SCIENCE

Dr MALCOLM HAWKESFORD

Head of Plant Sciences; Designing Future Wheat (ISP) Leader

Plant Sciences

BIOGRAPHY

Malcolm is Head of Plant Sciences and leads the Institute Strategic Programme, Designing Future Wheat. He has published widely on the biochemistry and molecular biology of plant nutrition and is internationally recognised for contributions in the field of plant nutrition, particularly with regard to nitrogen and sulphur. He also leads the field phenotyping project at Rothamsted Research.

TEL:

+44 (0) 1582 938 597

    ADDRESS:

    Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, AL5 2JQ

      PROFESSIONAL PLATFORMS

      ASSOCIATED WEBSITES

      PUBLICATIONS

      • 2017
        Rosolem, C. A.,Ritz, K.,Cantarella, H.,Hawkesford, M. J.,Whalley, W. R.,Mooney, S. J.

        Enhanced Plant Rooting and Crop System Management for Improved N Use Efficiency

        Advances in Agronomy Vol.146
        Edited by: Sparks, D. L.
        Academic Press Inc Elsevier Science,Elsevier 146 : 205-239
        doi: 10.1016/bs.agron.2017.07.002 ISBN: 9780128124154 Open Access
      • 2017
        Neves, M. I.,Prajapati, D. H.,Parmar, S.,Aghajanzadeh, T. A.

        Manganese toxicity hardly affects sulfur metabolism in Brassica rapa

        In: Sulfur Metabolism in Higher Plants - Fundamental, Environmental and Agricultural Aspects
        Edited by: De Kok, L. J.,Hawkesford, M. J.,Haneklaus, S. H.,Schnug, E.
        Springer International Publishing AG : 155-162
        doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-56526-2_15 ISBN: 9783319565262
      • 2017
        Ausma, T.,Parmar, S.

        Impact of Atmospheric H2S, Salinity and Anoxia on Sulfur Metabolism in Zea mays

        In: Sulfur Metabolism in Higher Plants - Fundamental, Environmental and Agricultural Aspects
        Edited by: De Kok, L. J.,Hawkesford, M. J.,Haneklaus, S. H.,Schnug, E.
        Springer International Publishing AG : 93-101
        doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-56526-2_9 ISBN: 9783319565262
      • 2017
        Hawkesford, M. J.

        Sulfate Transport in Plants: A Personal Perspective

        In: Sulfur Metabolism in Higher Plants - Fundamental, Environmental and Agricultural Aspects
        Edited by: De Kok, L. J.,Hawkesford, M. J.,Haneklaus, S. H.,Schnug, E.
        Springer International Publishing AG : 3-12
        doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-56526-2_1 ISBN: 9783319565262,9783319565255
      • 2017
        Schiavon, M.,Lima, L. W.,Jiang, Y.,Hawkesford, M. J.

        Effects of selenium on plant metabolism and implications for crops and consumers

        In: Selenium in plants, Plant Ecophysiology 11 (Chapter 15)
        Edited by: Pilon-Smits, E. A. H.,Winkel, L. H. E.,Lin, Z-Q.
        Springer International Publishing AG 11 : 256-275
        doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-56249-0_15 ISBN: 978-3-319-56249-0
      • 2016
        Le Gouis, J.,Hawkesford, M. J.

        Improving the uptake and assimilation of nitrogen in wheat plants

        Achieving sustainable cultivation of wheat. Volume 1: Breeding, quality traits, pests and diseases.
        Edited by: Langridge, P.
        Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing 1 : 77-100
        doi: 10.1903/AS.2016.0004.06 ISBN: 9781786760166
      • 2014
        Gruen, A.,Broadley, M. R.,Buchner, P. H.,Hawkesford, M. J.

        Efficient mineral nutrition: genetic improvement of phosphate uptake and use efficiency in crops

        In Nutrition use efficiency in plants
        Edited by: Kopriva, S.,Dekok, L. J.,Hawksford, M. J.
        Springer, Cham : 93-132
        doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-10635-9_4 ISBN: 9783319106359
      • 2013
        Hawkesford, M. J.,Parmar, S.,Buchner, P. H.

        Mineral composition analysis: measuring anion uptake and anion concentrations in plant tissues

        In Plant mineral nutrients: methods and protocols
        Edited by: Maathuis, F. J. M.
        Humana Press, New York : 109-119
        doi: 10.1007/978-1-62703-152-3_7 ISBN: 9781627031523
      • 2012
        Hawkesford, M. J.

        Improving nutrient use efficiency in crops

        In eLS
        John Wiley & Sons Chichester, West Sussex
        doi: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0023734
      • 2012
        Hawkesford, M. J.,Horst, W.,Kichey, T.,Lambers, H.,Schjoerring, J.,Skrumsager Moller, I.,White, P.

        Functions of macronutrients

        In Marschner's mineral nutrition of higher plants, 3rd ed
        Edited by: Marschner, P.
        Academic Press Amsterdam, Netherlands : 135-189
        doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-384905-2.00006-6 ISBN: 9780123849052
      • 2012
        Hawkesford, M. J.

