The World Summit on Island Sustainability was held from June 26 to 30, 2022 in San Cristobal, Galapagos to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Galapagos Science Center (GSC), a collaboration between the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) and the University San Francisco of Quito (USFQ).
Genetic research is generating a great step forward in understanding the DNA of species. Jaime Chaves, a researcher at the Galapagos Science Center, recently conducted a study that confirmed that the genetic makeup of finches changes when they move from one habitat to another. Jaime and several scientists from GSC are taking DNA samples from different species in different habitats on the Galapagos Islands to generate the Barcode project database.
A multi-institutional team of scientists from the Galapagos Science Center (Universidad San Francisco de Quito), Georgia Aquarium, MigraMar, the Galapagos Whale Shark Project and the Galapagos National Park Directorate recently concluded a groundbreaking research expedition to tag and track several key migratory marine species in the Galapagos Marine Reserve.