Celebrating 21 years delivering clear, impartial and accurate advice on environmental planning for land use and development.
Spalding Associates are recruiting!
Adrian Spalding MA (Hons) (Cantab), PhD, Dip FBiol, FLS, FRES, MCIEEM
Adrian has extensive experience of ecology in Britain and abroad. He has published books and scientific papers on a range of subjects and specialises in the ecology of derelict land, the management of railway corridor vegetation, invertebrates especially butterflies and moths, habitat restoration for a range of species and habitat assessments for wind farms and solar farms. He is currently researching with Exeter University the effect of light pollution on insect populations. He is licensed to work on a range of protected butterfly and moth species and has full PTS and IWA qualifications for working railside.
Catriona Neil BSc (Hons) MCIEEM CEnv Mem. MBA
Catriona studied biological sciences at London University, specialising in marine biology. She now specialises in Ecological Impact Assessments, Ecological Clerk of Works, planning work and coastal ecology and management. She has wide experience of habitat and plant surveys and is licensed to work on a range of species including reptiles, Petalwort, Early Gentian and Shore Dock, and is the only person licensed to work on Trembling Sea Mat.
Simon Barnard BSc (Hons) MSc MCIEEM CEcol
Simon studied Environmental Biology at the University of Nottingham, and Conservation and Biodiversity at the University of Exeter. He specialises in protected species work, mitigation proposals and habitat translocation. He heads our bat department and is licensed to work with bats, otters, dormice, water voles and barn owls. He holds Level 2, Level 3 & Level 4 Class licences to survey bats and is a registered consultant able to register sites under Natural England’s Bat Low Impact Class Licence.
Amy Horn-Norris BSc (Hons) MSc GradCIEEM CSJK
Amy studied at the University of Plymouth, Devon and then at the University of Exeter. She specialises in birds, badgers and Japanese Knotweed and had previously worked for the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds as a Conservation Assistant and also as a volunteer for the Bat Conservation Trust. She has recently gained her Property Care Association certification as Certified Surveyor in Japanese Knotweed (2018). We first met her working on the Isles of Scilly for the Seabird Recovery Project and we asked her to join us in 2014.
Matthew Thurlow BSc (Hons) MSc
Matt studied at the University of Plymouth, Devon and then at the University of Exeter in Cornwall. He was originally a tropical conservation biologist but started to retrain at Exeter University and now specialises in bats. Matt is supporting our bat team and is currently working towards his bat licenses. Matt is also building on his previous experience and carries out reptile and Extended Phase 1 Habitat surveys and ecological supervision on construction sites since starting to work with us in May 2019.