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Dr Robert A. Lambert

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Master Teaching Programme (Kansas State University), MA (Hons) (St Andrews), Certificate of Small Group Teaching (The University of Edinburgh), Certificate of Student Learning and Assessment (University of St. Andrews), PhD (St Andrews), Certificate of Supervising Undergraduate Dissertations and Projects (University of St Andrews), Certificate of Managing Your Research Students (University of St Andrews)
Assistant Professor in Tourism & the Environment

Division: Marketing
E-mail: Robert.Lambert@nottingham.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 115 8466699
Location: B34 (North Building, Jubilee Campus)

Dr Rob Lambert is a multi-disciplinary academic at the University of Nottingham, working in environmental history (Department of History, School of Humanities), and tourism, environment and sustainability (Business School). He holds a MA (Hons) in Modern History and a PhD in Environmental History from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. From 1998-2000 he held a Leverhulme Research Fellowship at St. Andrews in the field of British environmental history studying the historical relationship between grey seals and people. Rob holds a Senior Honorary Research Fellowship at the University of Western Australia (UWA) in Perth where he delivered the prestigious Alexander Lecture in 2006, taking as his theme 'contested nature in the modern British countryside'. He has published a number of books: edited collections Species History in Scotland(1998); (with T.C. Smout), Rothiemurchus: Nature and People on a Highland Estate 1500-2000 (1999) and with Ian Rotherham, Invasive and Introduced Plants and Animals (2011 & 2013); and a research monograph Contested Mountains (2001) about landuse conflicts in the Highlands of Scotland; as well as numerous academic book chapters and articles on the changing and complex relationships between Nature and People in Great Britain. He is a past President of the European Society for Environmental History, and has co-edited the leading international journal Environment and History since 2000. He is a script and programme consultant to the BBC Natural History Unit in Bristol (and other TV indies) working on a range of popular TV and radio wildlife documentaries on BBC1, BBC2, BBC4, BBC Scotland, and BBC Radio 4 since 2010. He served on the Steering Committee of the National Forest Company's 'LANDshapes: Heritage in the Making' project. On 3 occasions Rob has served as an IAATO international 'Observer' of sustainable tourism operations in Antarctica writing 35,000 word reports in each instance. In 2013, Rob was elected an Associate Member of the Centre for Environment, Heritage and Policy (CEHP) at the University of Stirling.

Rob has published widely in the popular mass readership press in magazines like BBC Wildlife and British Birds, and in books in the Seasons anthology series (2016) by publisher Elliott & Thompson.

Rob is a very keen British and global birdwatcher and cetacean-watcher, with around 30 years of field experience, and is passionate about showing people wildlife. Rob is Vice-President of the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust and Vice-President of the Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust; as well as serving as a National Ambassador for the Wildlife Trusts movement in their centenary year of 2012. Rob was a Steering Group member of the think-tank New Networks for Nature (N3) 2011-2014. In 2012, Rob co-founded A Focus on Nature (AFON), the youth conservation network in the UK, now with 3,000+ members.

Rob came runner-up in 'Celebrity Wild Brain of Britain' in 2011 & 2012!


Research Interests
Tourism and the Environment; Ecotourism; Nature Tourism; Wildlife Tourism; Sustainability; British and global environmental history; Environmental Management and Policy; Leisure and Outdoor Recreation; Antarctica; Birds and Wildlife; Ecology; Nature Conservation; Nature Reserves and National Parks; Television Natural History; The Politics and Society of Environmentalism; Conservation Conflicts; Rewilding; Environmental NGOs.

Administrative Roles
Summer School Co-Ordinator
I supervise Masters dissertations in Environment and Sustainability topics. I am the module convenor of the following UG and PG modules in NUBS, alongside modules on environmental history in the Department of History, School of Humanities:

N1A122 Managing Tourism and the Environment: conflict or consensus?

N14056 Tourism and Sustainability


Undergraduate

Managing Tourism and the Environment: Conflict or Consensus? (N12122)


MSc

Tourism and Sustainability (N14056)


Details of all modules can be found on MyNottingham

Current Research Activities
Recent research endeavours have focused on conservation conflicts and so-called conflict species (for example, birds of prey, or predatory mammals); the alien and invasive species debate; the history of mass membership nature conservation organisations in the UK such as the RSPB, National Trust, The Wildlife Trusts, WWT; societal responses to conservation challenges and biodiversity loss; the rise of a domestic ecotourism agenda in Britain both within the NGO world and private sector; wildlife tourism and biodiversity conservation; marine ecotourism; human impacts and natural changes within species history; the multiple use of land; access and outdoor recreation; ideas of extinction and memory; concepts of rewilding; the history of wildlife and natural history television and radio.

