What’s New at GSC

Read up about our researcher’s latest publications in the “Spotlighted articles and publications” section. You can also find links to publications on “Our Researchers” page.

Catch up on the most recent colloquium by reading the summary and flipping through the researcher’s presentation in the “Summaries and presentations from weekly colloquiums” section.

Listen to the last week’s radio show in the “Awareness / Con Ciencia” Radio Show Podcasts section.

Read the “Awareness / Con Ciencia” magazines to learn more about our researchers and relevant current research in the corresponding section.

Spotlighted articles and activities

The Drone, an effective and minimally invasive research tool, helps to map invasive plant species in Galapagos

GALAPAGOS SCIENCE CENTERMariana Camacho, master's student at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (Colombia) and researcher at the Escuela Superior Politécnica del Chimborazo, recently visited San Cristóbal, Galapagos alongside Galapagos Science Center researcher, Gonzalo...

Marine barriers regulate the genetic exchange of sharks and rays

GALAPAGOS SCIENCE CENTERHave you ever heard of elasmobranchs? Well, they are sharks and rays that are found distributed in the seas around the world. Elasmobranchs live in different habitats, from tropical reefs to deep polar waters, which makes them very interesting...

How Coffee Brought Together Agriculture, Conservation and Economic Recovery in Galapagos

GALAPAGOS SCIENCE CENTERI had the most informative and calming guide as I went out to Kicker Rock just off San Cristobal, Galapagos, for my first snorkel in over 10 years. Nicolas Balon was reassuring me that it was fine to swim with hammerhead sharks and I tried to...
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Researchers continue vital work at Galapagos Science Center

GALAPAGOS SCIENCE CENTERCarolina’s Galapagos Science Center (GSC) recently started accepting limited researchers and students back to its state-of-the-art research facility on San Cristobal, Galapagos. First in line was Greg Lewbart, an adjunct professor in the UNC...

The time is now to tackle climate change

Historically, the Galapagos Islands have been used for studies in a variety of fields…

Learn more about the incredible journey of a tiger shark from the Galapagos Islands to Cocos Island

Alex Hearn, professor at Universidad San Francisco de Quito and researcher at the Galapagos Science Center, has been doing science for several years in the Galapagos Islands and in Cocos Island- Costa Rica…

Tiger Shark Makes Historic Journey From the Galapagos Marine Reserve to Cocos Island National Park

GALAPAGOS SCIENCE CENTERPress Release: 21 June 2021 Tiger Shark Makes Historic Journey From the Galapagos Marine Reserve to Cocos Island National Park Discovery highlights need to create a marine “superhighway” connecting the two UNESCO World Heritage Sites Scientists...

Vaccination process progresses successfully in Galapagos with the support of USFQ and GSC

GALAPAGOS SCIENCE CENTERThe mass vaccination campaign began in the province of Galapagos at the end of April 2021. The Ministry of Public Health (MSP) and the Governing Council of the Galapagos special regime (CGREG) led this process and received the invaluable...

Declines and recovery in endangered Galapagos pinnipeds during the El Niño Event

GALAPAGOS SCIENCE CENTEROur researchers Diego Páez- Rosas and Majorie Riofrío with Adrian Marchetti and Harvey Seim researchers from UNC-Chapel Hill, and Eduardo Espinosa and Jorge Torres from the Galapagos National Park Directorate, presented their work called...

Microbiological studies detect Mycoplasma in Galapagos sea lions

GALAPAGOS SCIENCE CENTERA few days ago Galapagos Science Center (GSC) researchers Soledad Sarzosa and Diego Páez-Rosas, together with several renowned researchers, published their work called "Appearance of mycoplasmas in Galapagos sea lions (Zalophus wollebaeki) and...

Summaries and presentations from weekly colloquiums

Learn more about the incredible journey of a tiger shark from the Galapagos Islands to Cocos Island

Alex Hearn, professor at Universidad San Francisco de Quito and researcher at the Galapagos Science Center, has been doing science for several years in the Galapagos Islands and in Cocos Island- Costa Rica…

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Memories of Colloquium #1 of 2020

Anne Guezou, environmental educator and researcher, shared the results of 10 years of the Ecology…

Memories from Colloquium #14 on May 9th, 2019 – Sharks: What´s fact and what´s fiction?

