Spiders

My research has involved the behavioral ecology of spiders, especially the evolution of social behavior, and investigating the multiple factors that influence foraging complexity in a web-invading, sometimes kleptoparasitic, spider, Neospintharus trigonum.  In the past, I have investigated the effects of kleptoparasitism in colonies of the tropical social spider,  Anelosimus eximius in the Tambopata Reserved Zone, Madre de Dios, Peru.   You can check out some of those publications here:

Research gate profile

I present and do workshops about spiders in the New England area.  Most recently I presented the Spiders of New England, at the Harris Center in Hancock, NH, June 2018.

“Truths and Myths about Spiders” was a presentation that I gave – on September 17, 2013 at Howe Library in Hanover, NH.  They uploaded it to youtube in 4 parts.   This is part I.  If you watch it and are interested enough, you can find the other parts on youtube.