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Ian is an expert on a range of environmental issues, including urban wildlife, extreme weather, flooding and climate change. He has published extensively in academic journals, and has released a number of books on UK wildlife and the environment. He writes regular columns for local and regional newspapers and has a weekly phone-in on BBC Radio Sheffield and has advised and appeared for national news and documentaries.


  • Environmental history and landscape change
  • Climate change 
  • Environmental policy
  • Wildlife – invasive and alien species, urban species and recombinant ecology  
  • Biodiversity and ecology 
  • Extreme weather and flooding
  • Nature conservation and sustainability 
  • Tourism, leisure, sport events and regional economic impacts

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Professor Ian Rotherham

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