Dr. Sánchez-Bayo was born in Spain and studied at the Autonomous University of Madrid, where he obtained a Master’s degree in Environmental Sciences and a doctorate in Ecology. After a post-doctoral stint in Australia, he was an Assistant Professor at Chiba University (Japan) for five years, where he taught environmental toxicology and studied the ecological impacts of pesticides in paddy fields. Upon his return to Australia, he worked at the Centre for Ecotoxicology in the Office of the Environment & Heritage NSW. He is currently Honorary Associate at the Sydney Institute of Agriculture within the School of Life & Environmental Sciences, University of Sydney. He is author and co-author of over eighty scientific articles and book chapters on the environmental impact and risk of pesticides, ecology and related subjects, and editor of the book “Ecological Impacts of Toxic Chemicals”. He serves as Associate Editor of the journal Entomologia Generalis, reviewer of some 50 international journals and expert assessor for evaluation of scientific projects in seven countries.