Andrea Pilar Drager

Fulbright Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Research Scholar

Andrea’s research has been focused on community ecology and biodiversity, plant reproduction, and plant-pollinator interactions in tropical forests. Drager has experience managing lab and field research teams and projects, engaging stakeholders, and working in diverse and international contexts on topics related to ecosystem services, community conservation and sustainable agriculture. Currently, she is a Fulbright Scholar working with the University of Dschang, Cameroon, and forest communities, to document local ecological knowledge and ethnotaxonomy related to pollinators, particularly bees, in the Congo Basin rainforest. Learning to take a more holistic, interdisciplinary, inclusive, and applied approach to research is important to Andrea, as she is working to lower barriers to scientific communication between lower- and higher-resource countries.