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Ian Meiklejohn

BSc (Hons) (Natal), HDE, PhD (Natal)


 
room 26  

Professor

Head of Department

EAR101 Coordinator

Plagiarism Officer

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Primary Research

deterioration of indigenous rock art, Antarctic and sub-Antarctic geomorphology

Lecture Coverage

geomorphology, climatology, environment change

Secondary Research

applications of GIS and remote sensing

 

Roddy Fox

BA (Strathclyde), PhD (Strathclyde), PGDipHE&T (Rhodes)


 

room 30

Professor

GOG102 Coordinator

Honours Coordinator (June->)

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Primary Research

geography of development in Africa with particular reference to urban, rural and political dimensions, geography education

Lecture Coverage

introduction to global development; rural settlements and land use; people in the environment; urban and regional development

Secondary Research

elections demographics and historical geography

LINK : SIMULATION GAMES

 

Fred Ellery

BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD (Wits)


 

room 60

Professor

GOG301 Coordinator

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Primary Research

wetland science, management and restoration; geomorphology of wetlands and peatlands; fluvial geomorphology; landscapes, humans and environmental change

Lecture Coverage

water resources and human development; catchment systems and management; wetland ecology and management

Secondary Research

human-environment interactions, ecology and biodiversity of aquatic ecosystems

 

Gillian McGregor

BA (Hons) (Rhodes), MSc (Rhodes)


 
room 41  

Lecturer

Honours Coordinator (->June)

Exams Officer (->June)

Staff-Student Liaison

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Primary Research

fluvial geomorphology, impact of impoundments on river systems, developing methods for water resource management through GIS

Lecture Coverage

eco-system processes, soils and land use, geographical information systems

Secondary Research

as adjuncts to field observation rock climbing, diving, hiking, underwater hockey

 

Philipa Irvine

BA (Rhodes), BA (Hons) (Rhodes), MA (Rhodes)


 
room 25  

Lecturer

GOG2 Coordinator

Exams Officer (June->)

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Primary Research

urban geography and post-apartheid South Africa

Lecture Coverage

urban Geography, spatial theory, geographies of development

Secondary Research

small town geographies, glocalisation

 

Glyn Armstrong

MCIWEM(dip), FWISA, OStJ


 
room 43  

Chief Technical Officer

Practical Coordinator

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Departmental Functions

practical coordinator, laboratory support, equipment acquisition and management, general dept administrator, HESA regional buying consortium

Study Interests

sedimentology, water chemistry

General Interests

St John Executive Vice-Chairperson, reading, if its a craft..., trade union representative (NTEU (Rhodes)), Members' Trustee of Rhodes University Medical Scheme (chairperson)

 

John Landman

B Journ, B Fine Arts, M Fine Arts (Rhodes)


 
room 48  

Geotechnical Systems Specialist

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Departmental Functions

computing support, map library, data bank management, software control and development, department liaison contact

Study Interests

information graphics, symbols in society, design and document editing

General Interests

fine arts, counter-cultural literature, software development, hydroponics, bonsai, trade union representative (NTEU (Rhodes)), NTEU (NEC), Members' Trustee of Rhodes University Medical Scheme, (2001-2008) Chairperson ETDP SETA ETDQA Perm Comm and Levy Chamber Representative, (2001-2008) Member of the HEQC Board, group W bench

 

Abe Ngoepe

ND: Analytical Chemistry


 
room 77

Senior Technical Officer

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Departmental Functions

Running department laboratories, oversee and assist with practicals, lab equipment preparation, sample analysis, and assistance with research and map library.

Study Interests

Chemistry

General Interests

Billiard games, jazz and motoring

 

Deidre Fouche  

 
room 27  

Secretary

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Departmental Functions

Secretary to the HoD, Professors and Technicians. Various administration duties:  including typing, telephonist, student related assistance and queries

Study Interests

HR management, public relations

General Interests

reading, calligraphy, music, socialising with friends and family

 

Sakhile Singata

 

 
room 44  

Senior Laboratory Assistant

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Departmental Functions

general in the department, assist with laboratory equipment preparation and storage, service the needs of map and journal library lenders, assist with the organisation and storage of map stock and journal holdings

Study Interests

 

General Interests

 

 

Professors Emeritus

 
Kate Rowntree   

MSc (Bristol), PhD (Strathclyde) 


 
room 35  

Professor Emeritus

Director of the Catchment Research Group

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Primary Research

integrated research on geoecology, fluvial geomorphology and managing/restoring catchment ecological services

Lecture coverage

earth surface systems, hydrology and water resource management, fluvial geomorphology, African environments

Secondary Research

using simulation games to explore complex futures

Current projects

investigating historical changes in sediment dynamics in dryland catchments in the Sneeuberg mountains of the Karoo. (With Prof Ian Foster and others)

geomorphic connectivity in mountain landscapes - guiding catchment restoration processes; Baviaans Kloof (with Prof. Fred Ellery); upper Mzimvubu catchment (WRC funded project)

assessing environmental flows - geomorphology as the driver of habitat change. (With Institute of Natural Resources, KZN and University of Free State)

applications of environmental magnetism and environmental radionuclides for sediment source identification (With Ian Foster)

 

Research Associates and Visiting Professors

 
Ian Foster, [Prof] Visiting Professor 2012/01/01 > 2014/12/31
Per Assmo, [Prof] Visiting Professor 2012/01/01 > 2014/12/31
Jan Boelhouwers, [Prof] Visiting Professor 2011/11/01 > 2014/12/31
Ben Cobbing, [Mr] Research Associate 2012/01/01 > 2014/12/31
Cathy Meiklejohn, [Ms] Research Associate 2012/01/01 > 2014/12/31
Des Pyle, [Dr] Research Associate 2010/01/01 > 2015/12/31

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