Dr Silvia Pressel

Researcher, Botanical Diversity

Department: Life Sciences
Division: LS Algae, Fungi and Plants Division

Summary

My research integrates expertise in bryophyte systematics, evolution, anatomy and in-vitro culturing to tackle major questions on the origin and evolution of key innovations of land plants including stomata, cuticles, desiccation-tolerance and fungal symbioses.

Qualifications

Degrees

PhD, Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom, 2002 - 2006

Employment history

Academic

Researcher in Botanical Diversity, The Natural History Museum, Life Sciences, United Kingdom, 2010 - ongoing

Early Career Lecturer, Queen Mary University of London, School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, United Kingdom, 2009 - 2010

Leverhulme Trust Early Career Research Fellow, Queen Mary University of London, School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, United Kingdom, 2007 - 2009

Grants

Cryptogamic diversity, biology and conservation on South Atlantic Islands
Role: Principal investigator
Funding: NERC
Total value £42,709.62 (to Museum £42,709.62)
Dates: 2015 - 2016

Sratching the surface: A Morphological Framework To Understanding Cuticle Origin and Evolution
Role: Principal investigator
Co-investigator: Duckett J
Funding: SYNTAX
Total value £5,629.13 (to Museum £5,629.13)
Dates: 2012 - 2013

Origin and co-evolution of land plant-fungal symbioses through the "greening of the Earth"
Role: Principal investigator
Funding: NERC
Total value £62,579 (to Museum £62,579)
Dates: 2012 - 2014

Shifting Symbiotic Scenarios at the Dawn of Land-Plant-Fungus Associations
Role: Principal investigatorField K
Role: Co-investigator
Funding: NERC
Total value £420,292 (to Museum £138,535.51)
Dates: 2016 - 2019

The Origin of Plants: Genomes, rocks, and biogeochemical cycles.
Role: Principal investigatorSchneider H
Role: Co-investigator
Funding: NERC
Total value £293,354 (to Museum £210,919.17)
Dates: 2016 - 2018

Fieldwork

St Helena Island
2017 - 2017.

Iceland
2014 - 2014.

Editorships

Editor, Annals of Botany, Oxford University Press, 2014 - on going.

Events

Workshop Attendance

Oral presentation, Organiser, Session chair, Workshop, 10th New Phytologist Workshop: Origins and evolution of plants and their interactions with fungi., (Workshop), 2014 - 2014.

Organisation

Organiser, Diversity, Evolution and Conservation of South Atlantic Island Floras, (Symposium),

Publications

Rankin AH, Pressel S, Duckett JG, Rimington WR, Hawes I, Sumner DY, Mackey TJ, Castendyke D, Schneider H, Jungblut AD (2017) Characterisation of a deep-water moss from the perennial ice-covered Lake Vanda, Antarctica. Polar Biology, doi: 10.1007/s00300-017-2127-y

Villarreal JC, Duckett JG, Pressel S (2017) Morphology, ultrastructure and phylogenetic affinities of the single-island endemic Anthoceros cristatus Steph. (Ascension Island). Journal of Bryology, 1 - 9. doi: 10.1080/03736687.2017.1302153

Rimington WR, Pressel S, Field KJ, Strullu-derrien C, Duckett JG, Bidartondo MI (2016) Reappraising the origin of mycorrhizas, In: Molecular Mycorrhizal Symbiosis, Martin F (Eds). John Wiley & Sons :

Mitchell RL, Cuadros J, Duckett JG, Pressel S, Mavris C, Sykes D, Najorka J, Edgecombe GD, Kenrick P (2016) Mineral weathering and soil development in the earliest land plant ecosystems. Geology, 44 (12) : 1007 - 1010. doi: 10.1130/G38449.1

Pressel S, Bidartondo MI, Field KJ, Rimington WR, Duckett JG (2016) Pteridophyte fungal associations: Current knowledge and future perspectives. Journal of Systematics and Evolution, 54 (6) : 666 - 678. doi: 10.1111/jse.12227

