Inti Keith

Principal Investigator Marine Invasive Species Project

Dr. Inti Keith is a Senior Marine Biologist at our Charles Darwin Research Station; she leads the Marine Invasive Species Program in collaboration with the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) as well as the long-term Subtidal Ecological Monitoring Project in the Galapagos Marine Reserve (GMR).

Inti worked in several different projects such as shark tagging and sea turtle monitoring before doing her PhD on Marine Invasive Species in the GMR. Her interests lie in understanding the current status of the GMR and evaluate the impacts non-native species can have on marine biodiversity, ecosystem services and the health of the GMR.

As part of her research she is interested in the connectivity that exists between the different Marine Protected Areas in the region, which is why she has been working with the Eastern Tropical Pacific Marine Corridor initiative (CMAR) to continue her research throughout the region. Inti has strong collaborations with the University of Southampton and the National Oceanography Centre (NOC), Williams College, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) and SERC.


Expedition for the Subtidal Marine Ecological Monitoring of the Galapagos Marine Reserve sailed in March 2019

On the 5th of March of 2019, a team made up of members of the Charles Darwin Foundation (CDF), Conservation International (CI), and the Galapagos National Park Directorate(DPNG, for its Spanish...

Subtidal Ecological Monitoring Program in the Galapagos Marine Reserve

The Ecological Monitoring Program was developed to provide the Galapagos National Park Directorate (GNPD) with a complete description of this community and to provide information on the dynamics and...

Science and tourism joining forces for the conservation of Galapagos

The Galapagos Biodiversity and Education for Sustainability Fund (GBESF) was created in 2017 by the Charles Darwin Foundation (CDF) and Ecoventura. CDF is a non-profit organization that provides...

3D Expedition to Darwin and Wolf

A team of expert scientists embarked on the M/V Queen Mabel this April to Darwin and Wolf to conduct surveys and asses the current state of the coral reefs of the northern part of the archipelago...

Investigation about Subtidal Monitoring of Non-native Species Begins in the Cocos Island National Park

Written in collaboration with Geiner Golfin, Management of Natural Resources for Cocos Island. An investigation was recently initiated in the Cocos Island National Park with the aims of minimizing...

Studying Coral Reefs in the Darwin and Wolf Expedition 2017

The Galapagos Archipelago has a new designation, a “Marine Sanctuary”, conformed by Darwin and Wolf; small islands located in the north. These islands have a lot to discover and protect. A group of...

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