Allison Gardner


🌑 Climate change, πŸ•Έ Ecology, 🦟 Health and the environment, 🐞 Insects, 🏞 Land and natural resource use, 🦠 Pathogens, πŸ› Pests and parasites, 🚣 Outdoor recreation, 😷 Public health, 🧳 Tourism, 🐾 Wildlife

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.

A bubble chart demonstrating a 50% research 50% teaching appointment split.
Gardner balances her time between teaching (50%) courses about entomology, infectious diseases and sustainability travel, and research (50%) on the emergence, spread, and sustainable management of infectious diseases that are transmitted by arthropod vectors.

Appointment details

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