A follow-up to our first Visit to the Galapagos Islands webinar, we’ll continue our exploration of these exotic islands. We’ll look at the geology, ecology, economics, and current political issues in the islands, as well as their central role in the history of science.
About the Presenter
Professor, Department of Geography, Geomatics, and Environment
University of Toronto Mississauga
A geologist by training, Barbara Murck completed her undergraduate degree at Princeton University, and her graduate degree in Geology at the University of Toronto. For the past ten years, Professor Murck has co-taught a field course in Ecuador for the University of Toronto’s Summer Abroad program, which sees students spend one month in the field studying geology, ecology, environmental science, and international development in the Andes, the Amazon, and the Galápagos Islands. Professor Murck is the author of several textbooks on geology and environmental science. She is an award-winning lecturer and was the recipient of the University of Toronto’s President’s Teaching Award in 2010.