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Tar Heels in the field in the Galapagos

July 25, 2022

Meet some of the Carolina researchers who are conducting their research more than 2,600 miles away on the Galapagos Islands. Many of these researchers are in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Galápagos: A gateway for global research

February 14, 2022

UNC Center for Galápagos Studies has been a hub of collaborative research activity. Diego Riveros-Iregui and Amanda Thompson, the center’s new interim co-directors, strive to use their own experiences from the islands to expand its reach as a world-renowned research institution.

PhD students turn pandemic challenges into opportunities

September 22, 2021

Esteban Agudo, a marine ecologist pursuing his degree in Ecology, Evolution & Organismal Biology (EEOB) and Savannah Ryburn, pursuing her PhD in the Environment, Ecology & Energy Program, turn challenges of pandemic into opportunities in Galapagos.

Sharing her Galapagos research

March 9, 2021

International Womenʼs Day is an opportunity to celebrate the social, professional and cultural achievements of women all over the world. Today Jill Stewart, deputy director of the UNC Center for Galapagos Studies, talks about her research.

Out of Sight, Out of Mind

February 12, 2021

About 71 percent of Earth is water. Of that water, 96.5 percent is oceans. So why do most air pollution and emissions studies focus on terrestrial research? An interdisciplinary team of UNC researchers has combined their expertise to determine how much marine-source emissions impact human health and the earth.

Reactivating the Galapagos economy

September 9, 2020

The UNC Center for Galapagos Studies and its partners are helping island communities recover from the pandemic’s impact.

Protecting the Galapagos Islands

April 21, 2020

Carolina researchers at the Galapagos Science Center have been shining a light on the challenges presented by human interactions on the islands and working to find the balance between helping the islands’ economy thrive while also protecting the iconic species.