Dr Steven P Bachman

Research Leader


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

Darrah, S.E., Bland, L.M., Bachman, S.P., Clubbe, C.P. & Trias‐Blasi, A. (2017).

Using coarse‐scale species distribution data to predict extinction risk in plants.

Diversity and Distributions 23: 435-447.

Collen, B., Dulvy, N.K., Gaston, K.J., Gärdenfors, U., Keith, D.A., Punt, A.E., Regan, H.M., Böhm, M., Hedges, S., Seddon, M., Butchart, S.H.M, Hilton-Taylor, C., Hoffmann, M., Bachman, S.P. & Akçakaya, R.H. (2016).

Clarifying misconceptions of extinction risk assessment with the IUCN Red List.

Biology Letters 12: 20150843.

Brummitt, N.A., Bachman, S.P., Griffiths-Lee, J., Lutz, M., Moat, J.F., Farjon, A., Donaldson, J.S., Hilton-Taylor, C., Meagher, T.R., Albuquerque, S. & Aletrari, E. (2015).

Green plants in the red: a baseline global assessment for the IUCN Sampled Red List Index for plants.

PloS ONE 10: e0135152.

Syfert, M.M., Joppa, J., Smith, M.J., Coomes, D.A., Bachman, S.P. & Brummitt, N.A. (2014).

Using species distribution models to inform IUCN Red List assessments.

Biological Conservation 177: 174-184.

Bachman, S., Moat, J., Hill, A., de la Torre, J. & Scott, B. (2011).

Supporting Red List threat assessments with GeoCAT: Geospatial Conservation Assessment Tool.

Zookeys 150: 117-126.