Ecuador’s Galapagos Islands are often referred to as a ‘living laboratory” for the study of evolution. Because of the Islands’ isolated position in the Pacific Ocean and the absence of predators, life here has developed into some of the most varied forms on the planet. The diversity of life on the Galapagos is the topic at the Thursday Oct 11th meeting of the Burke Mountain Naturalists. SFU biology professors Isabelle Côté and her husband John Reynolds will describe the highlights of their recent travels on and in the waters around the Galapagos Islands. This is a rare opportunity to hear from this duo, who are both research scientists and whose interests include reefs and their inhabitants (Côté) and conservation of endangered species (Reynolds). Their presentation will include a look at some of the complexities of conservation in the Galapagos, and stunning photographs of the Islands’ species.
Our location is:
King of Life Lutheran Church
1198 Falcon Dr (SW corner of Falcon and Guildford)
There is parking in the church parking lot, off the Falcon Drive entrance.