I am a wildlife conservation biologist. I use a multidisciplinary approach to monitor and study wildlife populations, identity and evaluate conservation threats, and translate the results of these studies into informed policy recommendations. Most of my work is based in two locations: Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea (West Africa) where I have worked since 2002 in partnership with the Bioko Biodiversity Protection Program; and the Udzungwa Mountains of Tanzania, where I co-direct the Sanje Mangabey Project, a long-term conservation initiative dedicated to the study and protection of the Sanje mangabey, an endangered primate endemic to Tanzania. Currently, I am developing large-scale biomonitoring programs to remotely monitor wildlife, detect illegal human activity and identify priority areas for conservation in both Bioko and the Udzungwa region.
I hold a BSc (Licenciatura) in Zoology from Universidad de Alcalá (Spain), and a Ph.D. and MSc in Biological Anthropology and Conservation from Stony Brook University, New York (USA).
Consequences of a male takeover on mating skew in wild Sanje mangabeys.American Journal of Primatology.
Available from: http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/28112
Heritage, S., Fernández, D., Sallam, H. M., Cronin, D. T., Esara Echube, José M. and Seiffert, E. R.
Ancient phylogenetic divergence of the enigmatic African rodent Zenkerella and the origin of anomalurid gliding.PeerJ, 4.
Available from: http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/29686
Fernandez, D., Doran-Sheehy, D., Borries, C. and Brown, J.
Reproductive characteristics of Sanje mangabeys (Cercocebus sanjei).American Journal of Primatology, 76 (12).
Available from: http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/28115