Dr Melanie Smith

Inverness College UHI
3 Longman Road

Melanie Smith
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 the following 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/interest

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