Professor Andrew Green


Associate Professor
Head of Marine Geology Research Unit                      



Office Block:

Office Nr 122
Block H1
Westville Campus




+27 31 260 7924

+27 31 260 2280 


Biographical sketch

Ever since my introduction to the ocean at the age of five, I have made it my life’s quest to spend as much time as possible in and around it. It was a natural choice to pursue a career in coastal and marine geology (NOT to be confused with marine biology). I hold an MSc degree in coastal geomorphology and a PhD in marine geology. I currently lead several research projects that relate to coastal and marine geology. Whenever possible, I will take the opportunity to spend at least two hours per day fully immersed in the Indian Ocean studying nearshore sandbar-wave interactions. I have also been known to enjoy a glass of beer or two around the holidays.


Professional Activities

    •  Editor in chief Geo-Marine Letters
    •  Associate editor Marine and Petroleum Geology
    •  Editorial board Quaternary International, South African Journal of Geology
    •  Advisory board Coastal and Marine Processes, INQUA

    Current Teaching /Courses

    • GEOL706 Mines field trip
    • GEOL306 Geological Evolution of Southern Africa
    • GEOL310 Sedimentary Facies and Environments
    • GEOL702 Advanced Sedimentology and Basin Analysis

    Research Interests /Areas of Specialty

    Geomorphology, sedimentology and stratigraphy of coastal and marine environments:

    Current Research Projects

    • Submerged shorelines and palaeo-landscapes
    • Postglacial evolution of continental shelves
    • Extreme wave deposits and coastal hazards in the SW Indian Ocean
    • Deglacial sea level indicators from the African margin
    • Barrier island evolution


    Please click here to view Dr Andrew Green's publications