Julie Smith
Senior Ecologist

Julie has over six years’ experience in the ecology sector. She specialises in the survey and assessment of plants and habitats, with a particular proficiency in bryophytes. She has experience of carrying out vegetation monitoring and her botanical skills include the identification of invasive non-native species.   

Julie has taken the lead on numerous Extended Phase 1 Habitat and NVC surveys, and has contributed chapters within Ecological Impact Assessment (EcIA) to inform a wide range of developments, including residential, quarrying, run-of-river hydro, wind farm and other associated infrastructure. She also has experience as an Ecological Clerk of Works.

Julie has carried out numerous bryophyte surveys to inform planning applications for run-of river hydro schemes. She has experience of undertaking bryophyte surveys in a variety of habitats across Scotland, and is currently part of a snowbed bryophyte training program in the Cairngorms National Park. She is a vice county recorder and active member of the British Bryological Society, and has contributed to the recording and teaching of bryophytes in Scotland.

Julie has also carried out numerous field surveys and reporting for protected species, including bats, otter, water vole, red squirrel, badger, great crested newt, pine marten and wildcat.

She has experience in digitising numerous habitat and protected species maps in ArcGIS.

She holds a current First Aid at work certificate, a BORDA offroad driving qualification (Standard Level) and current CSCS card.

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