A research stay at Yachay Tech explores endemic flora
Through her stay, Anna Wojciechowska, from USFQ, contributed to the development of Yachay Tech’s research.
Anna Wojciechowska, a visiting professor from USFQ, did a three-month academic stay at Yachay Tech University. During her stay, Anna conducted research activities for the School of Biological Sciences and Engineering (ECBI). In addition, she spent time with the international community on campus through the different activities organized by the Coordination of International Cooperation and Academic Exchanges of the University.
Anna worked on a project called: “Study on the ecological and evolutionary mechanisms that underlie the patterns of phylogenetic diversity of the Amazonian forest community and island systems.” In order to develop this project, Anna had to carry out several activities on campus and at the Yachay Botanical Garden. Finally, her project was extended to include research about endemic plants of the Galapagos Islands.
In addition to the research she did for ECBI, Anna participated in international activities. The objectives of these stays are to diversify the University’s research and contribute to local and national development permanently through inter-university collaboration.