Royal Society of NSW medals for UNSW scientists

For his research in botany Professor David Keith, Professor of Botany in the UNSW School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences and Senior Principal Research Scientist in the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, has been awarded the Clarke Medal for Botany, a prestigious award from the Royal Society of New South Wales.

Professor Keith’s research interests include the dynamics and management of species populations and ecological communities, risk assessment for biodiversity conservation, and fire ecology.

He is a serving member of the Australian Threatened Species Scientific Committee and the standards committees for the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species and IUCN Red List of Ecosystems.

“Professor Keith is widely regarded as a leading plant ecologist at a state, national and international level,” the Society citation reads.

“His standing is founded on diverse contributions to botany, ecology, and conservation biology, both within Australia and globally.

The Clarke Medal is awarded each year for distinguished research in the natural sciences conducted in the Australian Commonwealth and its territories. The fields of botany, geology and zoology are considered in rotation.


Professor David Keith