Andrea Carvajal-Román

Taxonomic-Entomological Assistant of the Terrestrial Invertebrate Collection

Andrea is a biologist from the coffee region of Colombia, she began her relationship with science conducting research studies focused on the ecological interactions of parasitoid wasps, butterflies and the host plants. She has a master's degree in science from The National University of Colombia (UNAL) and has experience in Natural History Collections, morphological tools for the taxonomic study of insects and a special interest in developing scientific knowledge to learning spaces. Her most recent projects include the faunistic recognition of a parasitoid wasps genus through the evaluation of traditional traits and key structures in geometric morphometrics. Her groups of interest are wasps, ectoparasite flies and butterflies. She currently contributes to the CDF as Taxonomic-Entomological Assistant of the Terrestrial Invertebrate Collection (ICCDRS) where she hopes to contribute and encourage the conservation, protection and study of Galapagos invertebrates.

Articles

Expedition to Española: A world of questions about Galapagos insects and endemic plants

What’s the island like? Has anyone else collected insects here? What kind of insects live there? Is there any interaction between endemic plants and insects? These are some of the questions I...

Sarah and the Galapagos Critters: The Terrestrial Invertebrate Collection (ICCDRS)

In 2020, The Coleopterists Society launched a call to recognize young people between 7th grade and 3rd grade who were interested in the study of beetles. The Collection of Terrestrial Invertebrates...

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