Photo courtesy of Mary Lide Parker

Welcome! My name is Bryan Reatini. I'm a naturalist, 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 role of interspecific hybridization in biological invasions. More specifically, I am interested in understanding the dynamics of gene flow between native and introduced species and how it may contribute to the evolution of invasiveness within islands such as the Galapagos.

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, or if you're curious to know what it's like to do research in the Enchanted Isles, take a look at my blog!

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