Welcome to the Charles Darwin Datazone Portal. You can use the applications here to search through our online databases of biological data, meteorological data and publications.
CDF Checklists Database: this online database represents the first successful attempt to establish a comprehensive taxonomic register of all species reported from Galapagos. Additionally, the list provides detailed information about the origin and distribution of the species, according to current scientific knowledge. The list constitutes a unique reference tool about the species of this tropical archipelago.
Total number of species names online 9766 (8112 accepted), 459 rejected.
Origin of taxa: 1762 introduced species, 4461 native species.
CDF Collections Database. This is our database of specimen data of our Natural History Collections. Search here for biological specimens collected inthroughout the Galapagos Archipelago by CDF staff and visiting scientists. The database also contains many records of historic specimens collected in Galapagos but deposited in collections all around the world, not only in Galapagos.
There are 95067 unique specimens currently on line.
CDF Meterological Database. This application allows you visualize Galapagos weather records and download our current data sets. Presently two sites on Santa Cruz record daily weather variables, one weather station is located in the highlands and one is located at sea level.
Mean air temperature on Santa Cruz in November:
Sea Level: 22.29 ℃
Highlands: 21.26 ℃
CDF Galapagos Research Online Archive. This is the online archive of the Galapagos Research Journal, published by the CDF. The journal covers all aspects of scientific research in Galapagos. Using this application you can search for individual articles and download both articles and entire volumes in pdf format. You can also directly submit your scientific article to the editor. Please review the instructions.
Our most recent issue is Volume 67, published in 2010.
There are currently 63 volumes and 643 articles online.
Step into Charles Darwin’s shoes from the comfort of your own computer. Darwin for a Day is a web application that allows you to explore the Galapagos Islands through Google Street View and document its unique plants and animals. When you see an animal or plant you’d like to catalogue, you can report it by creating an observation. You can just enter your best guess at what it is (i.e. "bird") or enter in a specific scientific name, if you know it! All of your observations will be shared with the iNaturalist community & the Charles Darwin Foundation, and will contribute to research of the Galapagos Islands.
Use this web application to explore the biodiversity of the Galapagos Islands within their geographic context. The graphics and diagrams help to visualize important aspects of the distribution of species throughout Galapagos, based on specimen data from Natural History Collections hosted at the Charles Darwin Research Station and a few other collections throughout the world. Compare distribution data of native and introduced species and visualize sampling effort represented in the collections. Data analyzed in this application are approximately 90,000 unique specimens records from the CDF Collection Database.