My main research interest is to examine the mechanisms that maintain social monogamy in mammals and the role that sexual selection may have had in the evolution of this unusual mating system. I am also motivated to study living primates as an approach to understanding the evolution of human behavior. I am particularly interested in male-female relationships, pair bonding and paternal care in humans and non-human primates.
Dr. Fernandez-Duque will not be accepting psychology graduate students for admission in fall 2014.
Anthropology Graduate Group; Psychology Graduate Group
Erkert, H. E., E. Fernandez-Duque, M. Rotundo and A. Scheideler (2012). Seasonal variation of temporal niche in wild owl monkeys (Aotus azarai azarai) of the Argentinean Chaco: a matter of masking? Chronobiology International 29(6): 702-714 
Fernandez-Duque, E. (2012). Owl monkeys Aotus spp in the wild and in captivity. International Zoo Yearbook 46:80-94. 
Van der Heide GWE, Fernandez-Duque E, Iriart D, and Juárez C. (2012). Do forest composition and fruit availability predict demographic differences among territorial owl monkey (Aotus azarai) groups? International Journal of Primatology 33:184-207. 
Huck MG, and E. Fernandez-Duque (2011). Children of divorce: effects of adult replacements on survival and dispersal of young owl monkeys in the Argentinean Chaco. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology: DOI 10.1007/s00265-011-1297-9. 
Fernandez-Duque, E. Burke K., Schoenrock K., Wolovich, C. and C. Valeggia (2011). Hormonal monitoring of reproductive status in wild monogamous female owl monkeys (Aotus azarai) of the Argentine Chaco. Folia Primatologica 82:143-153. 
Babb, P. L., E. Fernandez-Duque, C. Baiduc, P. Gagneux, S. Evans and T. G. Schurr (2011). mtDNA Diversity in Azara’s owl monkeys (Aotus azarai azarai) of the Argentinean Chaco. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 146: 209-224. 
Fernandez-Duque, E. (2011). Rensch’s rule, Bergman’s effect and adult sexual dimorphism in wild monogamous owl monkeys of Argentina. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 146: 38-48. 
Huck, M.A., Rotundo, M. and E. Fernandez-Duque (2011). Growth, development and age categories in male and female wild monogamous owl monkeys (Aotus azarai) of Argentina. International Journal of Primatology 32:1133-1152. 
Aktipis, C.A. and E. Fernandez-Duque (2011). Parental investment without kin recognition: simple conditional rules for parent-offspring behavior. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 65:1079-1091. 
Fernandez-Duque, E., De la Iglesia, H. and H. G. Erkert (2010). Moonstruck primates: owl monkeys (Aotus) need moonlight for nocturnal activity in their natural environment. PLoS ONE 5(9): e12572. 
J. P. Perea-Rodriguez, A. M. Milano, B. E. Osherov and E. Fernandez-Duque. Gastrointestinal parasites of owl monkeys (Aotus azarai azarai) in the Argentinean Chaco, Neotropical Primates (accepted pending revisions).
C.A. Aktipis & E. Fernandez-Duque. Parental investment without kin recognition: simple conditional rules for parent-offspring behavior, Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology (accepted pending revisions).
E. Fernandez-Duque, H. De la Iglesia, & H. G. Erkert. Moonstruck primates: wild owl monkeys need moonlight for nocturnal activity. PLoS ONE (accepted pending revisions).
R. Wiederholt, D. Diefenbach, R. Rudran, & Eduardo Fernandez-Duque. Modeling the population dynamics and impacts of harvest on the red howler monkey, Alouatta seniculus. Ecological Modelling, accepted pending revisions.
Dacier, A., de Luna, G., E. Fernandez-Duque & A. Di Fiore. Estimating population density of Amazonian titi monkeys (Callicebus discolor) via playback point counts. Biotropica (accepted pending revisions). 
G. De Luna, R. Sanmiguel, A. Di Fiore & E. Fernandez-Duque. Predation of a red titi monkey (Callicebus discolor) by a harpy eagle (Harpya harpya) and other unsuccessful attacks by predators on Pitheciines in Lowland Amazonia. Folia Primatologica (in press). 
Juárez, C. P., Rotundo, M. & W. Berg, & Fernandez-Duque, E. Costs and benefits of radio-collaring on the behavior, demography and conservation of owl monkeys (Aotus azarai) in Formosa, Argentina. International Journal of Primatology (in press). 
Valeggia, C., Burke, E. & E. Fernandez-Duque (2010). The impact of socioeconomic change on nutritional status among Toba and Wichí populations of Argentina. Economics and Human Biology, 8 (1): 100-110 
E. Fernandez-Duque, C. R. Valeggia & S.P. Mendoza (2009). The Biology of Paternal Care. Annual Review of Anthropology, Volume 38:115-130. 
E. Fernandez-Dugue(2009). Natal dispersal in monogamous owl monkeys (Aotus azarai) of the Argentinean Chaco. Behaviour 146:583-606.