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Keith Watson

Curator of Botany

Keith Watson joined Glasgow Museums’ Natural History department in 1991, having previously supervised a botanical project at Glasgow University. His remit covers the botany collections which represent a resource of more than 120,000 specimens including dried and labelled specimens of flowering plants, ferns, mosses, liverworts, algae, fungi and lichens.

Keith graduated in 1985 with an MSc in Plant Taxonomy and, over the past 12 years, has surveyed the county of Renfrewshire with a view to producing the first full Flora of the area. He has also played a lead role in conducting other surveys of the Glasgow area in preparation for ‘The Changing Flora of Glasgow’ publication, which he co-authored in 2000.

He remains active in surveys of bryophytes, lichen and fungi, and in supporting nature conservation throughout the Clyde area.

Contact Keith Watson: [email protected]