The Universidad San Francisco de Quito has previously organized World Summits on Evolution I and II which have promoted the exchange of ideas among outstanding researchers working in the different branches and aspects of biology. World Summit on Evolution III will focus on the importance of evolution for humanity and our planet.
Human activities such as agriculture, medicine, industry, urbanization and tourism are leaving behind a footprint on many organisms, and these may lead to unexpected consequences for humanity and the environment. The understanding of these interactions and responses is critical to both avoid and manage nature and health-related complications.
The Galapagos Islands are a unique setting for this debate not only because of their importance in evolutionary science and historical connections to Charles Darwin but also for their incomparable landscape scenery and unique biota.