La Universidad San Francisco de Quito cuenta con el Instituto de Investigación Atmosférica (IIA), que desde su Estación de Mediciones Atmosféricas (EMA) realiza sondeos de la capa de ozono. Desde el verano del 2021, EMA se integró a la red de NASA SHADOZ (Southern Hemisphere Additional Ozonesondes), cuyo objetivo es monitorear el estado de la columna de ozono en territorios del trópico y del hemisferio sur.
Published on ScienceDirect | August 20, 2022
Published in Science Advances | August 19, 2022
Published in Pub Med | July 27, 2022
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).
The Galapagos Islands are unique beyond their natural components. Human populations on the islands are the most important authority in the conservation and management of this fragile place. Only 3% of the entire archipelago has been designated for settlements and agriculture.
The Galapagos Science Center (GSC) and the Galapagos National Park (GNPD) will be collaborating to create an operative and sustainable program of wildlife veterinary and management.
Published in Frontiers in Genetics |
May 19, 2022
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.
On May 3 and 4, 2022, the workshop for the application of the (S)EICAT (Environmental Impact Classification for Alien Taxa / Socio-economic Impact Classification for Alien Taxa) standards was held to quantify the impacts of exotic species at USFQ Galapagos.