Dr Melanie Smith

Inverness College UHI
1 Inverness Campus

tel: +44 (0) 1463 273080
mob: +44 (0) 7825 833789

Available to talk to the media about

  • Long term ecology
  • Holocene vegetation history and human impact / climate change
  • Sustainable forestry
  • Wood energy
  • Wild salmon and sea trout fisheries restoration and management
  • Juniper ecology, history and management
  • Research development and management

In these languages



BSc Hons. Biology and Geography from Royal Holloway, University of London 1991
PhD Geography - vegetation history of northern Scotland and human impact, Royal Holloway, University of London (Case Studentship with Historic Scotland) 1996
Lecturer Landscape Ecology, De Montfort University 1994-99
Senior Lecturer, Environmental Science, University of Greenwich 1999-2003
Area Officer Caithness, Scottish Natural Heritage 2003
Head of Centre / Head of Research Development, Inverness College UHI 2003-present

Current research

Woodland management and vegetation history
Forest bioenergy
Sustainable forest management

Research groups and interests

Woodland Research Group
European Cost Action FP0902 Development and harmonization of new operational research and forest assessment procedures for sustainable forest biomass supply
River Carron Research working group