Byron Delgado

GIS Researcher

Byron Delgado M. is an expert in spatial data management. He is trained in Geographical and Environmental Engineering, and has a Master's degree in Territorial Planning and Environmental Management. He is a researcher of the Innovation, Research and Development Program for the Charles Darwin Foundation in Galapagos, Ecuador. He has participated in several scientific research projects contributing in the generation of geographic representations of habitats of key species of the islands, and generating knowledge on how different environmental and physical factors interact in the generation of flora and fauna important for the Galapagos socio-ecosystems.
Spatial information is critical to all the work that scientists do. With Byron's support through research and data management, scientific output achieves greater impact, greater credibility, and more comprehensive results.


Galapagos: volcanoes within oceanic islands

The Galapagos Islands are known globally for their great biodiversity, their high levels of endemism and the role they played in helping Charles Darwin to formulate his theory on evolution by...

Sea Turtles from above: Drones used for research & conservation

“Try to be like the turtle, at ease in your own shell.”- Bill Copeland Humans are one of the most evolved and rationals beings on Earth, but there are some things that we can learn. In this blog I’m...

Galapagos: promoting the sustainable use of the ocean

The contribution of the fishing sector to the economy and to human food has been widely documented. And during the COVID19 pandemic, it was no exception. This season, one of the most important...

Humans in the Galápagos Islands

The community in the Galapagos Islands is of great relevance in the research programs of the Charles Darwin Foundation (CDF). It is also of relevance for the natural conservation of the archipelago....

Galapagos Lizard and Human Settlements Sharing Habitats

Through the shore of the bigger islands of our archipelago we have several friends that build the beautiful landscape that we use as sustenance of our lives. In the coastal zone, and some part of...


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