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Alumnus Fernando Campos (MA '08, PhD '14) accepts new faculty position

Friday, March 9, 2018

Congratulations to alumnus Fernando Campos (MA '08, PhD '14) who has accepted a position as Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at The University of Texas at San Antonio. Campos' position specializes in health, disease, and environment.

Campos is a behavioral ecologist whose research on nonhuman primates addresses evolutionary questions about how organisms respond to changing environments, and how differences between individuals in these responses are linked to important life outcomes, including health, survival, and reproduction. Fernando completed his MA and PhD working with Linda Fedigan at the University of Calgary. His research produced new insights into the effects of climate variability on primate behavior, demography, and responses to seasonal environmental stresses. After his PhD, Fernando was a Professor of Practice in Anthropology and Environmental Studies at Tulane University, and he is currently a Postdoctoral Research associate in Biology at Duke University. His work at Duke, pursued with Susan Alberts, focuses on sex differences in social dimensions of aging in a natural population of savannah baboons. Fernando also carries out comparative, cross-species research by leveraging a database of primate life history data from several long-term field research sites.

Great job Fernando - we wish you the best!