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Ian Livingstone


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1990 …2019
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Ian Livingstone is Professor of Physical Geography in the Faculty of Arts, Science and Technology. He is also the Programme Leader for the Postgraduate Certificate in Research Degree Supervision in the University’s Graduate School.

Research Interests

I​an’s research concerns the effects of wind on the landscape, particularly in deserts. He is the co-editor of the textbook Aeolian Geomorphology: a new introduction (Wiley Blackwell, 2019) and has written papers on desert dune systems and on dust deposits (loess).


Jennine Evans; Environmental Science

Sediment Pressures and Mitigation Options for the River Rother.

Teaching Interests

Ian teaches on the following modules:

  • GEO2108 – Geomorphology
  • GEO2123 – Physical Geography Practical​
  • GEO3130 - Understanding Change in Physical Geography

Ian runs the Graduate School’s development programme for research degree supervisors. He is the programme leader for the Postgraduate Certificate in Research Degree Supervision and runs the following Master level modules:

  • ENVM501 – Research Degree Supervision – workshops
  • ENVM502 – Research Degree Supervision – observation

Education/Academic qualification

DPhil, University of Oxford

Bachelor, University of Oxford

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dune Earth & Environmental Sciences
geomorphology Earth & Environmental Sciences
sand Earth & Environmental Sciences
desert Earth & Environmental Sciences
barchan Earth & Environmental Sciences
ASTER Earth & Environmental Sciences
digital elevation model Earth & Environmental Sciences
wind tunnel Earth & Environmental Sciences

Research Output 1990 2019

Aeolian Geomorphology: a new introduction

Livingstone, I. P., 15 Mar 2019, Wiley. 336 p.

Research output: Book/Report typesBookResearch

planetary landform
periglacial landform
eolian process

Testing post-IR IRSL luminescence dating methods in the southwest Mojave Desert, California, USA

Carr, A. S., Hay, A. S., Powell, M. & Livingstone, I., 1 Feb 2019, In : Quaternary Geochronology. 49, p. 85-91 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
luminescence dating
dating method

A morphometric comparison of the Namib and southwest Kalahari dunefields using ASTER GDEM data

White, K., Bullard, J., Livingstone, I. & Moran, L., 26 Oct 2015, In : Aeolian Research. 19, p. 87-95 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
digital elevation model

A prospectus for future geomorphological investigation of the Namib Sand Sea

Livingstone, I., Baas, A., Bateman, M. D., Bristow, C., Bryant, R. G., Bullard, J. E., Nield, J. M., Thomas, D. S. G., White, K. H. & Wiggs, G. F. S., 31 Jul 2014, In : Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa. 69, 3, p. 151-156 6 p., 3.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
dune field

11.3 Fundamentals of Aeolian Sediment Transport: Aeolian Sediments

McTainsh, G., Livingstone, I. & Strong, C., 2013, Treatise on Geomorphology. Elsevier, p. 23-42 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to Book/Report typesChapterResearch


Airflow dynamics in transverse dune interdunes

Author: Baddock, M., 2005

Supervisor: Livingstone, I. (Supervisor) & Wiggs, G. F. S. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

The Utilisation of a Reed Bed System for the Treatment of Wastewater

Author: Moinul Islam , A., 19 Jun 2012

Supervisor: Tudor, T. (Supervisor), Bates, M. (Supervisor) & Livingstone, I. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis