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Interdisciplinary Research

UNC Center for Galapagos Studies conducts interdisciplinary and integrative research that falls under five main categories:

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

Our research in the Galapagos contributes to four primary research priorities:

  • Assess Human-Environmental Impacts
  • Explore Social, Terrestrial, and Marine Sub-Systems
  • Discover New Knowledge to Inspire Innovation
  • Sustain Global Island Ecosystems

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CGS Seed Grants

The Center for Galapagos Studies (CGS) 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. Grants are to UNC faculty to undertake preliminary research or to enhance existing projects that lead to external grant applications.

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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, and human health.

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