My role is to develop a research team focusing on plant species conservation. As a central node for species conservation assessment activity at Kew I co-ordinate projects on Red List assessment of plant species, develop training packages to build capacity in Red List assessment and develop tools and techniques to scale up the production of assessments. I am interested in applying our knowledge of plant extinction risk to conservation prioritisation. This contributes to the delivery of one of the key science questions: What plant and fungal diversity is under threat and what should be conserved to provide resilience to global change?
- BSc, Environmental Geosciences, Brunel University, 2003
- IUCN Technical Working group – member
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Syfert, M.M., Joppa, J., Smith, M.J., Coomes, D.A., Bachman, S.P. & Brummitt, N.A. (2014).
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GeoCAT – Geospatial Conservation Assessment Tool
GeoCAT is a web tool that harnesses primary biological data for semi-automated IUCN Red List assessment and analysis.
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.