I am Professor of Environmental Education and Head of School of Science and the Environment and am committed to fostering an excellent research and teaching culture in an enabling environment.
I am Vice Chair of the Committee of Heads of Environmental Sciences (the education committee of the Institution of Environmental Sciences, IES), a Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv), a Fellow of the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education and a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
I have a BSc in Biology from the University of Manchester and a Doctorate in Plant Ecology from the University of Sussex. I have a PGCE (FAHE) from Manchester Metropolitan University.
I took up a post of Lecturer in Ecology at Coventry University in 1992 and joined Manchester Metropolitan University in 1993. I became a Principal Lecturer in 2007, Head of Division of Geography and Environmental Management in 2010 and Head of School of Science and the Enviroment in 2014.
Understanding community composition and the processes governing this are challenges for conservation biology with innovatove applications in habitat management, creation and restoration.
Acquiring the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values necessary to shape a sustainable future is also a challenge . Living Labs (https://www.the-ies.org/resources/living-labs) and Responsible Futures (http://www.celt.mmu.ac.uk/good_practice/gpentry.php?id=109) initatives can be transformational for education for sustainable development.
Alison Brown (completed 1999), Katherine Lawton (completed 2005), Jill Edmondson (completed 2005), Emma-Lee Glen (Director of Studies, completed 2009), Jonathan Davies (completed 2016), Emily Schofield (2016 – ongoing), Sara-Xaali O'Reilly Berkeley (2017 – ongoing), Sigrun Wagner (2018 – ongoing)
Undergraduate Programme External Examiner: the University of the West of England, Bristol (2004 - 2007).
External Adviser: Faculty of Applied Sciences, the University of the West of England, Bristol (2007 - 2013).
Undergraduate Programme External Examiner: School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences, Nottingham Trent University (2013 – 2017).
Postgraduate Programme External Examiner: Faculty of Sciences and Social Sciences (Geography), Liverpool Hope University (2013 – 2017).
Periodic Curriculum Review External Panel Member, University of the West of England, Bristol (2016).
Undergraduate Programme External Examiner: Faculty of Science and Engineering (Environmental Science), Plymouth University (2018 – 2022).
Understanding plant community composition and the processes governing this are long standing challenges for plant ecology. My research has identified mechanisms to explain plant responses to spatial and temporal change and the implications for community composition, with applications in vegetation responses to pollution, habitat management, creation and restoration. I also have expertise in education for sustainable development.
Early publications focus on the ecology of clonal species and implications for their management. Later publications examine effects of nitrogen pollution and environmental management techniques for mitigation of eutrophication. Recent work is in the field of restoration ecology and projects aligned to sustainability.
Current projects focus on the role of temporal dynamism in understanding diversity-function relationships in plant communities, community genetics interactions in marine ecosystems and the role of shade-grown coffee on biodiversity in a changing climate.
EAC. Price (2003). Lowland Grassland and Heathland Habitats. Psychology Press.
EJ. Schofield, RW. Brooker, JK. Rowntree, EAC. Price, FQ. Brearley, et al. (2019). Plant-plant competition influences temporal dynamism of soil microbial enzyme activity. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 139, pp.107615-107615.
WL. Filho, C. Skanavis, A. Kounani, LL. Brandli, C. Shiel, et al. (2019). The role of planning in implementing sustainable development in a higher education context. Journal of Cleaner Production.
E. Price, W. Leal (2019). Implementing Innovation on Environmental Sustainability at Universities Around the World. Sustainability. 11(14), pp.3807-3807.
W. Leal Filho, K. Emblen-Perry, P. Molthan-Hill, M. Mifsud, L. Verhoef, et al. (2019). Implementing Innovation on Environmental Sustainability at Universities Around the World. Sustainability. 11(14), pp.3807-3807.
E. Glen, EAC. Price, SJM. Caporn, JA. Carroll, LM. Jones, et al. (2017). Evaluation of topsoil inversion in U.K. habitat creation and restoration schemes. Restoration Ecology. 25(1), pp.72-81.
