Photo courtesy of Mary Lide Parker

Welcome! My name is Bryan Reatini. I'm a conservationist, ecologist, and evolutionary biologist researching native & invasive plant species in the Galápagos Islands, Ecuador.

Currently I am working towards earning my PhD at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the Vision Lab, with the primary focus of my research being the influence of interspecific hybridization on range dynamics. More specifically, I am interested in understanding the specific ecological and evolutionary genetic factors which determine when hybridization results in range expansion, stabilization, or decay.

If you're interested in reading about my work, please check out my research page. If you'd like to get in touch with me about outreach opportunities, take a look at my outreach page and shoot me an email. To see a collection of photos I've gathered throughout my travels, take a trip through my travel portal!








Sunset illuminating Santa Cruz island, as seen from San Cristobal island, Galápagos.