Prof Peter Holmes
Research Fellow
AG 1.2
IB 53

Area(s) of Interest

Geomorphology, Quaternary palaeoenvironments, land degradation

BSc, Secondary Teacher`s Diploma (Cape Town); BSc(Hons), MSc (UNISA); PhD (Cape Town)

Recent publications in ISI rated journalsBoardman, J., Parsons, A.J., Holland, R., Holmes, P.J. and Washington, R. 2003: 

Development of badlands and gullies in the Sneeuberg, Great Karoo, South Africa. Catena, 50,165-184.

Holmes, P.J., Boardman, J., Parsons, A.J. and Marker, M.E. 2003: Geomorphic palaeoenvironments of the Sneeuberg Range, Great Karoo, South Africa. Journal of Quaternary Science, 18, 801-813.

Bateman, M.D., Holmes P.J., Carr, A.S., Horton, B.P. and Jaiswald, M.K. 2004: Aeolianite and barrier dune construction spanning the last two glacial–interglacial cycles from the southern Cape coast, South Africa. Quaternary Science Reviews, 23, 1681-1698.

Boardman, J., Holmes, P.J., Bateman, M.D. and Rhodes, E.J. 2005: Colluvial fan gravels, depositional environments and luminescence dating: a Karoo case study. South African Geographical Journal, 87, 73-79.

Msilimba, G.G. and Holmes, P.J. 2005: A Landslide Hazard Assessment and Vulnerability Appraisal Procedure: Vunguvungu/Banga Catchment, Northern Malawi. Natural Hazards, 34, 199-216.

Marker, M.E. and Holmes, P.J. 2005: Landscape Evolution and Landscape Sensitivity: the case of the Southern Cape. South African Journal of Science, 101, 53-60.

Holmes, P.J and Barker, C.H. 2006: Geological and Geomorphological Controls on the Physical Landscape of the Free State. South African Geographical Journal, 88, 3-10.

Holmes, P.J., Bateman, M.D., Carr, A.S. and Marker, M.E. 2007: The place of aeolian coversands in the geomorphic evolution of the southern Cape coast, South Africa. South African Journal of Geology, 110, 125-136.

Carr, A.S., Bateman, M.D. and Holmes, P.J. 2007: Developing a 150 ka luminescence chronology for the barrier dunes of the Western Cape, South Africa. Quaternary Geochronology, 2, 110-116.

Roberts, D.L., Bateman, M.D. Carr, A.S., Murray-Wallace, C. and Holmes, P.J. 2008: Last interglacial fossil elephant trackways in coastal aeolianites, Still Bay, South Africa. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatolgy, Palaeoecology, 257, 261-279.

Bateman, M.D., Carr, A.S., Murray-Wallace, C.V., Roberts, D.L. and Holmes, P.J. 2008: A dating intercomparison study on Late Stone Age coastal middendeposits, South Africa. Geoarchaeology, 23, 715-741.

Holmes, P.J., Bateman, M.D., Thomas, D.S.G., Telfer, M.W., Barker, C.H. and Lawson, M.P. 2008: A Holocene - Late Quaternary aeolian record from lunette dunes of the western Free State panfield, South Africa. The Holocene, 18, 1193-1205.

Roberts, D.L., Bateman, M.D., Murray-Wallace, C.V., Carr, A.S. and Holmes, P.J. 2009: West coast dune plumes: climate driven contrasts in dunefield morphogenesis along the western and southern South African coasts. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 271, 24-38.

Msilimba, G. G. and Holmes, P.J., 2009: Landslides in northern and central Malawi; awareness, perceptions and coping strategies. South African Geographical Journal, 91, 38-45.


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