Paco MeliÓ was born in 1972. He graduated with honors in Environmental and Land Planning Engineering from the Politecnico di Milano in 1996. In 2001 he received his PhD in Ecology from the University of Parma. Since 2005, he is assistant professor at the Politecnico di Milano. His main research interests include demographic dynamics of aquatic populations, sustainable management of renewable resources, Environmental Impact Assessment.