Professor Ian Woodward

School of Biosciences

Emeritus Professor

  • BA (1970) University of Oxford; PhD (1973) University of Lancaster
  • NERC Research Fellow, University of Lancaster (1973-1975)
  • Higher Scientific Officer, Grassland Research Institute (1975-1976)
  • Lecturer, Department of Plant Science, University College Cardiff, University of Wales (1976-1979)
  • Lecturer, Department of Botany, University of Cambridge (1979-1991)
  • Fellow, Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge (1981-1991)
  • Professor of Plant Ecology, Department of Animal & Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, (1991-present)
Research interests

Research is concentrated into two main areas:

  • modelling the impacts of environmental changes on vegetation at the global scale
  • investigating the mechanisms controlling stomatal development, with particular emphasis on identifying the network of environmental responses
Professional activities and memberships
  • Journal editor-in-chief: New Phytologist
  • Editorial or advisory board: Climatic Change, Global Change Biology, Journal of Biogeography, Tree Physiology.