Eleanor Gardner

Eleanor Gardner

Outreach & Engagement Coordinator
785-864-2380
Dyche Hall

Eleanor Gardner is the Outreach & Engagement Coordinator for the Biodiversity Institute and Natural History Museum.

Publications: 

Lundgren, L., Crippen, K.J., Gardner, E.E., Perez, V.J. and Leder, R. (2018). Mental models and social media personas: A case of amateur paleontologists. International Journal of Social Media and Interactive Learning Environments, 6(1), pp. 44-69.

Pirlo, J., MacFadden, B.J., Gardner, E.E., Perez, V.J., and Porcello, D. (2018). Connecting fossil clubs with K-12 teachers. Connected Science Learning, 6, pp. 1-22.

Gardner, E.E., Walker, S.E., and Gardner, L.I. (2016). Palaeoclimate, environmental factors, and bird body size: A multivariable analysis of avian fossil preservation. Earth-Science Reviews, 162, pp. 177-197.

Education: 

Graduate Certificate, Nonprofit Leadership, University of Florida, 2017

M.S., Geology, University of Georgia, 2011
B.A., Biology, Agnes Scott College, 2007

 

Scholarly Interests

Vertebrate paleontology and taphonomy (especially avian bone taphonomy)
Bone diagenesis
Fossil forensics

Professional Presentations: 

Gardner, E.E.* and Humphrey, J. (2018). Collections delivered: The mobile KU natural history museum. Poster presentation at the national meeting of the Geological Society of America: Indianapolis, IN.

Lundgren, L.*, Bex, R.T., Crippen, K.J., Gardner, E.E.*, Mills, S.M., and MacFadden, B.J. (2018). Implementing social media campaigns and webinars to promote professionalization in paleontology. Poster presentation at the national meeting of the Geological Society of America: Indianapolis, IN.

Pirlo, J.*, MacFadden, B.J., Gardner, E.E., Perez, V., and Porcello, D. (2018). FOSSILS4TEACHERS! - Connecting fossil clubs with K-12 teachers. Oral presentation at the national meeting of the Geological Society of America: Indianapolis, IN.

Gardner, E.E.* (2018). Engaging creatively with nature: Lawrence bugblitz & youth photography competition. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Kansas Environmental Education Conference: Lawrence, KS.

Gardner, E.E.*, MacFadden, B.J., and Crippen, K.J. (2017). Best practices and lessons learned in developing a community of citizen scientists via the FOSSIL project. Oral presentation at the national meeting of the Geological Society of America: Seattle, WA.

*denotes presenter

Professional Societies: 

Geological Society of America

Paleontological Society

Association for Women Geoscientists

National Association of Geoscience Teachers