Curriculum Vitae

Chuck Sutherland, Cherokee Caverns, Knox County, Tennessee 4 This page is a listing of occurrences of some of my publications, activities, and awards. In this list I include webpages, as well as significant self-published posts. Some of the things here may not fit neatly into a category. I maintain this primarily for personal reasons, but have kept it public in case anyone is interested.


Chuck Sutherland is a caver, a photographer, a geographer, and a conservationist.

Caving for him is a way to better understand the story of the rocks and water. While he is a geographer by training, he loves all science. He frequently partners in his caving projects with scientists like historians, biologists, paleontologists, anthropologists, and geologists. Most of all, he likes to get people excited about caves and caving.

Professionally, Chuck is the Director of Informatics at the Upper Cumberland Development District. Work projects include Greenways and Trails Representative for the Dale Hollow RPO, Cumberland Trails Conference, board member of Friends of Virgin Falls, and assisting with planning in the Upper Cumberland.

His landscape photography has been published in dozens of magazines, books, newspapers, and web pages. Most notably ABC, BBC, and the Discovery Channel have all used his photography.

He has published hundreds of maps in books, magazines, and on the web. His maps and GIS analysis have been awarded by his peers in the Tennessee Geographic Information Council and even recognized by the international GIS software manufacturer, ESRI. Chuck has worked with the US Fish and Wildlife Service, Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, The Nature Conservancy of Tennessee, Tennessee Parks and Greenways Foundation, The Land Trust of Tennessee, and the Cumberland River Compact on conservation oriented projects around Tennessee and Kentucky and all across the United States.

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Journal Publications

Paulina Bounds, Charles Sutherland (2018) Perceptual basemaps reloaded: the role basemaps play in eliciting perceptions. The Journal of Linguistic Geography. 6 (2). 2018: 1-24.


Gardner R., Hart E., Sutherland C. (2018) Delineation of a Major Karst Basin with Multiple Input Points, Roaring River, Tennessee. In: White W., Herman J., Herman E., Rutigliano M. (eds) Karst Groundwater Contamination and Public Health. Advances in Karst Science. Springer, Cham


Evan A. Hart, Frank W. Stapor, J. Enrique Novoa Jerez, and Charles J. Sutherland (2016) Progradation of a Beach Ridge Plain between 5000 and 4000 Years BP Inferred from Luminescence Dating, Coquimbo Bay, Chile. Journal of Coastal Research. 7 September, 2017

Yoichiro Kanno, William T. Russ, Charles J. Sutherland, S. Bradford Cook (2012) Prioritizing aquatic conservation areas using spatial patterns and partitioning of fish community diversity in a near-natural temperate basin. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems. 4 July, 2012



Sutherland, Chuck, editor. Speleopocalypse: SERA's 69th Cave Carnival Guidebook. National Speleological Society, 2020.

Sutherland, Chuck, and Caralynn Strand, editors. National Speleological Society 2019 Convention Guidebook. National Speleological Society, 2019.



Photography & Videography