Prof. Thomas Reuter is a Future Fellow of the Australian Research Council, and a professor at the Asia Institute of The University of Melbourne. After obtaining his PhD from the Australian National University in 1997, he taught at Heidelberg University, held post-doctoral and QElI Fellowships at Melbourne, and a Research Fellowship at Monash University. He was President of the Australian Anthropological Association (2002-2005) and served as chair of the World Council of Anthropological Associations. He is the Senior Vice-President of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences, and is a member of the executive of the International Social Science Council. Research has focused on Indonesian ethnology, New Social Movements, Religion, Political Anthropology, Elites, Status, Social Organization, Globalisation, Deforestation, Climate Change, and Food Security. Thomas has authored more than ninety articles and nine books. The most recent is Averting a Global Environmental Collapse: The Role of Anthropology and Local Knowledge. London: Cambridge Scholars, 2015.