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Our projects aim to find mechanisms to improve the protection of key terrestrial and marine ecosystems of the Galapagos Islands, as models for other oceanic islands and ecological vulnerable areas. We understand that the Galapagos is under a vast number of anthropogenic pressures, but also recognize that local populations are key to improving management and sustainability. We work closely with the Galapagos National Park and local governments to advance and improve management actions.

Our projects include topics in:

  • Endangered Species
  • Wildlife Veterinary
  • Agroecology
  • Protected Areas Spatial Planning

Watch this video on a collaborative project with the GSC and the Galapagos National Park to study Galapagos tortoises born in captivity:

Research Projects

Trees lining a dirt road

Hybridization and introgression in endemic and invasive plants in the Galapagos Islands

People: Bryan ReatiniMaría de Lourdes Torres, Hugo Valdebenito, and Todd Vision
Departments: Biology


Five researchers stand in a field around a drone, the middle researcher launching the drone into the air.

Agriculture, Wildlife, and Land Use in the Galapagos

People: Francisco Laso, Steve Walsh, and Javier Arce-Nazario
Departments: Geography