I have also compiled 3 International 'Observer' research reports for the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) on the current operations and sustainable practices of expedition ships and tour operators in Antarctica.

Since 2000, I have served on the Editorial Board of the international journal Environment and History.

Past research has focused on British environmental history post-1800, with a particular emphasis on species history, landscape history, the history of nature conservation and changing human attitudes to Nature. From 1998-2000, I held a Leverhulme Research Fellowship looking at the environmental history of the grey seal in twentieth century Britain. Other work has focused on the environmental history of the Scottish Highlands, the species history of birds and mammals, extinction and memory, conservation conflicts, the history of tourism and outdoor recreation in Britain, the rise of ecotourism and wildlife tourism, etc.
 

Publications prior to 2005



Publications prior to 2005

Journal Articles

Lambert, R. et al. (2004), "Environmental History in Europe from 1994 to 2004: Enthusiasm and Consolidation", Environment and History, Vol.10 (4), pp.501-530, 10th Anniversary Issue.

Lambert, R. (2003), "Seabird Control and Fishery Protection in Cornwall, 1900-1950", British Birds, Vol.96 (1), pp.30-34.

Lambert, R. (2002), "The Grey Seal in Britain: a twentieth century history of a nature conservation success", Environment and History, Vol.8(4), pp.449-474.

Lambert, R. (2001), "A Hostile Environment: the National Trust for Scotland, the Cairngorm Trust and early ski developments in the Cairngorm Mountains, 1961-1967", Northern Scotland, Vol.21, pp.99-120.

Lambert, R. (2001), "Grey Seals: to cull or not to cull?", History Today, Vol.51 (6), pp.30-32.

Lambert, R. (2000), "Conservation, Recreation and Tourism: Craigellachie National Nature Reserve, Aviemore, 1950-1980", Northern Scotland, Vol.20, pp. 113-124.

Lambert, R. (1998), "Proposals to Extend the Range of the Crested Tit in Scotland, 1945-1955", Journal of Service Management, Vol.19 (5), pp. 304-305.

Lambert, R. (1997), "Preserving a Remnant of the Old National Forest: The Joint Venture of the NTS and RSFS in the mid-1930s", Scottish Forestry, Vol.51 (1), pp. 31-33.

Lambert, R.; Calvert, D. (1997), "A Highland Hotel Venture: The Case of the Doune of Rothiemurchus, 1935-1942", Northern Scotland, Vol.17, pp. 153-172.

Lambert, R. (1996), "Strathspey and Reel: Photography and the Cairngorms", Inferno: St. Andrews Journal of Art History, Vol.III, pp. 68-81.



Books

Lambert, R. (2001), Contested Mountains: Nature, Development and Environment in the Cairngorms Region of Scotland, 1880-1980, Cambridge, White Horse Press, With a foreword by Magnus Magnusson KBE..

Lambert, R.; Smout, T. (1999), ed Rothiemurchus: Nature and People on a Highland Estate 1500 - 2000, Edinburgh, Scottish Cultural Press, With an accompanying Introduction, p. ix.

Lambert, R. (1998), ed Species History in Scotland - Introductions and Extinctions Since the Ice Age, Edinburgh, Scottish Cultural Press, With an accompanying Introduction, pp. 1-3.

Lambert, R. (1992), Portrait of an Island Year: A Guide to Birds and Birdwatching on Papa Westray, Kirkwall, The Orcadian.



Chapters in Books

Lambert, R. (2003), "Leisure and Recreation", in Cooke, A.; Donnachie, I.; Macsween, A.; Whatley, C. (ed) Modern Scottish History 1707 to Present, Volume 2: The Modernisation of Scotland, 1850 to the Present, pp. 257-276, East Linton, Tuckwell Press, Chapter 25. Revised and updated for second edition, 2003.

Lambert, R. (2000), "In Praise of Mountins and the Freedom to Roam: Some Mountineering Songs and Verse from the Cairngorms, 1850-1960", in Cowan, E. (ed) The Ballad in Scottish History, pp. 161-177, East Linton, Tuckwell Press, Chapter 9.

Lambert, R. (1999), "In Search of Nature, Sport and Wilderness: The Visitor to Rothiemurchus 1770-2000", in Smout, T.; Lambert, R. (ed) Rothiemurchus: Nature and People on a Highland Estate, pp. 32-59, Edinburgh, Scottish Cultural Press, Chapter 5.

