The Gardiner Lab provides outreach presentations focused on identifying and enhancing beneficial insects in home gardens, urban greenspaces and urban agroecosystems. Dr. Gardiner published a book on this topic in 2015.

Good Garden Bugs: Everything You Need to Know About Beneficial Predatory Insects

By: Dr. Mary M. Gardiner



The Gardiner Lab also operates a citizen science program, Pollination Investigators, wherein volunteers measure the pollination service provided by insects in home gardens across Ohio. For more information see our website: u.osu.edu/pollinationinvestigators.

In the meantime, please enjoy this educational video, Building Bee Habitat in Your Backyard, that four Gardiner Lab members created together in 2017!