Dr Antonio A R Ioris
Dr Antonio A R Ioris (principal investigator) is Reader in human geography at the School of Geography and Planning, Cardiff University. In the 1990s, Ioris worked as agricultural engineer in the southern tracts of the Amazon and, since 2010, has conducted research on development, poverty and agricultural frontiers in the region. His academic interests rest in the political dimension of the interdependencies between social groups and the rest of nature. Most of current research is related to social and environmental justice, the multiple obstacles faced by marginalised groups and creative reactions at different geographical scales. The work is intended to have both academic and more-than-academic relevance and is focused on the political economy of development environmental regulation, the resistance of indigenous peoples, governance and politics.