Department of Geography

Ms A Lombard

College of Agriculture & Environmental Sciences
School of Environmental Sciences
Department: Geography
Lecturer
Tel: 011 471 2352
E-mail: lombae1@unisa.ac.za

Qualifications

  • MA Geography and Environmental Studies (Stellenbosch University, 2013)
  • BAHons GIS (Stellenbosch University, 2010)
  • BA Development and Environment (Stellenbosch University, 2009)

Fields of academic interests

  • Renewable energy landscapes
  • Rural economies
  • Socio-economic development

Field of Specialisation

  • Human geography
  • Environmental geography
  • Geography of Tourism

Books

Nicolau, M.D., Pretorius, R.W., De Jager, A.E. & Lombard, A., 2017. Empowerment for Sustainability in a Community Context: Lifelong Learning and the Story of the BIG5 Community Tourism Forum, Koffiekraal/Brakkuil (South Africa), In: Filho, W.L., Mifsud, M. & Place, P. (eds) Handbook of Lifelong Learning for Sustainable Development. Springer: 29-44.

Journal articles

  • Pretorius, R.W., Lombard, A. & Khotoo, A., 2016. Adding value to education for sustainability in Africa with inquiry-based approaches in open and distance learning, International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 17(2): 167-187. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/IJSHE-07-2014-0110
  • Lombard, A. & Ferreira, S., 2015. The spatial distribution of renewable energy infrastructure in three particular provinces of South Africa. In: Szymańska, D. and Biegańska, J. editors, Bulletin of Geography. Socio-economic Series, No 30, Toruń: Nicolaus Copernicus University: 71-86. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/bog-2015-0036
  • Lombard, A., 2015. Using participatory GIS to examine the social perception toward proposed wind energy landscapes, Journal of Energy in Southern Africa (JESA), 26(2): 45-52. Available online from: http://www.erc.uct.ac.za/jesa/Volume26/26-2jesa-lombard.pdf or http://www.scielo.org.za/pdf/jesa/v26n2/05.pdf
  • Lombard, A. & Ferreira, S., 2014. Residents’ attitudes to proposed wind farms in the West Coast region of South Africa: A social perspective from the South, Energy Policy, 66: 390-399. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2013.11.005

Paper presentations

    • Picture postcard vs production landscapes: A case of wind farms in the West Coast region of South Africa. Renewable Energy Generation South America (REGSA) Conference on Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Development, 6-8 May 2014, Florianopolis, Brazil.
    • Poskaartprentjies teeooor produksie-landskappe: ‘n Gevallestudie van windplase in die Weskus-streek van Suid-Afrika. Suid-Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns Studentesimposium vir Nagraadse studente in die Natuurwetenskappe, 7-8 November 2013, University of Pretoria, Pretoria.
    • Space, place and ownership: Wind power landscapes on the West Coast region of South Africa. Society of South African Geographers 9th Biennial conference, Building Critical Conversations in Geography, 21-22 June 2012, University of Cape Town, Cape Town.
    • Wind turbines encroaching on tranquil coastal landscape in South Africa. Society of South African Geographers Student conference, 18-19 June 2012, University of Cape Town, Cape Town.
    • Wind turbines encroaching on tranquil coastal landscape in South Africa. Association for Tourism and Leisure Education (ATLAS) 20th Annual conference, Landscape and Tourism: The dualistic relationship, 20-24 September 2011, Valmiera, Latvia.
    • Feasibility of wind farms in the Western Cape. Society of South African Geographers Student conference, 29-30 August 2010, Rhodes University, Grahamstown.

    Professional positions, fellowships & awards

    • Member of the Society of South African Geographers (SSAG)
    • Member of the Association of American Geographers (AAG)
    • Member of the Suid-Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns (SAAWK)