structures: a Study

of Chinese Muslim and Tibetan Societies. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Seattle.

2009 Religious Atlas of China and the Himalayas: Sources and Georeferencing Methodologies for the Daoist, Buddhist, and Islamic Sites. Pacific Neighborhood Consortium Annual Conference, Taibei, Taiwan.

2009 The Historical Diffusion of Islam in China: Mapping Religious Sites and Traditions. Association

of Asian Studies Annual Meeting, Chicago.

2008 Situating the History of Islam in China and Inner Asia within Current Historical GIS Frameworks. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Boston.

2007 HGIS and Whither the Historical Atlas. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, San Francisco.

2006 New Towns in Tibet: Findings from China’s 1990 and 2000 Censuses. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Chicago.

2005 Cartographic and Textual Sources for the Amdo Tibetan Buddhist Monastery GIS: A Spatial Survey of New Research Findings. Association of Asian Studies Annual Meeting, Chicago.

2004 Integrated Field Research and Remote Sensing Survey of Ancient Farmland in Western Tibet. Joint Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers West Lakes Division and the Wisconsin Geographical Society, Oshkosh.

2004 Impacts of New Farmland Creation on Uighur Settlement Patterns in Xinjiang, China: A GIS-Based Assessment. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Philadelphia.

2002 Tibet in the China Historical GIS: Mapping Interpretations of Ming and Qing Period Administrative Divisions. Association of American Geographers West Lakes Division Meeting, Minneapolis.

2002 GIS as a Research Tool in the Tibetan and Himalayan Digital Library. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Los Angeles.

2001 Studying Pastoral Land Use in Tibet by Means of Remote Sensing and GIS. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, New York.

1999 Integrating Participatory Mapping of Pastoral Land Use in Tibet with a Regional Model of Population-Environment Interactions on the Tibetan Plateau. Geographic Information and Society Conference, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.

1999 Historical Land Use/Cover Change in the Wei River Valley of Shaanxi, China. Association of

American Geographers Annual Meeting, Honolulu.

1998 Ecoregions of Tibetan Medicinal Plants: From Traditional Texts to Current Conditions. First International Congress on Tibetan Medicine, Washington, DC.

1998 Development, Social Change, and Land Use/Cover Change in Central Tibet. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Boston.

1997 Population and Rangelands in Central Tibet. International Geographical Union Commission on Sustainable Rural Systems, Joint Conference: Sustainable Rural Systems and Land Use/Cover Change, Armidale, Australia.

1997 Measuring Change in the Cultivated Land Area of the Khotan Oasis in Xinjiang, China, ca. 1913 to the 1980s: A Comparison of Historical Maps with a Contemporary GIS Database. International Geographical Union Land Use/Cover Change Open International Symposium, Information Bases for Land Use/Cover Change Research, Brisbane, Australia.

1997 Tibet’s Changing Population. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting,

Fort Worth.

1995 Towards a Regional Systems Model of Kham (Eastern Tibet). Poster session. Association for Asian Studies Annual Meeting, Honolulu.

1992 Tibetan Place Names in the Context of the Preservation and Expression of Cultural Heritage. 27th International Geographical Congress, Washington DC.

Non-Abstracted:

2014 Applying for Funding as a Graduate Student in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Grant Writing Workshop, Humanities Center, UC-Merced.

2012 Making the Historical Atlas of Tibet: A Survey of the Buddhist-Related Sources. Ho Center for Buddhist Studies, Standford University.

2012 Regional Systems Theory and Methodology in the Study of Chinese Society. NSF China Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship Program. University of Wisconsin, Madison.

2010 Atlas of Chinese Religions: Report on the Status of the Buddhist, Daoist, and Islamic Sites. Workshop on the Atlas of Chinese Religions. Fudan University, Shanghai.

2010 Developing an Historical GIS of Religion in China and Inner Asia. Department of Religious Studies. University of Toronto.

2010 Mapping Old and New Geographies of Religion in China. Pacific Basin Institute, Pomona College.

2009 Research Models: Geography and GIS. Tibetan Studies and the Social Sciences: Data, Tools,

Maps and Archives Conference, Columbia University.

2007 Mosques of Beijing: Sources and Methods for Mapping Islamic Sites in China. Atlas of Chinese

Religions Conference hosted by ECAI (Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiative), University of California at Berkeley.

2004 Mapping Ancient Farmland in Western Tibet. Anthropology Club. University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point.

2003 Cultural Geography: Case Studies from China and Tibet. Faculty Forum. University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point.

