Fernando is a Spanish biologist with broad interests in behavioural ecology and evolution. He pursued his PhD with Juan Carlos Senar in Barcelona, where he studied social and sexual functions of colour traits. After completing his dissertation, he joined Mats Björklund and Fredrik Sundström in Uppsala, where he worked on the evolution of species interactions under fluctuating environmental conditions. Fernando has been subjected to fluctuating conditions himself by further exploring his research interests in field trips around Europe, Africa, the Americas, and Australia. He is now working in the Jordan lab on the evolution of social influence in the social cichlid Neolamprologus multifasciatus.