Eliza Van De Sande
Eliza Van de Sande completed her BSc at VUB working on cacao pollination. Later she enrolled in the TROPIMUNDO programme and completed a MSc degree in tropical ecology working on mutualistic relationships in Nepenthes plants in Malaysia. In 2021 she was awarded an FWO SB fellowship to continue her work on cacao pollination. She will reconstruct global variation in cacao pollinators and test different techniques to promote production of cacao pollinators in plantations.