Dr. Tobias Haller is Associate Professor at the Institute of Social Anthropology, University of Bern, Switzerland. He did fieldwork in Cameroon and Zambia, and has specialised and teaches courses in economic, ecological, political and development anthropology. He holds a PhD and a Post-Doc/habilitation in Social Anthropology from the University of Zurich. As a senior researcher in the NCCR North-South program, he led two comparative sub-projects: the African Floodplain Wetlands Project on the management of common pool resources in floodplain areas in Africa, and the People, Protected Areas and Global Change Project on the participatory approach in community conservation. In addition, he was engaged in other international research programs on issues of commons management in Southern Africa. At the moment, Tobias works on projects in collaboration with the Centre for Development and Environment on Constitutionality: Bottom-Up Institution Building Processes for Sustainable Resource Management, and on the Ethnography of Land Grab Deals.