Andrea Currylow, M.Sc., Ph.D.

Dr. Andrea Currylow is an ecologist at the Fort Collins Science Center, stationed in Everglades National Park, who works to develop science-based research that informs invasive species management. 


Dr. Andrea Currylow is a Research Ecologist with the USGS Invasive Species Science Branch of Fort Collins Science Center and stationed in Everglades National Park. She locally leads the invasive reptile research activities in the Park, working closely with partner organizations to develop science-based research aimed at informing invasive species management. Dr. Currylow has a broad research background and a continued interest in collaborations on topics including ecophysiology, anthropogenic effects on populations, conservation biology, behavioral ecology, and invasive species dynamics. 


  • Ph.D. Integrative & Evolutionary Biology, University of Southern California, 2017
  • M.Sc. Wildlife Science, Purdue University, 2011
  • B.Sc. Wildlife, Fish, & Conservation Biology, University of California at Davis, 2003

Professional Experience

  • 2019 - present - Research Ecologist, USGS-FORT stationed in Everglades, FL
  • 2011 - 2019 - Wildlife Conservation Scientist, USA, Madagascar, Indonesia, Antarctica
  • 2003 - 2009 - Consulting Wildlife Biologist, Southwestern USA