Research underway in Cleveland by graduate student Denisha Parker, undergraduate Ryan Byler, and entomologist Mary Gardiner was featured in the city's ciCLEvia event July 16.
In its second year, ciCLEvia is an open streets movement that periodically closes down sections of the city to motorists and opens it to everything from yoga to cycling to giant Jenga games and hula hooping.
On July 16, the group showcased the Central Neighborhood of Cleveland, allowing families to walk among five activity hubs. Included was an OARDC prairie research site that is looking at the importance of green spaces for native insect biodiversity and whether habitat design influences a green space’s conservation value.
For more on the research, visit: https://u.osu.edu/gardinerlab/research-studies/denisha-parker/.