Mitchell RL, Cuadros J, Pressel S, Duckett JG, Mavris C, Sykes D, Najorka J, Edgecombe GD, Kenrick P (2016) Leaving their mark: biologically-induced mineral weathering and soil development in ancient land-plant ecosystems. Geological Society of America, Annual Meeting 2016, 259 9 - 25 9 9Abstracts and Proceedings 48 : doi: 10.1130/abs/2016AM-282635

Field KJ, Rimington WR, Bidartondo MI, Allinson KE, Beerling DJ, Cameron DD, Duckett JG, Leake JR, Pressel S (2016) Functional analysis of liverworts in dual symbiosis with Glomeromycota and Mucoromycotina fungi under a simulated Palaeozoic CO2 decline. The ISME Journal, 10 (6) : 1514 - 1526. doi: 10.1038/ismej.2015.204

Renzaglia KS, Crandall-stotler B, Pressel S, Duckett JG, Schuette S, Strother PK (2015) Permanent spore dyads are not ‘a thing of the past’: on their occurrence in the liverwort H aplomitrium (Haplomitriopsida). Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, 179 (4) : 658 - 669. doi: 10.1111/boj.12343

Kowal J, Pressel S, Duckett JG, Bidartondo MI (2016) Liverworts to the rescue: an investigation of their efficacy as mycorrhizal inoculum for vascular plants. Functional Ecology, 30 (6) : 1014 - 1023. doi: 10.1111/1365-2435.12580

Field KJ, Pressel S, Duckett JG, Rimington WR, Bidartondo MI (2015) Symbiotic options for the conquest of land.. Trends in ecology & evolution, 30 (8) : 477 - 486. doi: 10.1016/j.tree.2015.05.007

Field KJ, Duckett JG, Cameron DD, Pressel S (2015) Stomatal density and aperture in non-vascular land plants are non-responsive to above-ambient atmospheric CO2 concentrations. ANNALS OF BOTANY, 115 (6) : 915 - 922. doi: 10.1093/aob/mcv021

Field KJ, Rimington WR, Bidartondo MI, Allinson KE, Beerling DJ, Cameron DD, Duckett JG, Leake JR, Pressel S (2015) First evidence of mutualism between ancient plant lineages (Haplomitriopsida liverworts) and Mucoromycotina fungi and its response to simulated Palaeozoic changes in atmospheric CO2. NEW PHYTOLOGIST, 205 (2) : 743 - 756. doi: 10.1111/nph.13024

Rimington WR, Pressel S, Duckett JG, Bidartondo MI (2015) Fungal associations of basal vascular plants: reopening a closed book?. New Phytologist, 205 (4) : 1394 - 1398. doi: 10.1111/nph.13221

Ares A, Duckett JG, Pressel S (2014) Asexual reproduction and protonemal development in vitro in Fontinalis antipyretica Hedw.. Journal of Bryology, 36 (2) : 122 - 133. doi: 10.1179/1743282014Y.0000000099

Pressel S, Goral T, Duckett JG (2014) Stomatal differentiation and abnormal stomata in hornworts. Journal of Bryology, 36 (2) : 87 - 103. doi: 10.1179/1743282014Y.0000000103

Strullu-derrien C, Kenrick P, Pressel S, Duckett JG, Rioult J-P, Strullu D-G (2014) Fungal associations in Horneophyton ligneri from the Rhynie Chert (c. 407 million year old) closely resemble those in extant lower land plants: novel insights into ancestral plant-fungus symbioses. NEW PHYTOLOGIST, 203 (3) : 964 - 979. doi: 10.1111/nph.12805

Duckett JG, Ligrone R, Renzaglia KS, Pressel S (2014) Pegged and smooth rhizoids in complex thalloid liverworts (Marchantiopsida): structure, function and evolution. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, 174 (1) : 68 - 92. doi: 10.1111/boj.12121

