The Galapagos Islands

Bartoleme Island

From studying lava tubes, a geographical feature caused by a very hot, voluminous and long- lasting eruption, to surveying the native and endemic Amaranthus populations, to learning why only the adult Giant Tortoise migrate.  The scholars at Washington University in St. Louis follow their research goals to the extraordinary Galapagos Islands.

Read about the following WUSTL scholars and their global impact in Washington Magazine: The Galapagos Islands

Aaron Addison, MSGISc, director of geographical information systems (GIS) and data services for Olin Library

Bob Osburn, MS, laboratory administrator for the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences in Arts & Sciences
Katherine E. Waselkov, PhD ’13 (Biology, Arts & Sciences)
Susan Flowers, MA ’98, assistant director, Institute for School Partnership
Stephen Blake, PhD, visiting scientist, Department of Biology in Arts & Sciences