|Born||Malcolm Colin Press
18 September 1958 
|Thesis||Responses to acidic deposition in blanket bogs (1983)|
|Doctoral advisor||John A. Lee|
|Other notable students||Julian Hibberd (postdoc)|
|Notable awards||BES Presidents Medal (2005)|
Press was educated at the Westfield College, part of the University of London gaining a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental sciences in 1980 followed by a PhD from the University of Manchester in 1983.
Following his PhD, Press was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at University College London (UCL) from 1985 to 1989. He was appointed a Lecturer in 1989 at the University of Manchester, before being promoted to senior lecturer and moving to the University of Sheffield in 1994, where he was a Reader until 1998, then Professor of Physiological Ecology from 1998 to 2008. He was appointed Pro-vice-chancellor and Head of the College of Life and Environmental Sciences at the University of Birmingham until 2015. He started his position as Vice Chancellor at MMU in June 2015 where he took over from John Brooks who held the post from 2005-2015.
During his time as head of the College of Life and Environmental Sciences at the University of Birmingham, Press was at the centre of controversy apropos the College's perceived aggressive management style, writing that the College had "managed out under-performing staff" in a strategy document. This was seen by some, that undue pressure had been put on selected staff to resign at that time. These remarks were later withdrawn.
|“||Malcolm is an ecologist with wide ranging interests in the ways in which plants compete for carbon and nutrients. He has worked on parasitic plants that infect staple cereal crops in sub-Saharan Africa, the impacts of climate change on the structure and function of Arctic ecosystems, and the ecology of tropical rain forests in South East Asia. His research, which has been funded by BBSRC, NERC, ESRC, DfID and charities, has resulted in over 160 publications and the award of the British Ecological Society's President's Medal in 2005.||”|
Awards and honours
Press was president of the British Ecological Society (BES) 2007–2009, and was awarded the BES presidents medal in 2005. In 2012, he was appointed to the Board of Trustees at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew by Lord Taylor.
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- Choudhary, Sonal (2013). Fate and Impacts of Acute Atmospheric Nitrogen Depositions in High Arctic Tundra Ecosystem (PhD thesis). University of Sheffield. OCLC 926996287.
- Fisher, James Paul (2012). Mechanisms underpinning the variable impact of Rhinanthus minor L. on the structure of plant communities (PhD thesis). University of Sheffield. OCLC 926987262.
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- Bungard, R. A.; Ruban, A. V.; Hibberd, J. M.; Press, M. C.; Horton, P.; Scholes, J. D. (1999). "Unusual carotenoid composition and a new type of xanthophyll cycle in plants". Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 96 (3): 1135. doi:10.1073/pnas.96.3.1135. PMC . PMID 9927706.
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- Quested, H. M.; Cornelissen, J. H. C.; Press, M. C.; Callaghan, T. V.; Aerts, R.; Trosien, F.; Riemann, P.; Gwynn-Jones, D.; Kondratchuk, A.; Jonasson, S. E. (2003). "Decomposition of Sub-Arctic Plants with Differing Nitrogen Economies: A Functional Role for Hemiparasites". Ecology. 84 (12): 3209. doi:10.1890/02-0426.
- Stewart, G. R.; Press, M. C. (1990). "The Physiology and Biochemistry of Parasitic Angiosperms". Annual Review of Plant Physiology and Plant Molecular Biology. 41: 127. doi:10.1146/annurev.pp.41.060190.001015.
- Malcolm Press's publications indexed by the Scopus bibliographic database, a service provided by Elsevier. (subscription required)
- Bale, J. S.; Masters, G. J.; Hodkinson, I. D.; Awmack, C.; Bezemer, T. M.; Brown, V. K.; Butterfield, J.; Buse, A.; Coulson, J. C.; Farrar, J.; Good, J. E. G.; Harrington, R.; Hartley, S.; Jones, T. H.; Lindroth, R. L.; Press, M. C.; Symrnioudis, I.; Watt, A. D.; Whittaker, J. B. (2002). "Herbivory in global climate change research: Direct effects of rising temperature on insect herbivores". Global Change Biology. 8: 1. doi:10.1046/j.1365-2486.2002.00451.x.
- Rustad, L.E.; Campbell, J.L.; Marion, G. M.; Norby, R. J.; Mitchell, M. J.; Hartley, A. E.; Cornelissen, J. H. C.; Gurevitch, J.; GCTE-NEWS (2001). "A meta-analysis of the response of soil respiration, net nitrogen mineralization, and aboveground plant growth to experimental ecosystem warming". Oecologia. 126 (4): 543. doi:10.1007/s004420000544.
- Press, M. C.; Potter, J. A.; Burke, M. J. W.; Callaghan, T. V.; Lee, J. A. (1998). "Responses of a subarctic dwarf shrub heath community to simulated environmental change". Journal of Ecology. 86 (2): 315. doi:10.1046/j.1365-2745.1998.00261.x.
|Vice Chancellor of Manchester Metropolitan University