The last February, researchers from the Ghent University traveled to Ecuador, assisted by an ESPOL delegation, who traveled from Guayaquil to work on different environmental research during a whole month in the Galapagos Islands.
Gent delegation was conformed by three main researchers Christine Van der Heyden, Ph.D. Stijn Bruneel, Ph.D. and Long Ho, Ph.D. also three doctoral students José Pontón, MSc. (Ecu), Lenin Riascos, Biol. (Ecu) and Maite Vanden Bulcke, Biol (Gent).
The research work “The Video Monitoring and DNA a new tool to study Endemic Species in Galapagos Islands.” by Christine Van der Heyden, Ph.D. Stijn Bruneel, PhD., “Larval collection and analysis of Mycteroperca olfax (‘bacalao’) and other fish species in the Galapagos” by José Pontón, MSc. and “Optimization of the eDNA as a tool to evaluate and detect the composition of fish communities with economic importance in the coastal areas of the Galapagos Archipelago” by Lenin Riascos, Biol.
The ESPOL delegation was formed by research assistants of the CADS, and managed by Luis Dominguez Granda, Ph.D. Director of the CADS (Center for Water and Sustainable Development)