Sarah Scott wins prestigious NSF-GRFP

Congratulations to Sarah Scott who was awarded a fellowship from the prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program!

Sarah’s application is titled: Bees in the city: The impacts of fragmentation and contamination on bumblebee fitness.

Over 12,000 graduate students applied for this award in 2018 and Sarah was one of 2,000 awardees. She joins 40 other students at Ohio State who are currently NSF GRFPs– bringing the Gardiner lab GRFP total to 4 students!

Congrats to Sarah on this well-deserved and exciting recognition!

Gardiner lab members win at NCB-ESA!

Congratulations to Gardiner lab members who won awards at the North Central Branch meeting of the Entomological Society of America. We are very proud of all of our student talks– everyone who presented won an award!

1st place PhD 10-minute talk: Chris Riley
1st place MS 10-minute talk: Alex Tyrpak
2nd place MS 10-minute talk: Sarah Scott
2nd place Undergraduate 10-minute talk: Ellen Dunkle
3rd place PhD 10-minute talk: Katie Turo
3rd place MS 10-minute talk: Denisha Parker
Katie Turo also received a North Central Branch Educational Project Award for her 4-H project books: Insect Adventures I, II, III. You can find these books at Ohio 4-H’s website!

Summer 2019 field positions!

Join the Gardiner Lab this summer! We are a landscape ecology lab based in Columbus, OH but we primarily conduct our research in the urban ecosystem of Cleveland, OH. Our NSF-funded research focuses on designing sustainable urban green spaces that are both cost-effective and better for the environment. As one of our field technicians, you will gain both field and lab experience. Download the application to learn more.


(but accepted on a rolling basis afterwards)

At the end of your summer at the Gardiner Lab you can expect to gain:

  • An increased knowledge of Ohio’s diverse insect and plant communities
  • Skills in collecting unique arthropods including spiders, long legged flies, and bees
  • A resume-building research experience and potential letters of recommendation for future jobs

Pay: $9.50/Hour (up to 38 hours/week)
Location: Columbus, OH @ The Ohio State University
Duration: May to mid-August, 2019