Barclay RS, Mcelwain JC, Duckett JG, Van EsMH, Mostaert AS, Pressel S, Sageman BB (2013) New methods reveal oldest known fossil epiphyllous moss: Bryiidites utahensis gen. et sp. nov. (Bryidae). American Journal of Botany, 100 (12) : 2450 - 2457. doi: 10.3732/ajb.1300209

Desiro A, Duckett JG, Pressel S, Villarreal JC, Bidartondo MI (2013) Fungal symbioses in hornworts: a chequered history. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 280 (1759) : 20130207 - 20130207. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2013.0207

Porley RD, Pressel S (2012) Grimmia fuscolutea with gemmae and observations on other propaguliferous Grimmia.. Polish Botanical Journal, 57 : 295 - 315.

Pressel S (null) British Bryological Society Survey of Reproductive Phenology of Common British Bryophyte. http://rbgweb2.rbge.org.uk/bbs/Activities/Phenology/Phenology%20Project.htm. :

Rowntree JK, Pressel S, Ramsay MM, Sabovljevic A, Sabovljevic M (2011) In vitro conservation of European bryophytes. In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology - Plant, 47 (1) : 55 - 64. doi: 10.1007/s11627-010-9326-3

Pressel S, Duckett JG (2011) Bryophyte surfaces; New functional perspective from cryo-scanning electron microscopy. Field Bryology, 104 : 50 - 53.

Pressel S, P’ng KYM, Duckett JG (2011) An ultrastructural study of the unique surface ornamentation in the liverwort Mizutania riccardioides Furuke et Iwatsuki. Bryologist, 114 : 38 - 51.

Hooper EJ, Duckett JG, Cuming AC, Kunin WE, Pressel S (2010) Ephemerella readeri Müll. Hal. ( Physcomitrella readeri (Müll. Hal.) I.G. Stone & G.A.M. Scott, Funariidae, Bryophyta): a genus and species new to Europe. Journal of Bryology, 32 (4) : 256 - 264. doi: 10.1179/037366810X12814321877589

Pressel S, Bidartondo MI, Ligrone R, Duckett JG (2010) Fungal symbioses in bryophytes: New insights in the Twenty First Century. PHYTOTAXA, 9 : 238 - 253.

Bates J, Pressel S (2010) Ecology Matters. Field Bryology, 102 : 47 - 49.

Duckett JG, P’ng KMY, Renzaglia KS, Pressel S (2010) The function and evolution of stomata in bryophytes. Field Bryology, 101 : 38 - 40.

Duckett JG, Pressel S (2010) London’s changing bryophyte flora. The London Naturalist, 89 : 101-116 (the article first appeared in Field Bryology 98 - 2009).

Duckett JG, Pressel S, P’ng KMY, Renzaglia KS (2010) The Sphagnum air-gun mechanism resurrected? Not with a closer look. Commentary on “The Sphagnum air-gun mechanism resurrected” by Sundberg. New Phytologist (Letter), 185 : 886 - 889.

Pressel S, P'ng KMY, Duckett JG (2010) A cryo-scanning electron microscope study of the water relations of the remarkable cell wall in the moss Rhacocarpus purpurascens (Rhacocarpaceae, Bryophyta). Nova Hedwigia, 91 (3) : 289 - 299. doi: 10.1127/0029-5035/2010/0091-0289

Pressel S (2010) Tetraplodon mnioides (Black fruited stink moss). http://www.nhm.ac.uk/nature-online/species-of-the-day/evolution/tetraplodon-mnioides/index.html :

Pressel S (2010) EBESCONet - European Bryophyte Ex situ conservation Network. http://www.ebesconet.org/ :

Pressel S, Duckett JG (2010) Cytological insights into the desiccation biology of a model system: moss protonemata. New Phytologist (Letter), 185 : 944 - 963.

Pressel S, P’ng KMY, Duckett JG (2010) Cryo-scanning electron microscope study of the water relations of the remarkable cell wall in the moss Rhacocarpus. Nova Hedwigia, 91 : 289 - 299.

Courses taught

Postgraduate: Taxonomic Principles and Tools in Botanical Research

3/2017.

