NEWS & EVENTS
Last year, UNC Center for Galapagos Studies, Universidad San Francisco de Quito and the Galapagos Science Center created REACCT which funded 7 local proposals. Nicolas’ project, titled “Reforesting My Island,” was one of the funded projects.
Lewbart has conducted research at the Galapagos Science Center since its inception almost 10 years ago and has made 21 trips to the Galapagos over the years. Many of these were as part of an international team of researchers that helped to establish baseline health parameters for various wild species in the archipelago.
Alex Hearn, professor at Universidad San Francisco de Quito and researcher at the Galapagos Science Center, has been doing science for several years in the Galapagos Islands and in Cocos Island- Costa Rica.
Tiger Shark Makes Historic Journey From the Galapagos Marine Reserve to Cocos Island National Park
Discovery highlights need to create a marine “superhighway” connecting the two UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Intraocular pressure using rebound tonometry in the San Cristobal Galapagos tortoise (Chelonoidis chathamensis)
Published in International Journal of Veterinary Research | June 2022
Southern Elephant Seals (Mirounga leonina) in the Galapagos Islands and the Eastern Tropical Pacific Amid Ocean Environmental Changes: Towards a Habitat Suitability Index
Published in Aquatic Mammals | September 12, 2022
Microplastic distribution and composition on two Galápagos island beaches, Ecuador: Verifying the use of citizen science derived data in long-term monitoring
Published on ScienceDirect | August 20, 2022
Published in Science Advances | August 19, 2022
5TH GALAPAGOS RESEARCH AND CONSERVATION SYMPOSIUM
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, on San Cristóbal Island, will host the 5th Galapagos Research and Conservation Symposium. This significant multidisciplinary event will feature scientific presentations and community-focused talks, showcasing research and initiatives related to conservation, environmental change, biodiversity and oceans, health, and community initiatives.
World Summit on Island Sustainability
In 2022, the Galapagos Science Center (GSC) and the broader UNC & USFQ Galapagos Initiative celebrated its 10th Anniversary. The GSC hosted the World Summit on Island Sustainability on June 26–30, 2022 at the Galapagos Science Center and the Community Convention Center on San Cristobal Island.