Research Group Nunkui Earth Spirit Wakan (Nunkui WAKAN)

  • Ecuador

Organization profile

Organization profile

The research group called "Nunkui wakan", a name taken from the Shuar language that means "Spirit of the Earth", was formed in July 2015 by gathering research professors from the Salesian Polytechnic University of Ecuador in Quito. The members are involved in studies related to biodiversity, environment and knowledge of the native peoples of Ecuador. On the other hand, Ecuador is home to 10% of the plant species and 8% of the animal species of the entire planet, which offers us a wide range of options for research. The first settlers who arrived in this region 13,000 years ago, began the process for knowledge of the use of resources, this information has been accumulated and transmitted through generations in native populations, our group intends to continue with this work and starting from traditional knowledge we want to develop new applications to the products of nature, especially those elements that improve the quality of human life.

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Projects 2016 2020

Efecto De La Toxicidad De Metales Pesados En Chlorella Sp. Proveniente De Fuentes Naturales De Agua Dulce_ Continuidad (Fase 2)

Guevara Segarra, M. F., Alban Fernandez, V. M., Freire Simbaña, J. J., Garrido Valenzuela, J. B. & Beltran Gallardo, N. J.

8/03/198/03/20

Project: Research and Development

Estudio Taxonómico, Propiedades Antibacteriales Y Anticancerígenas De Especies Seleccionadas De Los Géneros Caucaea, Gongora, Bulbophylum, Dichaea, Epidendrum, Huntleya, Maxillaria, Sobralia, Stelis (Orchidaceae).

Cerna Cevallos, M. F., Hirtz, A., Kolanowska, M., Cazar Iza, M. D. L. A., Granda Jativa, G. J., Mogrovejo Herrera, A. L., Molina Sandoval, L. J., Perez Reyes, D. B., Proaño Laiquez, Y. E., Quilachamin Guerrero, T. J., Quinchuela Barahona, C. D., Sanchez Collantes, V. S., Vaca Estrella, I. A. & Fuertes Flores, B. G.

8/03/198/03/20

Project: Research and Development

Estudio De Descripción Botánica Y Caracterización Pomológica Del Paso (Gustavia Macarensis)

Huachi Espin, L. E., Burbano, A., Caicedo, C., Vargas, Y., Gonzalez Collaguazo, J. S., Luzuriaga Gutierrez, V. V. & Beltran Gallardo, N. J.

8/03/198/03/20

Project: Research and Development