Melina Lozano Durán
Research areas: bee biology, conservation pollination biology, ecology, biodiversity studies, conservation science outreach and education
Durán, who joined the Conservation & Research Department in 2017, earned her Agroecology degree from the Autonomous University of Chapingo in Mexico State, Mexico. As manager of the Plant Pollinator Program, Duran's work focuses on native insect pollinators, pollinator biology, plant-pollinator relationships, and community outreach on pollinator education. She works closely with several partners in the Southeast, including the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the U.S. Forest Service and the Greater Atlanta Pollinator Partnership.