        Sulfate uptake and assimilation - whole plant regulation

        In Sulfur metabolism in plants
        Edited by: Hawkesford, M. J.,Tabe, L.,Schnug, E.,Saito, K.,Rennenberg, H.,Norton, R. M.,Mcmanus, M. T.,Hoefgen, R.,Tausz, M.,Dekok, L. J.
        Springer, Dordrecht : 11-24
        doi: 10.1007/978-94-007-4450-9_2 ISBN: 9789400744493
      • 2011
        Miller, A. J.,Chapman, N.

        Transporters involved in nitrogen uptake and movement

        In Molecular and physiological basis of nutrient use efficiency in crops
        Edited by: Hawkesford, M. J.,Barraclough, P. B.
        John Wiley & Sons Chichester, West Sussex : 193-210
      • 2011
        Ober, E. S.,Parry, M. A. J.

        Drought and implications for nutrition

        In Molecular and physiological basis of nutrient use efficiency in crops
        Edited by: Hawkesford, M. J.,Barraclough, P. B.
        John Wiley & Sons Chichester, West Sussex : 431-441
      • 2011
        Shewry, P. R.

        Effects of nitrogen and sulfur nutrition on grain composition and properties of wheat and related cereals

        In Molecular and physiological basis of nutrient use efficiency in crops
        Edited by: Hawkesford, M. J.,Barraclough, P. B.
        John Wiley & Sons Chichester, West Sussex : 103-120
      • 2011
        Hawkesford, M. J.

        An overview of nutrient use efficiency and strategies for crop improvement

        In Molecular and physiological basis of nutrient use in crops
        Edited by: Hawkesford, M. J.,Barraclough, P. B.
        John Wiley & Sons Chichester, West Sussex : 5-19
        doi: 10.1002/9780470960707.ch1 ISBN: 9780470960707
      • 2011
        De Kok, L. J.,Stulen, I.

        Sulfur nutrition in crop plants

        In Molecular and physiological basis of nutrient use in crops
        Edited by: Hawkesford, M. J.,Barraclough, P. B.
        John Wiley & Sons Chichester, West Sussex : 295-309
      • 2011
        Hawkesford, M. J.

        Sulfate transport

        In The plant plasma membrane
        Edited by: Peer, W.,Schulz, B.,Murphy, A. S.
        Springer, Berlin : 291-301
        doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-13431-9_13
      • 2011
        Hawkesford, M. J.,Howarth, J. R.

        Transcriptional profiling approaches for studying nitrogen use efficiency

        In Nitrogen metabolism in plants in the post-genomic era (Annual Plant Reviews Vol. 42)
        Edited by: Foyer, C. H.,Zhang, H.
        Blackwell Publishing Oxford : 41-62
        doi: 10.1002/9781444328608.ch2
      • 2010
        Parry, M. A. J.,Hawkesford, M. J.

        Genetic approaches to reduce greenhouse gas emissions: increasing carbon capture and decreasing environmental impact

        In Climate change and crop production
        Edited by: Reynolds, M. P.
        CABI International, Wallingford, Oxon (CABI) : 139-150
      • 2008
        Bouranis, D. L.,Buchner, P. H.,Chorianopoulou, S. N.,Hopkins, L.,Protonotarios, V. E.,Siyiannis, V. F.,Hawkesford, M. J.

        Responses to sulfur limitation in maize

        In Sulfur assimilation and abiotic stress in plants
        Edited by: Singh, S.,Umar, S.,Khan, N. A.
        Springer, Berlin : 1-19

      Pages

      Strategic programme

      • Designing Future Wheat (DFW)

      Science project

      • Wheat Improvement Strategic Programme (WISP) Prebreeding extension
      • Wheat Genetic Improvement Network (WGIN)
      • IWYP Realising increased photosynthetic efficiency to increase wheat yields
      • CP 3.1 – Phenotyping and genotyping photosynthetic traits of the Hereford x Player mapping population
      • NUCLEUS: a virtual joint centre to deliver enhanced Nitrogen Use effiCiency via an integrated soiL-plant systEms approach for the Uk & BraSil (NEWTON FUND)
      • Indo-UK Centre for the improvement of Nitrogen use Efficiency in Wheat (NEWTON FUND)

      PhD project

      • The relationships between genotype, yield and environmental factors on protein distribution in the wheat endosperm

      QUALIFICATIONS

      • 1979 - BSc (Hons) University of Liverpool, UK
      • 1982 - PhD in Science, Dundee University, UK

      MEASURES OF ESTEEM

      • International committee member for Plant Sulfur workshop series
      • Chair of Wheat initiative EWG-NUE
      • Editorial board Plant Biology Journal and BMC Plant Biology
      • Advisory board Journal Experimental Botany, member of DFG (Germany) grants panel on nutrient ecophysiology