Prof Peter Holmes
Position
Research Fellow
Department
Geography
Address
AG 1.2
Geography
IB 53
UFS
Telephone
Office
1.2
Information

Area(s) of Interest

Geomorphology, Quaternary palaeoenvironments, land degradation

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

Publications
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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T: +27 51 401 2531
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