I work with the Plant Assessment Unit at Kew, accelerating the number of plant species which have been assessed for their extinction risk and that are represented on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. We are assessing many tropical plant groups that are currently underrepresented on the IUCN Red List including Coffea, orchids of New Guinea and plants that are important to orangutans in Borneo. Collaborating closely with the experts here at Kew, my research involves analysis of species distributions, their population status, habitat, ecology, uses, threats and existing conservation measures in order to produce assessments.
- BSc (Joint Honours) Botany Geography, Univ. Durham
- MSc Plant Diversity, Univ. Reading, 2008
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species assessments: for example Freycinetia awaiarensis (2016), Carex chinensis (2016)
Brummitt, N., Bachman, S. P., Aletrari, E., Chadburn, H., Griffiths-Lee, J., Lutz, M., Moat, J., Rivers, M. C., Syfert, M. M. & Nic Lughadha, E. M. (2015).
The Sampled Red List Index for Plants, phase II: ground-truthing specimen-based conservation assessments.
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 370: 1662.
Brummitt, N., Bachman, S., Griffiths-Lee, J., Lutz, M., Moat, J., Farjon, A., Donaldson, J., Hilton-Taylor, C., Meagher, T.R., Albuquerque, S., Aletrari, E., Andrews, A.K., Atchison, G., Baloch, E., Barlozzini, B., Brunazzi, A., Carretero, J., Celesti, M., Chadburn, H. et al. (2015).
Green plants in the red: a baseline global assessment for the IUCN Sampled Red List Index for Plants.
PLoS One 10: e0135152.