Postgraduate: Taxonomic Principles and Tools in Botanical Diversity
3/2016.

Supervision

Doctorate (PhD) Co-supervisor to Rimington W
Co supervisor(s): Pressel S
, London, United Kindgdom
Funding: NERC DTP
1/9/2015 - 31/8/2019.

Co-supervisor to Stow SC
Co supervisor(s): Brummitt NA
Bryophytes as environmental indicators of habitat quality: a new toolset for conservation assessment.
Funding: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT), Portugal
3/6/2013 - 31/5/2017.

Doctorate (PhD) Co-supervisor to Carvalho Stow S
Co supervisor(s): Pressel S
University of Kent, Canterbury, Canterbury, United Kingdom
Funding: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia [FCT]
1/6/2013 - 31/5/2017.

Course developed

Co developers: Knapp S, Thues H, Carine M, Brodie J, Ellis L, Wilbraham J, Spencer M, Rumsey F
Taxonomic Principles and Tools in Botanical Research,

Awards

The Elisabeth Hocart Prize in botany,

The Irene Manton Prize,

The Trail Crisp Award,

Invited and keynote speaker

Invited speaker, Bryophytes of Remote Islands - Lessons from Ascension Island, Diversity, Evolution and Conservation of South Atlantic Island Floras: Natural History Museum, London, London, United Kingdom, 21/3/2017.

Invited speaker, Origins and early evolution of plant-fungus associations, The Rhynie Chert - Our Earliest Terrestrial Ecosystem Revisited: The Royal Society, London, 7/3/2017.

Invited speaker, Key Land Plant Innovations in the Bryophyte Clade, Leeds University - Seminar Series: University of Leeds, Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom, 10/11/2016.

Guest lectures

Keynote speaker, The bryophytes of St. Helena, Public event organized by the Environment and Natural Resources Directorate St. Helena Government: 14/5/2017.

Invited speaker, Bryophytes, Lower Plants in Nature - Lecture Series: 21/10/2016.

Introduction

Summary

My research integrates expertise in bryophyte systematics, evolution, anatomy and in-vitro culturing to tackle major questions on the origin and evolution of key innovations of land plants including stomata, cuticles, desiccation-tolerance and fungal symbioses.

Qualifications

Degrees

PhD, Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom, 2002 - 2006

Employment history

Academic

Researcher in Botanical Diversity, The Natural History Museum, Life Sciences, United Kingdom, 2010 - ongoing

Early Career Lecturer, Queen Mary University of London, School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, United Kingdom, 2009 - 2010

Leverhulme Trust Early Career Research Fellow, Queen Mary University of London, School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, United Kingdom, 2007 - 2009

Projects

Grants

Cryptogamic diversity, biology and conservation on South Atlantic Islands
Role: Principal investigator
Funding: NERC
Total value £42,709.62 (to Museum £42,709.62)
Dates: 2015 - 2016

Sratching the surface: A Morphological Framework To Understanding Cuticle Origin and Evolution
Role: Principal investigator
Co-investigator: Duckett J
Funding: SYNTAX
Total value £5,629.13 (to Museum £5,629.13)
Dates: 2012 - 2013

Origin and co-evolution of land plant-fungal symbioses through the "greening of the Earth"
Role: Principal investigator
Funding: NERC
Total value £62,579 (to Museum £62,579)
Dates: 2012 - 2014

Shifting Symbiotic Scenarios at the Dawn of Land-Plant-Fungus Associations
Role: Principal investigatorField K
Role: Co-investigator
Funding: NERC
Total value £420,292 (to Museum £138,535.51)
Dates: 2016 - 2019

The Origin of Plants: Genomes, rocks, and biogeochemical cycles.
Role: Principal investigatorSchneider H
Role: Co-investigator
Funding: NERC
Total value £293,354 (to Museum £210,919.17)
Dates: 2016 - 2018

Fieldwork

St Helena Island
2017 - 2017.

Iceland
2014 - 2014.

