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Dr Andreas Baas achieved his BSc in Physical Geography and Soil Science and his MSc in Process Geomorphology at the University of Amsterdam (UvA), which included an internship at the Desert Research Institute in Reno, Nevada. He held a one-year research position at UvA on a Rijkswaterstaat-funded project for the physical modelling of foredune development. He then moved to Los Angeles and the University of Southern California (USC) where he earned his PhD, supported by a Tyler Environmental Fellowship, two College Dissertation Fellowships, and a Research Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). During his last year in Los Angeles he was an Adjunct Professor at California State University San Bernardino.

In 2003, Andreas was appointed lecturer in physical geography at the Department of Geography at King’s College London. Andreas is an editor for Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics, an editorial board member for Geomorphology, on the advisory board for Biaban Journal, and he is a member of the Executive Committee for the Geomorphology Division of the European Geosciences Union (EGU). He has presented invited talks at the Czech Geological Survey and the Geophysical Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.


  • Aeolian geomorphology
  • Dunes and deserts
  • Wind and turbulence
  • Sediment transport processes
  • Non-linear dynamics
  • Self-organisation

Andreas specialises in aeolian geomorphology, with research spanning a range of spatio-temporal scales, including physics of aeolian sediment transport; vegetation and sediment transport; and models of landscape development.

Underlying and supporting the above research efforts is an overall interest in novel instrumentation (e.g. Safires) and techniques for field measurement and data analysis (e.g. wavelet analysis).

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PhD Supervision

Rob is interested in supervising PhD projects that focus on any area of aeolian geomorphology.

Further details

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