Wilson Iñiguez

Marine Biologist

Wilson is a marine biologist who graduated from the Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja (UTPL), who has worked with several projects at the Charles Darwin Foundation (CDF) over the years. In 2016, he volunteered with the Land Birds Project, which he concluded in order to return home and complete his bachelor’s degree at UTPL. In 2017, he returned to the archipelago as a field assistant for a Ph.D. student from Vienna University, once again in collaboration with the Land Birds Project. He was also part of the CDF as Logistics and Security Officer that year.

Later that year, he joined the Marine Invasive Species Program team, as a field assistant. Meanwhile, he also participated in the Subtidal Ecological Monitoring Project, until 2019 when he began his master’s studies. He obtained his master’s degree from Malaga University, in Spain, and based his master’s final work on the analysis of ships in The Galapagos as a possible dispersal vector of marine species within the archipelago. The results of this research are in the process of being published.

In late 2020 Wilson came back to be part of the Marine Invasive Species Program team, where he currently works as a junior researcher. Wilson’s aspiration is to profoundly understand marine ecological interactions which, through the use of technological tools, can generate high-quality information to contribute to the efficient management of the marine invasive species that threaten the archipelago.


The mission of the Charles Darwin Foundation and its Research Station is to tackle the greatest threats and challenges to Galapagos through scientific research and conservation action, in order to safeguard one of the world’s most important natural treasures.

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