Professional activities

Editorships

Editor, Annals of Botany, Oxford University Press, 2014 - on going.

Events

Workshop Attendance

Oral presentation, Organiser, Session chair, Workshop, 10th New Phytologist Workshop: Origins and evolution of plants and their interactions with fungi., (Workshop), 2014 - 2014.

Organisation

Organiser, Diversity, Evolution and Conservation of South Atlantic Island Floras, (Symposium),

Publications

Publications

Rankin AH, Pressel S, Duckett JG, Rimington WR, Hawes I, Sumner DY, Mackey TJ, Castendyke D, Schneider H, Jungblut AD (2017) Characterisation of a deep-water moss from the perennial ice-covered Lake Vanda, Antarctica. Polar Biology, doi: 10.1007/s00300-017-2127-y

Villarreal JC, Duckett JG, Pressel S (2017) Morphology, ultrastructure and phylogenetic affinities of the single-island endemic Anthoceros cristatus Steph. (Ascension Island). Journal of Bryology, 1 - 9. doi: 10.1080/03736687.2017.1302153

Rimington WR, Pressel S, Field KJ, Strullu-derrien C, Duckett JG, Bidartondo MI (2016) Reappraising the origin of mycorrhizas, In: Molecular Mycorrhizal Symbiosis, Martin F (Eds). John Wiley & Sons :

Mitchell RL, Cuadros J, Duckett JG, Pressel S, Mavris C, Sykes D, Najorka J, Edgecombe GD, Kenrick P (2016) Mineral weathering and soil development in the earliest land plant ecosystems. Geology, 44 (12) : 1007 - 1010. doi: 10.1130/G38449.1

Pressel S, Bidartondo MI, Field KJ, Rimington WR, Duckett JG (2016) Pteridophyte fungal associations: Current knowledge and future perspectives. Journal of Systematics and Evolution, 54 (6) : 666 - 678. doi: 10.1111/jse.12227

Mitchell RL, Cuadros J, Pressel S, Duckett JG, Mavris C, Sykes D, Najorka J, Edgecombe GD, Kenrick P (2016) Leaving their mark: biologically-induced mineral weathering and soil development in ancient land-plant ecosystems. Geological Society of America, Annual Meeting 2016, 259 9 - 25 9 9Abstracts and Proceedings 48 : doi: 10.1130/abs/2016AM-282635

Field KJ, Rimington WR, Bidartondo MI, Allinson KE, Beerling DJ, Cameron DD, Duckett JG, Leake JR, Pressel S (2016) Functional analysis of liverworts in dual symbiosis with Glomeromycota and Mucoromycotina fungi under a simulated Palaeozoic CO2 decline. The ISME Journal, 10 (6) : 1514 - 1526. doi: 10.1038/ismej.2015.204

Renzaglia KS, Crandall-stotler B, Pressel S, Duckett JG, Schuette S, Strother PK (2015) Permanent spore dyads are not ‘a thing of the past’: on their occurrence in the liverwort H aplomitrium (Haplomitriopsida). Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, 179 (4) : 658 - 669. doi: 10.1111/boj.12343

Kowal J, Pressel S, Duckett JG, Bidartondo MI (2016) Liverworts to the rescue: an investigation of their efficacy as mycorrhizal inoculum for vascular plants. Functional Ecology, 30 (6) : 1014 - 1023. doi: 10.1111/1365-2435.12580

Field KJ, Pressel S, Duckett JG, Rimington WR, Bidartondo MI (2015) Symbiotic options for the conquest of land.. Trends in ecology & evolution, 30 (8) : 477 - 486. doi: 10.1016/j.tree.2015.05.007

Field KJ, Duckett JG, Cameron DD, Pressel S (2015) Stomatal density and aperture in non-vascular land plants are non-responsive to above-ambient atmospheric CO2 concentrations. ANNALS OF BOTANY, 115 (6) : 915 - 922. doi: 10.1093/aob/mcv021

