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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.

Expertise:

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

Recent coverage

Ian works extensively with the media as a writer, broadcaster and as a specialist commentator on key environmental issues. He has advised documentaries such as BBC Horizon, and has advised and appeared in BBC Panorama and on all major news channels. He regularly works with the BBC Radio 4 Natural History team and the BBC Radio 4 History Programme. He has also advised and appeared for Country File and BBC Spring Watch / Autumn Watch.

Professor Ian Rotherham

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