Dr. Patrick Bottazzi (Switzerland) is a socio-anthropologist with a PhD in development studies from the Graduate Institute of International and Development studies (IHEID) in Geneva. His PhD research focused on indigenous people and land titling in the Bolivian Amazon, exploring the relation between multilevel institutions and ecosystem sustainability. He is currently teaching at the Institute of Geography and Sustainability at the University of Lausanne and participating to several research projects at the Centre for Environment and Development (CDE) of the University of Bern. His main fields of research are multilevel governance of renewable natural resources; REDD+; ecosystem services; “land grabbing”; protected areas; indigenous people; institutions and sustainability; forest, water, and other common pool resources; and methodologies of inter- and transdisciplinary research. He has several years of experience in field research in Latin America and West Africa.