Kelly Coles

Kelly joined ABG in July 2023 and leads plant conservation projects in the Gulf Coast from Florida to Alabama. Her work includes rare plant monitoring, seed collections, demography studies, and building habitat suitability models. Before completing her Master’s in Environmental Science at Emory University in May 2023, she spent six years conducting ecological restoration in southeastern prairie and woodland habitats. Her thesis focused on community ecology, microsite characteristics and habitat modeling of the endangered hemiparasite Schwalbea Americana.