Dr Neil Brummitt

Dr Neil Brummitt

Researcher, Botanical Diversity

Department: Life Sciences
Division: LS Algae, Fungi and Plants Division
Contact: email

Specialisms

Plant taxonomy and biogeography, biodiversity modelling and monitoring, conservation assessments and prioritisation

Summary

I am interested in understanding the patterns and drivers of plant diversity worldwide, and at the Natural History Museum I lead the Plants Under Pressure project, which uses specimen records of randomly-selected samples of plant species to produce assessments of extinction risk following the IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria. From these we produce a sampled Red List Index (SRLI) for plants; the SRLI is an official CBD indicator for Target 12 of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets. The first, baseline assessment of the global status of plants showed more than 1 in 5 species to be threatened with extinction, and an index of extinction risk over time can be calculated by periodically re-assessing the same species and detecting any genuine changes in status. We characterize functional and phylogenetic attributes of threatened plant species, and use GIS and distribution modelling techniques to facilitate re-assessments of species’ extinction risk and synthesize maps of plant diversity patterns. We are investigating how the use of different diversity metrics impacts various measures of biodiversity within the Essential Biodiversity Variables framework, and have also carried out fieldwork across the globe in support of Plants Under Pressure.

Qualifications

Degrees

PhD (Patterns in the Diversity and Distribution of Flowering Plant Genera), University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 1999 - 2004

MSc, Biodiversity and Taxonomy of Plants, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 1997 - 1998

BA (Hons), Biological Sciences, University of Oxford, United Kingdom, 1992 - 1995

Employment history

Academic

Member, Boyd Orr Centre for Population and Ecosystem Health, University of Glasgow, UK, 2014 - ongoing

Researcher in Botanical Diversity, Natural History Museum, United Kingdom, 2010 - ongoing

Plant Diversity Analyst, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, United Kingdom, 2005 - 2009

Herbarium Liaison Officer for the Millennium Seed Bank, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, United Kingdom, 2003 - 2005

Scientific Officer, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, United Kingdom, 1998 - 1999

Voluntary work experience, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, United Kingdom, 1995 - 1997

Highlighted publications

Mihoub J-B, Henle K, Titeux N, Brotons L, Brummitt NA, et al. (2017) Setting temporal baselines for biodiversity: the limits of available monitoring data for capturing the full impact of anthropogenic pressures. Scientific Reports, 7 (1) : doi: 10.1038/srep41591

Brummitt NA, Bachman SP, Griffiths-Lee J, Lutz M, Moat JF, et al. (2015) Green Plants in the Red: A Baseline Global Assessment for the IUCN Sampled Red List Index for Plants. PLOS ONE, 10 (8) : e0135152 - e0135152. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0135152

Geijzendorffer IR, Regan EC, Pereira HM, Brotons L, Brummitt N, et al. (2016) Bridging the gap between biodiversity data and policy reporting needs: An Essential Biodiversity Variables perspective. Journal of Applied Ecology, 53 (5) : 1341 - 1350. doi: 10.1111/1365-2664.12417

Brummitt N, Bachman SP, Aletrari E, Chadburn H, Griffiths-Lee J, et al. (2015) The Sampled Red List Index for Plants, phase II: ground-truthing specimen-based conservation assessments. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 370 (1662) : 20140015 - 20140015. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2014.0015

Pereira HM, Ferrier S, Walters M, Geller GN, Jongman RHG, et al. (2013) Essential Biodiversity Variables. Science, 339 (6117) : 277 - 278. doi: 10.1126/science.1229931

Grants

Establishing a conservation baseline for the world's bryophytes, as part of the Sampled Red List Index (SRLI) for Plants
Role: Principal investigatorBrummitt NA
Funding: Mohammed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund
Total value £24,000 (to Museum £24,000)
Dates: 2017 - 2017

Ensuring the survival of Klein's rib-less orchid in Brazil’s remaining Atlantic forest
Role: Principal investigatorBrummitt NA
Funding: Mohammed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund
Total value £7,000 (to Museum £7,000)
Dates: 2015 - 2017

Plants Under Pressure
Role: Principal investigatorBrummitt N
Funding: Foundation Prince Albert II De Monaco
Total value £290,000 (to Museum £290,000)
Dates: 2014 - 2016

EU BON: Building the European Biodiversity Observation Network
Role: Principal investigatorBrummitt N
Funding: FP7 - Capacities
Total value £8,999,806 (to Museum £256,620.38)
Dates: 2012 - 2017

INDIA: Indian Digital Plant Resources
Role: Principal investigatorBrummitt N
Funding: World Collections Programme
Total value £48,114 (to Museum £48,114)
Dates: 2010 - 2011

AFRICA: Expanding the scope of African Digital Plant Resources
Role: Principal investigatorBrummitt N
Co-investigator: Carine M
Funding: World Collection Programme
Total value £29,409 (to Museum £29,409)
Dates: 2010 - 2011

Fieldwork

Zambia
2017 - 2017.

Tanzania
2017 - 2017.

Brazil
2016 - 2016.

Tanzania
2016 - 2016.

Mozambique
2016 - 2016.

Cyprus
2016 - 2017.

Uganda
2015 - 2017.

Spain
2015 - 2015.

Costa Rica
2013 - 2013.

Costa Rica
2012 - 2017.

South Brazil
2011 - 2011.

Madagascar
2007 - 2007.

South Brazil
2007 - 2007.

Cameroon
2007 - 2007.

Brazil
2006 - 2006.

Brazil
2006 - 2006.

Malawi
2005 - 2005.

Malawi
2004 - 2004.

New Caledonia
2004 - 2004.

Australia
2004 - 2004.

Russia
2003 - 2003.

Australia
2001 - 2001.

U.S.A., Mexico
1999 - 1999.

Tanzania
1999 - 1999.

Tanzania
1998 - 1998.

Portugal
1998 - 1998.

Madagascar
1994 - 1994.

Malawi
1991 - 1991.

Committees

Member, EU BON Essential Biodiversity Variables task force,

Chair, GEO BON Working Group 9 - Indicators,

Member, GEO BON Working Group 2 - Terrestrial Species Monitoring,

Member, GEO BON Implementation Committee,

Editorships

Associate editor, Biodiversity and Conservation,

Events

Conference Attendance

Invited speaker, Diversity, (Conference),

Invited speaker, Phylogeny, extinction risks and conservation, (Conference),

Invited speaker, Tropical biodiversity in the 21st century: linking taxonomy, genomics and ecological theory, (Conference),

Invited speaker, Exploratory Conference on the Mathematics of Biodiversity, (Conference),

Invited speaker, Xth Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, (Conference),

Invited speaker, Foundations of Biodiversity: saving the world’s non-vertebrates, (Conference),

Invited speaker, Global Patterns of Plant Diversity, (Colloquium),

Invited speaker, Plant Conservation: what can we afford to lose?, (Conference),

Invited speaker, Uses of Natural History Collections, (Conference),

Invited speaker, The IUCN Sampled Red List Index, (Symposium),

Invited speaker, XVII International Botanical Congress, (Conference),

Invited speaker, Plant Diversity and Complexity Patterns: local, regional and global dimensions, (Conference),

