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Buckeye Smart: Creating Bee Habitats in Cities
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Columbus, Ohio

Buckeye Smart: Creating Bee Habitats in Cities

Join us for the next Buckeye Smart Central Ohio Speaker Series event!

Join Dr. Mary M. Gardiner, Associate Professor in Ohio State’s Department of Entomology, for an interesting conversation about the growing conservation focus in shrinking cities. This presentation will examine how the design, management, contamination legacy, and landscape context of urban greenspaces influence their conservation value for bee communities.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017
11:30 a.m. Registration and lunch
12–1 p.m. Program

Longaberger Alumni House - Sanders Grand Lounge
2200 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, OH 43210
Directions / Parking


$10 per person; includes a lunch

About the Speaker

Dr. Mary M. Gardiner, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Entomology at The Ohio State University. Her research program focuses on the ecological value of urban vacant land. This work is concentrated in Cleveland, Ohio — a city that has experienced significant economic and population decline. She leads the Gardiner Lab, which examines how alternative vegetation designs and management regimes influence the value of vacant land for the conservation of biodiversity and the provision of ecosystem services.

Dr. Gardiner is also a State Specialist in Ohio State’s Extension program, focusing on identifying and attracting beneficial insects to gardens and farms to promote conservation and ecosystem services. In 2015, she released a book focused on natural enemies and their biological control role in home gardens, Good Garden Bugs: Everything You Need to Know about Beneficial Predatory Insects. She has also embraced the use of citizen science in her research with the statewide program, Pollination Investigators, which engages volunteers in the study of pollination services.

About Buckeye Smart

Buckeye Smart: Central Ohio Speaker Series is a lunch-and-learn experience hosted by The Ohio State University Alumni Association. Let Ohio State's experts teach you about the university's latest research, newest innovations and best-kept secrets!

Be sure to save the date for our next Buckeye Smart presentation on Tuesday, September 19, 2017. Additional Buckeye Smart presentation dates are listed below,

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Tuesday, December 5, 2017


Please call 800-762-5646 to register.

Unfortunately, we will not be able to provide refunds after your registration is processed.


Please contact the Alumni Association at or 800-762-5646