ECOS Feature Articles

Welcome to the ECOS Archive - a compendium of 40 years of commentary and challenging writing on nature conservation in Britain.

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ECOS Author: Ian D. Rotherham

Professor of Environmental Geography and Reader in Tourism & Environmental Change in the Department of the Natural & Built Environment, Sheffield Hallam University.

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ECOS 45 (3) – How modern management erases ‘Ancient Woods’

IAN D. ROTHERHAM A rich resource for people, wildlife, and heritage Ancient woodland is, in [...]

ECOS 44 (5.1)- Selling England by the pound

IAN D. ROTHERHAM Biodiversity offset as conservation opportunity or clever scam? This is an opinion [...]

ECOS 44 (5)- Biodiversity offset and planning gain in relation to habitat creation and translocation – the wise choices for wildlife

IAN D. ROTHERHAM Emerging in the 1980s and 1990s, ideas of habitat rescue and transplantation, [...]

ECOS 40(3): Book Review: How to See Nature

Paul Evans Batsford, 2018, 176 pagesHardback £16.99 ISBN 978-1-84994-493-9 Review by Ian Rotherham Paul Evans [...]

ECOS 39 (3): ‘The city that hates trees’ – Standing up to the Sheffield Street-Tree Slaughter

Mass felling of healthy street-trees in Sheffield has led to public uproar and a realisation [...]

ECOS 38 (1): Champions of grassroots conservation: A future for local authority countryside services?

This article discusses key messages in the author’s 2015 book, The Rise and Fall of [...]

ECOS 33 (1) Spring 2012. Ups and downs for the Badger. Ian Rotherham

Abstract: Two six-week badger cull trials are scheduled to take place from August 2012 and [...]

ECOS 34 (1) Spring 2013. Heathland futures – a role for wood-fuel lots? Ian Rotherham and Paul Titterton

Abstract: Management of heathlands has been problematic for some decades and the situation is now [...]

ECOS 34 (1) Spring 2013. New entrepreneurs in conservation – lessons from South Yorkshire’s Dearne Valley. Ian Rotherham

Abstract: The separation of nature from economy leads to ‘cultural severance’ and loss of species. [...]

ECOS 35 (1) The Call of the Wild: perceptions, history, people and ecology in the emerging paradigms of wilding. Ian Rotherham

Abstract: This article introduces some key issues of nature conservation and future landscapes in the [...]