Workshop Attendance

Invited participant, IUCN Red List of Ecosystems, (Workshop),

Invited participant, RS4EBV, (Workshop),

Invited participant, Establishing a European Biodiversity Observation Network, (Workshop),

Invited participant, GEO BON Implementation Committee, (Workshop),

Invited participant, Essential Biodiversity Variables, (Workshop),

Invited participant, Establishing a European Biodiversity Observation Network, (Workshop),

Invited participant, Terrestrial species monitoring, (Workshop),

Invited participant, Biodiversity Indicators Partnership, (Workshop),

Invited participant, GEO BON all-hands meeting, (Workshop),

Invited participant, Essential Biodiversity Variables, (Workshop),

Invited speaker, Terrestrial species monitoring, (Workshop),

Invited participant, Biodiversity Indicators Partnership, (Workshop),

Invited participant, Species Vulnerability to Climate Change, (Workshop),

Invited speaker, Invited participant, GBIF for 2010, (Workshop),

Invited participant, The IUCN Sampled Red List Index, (Workshop),

Organisation

Organiser, The IUCN Sampled Red List Index for Plants, (Workshop),

Conservation assessment workshop, (Workshop),

Organiser, Conservation assessment workshop, (Workshop),

Organiser, Conservation assessment workshop, (Workshop),

Organiser, Conservation assessment workshop, (Workshop),

Publications

Forest F, Moat J, Baloch E, Brummitt NA, Bachman SP, Ickert-Bond S, Hollingsworth PM, Liston A, Little DP, Mathews S, Rai H, Rydin C, Stevenson DW, Thomas P, Buerki S (2018) Gymnosperms on the EDGE. Scientific Reports, 8 (1) : doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-24365-4

Schmeller DS, Weatherdon LV, Loyau A, Bondeau A, Brotons L, Brummitt N, Geijzendorffer IR, Haase P, Kuemmerlen M, Martin CS, Mihoub J-B, Rocchini D, Saarenmaa H, Stoll S, Regan EC (2018) A suite of essential biodiversity variables for detecting critical biodiversity change. Biological Reviews, 93 (1) : 55 - 71. doi: 10.1111/brv.12332

Rocchini D, Garzon-Lopez CX, Marcantonio M, Amici V, Bacaro G, Bastin L, Brummitt N, Chiarucci A, Foody GM, Hauffe HC, He KS, Ricotta C, Rizzoli A, Rosà R (2017) Anticipating species distributions: Handling sampling effort bias under a Bayesian framework. Science of The Total Environment, 584-585 : 282 - 290. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.12.038

Mihoub J-B, Henle K, Titeux N, Brotons L, Brummitt NA, Schmeller DS (2017) Setting temporal baselines for biodiversity: the limits of available monitoring data for capturing the full impact of anthropogenic pressures. Scientific Reports, 7 (1) : doi: 10.1038/srep41591

Pereira HM, Belnap J, Böhm M, Brummitt NA, Garcia-Moreno J, Gregory R, Martin L, Peng C, Proença V, Schmeller D, van Swaay C (2017) Monitoring Essential Biodiversity Variables at the Species Level., In: The GEO Handbook on Biodiversity Observation Networks, Walters M, Scholes RJ (Eds). Springer : 79 - 105.

Schmeller DS, Arvanitidis C, Böhm M, Brummitt NA, Chatzinikolaou E, Costello MJ, Ding H, Gill MJ, Haase P, Julliard R, García-Moreno J, Pettorelli N, Peng C, Riginos C, Schmiedel U, Simaika JP, Waterman C, Wu J, Xu H, Belnap J (2017) Case Studies of Capacity Building for Biodiversity Monitoring., In: The GEO Handbook on Biodiversity Observation Networks, Walters M, Scholes RJ (Eds). Springer : 309 - 326.

Walpole M, McGeoch MA, Bubb P, Brummitt NA (2017) Using Data for Decision-Making: From Observations to Indicators and Other Policy Tools., In: The GEO Handbook on Biodiversity Observation Networks, Walters M, Scholes RJ (Eds). Springer : 293 - 308.

Brummitt N, Aletrari E, Syfert MM, Mulligan M (2016) Where are threatened ferns found? Global conservation priorities for pteridophytes. Journal of Systematics and Evolution, 54 (6) : 604 - 616. doi: 10.1111/jse.12224

Juffe-Bignoli D, Brooks TM, Butchart SHM, Jenkins RB, Boe K, Hoffmann M, Angulo A, Bachman S, Böhm M, Brummitt N, Carpenter KE, Comer PJ, Cox N, Cuttelod A, Darwall WRT, Di Marco M, Fishpool LDC, Goettsch B, Heath M, Hilton-Taylor C, Hutton J, Johnson T, Joolia A, Keith DA, Langhammer PF, Luedtke J, Nic Lughadha E, Lutz M, May I, Miller RM, Oliveira-Miranda MA, Parr M, Pollock CM, Ralph G, Rodríguez JP, Rondinini C, Smart J, Stuart S, Symes A, Tordoff AW, Woodley S, Young B, Kingston N (2016) Assessing the Cost of Global Biodiversity and Conservation Knowledge. PLOS ONE, 11 (8) : e0160640 - e0160640. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0160640

Proença V, Martin LJ, Pereira HM, Fernandez M, McRae L, Belnap J, Böhm M, Brummitt N, García-Moreno J, Gregory RD, Honrado JP, Jürgens N, Opige M, Schmeller DS, Tiago P, van Swaay CA (2017) Global biodiversity monitoring: From data sources to Essential Biodiversity Variables. Biological Conservation, 213 : 256 - 263. doi: 10.1016/j.biocon.2016.07.014

Brummitt N, Regan EC, Weatherdon LV, Martin CS, Geijzendorffer IR, Rocchini D, Gavish Y, Haase P, Marsh CJ, Schmeller DS (2017) Taking stock of nature: Essential biodiversity variables explained. Biological Conservation, 213 : 252 - 255. doi: 10.1016/j.biocon.2016.09.006

King S, Brown C, Harfoot M, Wilson L, Bolt K, Brummitt N, Butchart S, Emmett B, Chow J, Driver A, Eigenraam M, Ferrier S, Garnåsjordet PA, Grantham H, Hein L, Hilton-Taylor C, Ivanov E, Juhn D, Mace G, Kaggwa R, Larsen T, Ogwal F, Petersen J-E (2016) Exploring approaches for constructing Species Accounts in the context of the SEEA-EEA.. : UNEP-WCMC, Cambridge, UK.

