Stephen Buchmann

Research Associate

Research Interests: 

Stephen Buchmann is a pollination ecologist specializing in bees, and an Adjunct Professor in the Departments of Entomology and Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at the University of Arizona. A Fellow of the Linnean Society of London, he has published over 150 peer-reviewed scientific papers and eleven books, including The Forgotten Pollinators, with its prescient (1996) warning of global pollinator declines, a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. He lives in the Sonoran Desert of Tucson, Arizona, with his life partner, estate planning attorney Kay Richter.

Buchmann is a frequent guest on many public media venues, including NPR’s All Things Considered and Science Friday. Reviews of his books have appeared in The New York TimesWall Street JournalTime and Discover magazines, and other national publications. He is an engaging public speaker on topics of flowers, pollinators, and the natural world. His many awards include the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award and an NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book.