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Malcolm K. Hughes was born 24 July 1943 in Matlock, England. He received the degrees of B.Sc. in Botany and Zoology (1965) and of Ph.D. (1970) from the University of Durham, and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Soil Biology Institute of the University of Aarhus, Denmark (1968-1969) and again at the University of Durham (1969-1971). He taught and researched Ecology at the Liverpool Polytechnic (now Liverpool John Moores University) from 1971 until 1986. He then became Director of the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research of the University of Arizona, a position he held until 1999. He continues his research and teaching as Professor of Dendrochronology. He has conducted research projects and given lectures in many countries, including Russia, China, India, Jordan, France, Finland, Denmark, as well as the USA and the UK. He is a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union (1998) and held a CIRES Visiting Fellowship at the University of Colorado, Boulder (1992-1993) and a Bullard Fellowship at Harvard University (1999-2000). He was made a Fellow of the Galileo Circle in Spring 2006, an honor given by the College of Science of the University of Arizona.