Ms Julia Jasonsmith

Honorary Lecturer

Julia has worked on applied environmental projects in numerous countries, accumulating knowledge and experience that encompasses environmental chemistry, ecotoxicology, and catchment management. She 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. She has been Director of Murrang Earth Sciences, a company that works on different aspects of pollution, since 2013.

Research interests

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. The main media on which she focuses are soil, water, and groundwater.

  • Jasonsmith, J, Macdonald, B & 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, vol. 189, no. 188, pp. 19pp.
  • Jasonsmith, J, Macdonald, B, McPhail, D et al 2011, 'Salinisation processes in a sub-catchment of Wybong Creek, Hunter Valley, Australia', Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, vol. 58, no. 2, pp. 177-193.
  • Jasonsmith, J, Macdonald, B, McPhail, D et al 2011, 'Groundwater as a driver of salinity in the Wybong Creek catchment, New South Wales, Australia', 7th International Groundwater Quality Conference: Groundwater Quality Management in a Rapidly Changing World, GQ10, International Association of Hydrological Sciences Press, Wallingford United Kingdom, pp. 496-500.
  • Jasonsmith, J, Maher, W, Roach, A et al 2008, 'Selenium bioaccumulation and biomagnification in Lake Wallace, New South Wales, Australia', Marine and Freshwater Research, vol. 59, no. 12, pp. 1048-1060.
  • Macdonald, B, Yates, G, White, I et al 2009, 'Surface and groundwater interactions and salinity dynamics in the Wollombi Brook, Hunter River Catchment', Groundwater in the Sydney Basin Symposium, ed. W.A. Milne Home, Conference Organising Committee, Sydney, pp. 1-7.
  • Somerville, P, White, I, Macdonald, B et al 2009, 'Surface and groundwater connectivity and salinity in the Upper Hunter Valley, New South Wales', Groundwater in the Sydney Basin Symposium, ed. W.A. Milne Home, Conference Organising Committee, Sydney.
  • Somerville, P, White, I, Macdonald, B et al 2009, 'Hydrology of an interacting unconfined groundwater-surface water system in the Upper Hunter Valley, New South Wales', Groundwater in the Sydney Basin Symposium, ed. W.A. Milne Home, Conference Organising Committee, Sydney.
  • Jasonsmith, J, Macdonald, B, McPhail, D et al 2009, 'Why is Wybong Creek salty?', Groundwater in the Sydney Basin Symposium, ed. W.A. Milne Home, Conference Organising Committee, Sydney.