Miss Elizabeth Rudolph
IB 53
Geography Building 2.6

Short CV

MSc. Geography, Rhodes University, 2016

PGCE (Snr. & FET) Geography, University of South Africa, 2012

BSc. (Hons.) Environmental Management and Analysis, University of Pretoria, 2011

BSc. Geography, University of Pretoria, 2010



Rudolph, E. M., Meiklejohn, K. I., Hansen, C. D., Hedding, D. W., & Nel, W. (2018). Rock glaciers in the Jutulsessen, Dronning Maud Land, East Antarctica. Polish Polar Research, 39(1), 1–17. 

Haussmann, N. S., Rudolph, E. M., Kalwij, J. M., & McIntyre, T. (2013). Fur seal populations facilitate establishment of exotic vascular plants. Biological Conservation, 162(0), 33–40. 



Conference Outputs: 

Rudolph, E. M., Hedding, D., & Nel, W. (2017). The ice that capped the island: a review on Quaternary landscape evolution of Sub-Antarctic Marion Island. In 1st International Workshop on Antarctic permafrost, periglacial processes and soils (ANTPAS): from an expert group to a research program. Varese, Italy: 3-5 October 2017.

Rudolph, E. M., Hedding, D. W., & Nel, W. (2017). Cosmogenic nuclide surface exposure dating: pitfalls and challenges for isolated fieldwork. In Southern African Association of Geomorphologists- Southern African Geomorphology: Pure and Applied. Manzini, Swaziland: 25-28 July 2017.

Rudolph, E. M., Meiklejohn, K. I., & A., B. (2016). Surface characteristics of rock glaciers in the Jutulsessen, Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica. In XI International Conference on Permafrost. Potsdam, Germany: 20-24 June 2016.

Hansen, C. D., Rudolph, E. M., & Loubser, M. J. (2016). A note on frost mounds observed in the Jutulsessen, Antarctica. In Society of South African Geographer’s 11th Meeting. Stellenbosch, South Africa: 26-30 September 2016.

Rudolph, E.M., Bumby, A., & Meiklejohn, K. I. (2015). Potential use of the “Fry method” to determine surficial movement of rock glaciers. In Southern African Association of Geomorphologists (SAAG) Biennial Conference. Sani Pass, Lesotho: 19-20 September 2015.

Rudolph, E. M., Meiklejohn, K. I., & Bumby, A. (2015). The geomorphology of rock glaciers, near Troll Station in the Jutulsessen, Antarctica. In XII International Symposium on Antarctic Earth Sciences (ISAES). Goa, India: 13-17 July 2015.


The impact of various physical factors on landscape change, for example:

  • animals (seals in particular) on soil properties and vegetation community composition;
  • ice, above or below the ground surface.

Area(s) of Interest

Geomorphology or better known as Physical Geography.

More specifically, the processes behind Periglacial Landforms and to a lesser extent Biogeomorphology.

I am fascinated by cold and mountainous places, and thus prefer to work in environments like the High Drakensberg, Subantarctic Marion Island or Antarctica. 

Courses Presented

GEOP2614: Process Geomorphology

GEOP6816: Honours Geomorphology

Community Service

Serving on the National Committee for the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists of South Africa (APECS SA), to strengthen our involvement in the international polar scientific community.


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