Francisco Sánchez-Bayo

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Francisco Sánchez-Bayo is an environmental scientist and ecologist at the University of Sydney. In 2018, he was the lead author of a study that predicted large scale extinction of insect species.

Early life[edit]

Francisco Sánchez-Bayo was born in Candelario, Spain,[1] and received his advanced education at the Autonomous University of Madrid, where he earned his master's degree in environmental sciences and his doctorate in ecology.[2]


He was the lead author of a study published in the journal Biological Conservation in 2018 that predicted large scale extinction of insect species as a result of "loss of habitat, due to agricultural practices, urbanisation and deforestation".[3][4]


  1. ^ "profile, Francisco Sanchez-Bayo". Retrieved 12 February 2019.
  2. ^ "Dr. Francisco Sánchez-Bayo – 4th Australia-Spain Research Forum: Earth". Retrieved 12 February 2019.
  3. ^ McGrath, Matt (11 February 2019). "Insect decline may see 'plague of pests'". Retrieved 12 February 2019.
  4. ^ Hannam, Peter (11 February 2019). "'Disappearing everywhere': The great extinction happening under our noses". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 12 February 2019.

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