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Professorial Fellow, Institute of Development Studies

Ian Scoones is a Professor at the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex. He is PI of the ERC-funded PASTRES project ( He is an agricultural ecologist by original training, and works on land, livelihoods and agrarian/environmental change, mostly in sub-Saharan Africa. He is editor of the book, Pastoralism, Uncertainty and Development (2023, More details at


  • –present
    Fellow, Institute of Development Studies


Ester Boserup Prize for contributions to development research, 2019; ERC Advanced Grant, 2016; ESRC outstanding international impact prize, 2015