Lambert, R. (1998), "From Exploitation to Extinction, to Environmental Icon: Our Images of the Great Auk", in Lambert, R. (ed) Species History in Scotland - Introductions and Extinctions Since the Ice Age, pp. 20-37, Edinburgh, Scottish Cultural Press, Chapter 3.



Conferences

Lambert, R. 2003, "The therapy of the green leaf: the development of woodland recreation in the twentieth century", at International conference FC/BES/SYBRG/English Nature/Landscape Conservation Forum, The Ecology, Archeology & Management of Anciant Woods & Assoc Lands, Sheffield Hallam University.

Lambert, R. 2003, "Teaching Environmental History in Britain", at European Association for Environmental History conference, The Open University, Milton Keynes, May.

Lambert, R. 2001, "Grey Seals in Trust: Coping with a marine nature conservation success, 1900-2000", at 70th Anglo-American Conference of Historians, Institute of Historical Research, University of London, July.

Lambert, R. 2001, "The Grey Seal Problem in Britain: Using history to illuminate the roots of a current nature conservation conflict", at 1st international conference of the European Society for Environmental History, University of St. Andrews, September.

Lambert, R. 2000, "Founding the European Society for Environmental History", at European Association for Environmental History conference, University of East Anglia, Norwich.

Lambert, R. 1999, "A Century of Biological Survey work in Britain, and celebrating the role of the amateur", at Into the Millenium, Bird Trends into the Next Century, BTO/RSPB Manchester Region Conference, Rivington, November.

Lambert, R. 1997, "Archivists and Archives: how historians and geographers see you", at AGM Society of Archivists - Scottish Region Conference: Archives and Archivists - Promotion and Access, St. Andrews, March.



Book Reviews

Lambert, R. 2004, "Robin, L. (2001) "The Flight of the Emu: A Hundred Years of Australian Ornithology 1901 - 2001"", in Environment and History, pp.107-110.

Lambert, R. 2004, "The Flight of the Emu: A Hundred Years of Australian Ornithology 1901-2001", in Environment and History, pp. 107-110.

Lambert, R. 2004, "Pipits and Wagtails of Europe, Asia and North America", in Biologist, pp. 59.

Lambert, R. 2001, "The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, Volume 11, 1863", in Biologist, pp. 93.

Lambert, R. 2001, "Burkhardt, F. et al (eds) (1999) "The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, Volume 11, 1863"", in Biologist, p.93.

Lambert, R. 2000, "Nature and the English Diaspora", in Journal of Ecology, pp. 932-933.

Lambert, R. 2000, "Dunlap, T.R. (1999) "Nature and the English Diaspora"", in Journal of Ecology, pp. 932-933.

Lambert, R. 1999, "Nature Conservation in Britain: the Formative Years", in Journal of Ecology, pp. 928-929.

Lambert, R. 1999, "Sheail, J. (1998) "Nature Conservation in Britain: The Formative Years"", in Journal of Ecology, pp. 928-929.

Lambert, R. 1998, "A Claim on the Countryside: A History of the British Outdoor Movement", in Environment and History, pp. 125-126.

Lambert, R. 1997, "Taylor, H. (1997) \"A Claim on the Countryside: A History of the Bristish Outdoor Movement\"", in Environment and History, pp. 125-126.

Lambert, R. 1997, "Evans, D. (1996) "A History of Nature Conservation in Britain"", in Journal of Ecology, p. 556.

Lambert, R. 1997, "Promising the Earth", in Environmental History, pp. 513-514.

Lambert, R. 1997, "A History of Nature Conservation in Britain", in Journal of Ecology, pp. 556.

Lambert, R. 1997, "Robert Lamb in collaboration with Friends of the Earth (1996) "Promising the Earth"", in Environmental History, pp. 513-514.



Publications from 2005 to the present day

Journal Articles

Robert A. Lambert, (2017), "Torrey Canyon: the wreck that changed our world. Talking Point Essay.", BBC Wildlife, Vol.35 (4), 30-34.

Lambert, R. (2016), "Tales from the Bush", BBC Wildlife, Vol.34 (1), pp. 114.

Redpath, S.; Young, J.; Evely, A.; Williams, A.; Sutherland, W.; Whitehouse, A.; Amar, A.; Lambert, R.; Linnell, J.; Gutierrez, R. (2013), "Understanding and Managing Conservation Conflicts", Trends in Ecology and Evolution, Vol.28 (2), pp. 100-109.

Lambert, R. (2009), "Environment and History", Editorial, Vol.15(4), pp. 411-412.

