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Graham Smith

  • Senior Lecturer, Environmental Biology
  • Email: G.Smith@bathspa.ac.uk
  • School or Department: CoLA - Culture and Environment
  • Campus: Newton Park
  • Office: NP.TE.G02
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Personal statement

Graham is Senior Lecturer at Bath Spa University and an independent environmental consultant.

He lectures on wildlife conservation, biodiversity assessment, animal behaviour, environmental policy and legislation, environmental impact assessment, and decision science (including statistics, risk and GIS). He has over 30 years’ experience of ecological survey work (primarily mammals and birds), and over 20 years’ experience of environmental consultancy.

Originally a mammal and bird ecologist, his interests increasingly focussed on the quantitative aspects of Ecological Impact Assessment, and how data quality and interpretation influenced ecological and environmental decisions.

Initially, this was restricted to ensuring the robust design and analysis of ecological survey and monitoring programmes. However, this expanded into applying Decision Science approaches to developing formal environmental decision making methods that integrate quantitative data, expert opinion, legislative constraints, policy demands and stakeholder expectations.

This Decision Science approach is now reflected in Graham’s lecture programme, research and consultancy work, where it is applied to resolve difficult ecological and environmental problems.

Academic qualifications

  • BSc(Hons) University of Stirling
  • PGCE Bath Spa University

Professional qualifications

  • Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv)
  • Chartered Biologist (CBiol)

 
  • Member of the British Ecological Society
  • Member of the Institute of Biology
  • Member of the Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management
  • Member of the Royal Statistical Society

Research and academic outputs

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Mixed effects models and extensions in ecology with R
book

Smith, G.M, Zuur, A, Ieno, E. N and Saveliev, A. A (2009) Mixed effects models and extensions in ecology with R. Statistics for Biology and Health . Springer. ISBN 9780387874579


Analysing ecological data
book

Smith, G.M, Zuur, A and Ieno, E. N (2007) Analysing ecological data. Springer, New York. ISBN 9780387459677


Biodiversity and protected species
book_section

Smith, G.M (2002) 'Biodiversity and protected species.' In: Guide to Environmental Management Law Practice. Workplacelaw Network. ISBN 978-1900648172


Multicriteria decision analysis for the evaluation of water quality improvement and ecosystem service provision
article

McInnes, R, Smith, G.M, Greaves, J, Watson, D, Wood, N and Everard, M (2016) 'Multicriteria decision analysis for the evaluation of water quality improvement and ecosystem service provision.' Water and Environment Journal, 30 (3-4). pp. 298-309. ISSN 1747-6585


Defra Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES): Pilot PES Research Project. The Tortworth Brook Project: Final Report
commissioned_report

McInnes, R, Smith, G.M, Greaves, J, Watson, D, Wood, D and Everard, M (2014) Defra Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES): Pilot PES Research Project. The Tortworth Brook Project: Final Report. Bristol Avon Rivers Trust (BART), Bristol.


A review of the management of natural resources for the benefit of communities: a local authority perspective
commissioned_report

Smith, G.M and Cryer, R (2012) A review of the management of natural resources for the benefit of communities: a local authority perspective.


Biodiversity management systems: reports to Torfaen County Borough Council
commissioned_report

Smith, G.M and Cryer, R (2011) Biodiversity management systems: reports to Torfaen County Borough Council.


Eliciting expert opinion on impacts to bats on a European protected site using Delphi and Monte Carlo modelling
commissioned_report

Smith, G.M (2011) Eliciting expert opinion on impacts to bats on a European protected site using Delphi and Monte Carlo modelling.


The second Jersey bat report: monitoring bat activity 2007 - 2009
commissioned_report

Smith, G.M, Chanin, P, Crawshaw, T and Bemment, G (2010) The second Jersey bat report: monitoring bat activity 2007 - 2009.


Estimating sample sizes to monitor changes in bat activity on Jersey
commissioned_report

Smith, G.M (2010) Estimating sample sizes to monitor changes in bat activity on Jersey.


Bootstrap and Monte Carlo estimates of waste arisings in Wales 2005
commissioned_report

Smith, G.M (2007) Bootstrap and Monte Carlo estimates of waste arisings in Wales 2005.


Factors affecting potential impacts on the Usk Bat Sites SAC for lesser horseshoe bat population from the A465 Abergavenny to Hirwaun road improvement works in mid Wales
commissioned_report

Smith, G.M (2006) Factors affecting potential impacts on the Usk Bat Sites SAC for lesser horseshoe bat population from the A465 Abergavenny to Hirwaun road improvement works in mid Wales.


A review of habitat requirements and habitat management for wintering lapwing and golden plover
commissioned_report

Smith, G.M (2005) A review of habitat requirements and habitat management for wintering lapwing and golden plover.


A review and analysis of lesser horseshoe bat monitoring results 1994- 2003 for bat hibernacula threatened by the dualling of the A465 trunk road in Wales
commissioned_report

Smith, G.M (2004) A review and analysis of lesser horseshoe bat monitoring results 1994- 2003 for bat hibernacula threatened by the dualling of the A465 trunk road in Wales.


Monitoring otters in SAC (Special Areas of Conservation) rivers
commissioned_report

Smith, G.M and Chanin, P (2002) Monitoring otters in SAC (Special Areas of Conservation) rivers.


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