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.

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.