Lambert, R. (2008), "Nature, Landscape and People: an interview with Dr Robert Lambert", Limina: a journal of historical and cultural studies, Vol.14 (June), 1-11.

Lambert, R. (2008), "'Therapy of the Green Leaf': Public Responses to the Provision of Forest and Woodland Recreation in Twentieth Century Britain", Journal of Sustainable Tourism, Vol.16 (4), pp.408-427.



Books

Rotherham, I.D.; Lambert, R. (2013), ed Invasive and introduced plants and animals: human perceptions, attitudes and approaches to management, London, Routledge, London.

Lambert, R.; Rotherham, I.D. (2011), ed Invasive and Introduced Plants and Animals: human perceptions, attitudes and approaches to management, Earthscan Publishing, London.



Chapters in Books

Lambert, R.A. (2016), "Wild Britannia: environmental history, wildlife television and new publics in Britain", in Coates, P, Moon, D and Warde P (ed) Local Places, Global Processes: histories of environmental change in Britain and beyond, 118-124, Windgather Press/Oxbow Books.

Lambert, R.A. (2016), "Destination Nature: wildlife and the rise of domestic ecotourism in Britain, 1880-2015", in Convery I, Davis P (ed) Changing Perceptions of Nature, (Heritage Matters 18), 235-243, The Boydell Press, Heritage Matters.

Lambert, R.A. (2016), "The Winter Fens", in Winter: an anthology for the changing seasons, (Seasons Book 4), 157-160, Elliott and Thompson.

Lambert, R.A. (2016), "Autumn Migration", in Autumn: an anthology for the changing seasons, (Seasons Book 3), 130-133, Elliott and Thompson.

Lambert, R.A; Sands, T. (2016), "Our vanishing natural heritage and the Wildlife Trusts: a century of influence and local action for nature and people", in Convery I, & David P (ed) Changing Perceptions of Nature, (Heritage Matters 18), 203-212, The Boydell Press, Heritage Matters book series.

Lambert, R.A. (2015), "Environmental History and Conservation Conflicts", in Stephen M. Redpath et al. (ed) Conflicts in Conservation: navigating towards solutions, (Ecological Reviews), pp. 49-63, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press.

Lambert, R.A, (2014), "The Grey Seal in Britain: a twentieth century history of a nature conservation success", in S Johnson (ed) Animals: Themes in Environmental History 4, pp. 131-155, White Horse Press.

Lambert, R. (2013), "Monuments to Extinction: a chronicle at one personal and historical", in C, Aldhous (ed) Ghosts of Gone Birds: resurrecting lost species through art, (10), Bloomsbury Press.

Lambert R.A. (2012), "Therapy of the Green Leaf: the development of forest and woodland recreation in twentieth century Britain", in Working and Walking in the Footsteps of Ghosts: Wooded Landscapes, (1), 103-117, Wildtrack Publishing.

Lambert, R. (2011), "Strangers in a Familiar Land: the return of the native (aliens) and the (re)wilding of Britain's skies, 1850-2010.", in Lambert, R.A. & Rotherham, I.D (ed) Invasive and Introduced Plants and Animals. Earthscan Publishing, London, pp.pp 169-183.

Lambert, R.; Rotherham, I.D. (2011), "Balancing Species History, Human Culture and Scientific Insight: Introduction and Overview", in Lambert, R.A. & Rotherham, I.D (ed) Invasive and Introduced Plants and Animals. Earthscan Publishing, London, pp.pp 3-18.

Lambert, R.; Rotherham, I.D. (2011), "Good science, Good History and Pragmatism: managing the way ahead", in Lambert, R.A. & Rotherham, I.D (ed) Invasive and Introduced Plants and Animals. Earthscan Publishing, London, pp. 355-366.



Conferences

Lambert, R, 2017, "Brexit & Environment", in Chair, British Birdwatching Fair, Rutland Water.

Lambert, R, 2016, "Should Grouse Shooting be Banned?", in Chair, British Birdwatching Fair, Rutland Water.

Lambert, R. 2015, "Wildlife in Trust", in British Birdwatching Fair, Rutland Water.

Lambert, R. 2014, "Tourism in Antarctica", in Melton Aurora Rotary Club.

Lambert, R. 2014, "Britain's Big Wildlife Revival", in Somerset Ornitholoical Society.

Lambert, R. 2014, "Managing Big Beasts", in Cardiff University Business School.

Lambert, R. 2013, "Wild Histories: what has Britain's wildlife ever done for us?", at Aigas Field Centre, Scotland.

Lambert, R. 2013, "Britain's Big Wildlife Revival", in British Birdwatching Fair, Rutland Water.

