Dr Jay Le Roux
Position
Senior Lecturer
Department
Geography
Address
Geography
IB 53
UFS
Telephone
051 401 3570
Office
Geography Building 2.1
Information

Short CV


Publications


Publications (Short List)


Research


Area(s) of Interest

Introduction

Soil erosion is an important form of land degradation and is among South Africa’s most critical environmental issues.  Land degradation may get worse in the future due to population growth and potential climatic changes.  Loss of fertile topsoil and reduction of soil productivity is coupled with serious off-site impacts related to increased mobilization of sediment and delivery to rivers.  One of the main concerns of the Department of Water Affairs of South Africa is the mobilization of eroded soil and its delivery to rivers and dams. Given the increasing threat of the sedimentation/siltation of reservoirs, it is important to identify source areas and key processes of sediment transport from field to stream. 

 

Research interests

Dr Le Roux’s main interests and research focus areas includes the following:

  • Land degradation assessment, mapping and monitoring;
  • Specifically in spatial modelling of soil erosion risk, as well as;
  • Sediment transport and hydrological connectivity;
  • Using hydrological models such as the Soil and Water Assessment Tool; and
  • GIS and remote sensing techniques;
  • From a catchment to national scale.

Dr Le Roux also has experience in the mapping of other geomorphological landforms including:

  • The distribution of periglacial and mass-wasting landforms in South Africa, Marion Island and the (Sub)Antarctic (which are used as diagnostic indicators for climatic conditions).

Courses Presented


Community Service


Service Learning




FACULTY CONTACT

Elfrieda Lötter: Marketing Manager
T: +27 51 401 2531
E:lottere@ufs.ac.za


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