Bio

Ben Goldsmith is a freshwater ecologist, specialising in diatoms and aquatic botany. He has 15 years experience in aquatic bio-monitoring of both lakes and streams and has an extensive portfolio of lake macrophyte surveying. He also has expertise in palaeoecology, water chemistry and in urban lake management and restoration.

Current Position

Senior Research Consultant (Ensis Ltd), Research Associate and Honorary Research Fellow (UCL)

Professional Affiliations

  • Member of the Freshwater Biological Association
  • Member of the International Society for Limnology

Selected Publications

Goldsmith, B., Davidson, T.A. & Bennion, H. (2011) Palaeo-derived reference conditions. In. Kolada, A. et al. Deliverable D3.2-3: Report on the most suitable lake macrophyte based assessment methods for impacts of eutrophication and water level fluctuations. WISER. Seventh Framework Programme.

Burgess, A. & Goldsmith, B. (2012—in prep) Lake SSSI condition assessment: compilation and interpretation of 2010 data. NE Contract No: SAE03-02-380.

Goldsmith, B. (2011) Lake SSSI condition assessment: compilation and interpretation of 2007–2009 data. NE Contract No: SAE03-02-320.

Goldsmith, B., Shilland, E.M., Bennion, H., Sayer, C. et al (2011) Lake monitoring to support EA WFD. EA Ecological Services Framework Contract (22383) — Data Report.

Goldsmith, B., Shilland, E., et al. (2010). Lake Macrophyte and Habitat Surveys for Water Framework Directive Status Classification and Site Condition Assessment: Data Report. Contract No: 20457. Environment Agency.

Goldsmith, B. & Shilland, E. (2010). Common Standards Macrophyte Surveys: Welsh Standing Waters 2007–2009, Data Summary. Report to CCW as part of: Lake Macrophyte & Habitat Surveys for the Water Framework Directive, 2007–10. Contract No: 20457. The Environment Agency. 129 pp.

Goldsmith, B. (2010) Site Condition Assessments of Two Welsh Lakes: Llyn Morwynion and Marchlyn Bach. Report to EA Wales as part of: Lake Macrophyte & Habitat Surveys for the Water Framework Directive, 2007–10. Contract No: 20457. The Environment Agency. 19 pp.

Goldsmith, B., Burgess, A., Bennion, H., Turner, S.D., Appleby, P.G. & Piliposian, G.T. (2010) Palaeoecological and surface sediment analysis of Welsh SSSI / SAC lakes incorporating chemical and bathymetric surveys. Report to CCW as part of: Lake Macrophyte & Habitat Surveys for the Water Framework Directive, 2007–10. Contract No: 20457. The Environment Agency. 58 pp.

Bennion, H., Clarke, G., Goldsmith, B. & Battarbee, R.W. (2010) Diatom analysis of three Norwegian cores. Report to the Norwegian Institute for Water Research, Project Number O-28428. ECRC Research Report No.142. ENSIS, London. 34 pp.

Goldsmith, B., Hughes, M. & Shilland, E. (2009). Habitats Directive assessment of Llyn Anafon with respect to proposed water level changes. Final Report to Mott MacDonald. 36 pp.

Bennion, H., Rawcliffe, R., Goldsmith, B., Yang, H., Roe, K. & Davidson, T. (2009). Palaeoecological study of two lochs: Butterstone Loch and Lindores Loch. Final Report to SNH, ECRC Research Report No.137. ENSIS, London. 49 pp.

Burgess, A., Goldsmith, B., Hatton-Ellis, T., Hughes, M., & Shilland, E. (2009). CCW Standing Waters SSSI Monitoring 200–-08. CCW Contract Science Report No. 855. CCW, Bangor. 350 pp.

Goldsmith, B., Davidson, T.A., Burgess, A., Hughes, M., Madgwick, G., Rawcliffe, R., Rippey, B. & Tyler, J. (2008). Site Condition Assessments of Standing Water Features in SACs and ASSIs: Northern Ireland. Final Report to the Northern Ireland Environment Agency.