Brummitt NA, Bachman SP, Griffiths-Lee J, Lutz M, Moat JF, Farjon A, Donaldson JS, Hilton-Taylor C, Meagher TR, Albuquerque S, Aletrari E, Andrews AK, Atchison G, Baloch E, Barlozzini B, Brunazzi A, Carretero J, Celesti M, Chadburn H, Cianfoni E, Cockel C, Coldwell V, Concetti B, Contu S, Crook V, Dyson P, Gardiner L, Ghanim N, Greene H, Groom A, Harker R, Hopkins D, Khela S, Lakeman-Fraser P, Lindon H, Lockwood H, Loftus C, Lombrici D, Lopez-Poveda L, Lyon J, Malcolm-Tompkins P, McGregor K, Moreno L, Murray L, Nazar K, Power E, Quiton Tuijtelaars M, Salter R, Segrott R, Thacker H, Thomas LJ, Tingvoll S, Watkinson G, Wojtaszekova K, Nic Lughadha EM (2015) Green Plants in the Red: A Baseline Global Assessment for the IUCN Sampled Red List Index for Plants. PLOS ONE, 10 (8) : e0135152 - e0135152. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0135152

Affonso RA, Zanin A, Brummitt NA, Araujo AC (2015) Diversity of Scleria (Cyperaceae) in Santa Catarina, Brazil. Rodriguesia, 62 (2) : 353 - 367.

Schmeller DS, Julliard R, Bellingham PJ, Böhm M, Brummitt N, Chiarucci A, Couvet D, Elmendorf S, Forsyth DM, Moreno JG, Gregory RD, Magnusson WE, Martin LJ, McGeoch MA, Mihoub J-B, Pereira HM, Proença V, van Swaay CA, Yahara T, Belnap J (2015) Towards a global terrestrial species monitoring program. Journal for Nature Conservation, 25 : 51 - 57. doi: 10.1016/j.jnc.2015.03.003

Geijzendorffer IR, Regan EC, Pereira HM, Brotons L, Brummitt N, Gavish Y, Haase P, Martin CS, Mihoub J-B, Secades C, Schmeller DS, Stoll S, Wetzel FT, Walters M (2016) Bridging the gap between biodiversity data and policy reporting needs: An Essential Biodiversity Variables perspective. Journal of Applied Ecology, 53 (5) : 1341 - 1350. doi: 10.1111/1365-2664.12417

Brummitt N, Bachman SP, Aletrari E, Chadburn H, Griffiths-Lee J, Lutz M, Moat J, Rivers MC, Syfert MM, Nic Lughadha EM (2015) The Sampled Red List Index for Plants, phase II: ground-truthing specimen-based conservation assessments. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 370 (1662) : 20140015 - 20140015. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2014.0015

Rivers MC, Brummitt NA, Nic Lughadha E, Meagher TR (2014) Do species conservation assessments capture genetic diversity?. Global Ecology and Conservation, 2 : 81 - 87. doi: 10.1016/j.gecco.2014.08.005

Brummitt NA (2014) Richard Kenneth Brummitt, 1937 – 2013. Taxon, 62 (2) : 453 - 460.

Rivers MC, Brummitt NA, Niclughadha EM, Meagher TR (2014) Do species conservation assessments capture evolutionary potential?. Global Ecology and Conservation, 2 : 82 - 87.

Syfert MM, Joppa LN, Smith MJ, Coomes DA, Bachman SP, Brummitt NA (2014) Using species distribution models to inform IUCN Red List assessments. Biological Conservation, 177 : 174 - 184.

Pereira HM, Ferrier S, Walters M, Geller GN, Jongman RHG, Scholes RJ, Bruford MW, Brummitt N, Butchart SHM, Cardoso AC, Coops NC, Dulloo E, Faith DP, Freyhof J, Gregory RD, Heip C, Hoft R, Hurtt G, Jetz W, Karp DS, McGeoch MA, Obura D, Onoda Y, Pettorelli N, Reyers B, Sayre R, Scharlemann JPW, Stuart SN, Turak E, Walpole M, Wegmann M (2013) Essential Biodiversity Variables. Science, 339 (6117) : 277 - 278. doi: 10.1126/science.1229931

Brummitt NA, Griffiths J, Lutz, M. (2012) Plants Under Pressure - a global assessment. : Royal Botanic Gardens, KewUK.

Araújo AC, Brummitt NA (2011) Scleria rubrostriata, a new species of Cyperaceae from the Brazilian Atlantic Forest. Kew Bulletin, 66 (4) : 517 - 520. doi: 10.1007/s12225-012-9321-4

Rivers MC, Brummitt NA, Lughadha EN, Meagher TR (2011) Genetic variation in Delonix s.l. (Leguminosae) in Madagascar revealed by AFLPs: fragmentation, conservation status and taxonomy. Conservation Genetics, 12 (5) : 1333 - 1344. doi: 10.1007/s10592-011-0234-9

Rivers MC, Taylor L, Brummitt NA, Meagher TR, Roberts DL, Lughadha EN (2011) How many herbarium specimens are needed to detect threatened species?. Biological Conservation, 144 (10) : 2541 - 2547. doi: 10.1016/j.biocon.2011.07.014

Brummitt NA, Bachman SP (2010) Plants Under Pressure - a global assessment. The first report of the IUCN Sampled Red List Index for Plants. : Royal Botanic Gardens, KewUK.

Pereira HM, Proença V, Belnapp J, BRUMMITT NA, Collen B, Ding H, Gonzalez M, Gregory RD, Honrado J, Jongman RHG, Julliard R, McRae L, Opige M, Rodrigues P, Rodriguez JP, Schmeller DS, van Swaay C, Vieira C (2010) Global biodiversity monitoring: filling the gaps where it counts the most. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 8 :

Rivers MC, Bachman SP, Meagher TR, Nic Lughadha E, Brummitt NA (2010) Subpopulations, locations and fragmentation: applying IUCN red list criteria to herbarium specimen data. Biodiversity and Conservation, 19 (7) : 2071 - 2085. doi: 10.1007/s10531-010-9826-9

Davis AP, Govaerts R, Bridson DM, Ruhsam M, Moat J, Brummitt NA (2009) A Global Assessment of Distribution, Diversity, Endemism, and Taxonomic Effort in the Rubiaceae 1. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden, 96 (1) : 68 - 78. doi: 10.3417/2006205

Marsh S, Brummitt N, de Kok R, Utteridge T (2009) Large–scale patterns of plant diversity and conservation priorities in South East Asia. Blumea - Biodiversity, Evolution and Biogeography of Plants, 54 (1) : 103 - 108. doi: 10.3767/000651909X474159

Baillie JEM, Collen B, Amin R, Akcakaya HR, Butchart SHM, Brummitt N, Meagher TR, Ram M, Hilton-Taylor C, Mace GM (2008) Toward monitoring global biodiversity. Conservation Letters, 1 (1) : 18 - 26. doi: 10.1111/j.1755-263X.2008.00009.x

Brummitt N, Bachman S, Moat J (2008) Applications of the IUCN Red List: towards a global barometer for plant diversity. Endangered Species Research, 6 : 127 - 135. doi: 10.3354/esr00135

MURRAY-SMITH C, BRUMMITT NA, OLIVEIRA-FILHO AT, BACHMAN S, MOAT J, LUGHADHA EMN, LUCAS EJ (2009) Plant Diversity Hotspots in the Atlantic Coastal Forests of Brazil. Conservation Biology, 23 (1) : 151 - 163. doi: 10.1111/j.1523-1739.2008.01075.x

Paton AJ, Brummitt N, Govaerts R, Harman K, Hinchcliffe S, Allkin B, Lughadha EN (2008) Towards Target 1 of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation: a working list of all known plant species - progress and prospects. TAXON, 57 (2) : 602 - 611. doi: 10.2307/25066027

Brummitt NA, Roberts DL (2006) The influence of geometric constraints on the colonisation, speciation and range expansion of orchids, In: Taxonomy and ecology of African plants, their conservation and sustainable use, Ghazanfar SA, Beentje HJ (Eds). null : 361 - 372.

