Kelly Watson

Joined: May 1, 2019 Last Active: Apr 19, 2024 iNaturalist

So many taxa, so little time...
I especially love plants and arthropods.

I am a Professor at Eastern Kentucky University specializing in landscape ecology, and the Associate Director of the Division of Natural Areas (, which protects and manages three ecological field stations: Lilley Cornett Woods, Maywoods, and Taylor Fork.

My research focuses on monitoring and mapping upland embedded wetlands and improving the vegetative index of biotic integrity for Kentucky wetlands. I am secretary of the Kentucky Native Plant Society, check out this amazing group at and upload your plant observations on iNat!

Collaboratively (with @john_abrams, @shelby_fulton, @jameswagner2), we are compiling the field guide to Kentucky spiders and other common arachnids. Our project page is:

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