Heather Keith is a Senior Research Fellow at the Fenner School of Environment and Society, ANU. She is an ecologist who applies an understanding of ecosystem processes and interrelationships to the framework of ecosystem accounting as a means of providing information for natural resource management. She has experience in woodland and forest ecosystems and agri-environments in the integration of whole ecosystem functioning across a range of scales.
Heather has experience with experimental field and laboratory studies of biogeochemical cycling, ecophysiology and plant productivity, particularly the stocks and flows of carbon in vegetation and soils. These experimental data, together with spatial environmental information, are scaled up across landscapes. She applies this understanding of ecosystems to sustainable land management with the aim of maximising ecosystem condition and the benefits from ecosystem services, such as climate change mitigation.