Brummitt NA, Vollesen K (2006) Pavonia blepharicarpa (Malvaceae), a new species from East Africa. Kew Bulletin, 61 (4) : 1 - 4.

Brummitt NA (2005) Patterns in the global distribution of flowering plant genera, In: Plant Diversity and Complexity Patterns: local, regional and global dimensions, Friis I, Balslev H (Eds). null : 539 - 564.

Nic Lughadha E, Baillie J, Barthlott W, Brummitt NA, Cheek MR, Farjon A, Govaerts R, Hardwick KA, Hilton-Taylor C, Meagher TR, Moat J, Mutke J, Paton AJ, Pleasants LJ, Savolainen V, Schatz GE, Smith P, Turner I, Wyse-Jackson P, Crane PR (2005) Measuring the fate of plant diversity: towards a foundation for future monitoring and opportunities for urgent action. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 360 (1454) : 359 - 372. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2004.1596

Bachman SP, Baker WJ, Brummitt NA, Dransfield J, Moat JF (2004) Elevational gradients, area and tropical island diversity: an example from the palms of New Guinea. Ecography, 27 (3) : 299 - 310.

Brummitt NA, Cheek M (2004) Monimiaceae, In: The Plants of Kupe, Mwanenguba and the Bakossi Mountains, Cameroon – a conservation checklist, Cheek M, Pollard BJ, Darbyshire I, Onana J-M, Wild C (Eds). null :

Brummitt NA (2003) Biodiversity – where’s hot and where’s not. Conservation Biology, 17 (5) : 1442 - 1448.

Brummitt NA (2003) A second species of Distyliopsis (Hamamelidaceae) from New Guinea. Kew Bulletin, 58 (4) : 727 - 731.

Brummitt RK, Pando F, Hollis S, Brummitt NA (2001) World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, Edition 2. Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, Carnegie Mellon University : Pittsburgh.

Schmeller DS, Böhm M, Arvanitidis C, Barber-Meyer S, Brummitt N, Chandler M, Chatzinikolaou E, Costello MJ, Ding H, García-Moreno J, Gill M, Haase P, Jones M, Juillard R, Magnusson WE, Martin CS, McGeoch M, Mihoub J-B, Pettorelli N, Proença V, Peng C, Regan E, Schmiedel U, Simaika JP, Weatherdon L, Waterman C, Xu H, Belnap J (2017) Building capacity in biodiversity monitoring at the global scale. Biodiversity and Conservation, 26 (12) : 2765 - 2790. doi: 10.1007/s10531-017-1388-7

Courses taught

Professional training: Conservation assessment techniques

Supervision

Doctorate (PhD) Joint supervisor to Harris T
Co supervisor(s): Brummitt NA
Assessing functional diversity for species and for ecosystems
Funding: NERC
3/10/2016 - on going.

Doctorate (PhD) Co-supervisor to Harris C
Co supervisor(s): Brummitt NA
A virtual environment for testing novel indicators of biodiversity change.
Funding: EPSRC
5/10/2015 - on going.

Co-supervisor to Stow SC
Co supervisor(s): Brummitt NA
Bryophytes as environmental indicators of habitat quality: a new toolset for conservation assessment.
Funding: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT), Portugal
3/6/2013 - 31/5/2017.

Doctorate (PhD) Co-supervisor to Aletrari E
Co supervisor(s): Brummitt NA
Beyond 2010: developing a framework for reassessment of the 2010 Biodiversity Target
Funding: Leventis Foundation
3/10/2011 - 25/9/2015.

Doctorate (PhD) Co-supervisor to Syfert MM
Co supervisor(s): Brummitt NA
Novel computational approaches to modelling biodiversity – applications for setting conservation priorities
Funding: Microsoft Research
7/9/2009 - 31/5/2013.

Doctorate (PhD) Co-supervisor to Mcowen C
Co supervisor(s): Brummitt NA
The integration of phylogenetic and functional trait information into monocot biodiversity conservation
Funding: BBSRC
6/10/2008 - 30/9/2011.

Doctorate (PhD) Co-supervisor to Rivers M
Co supervisor(s): Brummitt NA
Range-wide analysis of the spatial distribution and genetic diversity of Delonix s.l. (Leguminosae) in Madagascar: enhancing herbarium-based conservation assessments.
Funding: NERC
2/1/2007 - 15/12/2011.

Awards

IUCN Species Survival Commission Chair’s Citation of Excellence,

Invited and keynote speaker

Keynote speaker, The IUCN Sampled Red List Index for Plants, The Cyprus Institute, Nicosia, Cyprus, 2016.

Keynote speaker, Global Patterns of Plant Diversity, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 2016.

Keynote speaker, The IUCN Sampled Red List Index for Plants, Real Jardín Botánico, Madrid, Spain, 2015.

Invited speaker, The IUCN Sampled Red List Index for Plants, Phylogeny, extinction risks and conservation: Royal Society, London, United Kingdom, 2014.

Keynote speaker, The IUCN Sampled Red List Index for Plants, Durrell Institute for Conservation and Ecology (DICE), Canterbury, United Kingdom, 2014.

Invited speaker, Monitoring change: what to measure and where, Tropical biodiversity in the 21st century: linking taxonomy, genomics and ecological theory: Natural History Museum, London, United Kingdom, 2013.

Invited speaker, Facets of plant diversity, Exploratory Conference on the Mathematics of Biodiversity: Centre de Recerca Matemàtica, Barcelona, Spain, 2012.

Keynote speaker, Global Patterns of Plant Diversity, Nees Institute of Botany, Bonn, Germany, 2010.

Invited speaker, The IUCN Sampled Red List Index for Plants, Foundations of Biodiversity: saving the world’s non-vertebrates: Zoological Society of London, London, United Kingdom, 2010.

Invited speaker, The IUCN Sampled Red List Index for Plants, Uses of large-scale biological collections: Xth Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, Nagoya, Japan, 2010.

Invited speaker, The IUCN Sampled Red List Index for Plants, EDIT Work Package 4 (Uses of Natural History Collections): 2009.

Invited speaker, The IUCN Sampled Red List Index for Plants, Plant Conservation: what can we afford to lose? 250th Anniversary Conservation Conference: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London, United Kingdom, 2009.

Invited speaker, The IUCN Sampled Red List Index, Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA): Paris, France, 2007.

Invited speaker, The IUCN Sampled Red List Index for Plants, GBIF for 2010: World Conservation Monitoring Centre, Cambridge, United Kingdom, 2007.

Invited speaker, The IUCN Sampled Red List Index for Plants, The IUCN Sampled Red List Index: Zoological Society of London, London, United Kingdom, 2006.

Invited speaker, Indicators of large-scale plant diversity patterns, Plants as Indicators in Conservation and Biodiversity Monitoring: XVII International Botanical Congress, Vienna, Austria, 2005.

