Dr. Cesar Caviedes – emeritus

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Dr. Cesar Caviedes

Professor Emeritus caviedes@geog.ufl.edu

 

Areas of Specialization

  • Climatology of El Nino/Southern Oscillation
  • Climatic Variations in South America and Florida
  • Geopolitics of South America

Educational Background

  • DSc — Universitat Freiburg , 1969
  • MA — Catholic University of Valparaiso , 1960

Recent Courses

  • Geography of South America
  • Natural Hazards
  • Physical Geography
  • Climatology

Professional Career

  • Chairman of Department of Geography, University of Florida. July 1995-1999
  • Professor of Geography. Department of Geography, University of Florida. September 1980-2003.
  • Associate Professor. Promotion over the Mid_Point. Department of Geography, University of Regina,   July 1976-July 1980.
  • Associate Professor. Department of Geography, University of Regina, Canada, 1972-1976.
  • Academic Research Associate. Department of Geography, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1970-1972.
  • Assistant Professor. Department of History and Geography, The Catholic University of Valparaiso, 1963-1970.

Career Awards and Research Grants

  • Invited Professor at the Humboldt University of Berlin. Sponsored by  the Alexander-von-Humboldt Foundation, German Federal Republic, 2002.
  • Preston E. James Eminent Latin Americanist Career Award. Conference of Latin Americanist Geographers. 1996.
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Research grant to create a climatological data base on Central America. 1993-1995.
  • National Science Foundation, Research grant to the study the hydro-meteorology of streams in South America. 1987-1990.
  • Research Scholarship of the Alexander-von-Humboldt Foundation, German Federal Republic, 1979.
  • Leave Fellowship of The Canada Council for the Humanities and the Social Sciences, 1978-1979.
  • Research Fellowship of the Alexander-von-Humboldt Foundation, German Federal Republic, 1967-1969.
  • Fellowship of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) 1961-1963.
  • Fellowship of the Ministry of External Affairs of the Republic of Italy to Distinguished Foreign Students, 1960-1961.

Membership in Editorial Boards

  • Contributing Editor Handbook of Latin American Studies. The Hispanic Foundation, Library of Congress, Washington D.C.
  • Member of the international board of editors GeoJournal. D. Reidel Publishing Company, Dordrecht, Holland.
  • Contributing Editor Encyclopedia of Latin American History. Charles Scribner’s, New York.
  • Member of the Editorial Advisory Board Laboratorio di Geografia e Letteratura, Universitá di Feltre, Italy.
  • Editorial Advisory Board of Spanish English Dictionary of Human and Physical Geography. Greenwood Press, Westport, Connecticut.
  • Former member of the Editorial Advisory Committee of Dellplain Latin American Studies. Syracuse, N.Y.
  • Former member of the international board of editors of Rivista Geografica Italiana. Società Geografica Italiana, Firenze.
  • Editorial Advisory Board of Spanish English Dictionary of Human and Physical Geography. Greenwood Press, Westport, Connecticut.
  • Former Former editor of Revista Geografica de Valparaiso, Chile.

Biographic References

  • “National Directory of Latin Americanists. Third Edition. Library of Congress, Washington D.C. 1985.
  • “Who is Who in the South and Southwest,” 19th Edition 1982-1983.  Marquis Who’s Who, Inc., Chicago, 1982.
  • “Dictionary of Latin American and Caribbean Biography,” Melrose Press, London, 1971, 2nd. Edition
  • “Diccionario Biográfico de Chile.” Empresa Periodística de Chile, Santiago, 1967.

Publications

    • Books
      • El Niño macht Geschichte.  Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft. Darmstadt. Germany. In press. 2005.                                              http://www.libri.de/shop/action/ productDetails_artiId_3082170.html
    • Monograph
      • Geomorfologia del Cuaternario del Valle del Aconcagua, Chile Central.
    • Chapters in Books
      • “The Ecological Effects of El Niño/Southern Oscillation in South America.” In Thomas Veblen, ed. Physical Geography of South America. New York: Oxford University Press. In press.
      • “Jose Maria Arguedas 1911-1969.” In Linda Pavloski, ed. Twentieth Century Literary Criticism, vol. 147. New York: Thomson-Gale Publications. 2004.
      • “The Status of Latin Americanist Geography.” In A. Gaile and W. Willmot, eds. Geography in America 2nd. Editions. New York: Oxford University Press. 2004.

    Student Service

    • Chair of Master Committees
      • Doris Edwards (1995)
      • Herrick Smith (1993)
      • Marvin Quesada  (1993)
      • Melissa Jacobs (1992)
      • Francisca Saavedra  (1992)
      • Charles Reed (1987)
      • Michael Condry  (1986)
      • Mario Rogalas  (1984)
      • Francoise Roy     (1983)
      • Larry Harvey  (1983)
      • Mona Grigsby     (1982)
    • Chair of Doctoral Committees
      • Chris Baynard (pending)
      • Natalia Hoyos (with Peter R. Waylen) (2004)
      • Tilak Shresta  (2001)
      • Stephen Martin (2000)
      • Darryl Clare (1999)
      • Stephen Cook (1996)
      • Heliodoro Arguello (1995)
      • Russell Watkins (1992)
      • Francisco Watlington (1990)
      • William Caudill (1987)
      • Joseph Scarpaci (1985)

    In My Own Words

    During my years at the University of Florida I have been fortunate not only to reach the plenitude of my career but also to help guide the department in a new direction. The valuable support, trust and encouragement of two remarkable deans during the 1980s and 1990s provided me the opportunity to contribute with challenging activities in the College and the Department. Of a particularly rewarding nature were also the interactions with UF’s outstanding Center of Latin American Studies.

    The stimulating presence of several faculty members helped me to pursue my research interests with great determination and enthusiasm. This enthusiasm proved contagious to numerous doctoral and master candidates who shared a passion for Latin America, Political Geography, and the multiple facets of El Niño.

    During the last years, my excursions into the interface between Geography and Literature have expanded to include the musical representation of geographical phenomena in what heralds an intriguing final chapter of a career that has been most fulfilling and satisfying.

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