2003 Pre-Buddhist settlement patterns in Upper Tibet A GIS-based regional survey of 468 sites in relation to contemporary human population densities. Anthropology Club. University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point.

2001 Digital Ethnography and GIS. Digital Tibet: Tibetan Studies and the Internet Conference, University of Virginia, Charlottsville.

2001 The Role of Remote Sensing and GIS in Development Projects. Second Brandeis Symposium on Development in Tibet, Brandeis University, Waltham.

1999 Pastoral Land Use in Central Tibet. Roundtable Symposium on Sustainable

Development Strategies in Tibet, Brandeis University, Waltham.

1997 Amdo Monastery Survey. First International Conference of Amdo Studies, Harvard

University, Cambridge.

1993 Explorers of the Eurasian Landmass. Smithsonian Institution, Campus on the Mall, Washington, DC.

Grants and Scholarships:

2013 Shelly and Donald Rubin Foundation, Cultural Heritage Grant, “Mapping Tibetan Buddhist Temples and Monasteries in the Kham Part of the Tibet Autonomous Region.” $5,000.

2011 UWSP UPDC Grant, “Land Use/Cover Patterns in Relation to the Collection of Wild Edible Fungi in Tibet.” $4,850.

2010 Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation, Cultural Heritage Grant, “Documenting Murals at the Jangkar Buddhist monastery in Batang, Sichuan Province, China.” $1,000.

2010 UWSP UPDC grant, “Geographic Networks of the Chinese Sufi Orders.” $4,500.

2008 National Science Foundation, Geography and Regional Science Program, “The Changing

Geography of Islam in China: A Survey of Historic Neighborhoods, Rural Enclaves, and

New Settlement Patterns.” Principal Investigator. $59,914. (2008-2009).

2008 UWSP UPDC grant, “Historical Geography of Eastern Tibetan Political Systems: The Derge Kingdom.” $4,995.

2006 Henry Luce Foundation, Research Grant, “Tibetan and Himalayan Historical Geographic

Information System.” $325,000 over three years (2007-2009). Co-Principal Investigator with

Prof. David Germano, Religious Studies Department, University of Virginia.

2006 L&S Enhancement Grant to hire 2 GIS students to work part-time on study of urban change in Beijing, China. $960.

2006 L&S Minigrant for purchase of 2006 archived QuickBird imagery of Beijing, China. $500.

2006 UWSP, College of Letters & Science, Faculty Development Grant to supplement 2006 UPDC grant for fieldwork in western China. $1,000.

2006 UWSP UPDC grant, “Linking Archival Tibetan Tax Records with Maps of Historic Estate

Areas in Western Tibet, China.” $5,000.

2006 Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation, Research Grant, “Atlas of Himalayan Art History.” $5,000.

2005 UWSP UPDC grant, “Map of Cultural/Historical Sites in Central Tibet.” $2,362

2004 Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation, Research Grant, “Prepare Digital Images of Traditional Tibetan Art.” $750.

2004 National Endowment for the Humanities, Website Educational Grant for the Rubin Museum of Art, New York. Sub-contract. Part of interdisciplinary research team. Individual responsibilities to make maps of Himalayan art style regions, and major cultural and natural sites relevant to the study of Buddhist art and culture. $4,500.

2003 UWSP UPDC grant, “Integrated Study of Land Degradation and Farm Abandonment in Western Tibet.” $3,545.

2002 UWSP UPDC/New Faculty grant, “Remote Sensing Survey of Deforestation 1998-2002: Impacts on Long-Term Land Use/Settlement Patterns in the Tibet Autonomous Region, China.” $3,960.

2000 Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation, Research Grant, “Map of Traditional Tibetan Art Schools.” $5,000.

1999 Summer Dissertation Research Fellowship, University of Minnesota. $2,000.

1998 Summer Dissertation Research Fellowship, University of Minnesota. $2,000.

1997 Harvard Yenching Library Research Grant. $250.

1994 Explorers Club Grant. “Fish Farming Methods in China.” $1,200.

1994 National Geographic Society Research and Exploration Grant. “Traditional Tibetan Central Places.” $2,450.

1993 National Geographic Society Research and Exploration Grant. “Dissertation Level Research for a Tibetan Place Name Index.” $500.

