Sarita Mahtani-Williams

Herbarium Assistant

After completing her degree in biology at Cardiff University (UK), she decided to specialize in biodiversity conservation.

The plant kingdom is an important base for most living beings, and she was particularly interested in understanding the relationship between plants and animals observed in nature. Her Masters’ thesis therefore consisted in investigating interactions between plants and their pollinators, in a botanical garden in Cornwall, for the conservation of native plants.

Having been born on an island (Canary Islands), the position as CDS Herbarium Assistant, working towards plant research and conservation in the Galapagos Islands just seemed like the perfect opportunity for her. Now, and since January 2020, she feels lucky to be able to learn every day and apply her knowledge to the preservation of endemic and native plant biodiversity of the Galapagos.

Articles

From the “Fortunate Islands” to the “Enchanted Islands” … the CDS Herbarium and GV2050 join forces for the ecological restoration of Baltra!

In March 2020, the Natural History Collections joined the Galápagos Verde 2050 project team to collect specimens on the island of Baltra and help plant endemic species. Together, we contribute...

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