Third Summit on Evolution taking place in San Cristóbal, Galápagos

Charles Darwin (photo: Wikipedia)

Charles Darwin (photo: Wikipedia)

The University of San Francisco, Quito (USFQ) is holding its third Summit on Evolution in San Cristóbal, Galapagos, the place that originally inspired Charles Darwin to write “On the Origin of Species.”  Noted researchers are among the participants in the summit, running from June 1-5.  More information is available by clicking on this link to the university’s web site.

According to USFQ, “Human activities such as agriculture, medicine, industry, urbanization and tourism are leaving behind a footprint on many organisms, and these may lead to unexpected consequences for humanity and the environment. The understanding of these interactions and responses is critical to both avoid and manage nature and health-related complications.

“The Galapagos Islands are a unique setting for this debate not only because of their importance in evolutionary science and historical connections to Charles Darwin but also for their incomparable landscape scenery and unique biota.”