Michele Casini was born in Bologna, Italy, in 1971. He received the Natural Sciences degree from the University of Bologna (Italy) in 1998 and the Ph.D. degree from the Gothenburg University (Sweden) in 2006. Since 1999, Casini has been with the Swedish Board of Fisheries, where he has been permanently employed as a Researcher since 2006. Since 2011, he has worked at the Department of Aquatic Resources, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. His work is especially addressed in understanding the factors driving the spatiotemporal fluctuations in fish population dynamics. Casini is a Member of several working groups within the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES). He is currently the Chair of the ICES Baltic Fisheries Assessment Working Group and the Chair of the ICES Study Group on Spatial Analyses for the Baltic Sea. He has been working for EU as an External Expert for the implementation of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive and collaborated with the European Parliament. Casini is mainly interested in fish stock assessment and management and in food-web interactions, and the fishery and climate impact on these, at both temporal and spatial scales. He is working to finally apply an ecosystem approach to fisheries management. He is also teaching fisheries ecology in various university courses and a supervisor of students at several levels.
Biography Updated on 7 February 2012