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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.

Celebrate UNC Science Week April 11-17

April 12, 2021

Morehead Planetarium and Science Center is hosting UNC Science Week — an entire week of virtual events to celebrate the amazing and important STEM research at Carolina  — from April 11-17 as part of the annual North Carolina Science Festival.

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.