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 of CDS Herbarium Assistant, working in plant research and conservation in the Galapagos Islands, was the perfect opportunity for her, a position she held from January 2020 to October 2021.


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...


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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