Three female Ecuadorian scientists highlighted in Science magazine

The desire to determine why the tropics are more biodiverse, demonstrate the importance of preserving the rivers in the region and produce for the first time in history, one modern and updated list of all species of vascular plants of the Americas, have been some of the motivations of three Ecuadorians who authored lead publications in the journal Science. Science is one of the most important specialized magazines in the world, where only 25% of the articles published have a woman as the first author. Given this scenario, the challenge for these Ecuadorians has been even greater. Andrea Encalada, co-director…

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