The Marchetti Lab Goes to the Galapagos!
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The Marchetti Lab Goes to the Galapagos!

My lab group looks at small stuff–for example, our organisms of choice are microscopic, single-celled plantlike creatures called diatoms. But because gosh darn it that just ain’t small enough, we like to look at the genetic machinery (DNA, RNA, all that jazz) inside those organisms. So a lot of our time is spent in the … Continue reading

Conservation Minded: The Galapagos and changing the focus of conservation practices
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Conservation Minded: The Galapagos and changing the focus of conservation practices

What do you think of when you think about the Galapagos? Darwin, finches, tortoises, blue-footed boobys?   What else comes to mind? The word pristine, perhaps? How many people do you think live on the Galapagos (a volcanic archipelago owned by Ecuador, but located well off of the coast)? In 1970 there were around 4,000 … Continue reading

Darwin’s Paradise Lost
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Darwin’s Paradise Lost

Written by UNC Undergraduate Katie Overbey What do you think of when I say the Galápagos Islands? Maybe you think of a pristine, uninhabited, untouched natural habitat, populated with animals like the blue footed boobie and the Galápagos sea lion. Or you think of a tropical paradise with gorgeous beaches. Maybe it conjures up images … Continue reading