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Research Areas

UNC Center for Galapagos Studies conducts interdisciplinary and integrative science in the Galapagos.

  • Biodiversity
  • Environmental Change
  • Community & Human Health
  • Conservation
  • Oceans

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CGS Seed Grants

The Center for Galapagos Studies awards seed grants to select projects. These awards are designed to foster the development of research partnerships and projects in the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador, with a focus on the Galapagos Science Center, a jointly developed and supported facility of UNC-Chapel Hill and the Universidad San Francisco de Quito. Grants are to UNC faculty to undertake preliminary research or to enhance existing projects that lead to external grant applications. Preference is given to new project initiatives. The Galapagos Initiative emphasizes the study of the social, terrestrial, and marine sub-systems in the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador and their integration through a focus on population, health, and environment. Read more >>

Recent Publications

Our interdisciplinary research team publishes on variety of themes including marine and terrestrial ecology, plant and animal biology, water quality, human-environment interactions, human health, and others.

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