GSC Research is cutting edge in a World Heritage Site and seeks to complement other organizations´ initiatives, all regulated by the Ecuadorian Government. This video filmed in Spanish by the Ecuadorian Ministry for Knowledge and Human Talent Coordination shows you some of the incredible species that live here and a few of our researchers: Diego Paéz-Rosas, Juan Pablo Muñoz-Pérez y Carlos Mena.
Doing Research in A World Heritage Site
Over the years the majority of GSC research projects have focused on furthering local and internationally comparative knowledge in the natural sciences disciplines. Many research projects require data collection within the protected areas of Galapagos under the management of the Galapagos National Park Directorate (DPNG).
Research in the Galapagos Islands is highly regulated to ensure preservation of the 97% land mass that is set aside as national park protected areas with only certain visitation sites accessible to the public. The GSC facilitates required Scientific Research Permits for these studies under a formal agreement signed with the DPNG through the USFQ.
Gradually more GSC research projects occur in the non-protected areas of Galapagos and are coordinated with other governmental agencies, like the Public Health Ministry (MSP), Animal Husbandry and Agricultural Ministry (MAG) and the National Agricultural Research Institute (INIAP), as well as other organizations.
Find out more about the interesting research we do on the islands that informs science around the world.
GSC has currently multiple ongoing research projects in three principal categories: Marine Ecology, Terrestrial Ecology and Social Sciences. Click one of the photos below to see a list of publications in each area
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GSC Research is Interdisciplinary and Impactful
Our Reseachers work together across disciplines to further science and inform policy makers around the world. Get to know some of our internationally recognized projects.