Nicolas Moity

Researcher in Marine Sciences & GIS

Nicolás is Marine and Geographical Information Systems scientist at the Charles Darwin Research Station since June 2015. He has been involved in a wide range of applied research projects to support the management and decision-taking of Galapagos' Protected Areas.

These include research in Conservation Priorities through spatial analysis for the Re-Zoning of the protected areas, identifying the 50 environmental research questions of priority for the Galápagos Islands, the Atlas of the key species of Galapagos, the spatial distribution of mangroves and the evaluation of the ecosystem services they provide, developing a Key Biodivesity Area Index to locate priority regions for conservation, ecological monitoring of the sub-tidal coastal ecosystems, shark monitoring and performing spatial analysis of the distribution of key and flagship species such as sharks, mantas, albatrosses, penguins, etc. through distribution modelling.

Nicolas has worked for the Galapagos National Park Directorate in monitoring the impacts of marine tourism in the Galapagos Marine Reserve and lead a multi-institutional project on Sustainable Diving in 2016.


Monitoring the effects of climate change in the Galapagos Marine Reserve with Ecoventura

To honor our commitment with Ecoventura for conservation, we embarked on the M/V Galapagos Sky from February 23-29, 2020, initiating a new project: sea temperature monitoring in the Galapagos Marine...

Sharing Conservation Stories with Ecoventura

We joined the guests of the M/V Galapagos Sky to share the marine research we do at the CDF and our deep involvement with the conservation of the marine reserve of this World Heritage Site....

Conserving the Galapagos Islands with Ecoventura

This article was co-written by Salomé Buglass. Approximately a year ago, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed between the Ecuadorian tour-company, Ecoventura, and the Charles Darwin...

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