Fernando Hernandez

Non Forest Service

Photo of Fernando Hernandez inside an icy cave.

Fernando Hernandez grew up in Monterrey, Mexico where he loved to search for fossils and peek underneath rocks to see what kind of bugs lived there. Eventually, his interest in the rock climbing and being outdoors led him to study Renewable Natural Resources at Texas A&M University. Between classes, he discovered the world of caves and soon found himself exploring, digging, and mapping caves nearly every weekend. This interest brought him to work in caves and springs with Austin’s Watershed Protection Department, later as a Wildland Conservation karst biologist, and to volunteer in deep caving expeditions in Mexico. Now he studies hydrogeology at Western Kentucky University. His interest in looking at bugs is still strong. In his free time he likes to see what new species of arthropods can be found in the deepest caves in Mexico.

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