Bryan Tilt is an environmental anthropologist who specializes in the human dimensions of natural resources and sustainable development in contemporary China. He also engages in interdisciplinary projects related to natural resource issues in the United States, including sustainable agriculture, water resources, fisheries, energy production, and coastal development. Many of his research projects have applied outcomes, and he is interested in working with community members to shape policies that promote both human welfare and environmental sustainability. He has focused most of his research efforts on contemporary China, where serious environmental problems have taken on global importance. His research is grounded in ethnography, although he often uses a mixed-methods approach and collaborate with colleagues from other disciplines.