By Ricardo Guerrero, Lynn Margulisà (auth.), Gabriel Trueba, Carlos Montúfar (eds.)
This quantity is a set of the essentially the most major lectures that recognized specialists offered at our foreign “summits on evolution” (2005, 2009) as up to date and revised chapters. The conferences came about on one of many huge islands of the Galapagos archipelago (San Cristobal) at GAIAS (Galapagos Institute for the humanities and Sciences) of the Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ), Ecuador. the most objective of the 2 Galapagos Summits on Evolution has been to assemble scientists and graduate scholars engaged within the examine of evolution, from life’s beginning to its present variety. as a result of their historic importance, the Galapagos are a distinct venue for selling finished learn on evolution and ecology and to make the study effects to be had to scholars and lecturers in all places, yet in particular from constructing international locations. As proven through the enthusiastic attendance at either summits and the numerous feedback to maintain them carrying on with, the conferences have opened new possibilities for college kids from Ecuador and different Latin American international locations to be encouraged via probably the most marvelous minds in evolutionary technological know-how.