Managing Marine Bioinvasions in the Galapagos Islands Marine Reserve
Wednesday, 24 February 2021
Webinar closed, recording available here
The Galapagos Islands are under threat from possible invasive aquatic species, given the connectivity that exists with the Eastern Tropical Pacific, the increase in tourism and associated marine traffic and the effect of extreme climatic events such as the El Niño Southern Oscillation. The Charles Darwin Foundation, in collaboration with the Ecuadorian government and other partners, is developing risk assessments along with protocols for the prevention, early detection and management of marine invasive species in the Galapagos Marine Reserve.
Inti Keith, Principal Investigator, Charles Darwin Foundation
Dr. Inti Keith has worked at the Charles Darwin Foundation on different marine projects since 2010, including shark tagging, sea turtle monitoring and ecological monitoring before completing her PhD in marine invasive species in the Galapagos Marine Reserve. She now leads the Marine Invasive Species Program and the Subtidal Ecological Monitoring Program, as well as being the science group coordinator for the Eastern Tropical Pacific Marine Corridor (ETPMC) initiative.