Robert Tindle

General Assembly Member

Bob is a biologist who worked after graduation as one the first guides in Galapagos for 2 years (1971-73) and spent the following six months at the Charles Darwin Research Station. He returned to Galapagos as WWF-funded Resident Scientist (Ornithology) for 3 years (1976-79) and subsequently published papers in international peer-reviewed journals on the Flightless Cormorant and American Flamingo. He supervised many Ecuadorian bachelor and doctoral students in various sea-bird studies. He and his wife, Elizabeth, raised a son in Galapagos, who spent 10 months of his first two years of life with his parents out on research fields trips.
Bob later obtained a doctorate at University of London, and pursued a career in medical research, from which he retired in 2010 as Emeritus Professor and Director of a Clinical Virology Research Centre. He maintained his connection with the CDF as reviewer, as Governing Member (since 2015) and as member of ad hoc advisory committee. He led intermittent tour groups to the Archipelago.

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