Brent Swallow is Professor in the Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology at the University of Alberta, trustee of Bioversity International, and founding member of the Edmonton Food Council. He is a native of Saskatchewan who earned his bachelors and masters degrees from the University of Saskatchewan and PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He lived and worked in Africa for much of his career before returning to Alberta in 2009. Much of his research focuses on the economics of land use and resource management institutions, including those governing use of rangelands, forests, and watersheds. He recently assisted the Prince Albert Grand Council to assess community perceptions of plans to remediate the site of the former Gunnar uranium mine on the shores of Lake Athabasca.