Invited speaker, Patterns in the global distribution of flowering plant genera, Plant Diversity and Complexity Patterns: local, regional and global dimensions: Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2003.

Invited speaker, Diversity,

Introduction

Summary

I am interested in understanding the patterns and drivers of plant diversity worldwide, and at the Natural History Museum I lead the Plants Under Pressure project, which uses specimen records of randomly-selected samples of plant species to produce assessments of extinction risk following the IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria. From these we produce a sampled Red List Index (SRLI) for plants; the SRLI is an official CBD indicator for Target 12 of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets. The first, baseline assessment of the global status of plants showed more than 1 in 5 species to be threatened with extinction, and an index of extinction risk over time can be calculated by periodically re-assessing the same species and detecting any genuine changes in status. We characterize functional and phylogenetic attributes of threatened plant species, and use GIS and distribution modelling techniques to facilitate re-assessments of species’ extinction risk and synthesize maps of plant diversity patterns. We are investigating how the use of different diversity metrics impacts various measures of biodiversity within the Essential Biodiversity Variables framework, and have also carried out fieldwork across the globe in support of Plants Under Pressure.

Qualifications

Degrees

PhD (Patterns in the Diversity and Distribution of Flowering Plant Genera), University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 1999 - 2004

MSc, Biodiversity and Taxonomy of Plants, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 1997 - 1998

BA (Hons), Biological Sciences, University of Oxford, United Kingdom, 1992 - 1995

Employment history

Academic

Member, Boyd Orr Centre for Population and Ecosystem Health, University of Glasgow, UK, 2014 - ongoing

Researcher in Botanical Diversity, Natural History Museum, United Kingdom, 2010 - ongoing

Plant Diversity Analyst, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, United Kingdom, 2005 - 2009

Herbarium Liaison Officer for the Millennium Seed Bank, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, United Kingdom, 2003 - 2005

Scientific Officer, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, United Kingdom, 1998 - 1999

Voluntary work experience, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, United Kingdom, 1995 - 1997

Highlighted publications

Mihoub J-B, Henle K, Titeux N, Brotons L, Brummitt NA, et al. (2017) Setting temporal baselines for biodiversity: the limits of available monitoring data for capturing the full impact of anthropogenic pressures. Scientific Reports, 7 (1) : doi: 10.1038/srep41591

Brummitt NA, Bachman SP, Griffiths-Lee J, Lutz M, Moat JF, et al. (2015) Green Plants in the Red: A Baseline Global Assessment for the IUCN Sampled Red List Index for Plants. PLOS ONE, 10 (8) : e0135152 - e0135152. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0135152

Geijzendorffer IR, Regan EC, Pereira HM, Brotons L, Brummitt N, et al. (2016) Bridging the gap between biodiversity data and policy reporting needs: An Essential Biodiversity Variables perspective. Journal of Applied Ecology, 53 (5) : 1341 - 1350. doi: 10.1111/1365-2664.12417

Brummitt N, Bachman SP, Aletrari E, Chadburn H, Griffiths-Lee J, et al. (2015) The Sampled Red List Index for Plants, phase II: ground-truthing specimen-based conservation assessments. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 370 (1662) : 20140015 - 20140015. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2014.0015

Pereira HM, Ferrier S, Walters M, Geller GN, Jongman RHG, et al. (2013) Essential Biodiversity Variables. Science, 339 (6117) : 277 - 278. doi: 10.1126/science.1229931

Projects

Grants

Establishing a conservation baseline for the world's bryophytes, as part of the Sampled Red List Index (SRLI) for Plants
Role: Principal investigatorBrummitt NA
Funding: Mohammed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund
Total value £24,000 (to Museum £24,000)
Dates: 2017 - 2017

Ensuring the survival of Klein's rib-less orchid in Brazil’s remaining Atlantic forest
Role: Principal investigatorBrummitt NA
Funding: Mohammed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund
Total value £7,000 (to Museum £7,000)
Dates: 2015 - 2017

Plants Under Pressure
Role: Principal investigatorBrummitt N
Funding: Foundation Prince Albert II De Monaco
Total value £290,000 (to Museum £290,000)
Dates: 2014 - 2016

EU BON: Building the European Biodiversity Observation Network
Role: Principal investigatorBrummitt N
Funding: FP7 - Capacities
Total value £8,999,806 (to Museum £256,620.38)
Dates: 2012 - 2017

INDIA: Indian Digital Plant Resources
Role: Principal investigatorBrummitt N
Funding: World Collections Programme
Total value £48,114 (to Museum £48,114)
Dates: 2010 - 2011

AFRICA: Expanding the scope of African Digital Plant Resources
Role: Principal investigatorBrummitt N
Co-investigator: Carine M
Funding: World Collection Programme
Total value £29,409 (to Museum £29,409)
Dates: 2010 - 2011

Fieldwork

Zambia
2017 - 2017.

Tanzania
2017 - 2017.

Brazil
2016 - 2016.

Tanzania
2016 - 2016.

Mozambique
2016 - 2016.

Cyprus
2016 - 2017.

Uganda
2015 - 2017.

Spain
2015 - 2015.

Costa Rica
2013 - 2013.

Costa Rica
2012 - 2017.

South Brazil
2011 - 2011.

Madagascar
2007 - 2007.

South Brazil
2007 - 2007.

Cameroon
2007 - 2007.

Brazil
2006 - 2006.

Brazil
2006 - 2006.

Malawi
2005 - 2005.

Malawi
2004 - 2004.

New Caledonia
2004 - 2004.

Australia
2004 - 2004.

Russia
2003 - 2003.

Australia
2001 - 2001.

U.S.A., Mexico
1999 - 1999.

Tanzania
1999 - 1999.

Tanzania
1998 - 1998.

Portugal
1998 - 1998.

Madagascar
1994 - 1994.

Malawi
1991 - 1991.

Professional activities

Committees

Member, EU BON Essential Biodiversity Variables task force,

Chair, GEO BON Working Group 9 - Indicators,

Member, GEO BON Working Group 2 - Terrestrial Species Monitoring,

Member, GEO BON Implementation Committee,

Editorships

Associate editor, Biodiversity and Conservation,

Events

Conference Attendance

Invited speaker, Diversity, (Conference),

Invited speaker, Phylogeny, extinction risks and conservation, (Conference),

Invited speaker, Tropical biodiversity in the 21st century: linking taxonomy, genomics and ecological theory, (Conference),

Invited speaker, Exploratory Conference on the Mathematics of Biodiversity, (Conference),

Invited speaker, Xth Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, (Conference),

Invited speaker, Foundations of Biodiversity: saving the world’s non-vertebrates, (Conference),

Invited speaker, Global Patterns of Plant Diversity, (Colloquium),

Invited speaker, Plant Conservation: what can we afford to lose?, (Conference),

Invited speaker, Uses of Natural History Collections, (Conference),

Invited speaker, The IUCN Sampled Red List Index, (Symposium),

Invited speaker, XVII International Botanical Congress, (Conference),

Invited speaker, Plant Diversity and Complexity Patterns: local, regional and global dimensions, (Conference),

Workshop Attendance

Invited participant, IUCN Red List of Ecosystems, (Workshop),

Invited participant, RS4EBV, (Workshop),

Invited participant, Establishing a European Biodiversity Observation Network, (Workshop),

