Dr Ivan Scales

Sir Harvey McGrath College Lecturer in Geography

Dr Ivan Scales is McGrath Lecturer and Director of Studies in Geography. His research focuses on environment and development issues, mostly in sub-Saharan Africa. Current projects include research on agricultural innovation and food security; the political ecology of African mangroves; the political ecology of tropical forests and deforestation; and the diversity of environmental values (including work on biodiversity conservation and green capitalism). He received his first degree in Ecology from the University of Durham, followed by a Masters degree in Anthropology from University College London and a PhD in Geography from the University of Cambridge. Dr Scales is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and a member of the Centre for African Studies and the University of Cambridge Conservation Research Institute.