Gavin Bridge is an economic and resource geographer whose research centers on the extractive industries of oil, gas and mining. He completed an undergraduate degree in Geography at the University of Oxford in 1991, and holds a PhD from the Graduate School of Geography at Clark Univesity, Massachusetts. At the core of his research is a desire to understand the spatial and temporal dynamics of natural resource development. Through work on extractive resources, his work problematizes the treatment of biophysical processes within modern economic geography, a field that has largely defined itself by bracketing out 'nature' as an object of inquiry. His work on the geographical political economy of natural resources has been funded by the US National Science Foundation, the National Geographic Society, the British Academy, and the UK Energy Research Centre.