Parker Gambino, Ph.D.

Field Associate

(845) 278-0267


Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley

Research Interests

Dr. Gambino works on Hymenoptera resource inventory monitoring, focusing on bees and wasps, mostly in the New York area.  He's a regular at BioBlitzes in the region.  He is also involved in local environmental education; a long-range project is the development of materials to make organisms of the urban forest usefully available to educators.


2006.  Ascher, J.S., Gambino, P., and Droege, S.  Adventive Hylaeus (Spatulariella Popov) in the New World (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Colletidae).  Proc. of the Ent. Soc. Washington 108: 237-239.

1996.  Gambino, P.  Dolichovespula (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) hosts of Aphomia sociella (L.) (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae).  J. New York Entomol. Soc. 103: 180-184.

1993.  Gambino, P.  Antibiotic activity of larval saliva of Vespula  wasps.  J. Invertebr. Pathology 61: 110.

1992.  Gambino, P.  Yellowjacket (Vespula pensylvanica ) predation at Hawaii Volcanoes and Haleakala National Parks: identity of prey items.  J.  Hawaiian Entomol. Soc. 31: 157‑164.

1992.  Gambino, P., Pierluisi, G.J., and Poinar, G.O.,Jr.  Field test of the nematode Steinernema feltiae  (Nematoda: Steinernematidae) against yellowjacket colonies (Hym.:Vespidae).  Entomophaga 37: 104‑114.

1991.  Gambino, P.  Reproductive plasticity of Vespula pensylvanica (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) on Maui and Hawaii Islands, U.S.A.  New Zealand J. Zool. 18: 139‑149.

1991.  Daly, H.V., Hoelmer, K., and Gambino, P.  Clinal geographic variation in feral honey bees in California, U.S.A.  Apidologie 22: 591‑609.

1990.  Gambino, P., Hoelmer, K., and Daly, H.V.  Nest sites of feral honey bees in California, U.S.A.  Apidologie 21: 35‑45.

1990.  Gambino, P.  Argentine ant Iridomyrmex humilis (Mayr) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) predation on yellowjackets (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) in California.  Sociobiology 17: 287‑298.

1990.  Gambino, P., Medeiros, A.C., and Loope, L.L.  Invasion and colonization of upper elevations of East Maui (Hawaii, U.S.A.) by Vespula pensylvanica (Hymenoptera: Vespidae).  Ann. Entomol. Soc. Amer. 83(6): 1088‑1095.

1990.  Gambino, P.  Mark‑recapture studies on Vespula pensylvanica queens (Hymenoptera: Vespidae).  Pan Pac. Entomol. 66(3): 227‑231.

1988.  Gambino, P. and Thomas, G.M.  Fungi associated with two Vespula (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) species in the eastern San Francisco Bay Area.  Pan Pac. Entomol. 64(2): 107‑113.

1987.  Gambino, P., Medeiros, A.C., and Loope, L.L.  Introduced vespids Paravespula pensylvanica prey on Maui's endemic arthropod fauna.  J. Tropical Ecology 3: 169‑170.

Teaching Experience

1996 - 2016 Biology Teacher, Greenwich High School:   Biology, Human Biology, Horticulture

1995-96 Earth Science Teacher, DeWitt Clinton High School:   NY State Regents Earth Science - 9th grade

1991-95 Biology Teacher, Bronx High School of Science:   NY State Regents Biology, Biomedical Ethics, Health

1999  Instructor, New York Botanical Garden:    The Honeybee and Garden Pollinators  (summer course)

1994  Instructor, New York Botanical Garden:    Entomology (summer course)

1984-6  Laboratory Teaching Assistant, UC Berkeley:   Functional Insect Anatomy, Introductory Biology,   Introduction to Entomology

1980‑81 Laboratory Teaching Fellow, Fordham University:   Microbiology

1979‑80 Laboratory Teaching Assistant, Fordham University:   General Biology

1978‑79 Science Teacher, IS 131 (Bronx, NY):   General Science