Lambert, R. 2013, "Wild Histories and Managing Conservation Conflicts", in Leicestershire & Rutland Wildlife Trust AGM.

Lambert, R. 2012, "Coping with Grey Seals in modern Britain", at USA Fulbright Scholars Re-cap Gathering, University of Nottingham.

Lambert, R. 2012, "Birds Britannia: the modern stories", at Events Stage, British Birdwatching Fair, Rutland Water..

Lambert, R. 2012, "Environment & Sustainability", in Harold Wilson Lifelong Learning Centre, Isles of Scilly.

Lambert, R. 2011, "Cultures of Extinction: lamented birds, looked for birds and laughed at birds", at Caught By the River Marquee, The Port Eliot Festival, Cornwall.

Lambert, R. 2011, "Birds Britannia: what have birds ever done for us", in Events Stage, British Birdwatching Fair, Rutland Water..

Lambert, R. 2011, "Species Histories and Conservation Conflicts", in ACES 2011 Conference, Aberdeen, Conservation Conflicts: strategies for coping with a changing world.

Lambert, R. 2010, "The Eigg Lectures", in Sideshow Main Venue, British Art Show 7, Nottingham.

Lambert, R. 2010, "Nature and People: stepping stones in the history of the idea of sustainability", in SHANGHAI EXPO, Rapid Social Change Event.

Lambert, R. 2010, "Birds Britannia", in British Birdwatching Fair, Rutland Water.

Lambert, R. 2009, "Ghosts from the past: scientific voices and artistic impulses", at Symposium on Birds, Culture and Conservation, University of Oxford.

Lambert, R. 2009, "The story of wildlife tourism in Britain: Nature, People and Economy", at Public Lecture, British Birdwatching Fair, Rutland Water..

Lambert, R. 2009, "From persecution to sustainable tourism icons: Britain's raptorial landscapes, 1850-2010", in Faculty of Media, Humanities & Technology, University of Lincoln.

Lambert, R. 2008, "The osprey in Britain 1850-2007: from persecution to sustainable tourism icon", at European Union of Tourism Officers Conference, Conference held in Nottingham, September 2008.

Lambert, R. 2008, "The osprey in Britain, 1850-2007: from persecution to sustainable tourism icon", at European Union of Tourist Officers Conference, Nottingham..

Lambert, R. 2008, "The osprey in Scotland, 1850-2007: from persecution to sustainable tourism icon", at Tourism and Cultural Exchange in Ulster and Scotland: historical perspectives, Tower Museum, Derry, Ireland..

Lambert, R. 2007, "The osprey in Britain, 1880-2007: from persecution to sustainable tourism icon", at Australasian Ornithological Conference, Conference held in Perth, Western Australia, December 2007.



Discussion Papers

Lambert, R. 2007, "Observing Sustainable Tourism in Antartica: The International Association of Antartica Tour Operators' Observer Scheme", Christel DeHaan Tourism and Travel Research Institute Discussion Paper, pp. 1-14.

Lambert, R. 2005, "Trees and People: Tracing the Early Provision of Forest and Woodland Recreation in Twentieth Century Britain", Christel DeHaan Tourism and Travel Research Institute Discussion Paper, Nottingham University Business School, pp. 1-31.



Book Reviews

Lambert, R. 2010, "The Biologist (x6), Environment and History, Landscape History", in Journal of Scottish Historical Studies.

Lambert, R. 2010, "Boom and Bust: bird stories for a dry country", in Environment and History, pp. 260-262.

Lambert, R. 2009, "Exploring Environmental History: selected essays", in Landscape History, 69-70.

Lambert, R. 2008, "A History of the Native Woodlands of Scotland, 1500-1920", in Journal of Scottish Historical Studies, pp. 67-69.

Lambert, R. 2007, "Smout, T.C.; MacDonald, A. and Watson, F. (2005) \"A History of the Native Woodlands of Scotland, 1500 - 1920", in Journal of Scottish Historical Studies, forthcoming 2007.

Lambert, R. 2006, "Knowers Ark Global Education Project (2005) "Earth: A Graphic Look at the State of the World"", in Environment and History, pp. 352-353.

Lambert, R. 2006, "The Old Country: Australian Landscapes, Plants and People", in Historical Records of Australian Science, pp. 293-295.

Lambert, R. 2006, "Earth: a graphic look at the state of the world", in Environment and History, pp. 352-353.

Lambert, R. 2006, "Seddon, G. (2005) "The Old Country: Australian Landscapes, Plants and People"", in Historical Records of Australian Science, pp. 293-295.

 

 

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