J. Edmondson, E. Terribile, JA. Carroll, EAC. Price, SJM. Caporn (2013). The legacy of nitrogen pollution in heather moorlands: ecosystem response to simulated decline in nitrogen deposition over seven years. Sci Total Environ. 444, pp.138-144.
JL. Edmondson, JA. Carroll, EAC. Price, SJM. Caporn (2010). Bio-indicators of nitrogen pollution in heather moorland. Sci Total Environ. 408(24), pp.6202-6209.
MJ. Hutchings, EAC. Price (1999). Glechoma hederaceaL. (Nepeta glechomaBenth.,N. hederacea(L.) Trev.). Journal of Ecology. 87(2), pp.347-364.
EAC. Price, C. Marshall (1999). Clonal plants and environmental heterogeneity: An introduction to the proceedings. Plant Ecology. 141(1-2), pp.3-7.
EAC. Price, MJ. Hutchings (1996). The effects of competition on growth and form in Glechoma hderacea. Oikos. 75(2), pp.279-290.
MICHAELJ. HUTCHINGS, ELIZABETHAC. PRICE (1993). Does Physiological Integration Enable Clonal Herbs to Integrate the Effects of Environmental Heterogeneity?. Plant Species Biology. 8(2-3), pp.95-105.
EAC. Price, MJ. Hutchings (1992). The Causes and Developmental Effects of Integration and Independence between Different Parts of Glechoma hederacea Clones. Oikos. 63(3), pp.376-376.
EAC. Price, C. Marshall, MJ. Hutchings (1992). Studies of Growth in the Clonal Herb Glechoma Hederacea. I. Patterns of Physiological Integration. The Journal of Ecology. 80(1), pp.25-25.
EAC. Price, MJ. Hutchings (1992). Studies of Growth in the Clonal Herb Glechoma Hederacea. II. The Effects of Selective Defoliation. The Journal of Ecology. 80(1), pp.39-39.
K. Tzoulas, P. James, E. Price, P. Wheater (2014). What Are the European Legal Duties to Conserve Biodiversity in University Campuses?. W. Leal Filho, U. Azeiteiro, S. Caeiro, F. Alves. In: Integrating Sustainability Thinking in Science and Engineering Curricula. Springer, pp.413-424.
EAC. Price, E. Geln, SJM. Caporn, J. Carroll, MLM. Jones, et al. (2007). A novel technique for restoring species-rich grassland. In: High value grassland: providing biodiversity, a clean environment and premium products proceedings of the BGS/BES/BSAS Conference : held at Keele University College, Staffordshire, UK, 17-19 April, 2007.
EAC. Price, C. Marshall (1997). Sectoriality and its implications for physiological integration. In: The ecology and evolution of clonal plants. Balogh Scientific Books,
EAC. Price, R. Gamble, GG. Williams, C. Marshall (2001). Seasonal patterns of partitioning and remobilization of 14C in the invasive rhizomatous perennial Japanese knotweed (Fallopia japonica (Houtt.) Ronse Decraene). In: Evolutionary Ecology. pp.347-362.
EAC. Price, MJ. Hutchings, C. Marshall (1996). Causes and consequences of sectoriality in the clonal herb Glechoma hederacea. In: Vegetatio. pp.41-54.
. Various (1999). Clonal Plants and Environmental Heterogeneity - Space, Time and Scale. Plant Ecology Special Issue. Volume 141 Nos 1-2. ISSN 1385-0237.
Member of the Scientific and Executive Committee of the World Symposium on Sustainable Development at Universities, September 2014
Chair of the Scientific Programme Committee of the SER 2015 World Conference on Ecological Restoration, August 2015
Member of the Scientific and Executive Committee of the World Symposium on Climate Change Adaptation, September 2015
2017 - present: Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
2016 – present: Vice Chair Committee of Heads of Environmental Sciences
2016 - present: Member Institution of Environmental Sciences
2015 – present: Fellow Leadership Foundation for Higher Education
2014 – present: Member Committee of Heads of Environmental Sciences
2013 – present: Member of the Society of Biology
2010 – present: Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society
2005 – present: Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv)
2002 – present: Full Member Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management
1987 – present: Member British Ecological Society