Invited participant, GEO BON Implementation Committee, (Workshop),

Invited participant, Essential Biodiversity Variables, (Workshop),

Invited participant, Establishing a European Biodiversity Observation Network, (Workshop),

Invited participant, Terrestrial species monitoring, (Workshop),

Invited participant, Biodiversity Indicators Partnership, (Workshop),

Invited participant, GEO BON all-hands meeting, (Workshop),

Invited participant, Essential Biodiversity Variables, (Workshop),

Invited speaker, Terrestrial species monitoring, (Workshop),

Invited participant, Biodiversity Indicators Partnership, (Workshop),

Invited participant, Species Vulnerability to Climate Change, (Workshop),

Invited speaker, Invited participant, GBIF for 2010, (Workshop),

Invited participant, The IUCN Sampled Red List Index, (Workshop),

Organisation

Organiser, The IUCN Sampled Red List Index for Plants, (Workshop),

Conservation assessment workshop, (Workshop),

Organiser, Conservation assessment workshop, (Workshop),

Organiser, Conservation assessment workshop, (Workshop),

Organiser, Conservation assessment workshop, (Workshop),

Publications

Publications

Forest F, Moat J, Baloch E, Brummitt NA, Bachman SP, Ickert-Bond S, Hollingsworth PM, Liston A, Little DP, Mathews S, Rai H, Rydin C, Stevenson DW, Thomas P, Buerki S (2018) Gymnosperms on the EDGE. Scientific Reports, 8 (1) : doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-24365-4

Schmeller DS, Weatherdon LV, Loyau A, Bondeau A, Brotons L, Brummitt N, Geijzendorffer IR, Haase P, Kuemmerlen M, Martin CS, Mihoub J-B, Rocchini D, Saarenmaa H, Stoll S, Regan EC (2018) A suite of essential biodiversity variables for detecting critical biodiversity change. Biological Reviews, 93 (1) : 55 - 71. doi: 10.1111/brv.12332

Rocchini D, Garzon-Lopez CX, Marcantonio M, Amici V, Bacaro G, Bastin L, Brummitt N, Chiarucci A, Foody GM, Hauffe HC, He KS, Ricotta C, Rizzoli A, Rosà R (2017) Anticipating species distributions: Handling sampling effort bias under a Bayesian framework. Science of The Total Environment, 584-585 : 282 - 290. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.12.038

Mihoub J-B, Henle K, Titeux N, Brotons L, Brummitt NA, Schmeller DS (2017) Setting temporal baselines for biodiversity: the limits of available monitoring data for capturing the full impact of anthropogenic pressures. Scientific Reports, 7 (1) : doi: 10.1038/srep41591

Pereira HM, Belnap J, Böhm M, Brummitt NA, Garcia-Moreno J, Gregory R, Martin L, Peng C, Proença V, Schmeller D, van Swaay C (2017) Monitoring Essential Biodiversity Variables at the Species Level., In: The GEO Handbook on Biodiversity Observation Networks, Walters M, Scholes RJ (Eds). Springer : 79 - 105.

Schmeller DS, Arvanitidis C, Böhm M, Brummitt NA, Chatzinikolaou E, Costello MJ, Ding H, Gill MJ, Haase P, Julliard R, García-Moreno J, Pettorelli N, Peng C, Riginos C, Schmiedel U, Simaika JP, Waterman C, Wu J, Xu H, Belnap J (2017) Case Studies of Capacity Building for Biodiversity Monitoring., In: The GEO Handbook on Biodiversity Observation Networks, Walters M, Scholes RJ (Eds). Springer : 309 - 326.

Walpole M, McGeoch MA, Bubb P, Brummitt NA (2017) Using Data for Decision-Making: From Observations to Indicators and Other Policy Tools., In: The GEO Handbook on Biodiversity Observation Networks, Walters M, Scholes RJ (Eds). Springer : 293 - 308.

Brummitt N, Aletrari E, Syfert MM, Mulligan M (2016) Where are threatened ferns found? Global conservation priorities for pteridophytes. Journal of Systematics and Evolution, 54 (6) : 604 - 616. doi: 10.1111/jse.12224

Juffe-Bignoli D, Brooks TM, Butchart SHM, Jenkins RB, Boe K, Hoffmann M, Angulo A, Bachman S, Böhm M, Brummitt N, Carpenter KE, Comer PJ, Cox N, Cuttelod A, Darwall WRT, Di Marco M, Fishpool LDC, Goettsch B, Heath M, Hilton-Taylor C, Hutton J, Johnson T, Joolia A, Keith DA, Langhammer PF, Luedtke J, Nic Lughadha E, Lutz M, May I, Miller RM, Oliveira-Miranda MA, Parr M, Pollock CM, Ralph G, Rodríguez JP, Rondinini C, Smart J, Stuart S, Symes A, Tordoff AW, Woodley S, Young B, Kingston N (2016) Assessing the Cost of Global Biodiversity and Conservation Knowledge. PLOS ONE, 11 (8) : e0160640 - e0160640. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0160640

Proença V, Martin LJ, Pereira HM, Fernandez M, McRae L, Belnap J, Böhm M, Brummitt N, García-Moreno J, Gregory RD, Honrado JP, Jürgens N, Opige M, Schmeller DS, Tiago P, van Swaay CA (2017) Global biodiversity monitoring: From data sources to Essential Biodiversity Variables. Biological Conservation, 213 : 256 - 263. doi: 10.1016/j.biocon.2016.07.014

Brummitt N, Regan EC, Weatherdon LV, Martin CS, Geijzendorffer IR, Rocchini D, Gavish Y, Haase P, Marsh CJ, Schmeller DS (2017) Taking stock of nature: Essential biodiversity variables explained. Biological Conservation, 213 : 252 - 255. doi: 10.1016/j.biocon.2016.09.006

King S, Brown C, Harfoot M, Wilson L, Bolt K, Brummitt N, Butchart S, Emmett B, Chow J, Driver A, Eigenraam M, Ferrier S, Garnåsjordet PA, Grantham H, Hein L, Hilton-Taylor C, Ivanov E, Juhn D, Mace G, Kaggwa R, Larsen T, Ogwal F, Petersen J-E (2016) Exploring approaches for constructing Species Accounts in the context of the SEEA-EEA.. : UNEP-WCMC, Cambridge, UK.

Brummitt NA, Bachman SP, Griffiths-Lee J, Lutz M, Moat JF, Farjon A, Donaldson JS, Hilton-Taylor C, Meagher TR, Albuquerque S, Aletrari E, Andrews AK, Atchison G, Baloch E, Barlozzini B, Brunazzi A, Carretero J, Celesti M, Chadburn H, Cianfoni E, Cockel C, Coldwell V, Concetti B, Contu S, Crook V, Dyson P, Gardiner L, Ghanim N, Greene H, Groom A, Harker R, Hopkins D, Khela S, Lakeman-Fraser P, Lindon H, Lockwood H, Loftus C, Lombrici D, Lopez-Poveda L, Lyon J, Malcolm-Tompkins P, McGregor K, Moreno L, Murray L, Nazar K, Power E, Quiton Tuijtelaars M, Salter R, Segrott R, Thacker H, Thomas LJ, Tingvoll S, Watkinson G, Wojtaszekova K, Nic Lughadha EM (2015) Green Plants in the Red: A Baseline Global Assessment for the IUCN Sampled Red List Index for Plants. PLOS ONE, 10 (8) : e0135152 - e0135152. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0135152

Affonso RA, Zanin A, Brummitt NA, Araujo AC (2015) Diversity of Scleria (Cyperaceae) in Santa Catarina, Brazil. Rodriguesia, 62 (2) : 353 - 367.