Field KJ, Rimington WR, Bidartondo MI, Allinson KE, Beerling DJ, Cameron DD, Duckett JG, Leake JR, Pressel S (2015) First evidence of mutualism between ancient plant lineages (Haplomitriopsida liverworts) and Mucoromycotina fungi and its response to simulated Palaeozoic changes in atmospheric CO2. NEW PHYTOLOGIST, 205 (2) : 743 - 756. doi: 10.1111/nph.13024

Rimington WR, Pressel S, Duckett JG, Bidartondo MI (2015) Fungal associations of basal vascular plants: reopening a closed book?. New Phytologist, 205 (4) : 1394 - 1398. doi: 10.1111/nph.13221

Ares A, Duckett JG, Pressel S (2014) Asexual reproduction and protonemal development in vitro in Fontinalis antipyretica Hedw.. Journal of Bryology, 36 (2) : 122 - 133. doi: 10.1179/1743282014Y.0000000099

Pressel S, Goral T, Duckett JG (2014) Stomatal differentiation and abnormal stomata in hornworts. Journal of Bryology, 36 (2) : 87 - 103. doi: 10.1179/1743282014Y.0000000103

Strullu-derrien C, Kenrick P, Pressel S, Duckett JG, Rioult J-P, Strullu D-G (2014) Fungal associations in Horneophyton ligneri from the Rhynie Chert (c. 407 million year old) closely resemble those in extant lower land plants: novel insights into ancestral plant-fungus symbioses. NEW PHYTOLOGIST, 203 (3) : 964 - 979. doi: 10.1111/nph.12805

Duckett JG, Ligrone R, Renzaglia KS, Pressel S (2014) Pegged and smooth rhizoids in complex thalloid liverworts (Marchantiopsida): structure, function and evolution. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, 174 (1) : 68 - 92. doi: 10.1111/boj.12121

Barclay RS, Mcelwain JC, Duckett JG, Van EsMH, Mostaert AS, Pressel S, Sageman BB (2013) New methods reveal oldest known fossil epiphyllous moss: Bryiidites utahensis gen. et sp. nov. (Bryidae). American Journal of Botany, 100 (12) : 2450 - 2457. doi: 10.3732/ajb.1300209

Desiro A, Duckett JG, Pressel S, Villarreal JC, Bidartondo MI (2013) Fungal symbioses in hornworts: a chequered history. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 280 (1759) : 20130207 - 20130207. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2013.0207

Porley RD, Pressel S (2012) Grimmia fuscolutea with gemmae and observations on other propaguliferous Grimmia.. Polish Botanical Journal, 57 : 295 - 315.

Pressel S (null) British Bryological Society Survey of Reproductive Phenology of Common British Bryophyte. http://rbgweb2.rbge.org.uk/bbs/Activities/Phenology/Phenology%20Project.htm. :

Rowntree JK, Pressel S, Ramsay MM, Sabovljevic A, Sabovljevic M (2011) In vitro conservation of European bryophytes. In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology - Plant, 47 (1) : 55 - 64. doi: 10.1007/s11627-010-9326-3

Pressel S, Duckett JG (2011) Bryophyte surfaces; New functional perspective from cryo-scanning electron microscopy. Field Bryology, 104 : 50 - 53.

Pressel S, P’ng KYM, Duckett JG (2011) An ultrastructural study of the unique surface ornamentation in the liverwort Mizutania riccardioides Furuke et Iwatsuki. Bryologist, 114 : 38 - 51.

Hooper EJ, Duckett JG, Cuming AC, Kunin WE, Pressel S (2010) Ephemerella readeri Müll. Hal. ( Physcomitrella readeri (Müll. Hal.) I.G. Stone & G.A.M. Scott, Funariidae, Bryophyta): a genus and species new to Europe. Journal of Bryology, 32 (4) : 256 - 264. doi: 10.1179/037366810X12814321877589

Pressel S, Bidartondo MI, Ligrone R, Duckett JG (2010) Fungal symbioses in bryophytes: New insights in the Twenty First Century. PHYTOTAXA, 9 : 238 - 253.

