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Emeritus Professor, Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre, Sheffield Hallam University

Professor Ian D. Rotherham researches environmental, historical and tourism issues around the world, and chairs national and international meetings and committees. Along with his core ecological research, his pioneering work on the perceptions and history of alien and exotic species has been widely acclaimed. His research on landscape history has led to a ground breaking handbook on ancient woodland heritage, and a series of books on wetland loss and the history of peat and peat cutting. He has written and edited over 50 books, and over 500 academic papers and articles, and edits the Arboricultural Journal. He broadcasts on television and radio, writes widely for the popular media, and has both a popular blog (, and Twitter (@IanThewildside).


  • 2010–2019
    Professor of Environmental Geography , Sheffield Hallam University