Environmental Chemist and Director
Dr Julia Jasonsmith started the company in April 2013 to meet the demand for high-quality science. Julia wanted a mechanism to bring about positive environmental change. She also wanted to make the expensive and hard-won knowledge generated in universities and research institutions available to people who could use it to address pressing environmental problems.
Julia is an environmental chemist with a PhD in Earth Sciences. Julia's main interests centre on how chemicals move through ecosystems and their influence on the environment. Her knowledge and experience encompasses environmental chemistry, ecotoxicology, and catchment management. Julia has applied these core expertise in a broad range of fields including agriculture, ecology, and contaminated lands. She has more than a decade's experience in consulting, research, and project management. Julia is driven to find optimal solutions which enhance ecosystem health and agricultural productivity.
Julia is a Certified Professional Soil Scientist and an honorary staff member at the Australian National University's Fenner School of Environment and Society. In 2016, she was awarded the Young Water Professional of the Year Award.
Jasonsmith, J.F., Liu, X., Strong, C., Wang, X., He, C., & Leys, J.F. (2021). Dust from rural Australia as a potential source of persistent organic pollutants to the Southern Hemisphere. Australian Bulletin of Ecotoxicology and Environmental Chemistry, 7, pp. 1–16.
Jasonsmith, J.F., Macdonald, B.C.T., & White, I. (2017) Earth tide induced fluctuations in the salinity of an inland river, New South Wales, Australia: a short-term study. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment,189 (4), p. 188
Jasonsmith, J.F., Macdonald, B.C.T., McPhail, D.C., Beavis, S., Norman, M., Roach, I.C., Harris, B., Isaacson, L, White, I. & Biswas, F. (2011) Salinisation processes in a sub-catchment of Wybong Creek, Hunter Valley, Australia. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences. 58, pp.177–193.
Jasonsmith, J.F., Maher, W., Roach, A C. & Krikowa, F. (2008) Selenium bioaccumulation and biomagnification in Lake Wallace, New South Wales, Australia. Marine and Freshwater Research, 59, pp.1048–1060.