Dr Keith has been working at the Gibraltar Botanic Gardens since 2007 and became its Director in 2011. His background is in the biological sciences and he has a broad knowledge of terrestrial natural history, most notably plants, insects and birds. His PhD, which he obtained from the University of Leeds, is in avian ecology.
In addition to his work at the Botanic Gardens, he is a member of a number of statutory bodies in Gibraltar, including the Nature Conservancy Council, the CITES Scientific Authority and the Development and Planning Commission. Keith’s key interests include migration ecology, invasive species ecology, the diversity, ecology and conservation of species and habitats in Gibraltar, and succulent floras with a focus on Morocco. He is General Secretary of the Gibraltar Ornithological & Natural History Society (GONHS).