Patricia Jaramillo Díaz

Principal Investigator - Galapagos Verde 2050

Patricia is an Ecuadorian researcher who arrived in Galápagos in 1996 to conduct her doctoral thesis on "Human Impact on the Endemic Flora of the Archipelago." She joined the CDF in 1998 to work on the conservation of threatened species.

Specialized in ecology and conservation biology, Patricia leads research projects on threatened flora, plant-animal interactions, and ecological restoration. Currently, she serves as Senior Researcher, leading CDF’s Galápagos Verde 2050 program focused on ecological restoration, recovery of threatened species, and the assessment of endemic flora according to IUCN categories. She is also the Chief Curator of CDF’s Herbarium.

Patricia also worked as a professor of botany at the Central University of Ecuador, and served for almost a decade as the main coordinator of the CDF's four natural history collections.

As a member of the IUCN Specialist Group on Galápagos Plants (SSC) and the Society for Ecological Restoration (SER), Patricia has been recognized with the Santa Cruz Scientific Merit Medal, as well as awards from institutions such as the California Academy of Sciences, University of Cambridge, and Galapagos Conservation Trust, demonstrating her commitment to research and her contribution to conservation.


Patricia's stories

Andres Cruz
08 Aug 22 /
Microbiology arrived at the Galapagos Verde 2050 Program
Patricia Jaramillo Díaz
20 Feb 24 /
The GV2050 Program nourishes not only plants!
Patricia Jaramillo Díaz