Schmeller DS, Julliard R, Bellingham PJ, Böhm M, Brummitt N, Chiarucci A, Couvet D, Elmendorf S, Forsyth DM, Moreno JG, Gregory RD, Magnusson WE, Martin LJ, McGeoch MA, Mihoub J-B, Pereira HM, Proença V, van Swaay CA, Yahara T, Belnap J (2015) Towards a global terrestrial species monitoring program. Journal for Nature Conservation, 25 : 51 - 57. doi: 10.1016/j.jnc.2015.03.003

Geijzendorffer IR, Regan EC, Pereira HM, Brotons L, Brummitt N, Gavish Y, Haase P, Martin CS, Mihoub J-B, Secades C, Schmeller DS, Stoll S, Wetzel FT, Walters M (2016) Bridging the gap between biodiversity data and policy reporting needs: An Essential Biodiversity Variables perspective. Journal of Applied Ecology, 53 (5) : 1341 - 1350. doi: 10.1111/1365-2664.12417

Brummitt N, Bachman SP, Aletrari E, Chadburn H, Griffiths-Lee J, Lutz M, Moat J, Rivers MC, Syfert MM, Nic Lughadha EM (2015) The Sampled Red List Index for Plants, phase II: ground-truthing specimen-based conservation assessments. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 370 (1662) : 20140015 - 20140015. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2014.0015

Rivers MC, Brummitt NA, Nic Lughadha E, Meagher TR (2014) Do species conservation assessments capture genetic diversity?. Global Ecology and Conservation, 2 : 81 - 87. doi: 10.1016/j.gecco.2014.08.005

Brummitt NA (2014) Richard Kenneth Brummitt, 1937 – 2013. Taxon, 62 (2) : 453 - 460.

Rivers MC, Brummitt NA, Niclughadha EM, Meagher TR (2014) Do species conservation assessments capture evolutionary potential?. Global Ecology and Conservation, 2 : 82 - 87.

Syfert MM, Joppa LN, Smith MJ, Coomes DA, Bachman SP, Brummitt NA (2014) Using species distribution models to inform IUCN Red List assessments. Biological Conservation, 177 : 174 - 184.

Pereira HM, Ferrier S, Walters M, Geller GN, Jongman RHG, Scholes RJ, Bruford MW, Brummitt N, Butchart SHM, Cardoso AC, Coops NC, Dulloo E, Faith DP, Freyhof J, Gregory RD, Heip C, Hoft R, Hurtt G, Jetz W, Karp DS, McGeoch MA, Obura D, Onoda Y, Pettorelli N, Reyers B, Sayre R, Scharlemann JPW, Stuart SN, Turak E, Walpole M, Wegmann M (2013) Essential Biodiversity Variables. Science, 339 (6117) : 277 - 278. doi: 10.1126/science.1229931

Brummitt NA, Griffiths J, Lutz, M. (2012) Plants Under Pressure - a global assessment. : Royal Botanic Gardens, KewUK.

Araújo AC, Brummitt NA (2011) Scleria rubrostriata, a new species of Cyperaceae from the Brazilian Atlantic Forest. Kew Bulletin, 66 (4) : 517 - 520. doi: 10.1007/s12225-012-9321-4

Rivers MC, Brummitt NA, Lughadha EN, Meagher TR (2011) Genetic variation in Delonix s.l. (Leguminosae) in Madagascar revealed by AFLPs: fragmentation, conservation status and taxonomy. Conservation Genetics, 12 (5) : 1333 - 1344. doi: 10.1007/s10592-011-0234-9

Rivers MC, Taylor L, Brummitt NA, Meagher TR, Roberts DL, Lughadha EN (2011) How many herbarium specimens are needed to detect threatened species?. Biological Conservation, 144 (10) : 2541 - 2547. doi: 10.1016/j.biocon.2011.07.014

Brummitt NA, Bachman SP (2010) Plants Under Pressure - a global assessment. The first report of the IUCN Sampled Red List Index for Plants. : Royal Botanic Gardens, KewUK.

Pereira HM, Proença V, Belnapp J, BRUMMITT NA, Collen B, Ding H, Gonzalez M, Gregory RD, Honrado J, Jongman RHG, Julliard R, McRae L, Opige M, Rodrigues P, Rodriguez JP, Schmeller DS, van Swaay C, Vieira C (2010) Global biodiversity monitoring: filling the gaps where it counts the most. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 8 :

Rivers MC, Bachman SP, Meagher TR, Nic Lughadha E, Brummitt NA (2010) Subpopulations, locations and fragmentation: applying IUCN red list criteria to herbarium specimen data. Biodiversity and Conservation, 19 (7) : 2071 - 2085. doi: 10.1007/s10531-010-9826-9

Davis AP, Govaerts R, Bridson DM, Ruhsam M, Moat J, Brummitt NA (2009) A Global Assessment of Distribution, Diversity, Endemism, and Taxonomic Effort in the Rubiaceae 1. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden, 96 (1) : 68 - 78. doi: 10.3417/2006205

Marsh S, Brummitt N, de Kok R, Utteridge T (2009) Large–scale patterns of plant diversity and conservation priorities in South East Asia. Blumea - Biodiversity, Evolution and Biogeography of Plants, 54 (1) : 103 - 108. doi: 10.3767/000651909X474159

Baillie JEM, Collen B, Amin R, Akcakaya HR, Butchart SHM, Brummitt N, Meagher TR, Ram M, Hilton-Taylor C, Mace GM (2008) Toward monitoring global biodiversity. Conservation Letters, 1 (1) : 18 - 26. doi: 10.1111/j.1755-263X.2008.00009.x

Brummitt N, Bachman S, Moat J (2008) Applications of the IUCN Red List: towards a global barometer for plant diversity. Endangered Species Research, 6 : 127 - 135. doi: 10.3354/esr00135

MURRAY-SMITH C, BRUMMITT NA, OLIVEIRA-FILHO AT, BACHMAN S, MOAT J, LUGHADHA EMN, LUCAS EJ (2009) Plant Diversity Hotspots in the Atlantic Coastal Forests of Brazil. Conservation Biology, 23 (1) : 151 - 163. doi: 10.1111/j.1523-1739.2008.01075.x

Paton AJ, Brummitt N, Govaerts R, Harman K, Hinchcliffe S, Allkin B, Lughadha EN (2008) Towards Target 1 of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation: a working list of all known plant species - progress and prospects. TAXON, 57 (2) : 602 - 611. doi: 10.2307/25066027

Brummitt NA, Roberts DL (2006) The influence of geometric constraints on the colonisation, speciation and range expansion of orchids, In: Taxonomy and ecology of African plants, their conservation and sustainable use, Ghazanfar SA, Beentje HJ (Eds). null : 361 - 372.

