At universities and colleges across the LEAP region, researchers are helping us learn more about pollinators and their habitats in order that we can better conserve them.

The Gardiner Lab studies the ecology of urban greenspaces. Much of their work focuses on the ecological and conservation value of vacant land.

Dr. Mitchell’s main research interest is in the evolutionary ecology of plant pollinator interactions, focusing on how plant mating patterns and success are affected by pollinator behavior and abundance.