Many of the plant and animal species on the Galapagos are not found anywhere else on earth, including 80% of the land birds, 97% of the reptiles and land mammals, and more than 30% of the plants are endemic. With such a rich biodiversity, many species have yet to be discovered in the Galapagos. However, many species are also being threatened with extinction due to human activities or natural hazards, putting this special biodiversity at risk.
Our projects include topics in:
Endemism, Evolution, Biobanking, Micro and Molecular Biology, Invasive Species.
Let’s meet the impactful projects and their researchers:
Invasive Life: The Politics and Practices Towards a Multispecies Society in the Galapagos Islands
People: Carlos Valle
Research Areas: Biodiversity