Department of Geography

Mr RL Anderson

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


  • MSc. Geography (UP, 2012)
  • BSc. (Hons) Environmental Analysis and Management (UP, 2009)
  • BSc. Geography (UP, 2008)

Currently teaching

GGH1503 (S1)

GGH3708 (S1)


Fields of academic interests

Teaching Interests

Environmental Sciences

Physical Geography

Research Interests

Gully Erosion

Rainfall Erosivity

Field of Specialisation


Soil Erosion

Extreme Rainfall


Sumner, P., Nel, W., Rughooputh, S., Boojhawon, R., Dhurmea, K., Le Roux, J. and Anderson, R.L., 2016: Rainfall Erosivity and Soil Erosion Risk Assessment in Tropical Island Environments: A Case Study of Mauritius, Geomorphology and Society, 217-230

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
  • Hedding, D.W., Nel, W. and Anderson R.L., 2015: Aeolian processes and landforms in the sub-Antarctic: Preliminary observations from Marion Island, Polar Research, 1(34), 1-8.

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


Ntabalenga Laleni Ecological Infrastructure Project (DWA)