Individual Scientists

Homepages of arachnologists; scientists who study some aspect of arachnology.

Acosta Luis EduardoAcosta Luis Eduardo. Scorpions and Opilions. CONICET / Profesor Adjunto, Cátedra de Diversidad Animal I, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas, Físicas y Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (Argentina)10/26/03
Agnarsson IngiPh.D. Student. Systematics of Anelosimus and Theridiid Spiders. Department of Biological Sciences George Washington University. Washington (USA)10/26/03
Alberti, GerdComparative Ultrastructure of Arachnids, includes videos, photos (Germany)11/29/04
Andrade Maydianne C.B.Assistant Professor, Division of Life Sciences, University of Toronto at Scarborough (Canada). Research interests: Sexual selection, the evolution of mating systems, and sexual cannibalism in Latrodectus (Canada)10/26/03
Behan-Pelletier ValerieSoil mites, Biological Resources Division (Canada)10/26/03
Bell JamesJames is interested in spider conservation, particularly that which relates to management issues. His post-doc is on spiders in agriculture and the migration between field margins and the crop environment. Post-Doctoral Fellow in Ecology, School of Life Sciences, University of Surrey Roehampton, London (UK)10/26/03
Binford Greta J.(Email). A post-doc at the University of Arizona. Is interested in the diversity of spider venom chemistry and how it relates to variation in feeding biology (USA)10/26/03
BlackLedge Todd A.Evolutionary diversity of orb-weaving in Hawaiian spiders and Evolution and ecology of stabilimenta in spider webs. University of California, Berkeley (USA)10/26/03
Blick TheoFaunistics and ecology of Central European Arachnids, general interest in systematics and taxonomy of spiders (Germany)11/30/05
Bonte DriesEvolutionary ecology of dispersal in spiders (especially ballooning dispersal) and other arthropods; population ecological and genetical effects of habitat fragmentation; biogeography and conservation biology of arthropods in coastal and inland dunes; the use of arthropods as bio-indicators (Belgium)10/26/03
Borges Adolfo(Email) Field of research is the toxinology of Caribbean Tityus scorpion venoms. Associate Professor at the Department of Cell Biology, Universidad Simon Bolivar, Caracas (Venezuela)10/26/03
Bosselaers JanServes science in his spare time by studying spiders and makes airbrush paintings of them (Belgium)10/26/03
Buchar JanProfessor Buchar lectures on the system, phylogenesis, and comparative morphology of invertebrates, biogeography, arachnology and protection of invertebrates, and the use of invertebrates for bioindication purposes (Czech Republic)10/26/03
Buddle ChrisResearch interests: Terrestrial arthropod biodiversity, in particular spider and insect diversity in managed and unmanaged forests; the effects of downed woody material on arthropod communities; the role of generalist predators in detritus-based food webs; spider ecology, life-history, and taxonomy. Department of Natural Resource Sciences, McGill University, Quebec (Canada)10/26/03
Capocasale Roberto M.Research interest: biosystematics and ecologics of Araneae and Opiliones. Instituto de Investigaciones Biológicas Clemente Estable (Uruguay)10/26/03
Carico James E.His main area of interest is the ecology, behavior, and systematics of spiders. Professor and Department Chair, Biology Department, Lynchburg College (USA)10/26/03
Catley Kefyn M.(Email) Research: systematics and behavior of Hypochilidae, south temperate Hahniidae and Gnaphosidae, biodiversity and conservation education.10/26/03
Chant Donald A.Current research is on systematics and evolutionary processes in the mite family Phytoseiidae (Acari), a group of more than 1600 known species that contains predacious forms that have been used in biological control programs against phytophagous mite pests. University of Toronto (Canada)10/26/03
Coddington JonathanCurator of arachnids and myriapods at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. Research interests include the systematics and evolution of spiders, especially orbweavers, issues in systematic theory and method, and the theory and design of biological inventories (USA)10/26/03
Cordes DetlevResearch on the Systematics, Life History and Communication Biology of wandering spiders (specialised in wolf spiders)(Germany)10/26/03
Coyle Frederick AlexanderHis research interests focuses on the systematics, evolution, and natural history of spiders. Western Carolina University, NC (USA)10/26/03
Craig Catherine L.Silk proteins and spider web-spinning behavior. Museum of Comparative Zoology Laboratories. Harvard University (USA)10/26/03
Curtis DaveHe's fascinated by the inter-relationship between organism and environment - and so interested in all aspects of biology and ecology. His research started with the eyes of Opiliones and rapidly expanded to include the ecology of the true spiders - and other animals and plants. He gathered data on community ecology of araneids and opilionids in Scotland (UK)10/26/03
Delle Cave LauraAmblypygi & Solifugae (Italy)10/26/03
Denmark Harold A.Biosystematics of the Acari: Phytoseiidae of the world. Since retirement (1992), He has continued revisions of the genera of Phytoseiidae and continue development of a Catalogue of the Phytoseiidae of the World. University of Florida (USA)10/26/03
Dimock RonPhysiological Ecology and Behavior of Freshwater Mussels & Physiology and Behavior of Symbiotic Mussel-Mites: Genus Unionicola. Professor of biology. Department of Biology. Wake Forest University Winston-Salem, NC (USA)10/26/03
