Rory Hodd is an independent botanist and ecologist, based in Ireland, with a specialist interest in bryophytes, as well as habitat and species monitoring. He holds a PhD, which focused on upland vegetation, from NUI Galway, and takes every opportunity to share his botanical knowledge with students, professional ecologists and members of the general public through various teaching and engagement activities. He is a member and former council member of the British Bryological Society, board member of the European Committee for the Conservation of Bryophytes and Honorary Treasurer of the Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland Committee for Ireland. He is recorder for both Bryophytes and vascular plants for Co Kerry and coordinator of the BSBI 'Rough Crew'.
Rory’s bryophytes column in the wildlife reports appears three times per volume.