Brummitt NA, Vollesen K (2006) Pavonia blepharicarpa (Malvaceae), a new species from East Africa. Kew Bulletin, 61 (4) : 1 - 4.

Brummitt NA (2005) Patterns in the global distribution of flowering plant genera, In: Plant Diversity and Complexity Patterns: local, regional and global dimensions, Friis I, Balslev H (Eds). null : 539 - 564.

Nic Lughadha E, Baillie J, Barthlott W, Brummitt NA, Cheek MR, Farjon A, Govaerts R, Hardwick KA, Hilton-Taylor C, Meagher TR, Moat J, Mutke J, Paton AJ, Pleasants LJ, Savolainen V, Schatz GE, Smith P, Turner I, Wyse-Jackson P, Crane PR (2005) Measuring the fate of plant diversity: towards a foundation for future monitoring and opportunities for urgent action. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 360 (1454) : 359 - 372. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2004.1596

Bachman SP, Baker WJ, Brummitt NA, Dransfield J, Moat JF (2004) Elevational gradients, area and tropical island diversity: an example from the palms of New Guinea. Ecography, 27 (3) : 299 - 310.

Brummitt NA, Cheek M (2004) Monimiaceae, In: The Plants of Kupe, Mwanenguba and the Bakossi Mountains, Cameroon – a conservation checklist, Cheek M, Pollard BJ, Darbyshire I, Onana J-M, Wild C (Eds). null :

Brummitt NA (2003) Biodiversity – where’s hot and where’s not. Conservation Biology, 17 (5) : 1442 - 1448.

Brummitt NA (2003) A second species of Distyliopsis (Hamamelidaceae) from New Guinea. Kew Bulletin, 58 (4) : 727 - 731.

Brummitt RK, Pando F, Hollis S, Brummitt NA (2001) World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, Edition 2. Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, Carnegie Mellon University : Pittsburgh.

Schmeller DS, Böhm M, Arvanitidis C, Barber-Meyer S, Brummitt N, Chandler M, Chatzinikolaou E, Costello MJ, Ding H, García-Moreno J, Gill M, Haase P, Jones M, Juillard R, Magnusson WE, Martin CS, McGeoch M, Mihoub J-B, Pettorelli N, Proença V, Peng C, Regan E, Schmiedel U, Simaika JP, Weatherdon L, Waterman C, Xu H, Belnap J (2017) Building capacity in biodiversity monitoring at the global scale. Biodiversity and Conservation, 26 (12) : 2765 - 2790. doi: 10.1007/s10531-017-1388-7

Teaching and students

Courses taught

Professional training: Conservation assessment techniques

Supervision

Doctorate (PhD) Joint supervisor to Harris T
Co supervisor(s): Brummitt NA
Assessing functional diversity for species and for ecosystems
Funding: NERC
3/10/2016 - on going.

Doctorate (PhD) Co-supervisor to Harris C
Co supervisor(s): Brummitt NA
A virtual environment for testing novel indicators of biodiversity change.
Funding: EPSRC
5/10/2015 - on going.

Co-supervisor to Stow SC
Co supervisor(s): Brummitt NA
Bryophytes as environmental indicators of habitat quality: a new toolset for conservation assessment.
Funding: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT), Portugal
3/6/2013 - 31/5/2017.

Doctorate (PhD) Co-supervisor to Aletrari E
Co supervisor(s): Brummitt NA
Beyond 2010: developing a framework for reassessment of the 2010 Biodiversity Target
Funding: Leventis Foundation
3/10/2011 - 25/9/2015.

Doctorate (PhD) Co-supervisor to Syfert MM
Co supervisor(s): Brummitt NA
Novel computational approaches to modelling biodiversity – applications for setting conservation priorities
Funding: Microsoft Research
7/9/2009 - 31/5/2013.

Doctorate (PhD) Co-supervisor to Mcowen C
Co supervisor(s): Brummitt NA
The integration of phylogenetic and functional trait information into monocot biodiversity conservation
Funding: BBSRC
6/10/2008 - 30/9/2011.

Doctorate (PhD) Co-supervisor to Rivers M
Co supervisor(s): Brummitt NA
Range-wide analysis of the spatial distribution and genetic diversity of Delonix s.l. (Leguminosae) in Madagascar: enhancing herbarium-based conservation assessments.
Funding: NERC
2/1/2007 - 15/12/2011.

Impact and outreach

Awards

IUCN Species Survival Commission Chair’s Citation of Excellence,

Invited and keynote speaker

Keynote speaker, The IUCN Sampled Red List Index for Plants, The Cyprus Institute, Nicosia, Cyprus, 2016.

Keynote speaker, Global Patterns of Plant Diversity, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 2016.

Keynote speaker, The IUCN Sampled Red List Index for Plants, Real Jardín Botánico, Madrid, Spain, 2015.

Invited speaker, The IUCN Sampled Red List Index for Plants, Phylogeny, extinction risks and conservation: Royal Society, London, United Kingdom, 2014.

Keynote speaker, The IUCN Sampled Red List Index for Plants, Durrell Institute for Conservation and Ecology (DICE), Canterbury, United Kingdom, 2014.

Invited speaker, Monitoring change: what to measure and where, Tropical biodiversity in the 21st century: linking taxonomy, genomics and ecological theory: Natural History Museum, London, United Kingdom, 2013.

Invited speaker, Facets of plant diversity, Exploratory Conference on the Mathematics of Biodiversity: Centre de Recerca Matemàtica, Barcelona, Spain, 2012.

Keynote speaker, Global Patterns of Plant Diversity, Nees Institute of Botany, Bonn, Germany, 2010.

Invited speaker, The IUCN Sampled Red List Index for Plants, Foundations of Biodiversity: saving the world’s non-vertebrates: Zoological Society of London, London, United Kingdom, 2010.

Invited speaker, The IUCN Sampled Red List Index for Plants, Uses of large-scale biological collections: Xth Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, Nagoya, Japan, 2010.

Invited speaker, The IUCN Sampled Red List Index for Plants, EDIT Work Package 4 (Uses of Natural History Collections): 2009.

Invited speaker, The IUCN Sampled Red List Index for Plants, Plant Conservation: what can we afford to lose? 250th Anniversary Conservation Conference: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London, United Kingdom, 2009.

Invited speaker, The IUCN Sampled Red List Index, Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA): Paris, France, 2007.

Invited speaker, The IUCN Sampled Red List Index for Plants, GBIF for 2010: World Conservation Monitoring Centre, Cambridge, United Kingdom, 2007.

Invited speaker, The IUCN Sampled Red List Index for Plants, The IUCN Sampled Red List Index: Zoological Society of London, London, United Kingdom, 2006.

Invited speaker, Indicators of large-scale plant diversity patterns, Plants as Indicators in Conservation and Biodiversity Monitoring: XVII International Botanical Congress, Vienna, Austria, 2005.

Invited speaker, Patterns in the global distribution of flowering plant genera, Plant Diversity and Complexity Patterns: local, regional and global dimensions: Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2003.

Invited speaker, Diversity,