I head the Conservation Science Department which brings together four key research areas for Kew: Islands with a focus on the UK, UK Overseas Territories and Madagascar; Conservation Assessment and Analysis; Conservation Genetics; and Seed Conservation.
Our overall aim is to provide solutions to the world’s plant and fungal conservation problems based on rigorous, evidence-based research.
I am a conservation biologist with wide-ranging interests in biodiversity conservation, especially on Islands and UK Overseas Territories in particular. My research focuses on the study of plant diversity, threats, particularly the impact of invasive species, and developing strategies for conservation management of plant diversity.
- BSc, University of Birmingham, 1975
- PhD, University of London, 1980
- DIC, Imperial College, 1981
- Honorary Research Fellow, Imperial College London
- Trustee, Falklands Conservation
- Trustee, Chagos Conservation Trust
Baker, K., Lambdon, P., Jones, E., Pellicer, J., Stroud, S., Renshaw, O., Niissalo, M., Corcoran, M., Clubbe, C. & Sarasan, V. (2014).
Rescue, ecology and conservation of a rediscovered island endemic fern (Anogramma ascensionis): ex situ methodologies and a road map for species reintroduction and habitat restoration.
Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 174: 461-477.
Clubbe, C. (2013).
Building Capacity for the Achievement of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation in the Caribbean Region.
Annals of Missouri Botanical Garden 99: 147–152.
Upson, R., Clubbe, C., & Hind, D.J.N. (2013).
Nassauvia falklandica (Compositae: Mutisieae: Nassauviinae), a new endemic species for the Falkland Islands.
Kew Bulletin 68: 317-324
Lambdon, P., Darlow, A., Clubbe, C. & Cope, T. (2012).
Eragrostis episcopulus – a newly described grass species endemic to the island of St Helena, its ecology and conservation.
Kew Bulletin 68: 1-11.
Williams, S. J., Jones, J.P.G, Clubbe, C. & Gibbons, J.M. (2012).
Training Programmes Can Change Behaviour and Encourage the Cultivation of Over-Harvested Plant Species.
PLoS ONE 7: e33012.
Adapting agriculture to climate change
Collecting and protecting the wild relatives of the world’s most important food crops to safeguard our future food security in a changing climate.
Tropical Important Plant Areas (TIPAs) in the British Virgin Islands (BVI)
Identifying key sites for plant and habitat conservation in the British Virgin Islands (BVI).
Kew’s Plant Assessment Unit
Accelerating the identification of plants threatened with extinction and increasing the knowledge available on the conservation status of less well-represented groups on the IUCN Red List.