Author: Ben_GCT

  • December 6, 2017

    Changing beaks – A shift in evolutionary thought by Sarah Langford »

    From the isolated island of Daphne Major in Galapagos to semi-ancient woodlands in Oxfordshire in the UK, an advance in scientific techniques has enabled us to increase our understanding of evolution on a scale Darwin could not have envisaged. In the heart of Oxfordshire seventy years ago, a pioneering long-term study of the great tits read more

  • November 7, 2017

    The need for sustainable tourism practices in Galapagos by Ben Stockwell »

    As the birthplace of Darwin’s theory of evolution, and with one of the highest rates of endemism in the world, the argument for conserving the unique flora and fauna of the Galapagos Islands may appear to be straightforward. Putting aside the intrinsic value of nature and our moral duty to preserve it, the findings made read more

  • October 4, 2017

    Teaching ‘Evolution In A Day’ resources! »

    By Sarah Langford, GCT education writer How do you approach teaching evolution to primary school children? Do you need help in planning activities that are suitable and exciting for the young scientists in your classroom? Look no further! We have developed an innovative ‘hands on’ day of activities designed to tackle this tricky concept, ticking read more

  • August 29, 2017

    Giant Tortoises in Galapagos »

    Giant Tortoises in Galapagos By volunteer Matthew Brace The Galapagos giant tortoise is one of the most famous species in the Archipelago. Originally, 14 subspecies inhabited the Islands and their morphological diversity was one of the inspirations for Darwin’s theory of evolution. There are now only 10 subspecies left after the last Pinta tortoise, Lonesome read more