Bryan Tilt is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at Oregon State University, where he is also an Affiliate Faculty Member in the Environmental Sciences Program, the Marine Resource Management Program, and the Water Resources Graduate Program. His research examines the relationship between human culture and the natural environment and the balance between economic development and environmental protection, with a focus on contemporary China. Dr. Tilt is the author of two books, including Dams and Development in China: The Moral Economy of Water and Power, and The Struggle for Sustainability in Rural China: Environmental Values and Civil Society. He has also published numerous academic articles in journals including The China Quarterly, Human Ecology, and Global Environmental Change. His research has been supported by funding organizations such as the U.S. National Science Foundation and the Fulbright Senior Research Fellowship. His work on the Airborne project involves collecting and analyzing interview and survey data on public perceptions of air pollution in urban China.