Ph.D. student Plant & Soil Sciences, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Amherst, MA.
M.S. Plant & Soil Sciences, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Amherst, MA.
B.S. Environment Studies, Audubon Expedition Institute of Lesley College, Belfast, ME/Cambridge, MA.
Research Fellow, Medicinal Plant Program, Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA ~ 2007 to 2010
Program Coordinator, Medicinal Plant Program, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Amherst, MA ~ 2000 to 2007
Research Consultant, American Herbal Products Association, Silver Spring, MD ~ 2005
Agribusiness Volunteer, Citizens Network for Foreign Affairs, Washington, D.C. / Minsk, Belarus ~ 2003
Research Assistant, National Center for the Preservation of Medicinal Herbs, Rutland, OH ~ 2000
Gardner, Z. and M. McGuffin. 2011. Botanical Safety Handbook, 2nd Edition. CRC Press. Boca Raton, FL. In preparation.
Gardner, Z.,L. Lueck, E.B. Erhardt, and L.E. Craker. 2010. A morphometric analysis of Actaea racemosa L. (Ranunculaceae). In revision.
Craker, L., and Z. Gardner. 2005. Sustaining the harvest: Challenges in MAP production and markets. The 3rd World Congress on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants. Chiang Mai, Thailand. Acta Horticulturae. 676:25-30.
Craker, L., and Z. Gardner. 2005. Medicinal plants and tomorrow's pharmacy: An American perspective. Proceedings of the Frontis Workshop on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Wageningen, The Netherlands, 17-20 April 2005.
Craker, L., Z. Gardner, and S. Etter. 2003. Herbs in American fields: A horticultural perspective of herb and medicinal plant production in the United States, 1903 to 2003. HortScience 38(5):977-983.
Craker, L. and Z. Gardner. 2003. Dietary supplements: The new herbalism. HortTechnology 13(2):239-242.
Gardner, Z. and L. Craker. 2003. The medicinal plant program: Education, outreach, and research. Acta Horticulturae. 629: 403-407.
Gardner, Z. 2003. Medicinal plants: What, which, and why. Proceedings of the Appalachian Opportunities conference, Jan. 23 & 24, Mountain State University, Beckley, WV.
Gardner, Z. 2002. Cultivation and marketing of woodland medicinal plants. The Natural Farmer. Northeast Organic Farming Association.
Khan, I.A., T. Smillie, L. Craker and Z. Gardner (Eds.) 2006. Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Quality and Safety Issues Related to Botanicals. Acta Horticulturae 720.
Craker, L. and Z. Gardner (Eds). 2005. Proceedings of the 3rd World Congress on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants. Acta Horticulturae volumes 675-680.
Craker, L.E. and Z. Gardner. 2010. The Botany of Cannabis. In Holland, J. Cannabis: The Complete Guide. Accepted for publication.
Gardner, Z., M. McGuffin, M., and L.E. Craker. 2010 Safety Evaluation of Botanical Dietary Supplement: A Sys-tematic Review of the Literature. 9th Oxford International Conference on Science of Botanicals. April 12-15 2010, University, MS. ~ Honorable mention, student poster competition.
Gardner, Z. J.P. Baek, A.R. Donia, and L.E. Craker. 2009 Effects of Nitrogen on the Yield and Quality of Selected Chinese Medicinal Plants of the Lamiaceae Family. 8th Oxford International Conference on Science of Botanicals. April 6-9 2009, University, MS. ~ First prize, student poster competition.
Gardner, Z. and L. Craker. 2008. Evidence-based safety of botanical supplements. Natural Supplements: An Evidence Based Update, Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine, La Jolla, CA. January 18-20.
Gardner, Z. and L. Craker. 2006. Developing Search Strategies for Information on Herbal Safety: PubMed and Beyond. 5th Oxford International Conference on Science of Botanicals. August 21 –24 2006, University, MS.
Safety of Botanical Dietary Supplements: A Systematic Review of the Scientific and Traditional Literature. Sup-plySide East. April 26-28, 2010.
Introduction to Herbal Medicine. Cultural Diversity in Health & Illness course, guest lecture. School of Nursing,
University of Massachusetts, 2007.
Introduction to Medicinal Plants. Horticulture II course, Smith College, annual guest lecture. 2003-2010.
Introduction to Medicinal Plants. Advanced Pharmacology course, guest lecture. School of Nursing,
University of Massachusetts, 2006.
The History and Politics of Medicinal Plants in the U.S. Massachusetts Lavender and Herb Growers Association conference, Deerfield, MA. 2005.
Medicinal plants: What, which, and why. Appalachian Opportunities conference, Jan. 23 & 24, Mountain State University, Beckley, WV. 2003.
Plant identification. Appalachian Opportunities conference, Jan. 23 & 24, Mountain State University, Beckley, WV. 2002.
Cultivation and marketing of woodland medicinal plants. Northeast Organic Farming Association, Summer Conference. Amherst, MA. 2002.
Professional Memberships and Affiliations
American Botanical Council, Member
American Herbal Pharmacopoeia, Member
American Herbalists Guild, Member
Medicinal Plant Working Group, Member