Francisco Sánchez-Bayo

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Francisco Sánchez-Bayo
EmployerUniversity of Sydney

Francisco Sánchez-Bayo is an environmental scientist and ecologist at the University of Sydney. The author or co-author of over 80 articles and book chapters, Sánchez-Bayo's research interests have focused on the ecological effects of pesticides.[1] In 2019 he was the lead author of a study that predicted the large-scale extinction of insect species.[2][3] He serves on the board of associate editors of the journal Entomologia Generalis.[4]

Early life and education[edit]

Born in Candelario, Spain, Sánchez-Bayo got his master's degree in environmental sciences at the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM) in 1980, and his doctorate in ecology in 1985, also at UAM, for a thesis entitled "Analysis of the spatial and temporal organisation of a bird community in riverine forests of the Duero basin". In 1990 he received a diploma in applied science, specializing in arid lands management, from the University of New South Wales.[1][5]


Sánchez-Bayo worked as an assistant professor at Chiba University in Japan for five years from 2001,[1][5] before taking up a position at the Centre for Ecotoxicology in the Office of the Environment & Heritage of New South Wales, Australia.[1] As of February 2019 he is an honorary associate at the Sydney Institute of Agriculture at the University of Sydney.[2] Sánchez-Bayo was the lead author of a study published in the journal Biological Conservation in 2019 that indicated there has been a dramatic decline in insect populations and predicting the large-scale extinction of insect species,[3] as a result of "the loss of habitat, due to agricultural practices, urbanisation and deforestation".[6][7]


  1. ^ a b c d "Dr. Francisco Sánchez-Bayo". 4th Australia–Spain Research Forum: Earth, Australian National University, Canberra. 2 October 2018. Archived from the original on 12 February 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Insect population faces 'catastrophic' collapse: Sydney research". University of Sydney, 12 February 2019.
  3. ^ a b Sánchez-Bayo, Francisco; Wyckhuys, Kris A. G. (31 January 2019). "Worldwide decline of the entomofauna: A review of its drivers". Biological Conservation. 232: 8–27. doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2019.01.020.
  4. ^ "Entomologia Generalis: Editors". Entomologia Generalis. 2019. Archived from the original on 29 March 2019.
  5. ^ a b "Francisco Sánchez-Bayo". Chiba University. Archived from the original on 12 February 2019.
  6. ^ McGrath, Matt (11 February 2019). "Insect decline may see 'plague of pests'". BBC News.
  7. ^ Hannam, Peter (11 February 2019). "'Disappearing everywhere': The great extinction happening under our noses". The Sydney Morning Herald.

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