Savannah Ryburn, a UNC Ph.D. student in the Environment, Ecology and Energy Program in the College of Arts and Sciences, has dedicated the last five years to researching the diet of juvenile blacktip and scalloped hammerhead sharks in the Galapagos Islands using a cutting-edge technique called metabarcoding.
On September 6 at 10 p.m., Galapagos Science Center researcher Greg Lewbart appears on PBS’s series “Evolution Earth” to discuss his work x-raying marine iguanas in the Galapagos Islands in order to better understand their adaptation. Greg Lewbart is a professor of aquatic, wildlife, and zoological medicine at North Carolina State University, one of the International Galapagos Consortium partners with the Center for the Galapagos Studies.
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, … Read more
In November 2022, a group of scientists embarked on a marine expedition to the Galapagos Islands to measure ocean conditions, the health of local wildlife like sea lions and marine iguanas, the impact of plastics on the environment, and more. … Read more
Learn about the history, objectives, methods, and preliminary results The Galápagos Islands are famous for their biodiversity and have been the subject of scientific study since the time of Charles Darwin in the 1830s. This extraordinary biodiversity is due to … Read more
In the fall of 2021, Dani Alarcón, a researcher from the Galapagos Science Center, and Hector Guzman, senior scientist from the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, first set out to tag blue whales off the coast of the Galapagos … Read more