Luis Fernandez is a tropical ecologist, and Research Associate at the Carnegie Institution's Department of Global Ecology. Luis also holds positions as Senior Research Associate at Stanford University's Department of Anthropology and Research Assistant Professor at the Department of Biology at Wake Forest University.
Luis is the Director of the Carnegie Amazon Mercury Ecosystem Project (CAMEP), a multi-institution research initiative that examines the impacts of artisanal gold mining, mercury contamination and deforestation on natural and human ecosystems in the Amazonian region of Madre de Dios, Peru. He joined the Martu Ecological Anthropology team in 2014 to develop data collection protocols in the field with Martu. He is now contributing his expertise to modeling human environmental interactions in the Western Desert with our team in HEnDy and Penn State.