1988 Massachusetts State Scholarship, Harvard University. $10,000.

1986 Explorers Club Grant. “Landscape Modifications of Sponges in Harrington Sound, Bermuda.” $800.

Teaching Experience:

University of California at Merced

WH 004 World Heritage in Maps: An Introduction to Cartography and GIS

IH 206 Methods and Research: GIS for the Study of the Past

University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point:

GEOG 120 Cultural Geography

GEOG 279 Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems

GEOG 325 Geography of China

GEOG 327 Geography of Asia

GEOG 347 GIS for Historical Studies

GEOG 437 GIS for Historical Studies

GEOG 366 Historical Geography

GEOG 369 Political Geography

GEOG 368 Geography of Religion

GEOG 476 Geographic Information Systems I

Other schools:

Raster-Based GIS, University of Minnesota, Spring, 1998, 1999, 2000

Air Photo Interpretation, North Hennepin Community College, Fall 1999

Introduction to Human Geography, Concordia University, Fall 2001

University Service:

UC-Merced:

Department Committees

World Heritage Committee, co-chair (2014-2015)

University Service

Spatial Analysis and Research Center (SpARC) Steering Committee (2014-2015)

Undergraduate Research Opportunities Center, Advisory Board (2014-2015)

University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point:

Department Committees

Assessment Committee (2006-2007, 2007-2008, Spring 2010)

Budget Committee, Library Budget (2002-2003, 2012-13)

Curriculum Committee (2002-2003, 2004-2005, 2005-2006, 2006-2007, 2007-2008, Spring 2010, 2011-2012, chair 2013-14)

Faculty Merit and Awards Committee (2003-2004, 2005-2006)

Human Geography Coordinator (2011-2012, 2012-13, 2013-14)

Retention and Tenure Subcommittee (Spring 2010, 2011-2012)

Student Affairs Committee (2004-2005)

Recruitment Committee, Urban/Economic Geographer (2006-2007)

Recruitment Committee, Human Geographer (2007-2008)

University Service

Curriculum Committee (Spring 2012, 2012-13)

L&S Grant Initiative to fund chair in Chinese Studies, ad-hoc proposal writing committee (Fall 2007)

Chair, Assistant Dean Search Committee (Spring 2005, Spring 2013)

American Democracy Project Advisory Group (2004, 2005)

Letters and Science Dean’s Advisory Committee (Spring 2003)

GDR Sub-Committee (2005, 2006)

Instructor for College Days for Kids “Cultural Geography of China”

UWSP. (2003, 2006).

Invited Presentations:

Getting into Graduate School. March 2003. Student Chapter of the Society of American

Foresters, College of Natural Resources. UWSP.

Applying to Graduate School. October 2002, March 2013. Geography Club, UWSP.

Professional Development:

 

UC-Merced:

2015 Academic Freedom and Faculty Code of Conduct meeting, March 30.

Digital Measures Training, April 30.

2014 New Faculty Orientation, August 22.

University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point:

2011 Idea Exchange for Instructional Design in Online and Hybrid Courses. Center for Academic Excellence and Student Engagement, University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point, 2011-2012.

2009 Sabbatical, Fall Semester.

2009 Using the Cultural Atlas for Basic Research" Workshop with Academia Sinica, Taibei, October 4-5. Tested online data mapping system with scholars working on the Atlas of Chinese Religions.

2007 Collaborative Learning Workshop at University of Wisconsin Stevens Point, May 18 and 22. Developed strategies to incorporate collaborative student learning into GIS curriculum.

2004 Learning is Local Conference at University of Wisconsin Stevens Point, November 19. Attended one-day conference on incorporating service learning into academic curriculum.

2003 Faculty Workshop on Hybrid Course Development at University of Wisconsin Stevens Point, July 11, 18, 25, and August 1. Instruction in incorporating online course activities using D2L software, and discussion of online pedagogy.

2003 Workshop at the University of Virginia, June 24-27. Funded by the U.S. Dept. of Education. Development of on-line Tibet Historical GIS in the Environmental and Cultural Geography collection of the Tibetan and Himalayan Digital Library (thdl.org).

2003 Workshop at the University of Virginia, April 14-19. Funded by the U.S. Dept. of Education. Development of GIS data sets to support research activities associated with the Tibetan and Himalayan Digital Library.

2000 Workshop at the University of Virginia, March 9-13. Funded by the Center for South Asian Studies, UVA. Designing a GIS framework for the Tibetan and Himalayan Digital Library.

Professional Memberships:

United States Board on Geographic Names (BGN; staff member 1990-1993)

Association of American Geographers (AAG)

Association for Asian Studies (AAS)

Language Proficiency:

Fieldwork languages: Chinese, German

Archive/Library research languages: Chinese (classical), Tibetan, German