UNC-USFQ Galapagos Initiative Publishes New Book in Series
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Galapagos Science Center
The UNC Center for Galapagos Studies, a coordinating unit for the collaborative partnership between the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ) in Ecuador, has published a new title in its book series on historical human-environment interactions in the Galapagos Islands. The new book, “Land Cover and Land Use Change on Islands,” is the ninth title in the series.
The Center for Galapagos Studies, works to address the challenges facing the Galapagos Islands. In creating research, education and outreach programs, the Center’s goal is to encourage conservation efforts in the Galapagos and foster a sensitivity toward other protected areas worldwide.
UNC-Chapel Hill and USFQ partner to operate the Galapagos Science Center (GSC), a facility on San Cristóbal Island in Ecuador. The joint UNC-USFQ Galapagos Science Center is a state-of-the-art research center located on San Cristobal Island and the only university science space of its kind in the Galapagos.,
Stephen J. Walsh, Lyle V. Jones Distinguished Professor of Geography at UNC-Chapel Hill, and Carlos F. Mena, professor in the College of Biological and Environmental Sciences at USFQ, direct the GSC and lead the joint Galapagos Initiative. Walsh and Mena are among the co-editors of the series.
The book series, “Social and Ecological Interactions in the Galapagos Islands,” is published by Springer Nature. Other titles in the series include:
- “Urban Galapagos – Transition to Sustainability in Complex Adaptive Systems” (2019)
- “Understanding Invasive Species in the Galapagos Islands: From the Molecular to the Landscape” (2018)
- “Disease Ecology – Galapagos Birds and their Parasites” (2018)
- “Sustainable Energy Mix in Fragile Environments – Frameworks and Perspectives” (2018)
- “Darwin, Darwinism and Conservation in the Galapagos Islands” (2017)
- “The Galapagos Marine Reserve: A Dynamic Social-Ecological System” (2014)
- “Evolution from the Galapagos: Two Centuries after Darwin” (2013)
- “Science and Conservation in the Galapagos Islands: Frameworks & Perspectives” (2013)
Learn more about the book and the associated series on the Center for Galapagos Studies website.