Karl E. Ryavec

Associate Professor of Geography
Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 2002


Cultural/historical geography; geographic information systems; Asia (China, India, Tibetan Plateau).


Land use/cover change and social change; historical geographic information systems; geohistory; geographic information systems as a research tool in digital libraries.


  1. Ryavec, K. E. 2008 The Tibetan and Himalayan Historical GIS: A Brief Introduction. Historical GIS News 10:4.
  2. Ryavec, K. E. 2007 Mapping Early Buddhist Sites in Western Tibet: Recent Findings from Tsamda County, China. The Silk Road 4(2):43-47.
  3. Ryavec, K. E. 2004 Manchu Empire or China Historical GIS? Remapping the China/Inner Asia Frontier in the Qing Period CHGIS. Inner Asia 6:179-195.
  4. Ryavec, K. E. 2001 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.
  5. Ryavec, K. E. and Veregin, H. 1998 Population and Rangelands in Central Tibet: A GIS-Based Approach. GeoJournal 44:61-72.
  6. Ryavec, K. E. 1996 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.