Spalding Associates have unrivalled expertise on the ecology of abandoned metalliferous mine sites and quarries. Our staff were instrumental in setting up, and chaired, the Derelict Land Advisory Panel with representatives from a wide range of organisations including the University of Exeter, Cornwall County Council, IMERYS, Natural England and the Environment Agency. We have carried numerous surveys and provided management recommendations for these sites for a range of clients.
Our staff have been involved in editing and publishing a number of scientific papers and reports, including:
- Spalding, A. & Haes, E.C.M. 1995. Contaminated Land – A Resource for wildlife: a Review and Survey of Insects on Metalliferous Mine Sites in Cornwall. Land Contamination and Reclamation 3:24-29.
- Spalding, A. 1996. The importance of metalliferous mining sites in Cornwall for wildlife, with special reference to the insects. Cornish Studies (Second Series). 3:161-175.
Johnson, N., Payton, P. & Spalding, A. (Edited). 1996. The conservation value of metalliferous mine sites in Cornwall. Cornwall Archaeological Unit/Institute of Cornish Studies.
- Spalding, A., Hartgroves, S., Macadam, J. & Owens, D. (Edited). 2002. The conservation value of abandoned pits and quarries in Cornwall. Cornwall Archaeological Unit, Cornwall County Council.
Adrian also contributed an article on the nature conservation value of these sites to the Bicentenary Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall 1814 – 2014 (http://geologycornwall.com).