Gardner is a medical entomologist who studies the the ecology of infectious diseases transmitted by the bite of infected arthropods like mosquitoes or ticks. She integrates field-collected ecological data and public health surveillance data to: identify environmental conditions that enhance vector-borne disease transmission; design effective, sustainable vector management strategies; predict future hotspots of disease transmission to facilitate targeted public health prevention and intervention efforts. Visit Gardner’s biography to learn more.
Gardner’s work is supported by:
- School of Biology and Ecology at the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry and Agriculture
- Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station
Experiment Station contributions
- Current project: The Ecology and Management of Arthropod-Borne Disease
- Current project: Biology, Ecology, and Management of Emerging Disease Vectors