Bates J, Pressel S (2010) Ecology Matters. Field Bryology, 102 : 47 - 49.

Duckett JG, P’ng KMY, Renzaglia KS, Pressel S (2010) The function and evolution of stomata in bryophytes. Field Bryology, 101 : 38 - 40.

Duckett JG, Pressel S (2010) London’s changing bryophyte flora. The London Naturalist, 89 : 101-116 (the article first appeared in Field Bryology 98 - 2009).

Duckett JG, Pressel S, P’ng KMY, Renzaglia KS (2010) The Sphagnum air-gun mechanism resurrected? Not with a closer look. Commentary on “The Sphagnum air-gun mechanism resurrected” by Sundberg. New Phytologist (Letter), 185 : 886 - 889.

Pressel S, P'ng KMY, Duckett JG (2010) A cryo-scanning electron microscope study of the water relations of the remarkable cell wall in the moss Rhacocarpus purpurascens (Rhacocarpaceae, Bryophyta). Nova Hedwigia, 91 (3) : 289 - 299. doi: 10.1127/0029-5035/2010/0091-0289

Pressel S (2010) Tetraplodon mnioides (Black fruited stink moss). http://www.nhm.ac.uk/nature-online/species-of-the-day/evolution/tetraplodon-mnioides/index.html :

Pressel S (2010) EBESCONet - European Bryophyte Ex situ conservation Network. http://www.ebesconet.org/ :

Pressel S, Duckett JG (2010) Cytological insights into the desiccation biology of a model system: moss protonemata. New Phytologist (Letter), 185 : 944 - 963.

Pressel S, P’ng KMY, Duckett JG (2010) Cryo-scanning electron microscope study of the water relations of the remarkable cell wall in the moss Rhacocarpus. Nova Hedwigia, 91 : 289 - 299.

Teaching and students

Courses taught

Postgraduate: Taxonomic Principles and Tools in Botanical Research

3/2017.

Postgraduate: Taxonomic Principles and Tools in Botanical Diversity
3/2016.

Supervision

Doctorate (PhD) Co-supervisor to Rimington W
Co supervisor(s): Pressel S
, London, United Kindgdom
Funding: NERC DTP
1/9/2015 - 31/8/2019.

Co-supervisor to Stow SC
Co supervisor(s): Brummitt NA
Bryophytes as environmental indicators of habitat quality: a new toolset for conservation assessment.
Funding: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT), Portugal
3/6/2013 - 31/5/2017.

Doctorate (PhD) Co-supervisor to Carvalho Stow S
Co supervisor(s): Pressel S
University of Kent, Canterbury, Canterbury, United Kingdom
Funding: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia [FCT]
1/6/2013 - 31/5/2017.

Course developed

Co developers: Knapp S, Thues H, Carine M, Brodie J, Ellis L, Wilbraham J, Spencer M, Rumsey F
Taxonomic Principles and Tools in Botanical Research,

Impact and outreach

Awards

The Elisabeth Hocart Prize in botany,

The Irene Manton Prize,

The Trail Crisp Award,

Invited and keynote speaker

Invited speaker, Bryophytes of Remote Islands - Lessons from Ascension Island, Diversity, Evolution and Conservation of South Atlantic Island Floras: Natural History Museum, London, London, United Kingdom, 21/3/2017.

Invited speaker, Origins and early evolution of plant-fungus associations, The Rhynie Chert - Our Earliest Terrestrial Ecosystem Revisited: The Royal Society, London, 7/3/2017.

Invited speaker, Key Land Plant Innovations in the Bryophyte Clade, Leeds University - Seminar Series: University of Leeds, Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom, 10/11/2016.

Guest lectures

Keynote speaker, The bryophytes of St. Helena, Public event organized by the Environment and Natural Resources Directorate St. Helena Government: 14/5/2017.

Invited speaker, Bryophytes, Lower Plants in Nature - Lecture Series: 21/10/2016.