Salvador Jorgensen, Senior Research Scientist at the Monterey Bay Acquarium in California presented about “Myths and Truths about Sharks” to more than 40 local community members and USFQ students.

Awareness with Science/ Con Ciencia” Radio Show Podcasts

The GSC team periodically organizes interviews and relevant content to tell the community about our activities that we do along our three pillars of interdisciplinary research, education through science and community outreach.

You can listen to any of the programs below. Please note that the majority are only in Spanish, as the primary audience is the local Galapagos community

“Program Overview – International Shark Research, Science through Stories and Domestic Violence Research”

Section

Guests

Interview topic

I. Interdisciplinary research

Michael Stanhope, Cornell University, USA

Genomic research of the Great White Shark – what we can learn to improve biomedics and human health

II. Education through science

Freddy Ricaurte, Enchanted Radio

Overview of “Marti, the Hammerhead Shark” book

III. Community Outreach

Flavio Carrera, USFQ

Research Project for Violence Prevention with support from the Galapagos Governing Council and Ministry for Economic and Social Inclusion

“Program Overview – Marine Megafauna Migration, Transformative Education and GSC Family Science Events”

Section

Guests

Interview topic

I. Interdisciplinary research

Naima López, GSC Affiliated Researcher with Alex Hearn, PI

Marine species migration: focus on tuna

II. Education through science

Oliver Carrick, USFQ-Galapagos English Coordinator and Professor

English, Collaborative Learning and Transformative Education

III. Community Outreach

Leidy Apolo and Viviana Vizuete

Memories of the last Family Science Event on November 30th

“Program Overview – Science through Stories, Local Teacher´s Perspective and GSC Family Science Events”

Section

Guests

Interview topic

I. Interdisciplinary research

Alex Hearn, GSC Researcher

Creating Marti: the Science behind the Story of “Marti, the Hammerhead Shark”

II. Education through science

Enma Espinoza, Grade School Teacher at Pedro Pablo School

Benefits of participating with her students in the Connecting with Nature Program

III. Community Outreach

Leidy Apolo and Viviana Vizuete

Invitation to attend the last Family Science Event on November 30th

“Program Overview – Marine Mammals in California, Science to Solutions Workshop and Climate Change Activism”
Section Guests Interview topic
Interdisciplinary research Soledad Sarzosa, GSC Researcher Marine mammals in California
Education through science Juan Pablo Muñoz, GSC Researcher Science to Solutions Plastics Workshop
Community Outreach Virginia Portilla & Jorge Vasquez, Franz Weber Foundation

“San Cristobal for the Climate”

 

“Program Overview – Responsible Lifestyles and Science to Solutions Workshop”
Section Guests Interview topic
I. Interdisciplinary research Leonardo Anselmi, Franz Weber Foundation Director (Southern Europe and Latin America)

Compassionate Conservation and Responsible Lifestyles

 

II. Education through science Daniel Keegan, Kevin Cabrera & Wilson Andrade, Join Science members Workshop participation and invitation to community presentation
“Human Resources in Tourism, GSC´s Join Science Program and Local Women´s Movement”

Section

Guests

Interview topic

I. Interdisciplinary research Juan Carlos Valdivieso, Coordinator for the Hospitality and Sustainable Hotel Major at USFQ Human resources in the hospitality sector
II. Education through science Dagfin Sotomayor, member of Join Science! GSC´s Join Science! Program
III. Community Outreach

Olivia Rogel, Galapagos Women´s Movement

Catalina Arroyo, Casa Matilde Foundation Workshop Facilitator

ELLAS Event

“Awareness / Con Ciencia” Magazine

The GSC periodically publishes a magazine to communicate science and our activities in a creative manner for a general public readership

First Edition – Spanish Only

Second Edition – English and Spanish