Department of Geography

Mr RL Anderson

College of Agriculture & Environmental Sciences
School of Environmental Sciences
Department: Geography
Tel: 011 471 3541


  • MSc. Geography (UP)
  • BSc. (Hons) Environmental Analysis and Management (UP)
  • BSc. Geography (UP)

Fields of academic interests

Teaching Interests

Environmental Sciences, Physical Geography

Research Interests

Geomorphology - Soil Erosion

Journal articles

  • Nel, W., Anderson R.L., Sumner, P.D., Boojhawon, R., Rughooputh, S.D.D.V., Dunputh B.H.L., (2013): Temporal sensitivity analysis or erosivity estimations in a high rainfall tropical island environment, Geografiska Annaler, Series A: Physical Geography, 95, 337-343.
  • Nel, W., Mongwa, T., Sumner, P.D., Anderson, R.L., Dhurmea, K.R., Boodhoo, Y., Boojhawon, R., Rughooputh, S.D.D.V., (2012): The nature of erosive rainfall on a tropical volcanic island with an elevated interior, Physical Geography, 33, 3, 269-284

Paper presentations

  • Presented and formed part of the Organising Committee of the 2013 University of Pretoria "Post-Graduate Student Seminar" held at the University of Pretoria
  • Presented at the 2012 South African Association of Geomorphologists Conference held at Gobebeb, Namibia titled "Elevation and rainfall erosivity attributes: A Mauritius case study"
  • Presented Poster at the 2010 South African Association of Geomorphologists conference entitled "Spatial and Temporal Analysis of Rainfall Erosivity in Mauritius"
  • Presented at the 2009 Annual Student Geography Conference titled "Fluvial Dynamics of the Usutu Banzi Pan, Ndumu Game Reserve"

Professional positions, fellowships & awards

Professional Societies and Involvement

South African Association of Geomorphologists - Member


Community Engagement

Member of the Roots Driven Rural Development for Change programme: sub-project related to environmental awareness and responsibility