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:
I also do informal presentations on facts and myths about spiders. My Spiders of New England, at the Harris Center in Hancock, NH was recorded in June 2018.