Dodson Gary N.Behavioral ecology and evolutionary biology, especially of insects and spiders, with primary interests in sexual selection and mating system theory. Department of Biology, Ball State University (USA)10/26/03
Downie LainWorks mainly on spiders from the north of England and Scotland (UK)10/26/03
Dunlop Jason A. -- Arachnid Origins and EvolutionJason A. Dunlop. Institute für Systematische Zoologie, Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin (Germany)12/7/03
Dupré Gérard(Email) Breeding and postembryonic development of scorpions (France)10/26/03
Eberhard William G.One of his current projects include manipulation of host web construction behavior by ichneumonid wasps that parasitize orb-weaving spiders. Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (USA)10/26/03
Farley RogerResearch in his lab has included several aspects of scorpion biology (ecology, population dynamics, behavior, physiology). Associate Professor of Biology, Biology Department at the University of California at Riverside (USA)10/26/03
Fen Raft spider web siteThis site has been established to promote the understanding and conservation of one of Europe's largest, most beautiful but least common species of spider, Dolomedes plantarius.10/9/04
Folkerts Debbie R.Ecology and Natural History of Carnivorous Plants, Spiders, Plant/Animal Interactions. She's involved in a long term project of surveying the spiders of Alabama and am especially interested in the behavior and ecology of burrowing mygalomorphs in the southeastern U.S. Auburn University, Alabama (USA)10/26/03
Formanowicz Daniel R.Research interests: Foraging Behavior, Defense Mechanisms, Predation Risk, Reproductive Investment, Costs of Reproduction, Courtship, Mating and Aggressive Behavior. Spiders and scorpions. The University of Texas at Arlington (USA)10/26/03
Framenau Volker W.Research interests: taxonomy, ecology and behavioural ecology of Wolf Spiders (Araneae, Lycosidae). Department of Zoology, University of Melbourne (Australia)10/26/03
Gaffin DouglasResearch interests include behavior and sensory physiology of scorpions. Assistant Professor of Zoology, Department of Zoology, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma (USA)10/26/03
González-Sponga Manuel AngelArachnology (Venezuela)10/26/03
Griswold Charles EdwardHigher classification of spiders; phylogenetics; historical biogeography, especially of Africa; monographs of several families of mygalomorph and araneomorph spiders; estimating and comparing species richness in tropical rainforests. Associate Curator , Department of Entomology, California Academy of Sciences Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA (USA)10/26/03
Gromov Alexander V.Fauna, taxonomy and zoogeography of arachnids (spiders of the families Theridiidae and Palpimanidae, solpugids and scorpions) of Eurasia. (Kazakhstan)10/26/03
Gruber JürgenSystematics of the Opiliones, with emphasis on "Dyspnoi", emphasis regionally: Mediterranean Region, SW-Asia; also Madagascar, Chile; faunistics of Opiliones of above-mentioned areas; faunistics of Opiliones and Araneae of Austria; faunistics of Myriapoda, especially Diplopoda, of Austria. Curator of the collection Arachnoidea. Scientific supervision of the Central Library of the Zoology Departments. Natural History Museum in Vienna (Austria)10/26/03
Gwynne DarrylResearch interests: Evolution and Sexual Selection in Insects and Arachnids. University of Toronto (Canada)10/26/03
Höfer HubertHead of the Department Zoology and Arachnological Curator at the State Museum of Natural History Karlsruhe (SMNK): working on Taxonomy and Ecology of Neotropical Spiders and Tropical Soil Biology (soil fauna and decomposition, soil organic matter, food webs), especially interested in field experiments on soil fauna interactions (Germany)10/26/03
Hamilton MelissaAerobic performance of the Grass spider, Agelenopsis aperta. She's studying the effects of temperature on spider metabolism by measuring oxygen consumption of resting spiders subjected to different temperature regimes. She's also measuring maximum aerobic capacity in these spiders by exercising them in a custom designed and built 'Spider Tread-wheel' and measuring carbon dioxide production. Department of Biology. University of California at Riverside (USA)10/26/03
Haupt JoachimInterested in Mesothelae, Uropygi, biology, behaviour, ultrastructure (Germany)10/26/03
Hayashi Cheryl Y.Dr. Hayashi is interested in spider silks across many levels of biological integration, from the molecular genetics and evolution of the various silk genes to analyses of the protein sequences of different types of silk to biomechanical testing of the functional properties of the final product. University of California at Riverside (USA)10/26/03
Hedin Marshal C.Research interests: Population Divergence and Speciation, Arachnology, Molecular Evolution, Phylogenetics, Cave Biology. Department of Biology, Evolutionary Biology, San Diego State University (USA)10/26/03
Hieber Craig S.Arachnologist & Behavioral Ecologist at St. Anselm College (USA)10/26/03
Higgins Lindenshe is interested in the allocation of scarce resources by the large orb-weaving spiders in the genus Nephila, and the effect of variation in resource allocation strategies. Higgins has found that variation in web-building behavior is correlated with variation in juvenile growth and survival, and with variation in adult female size and fecundity. Department of Biology, University of Vermont (USA)10/26/03
Hiroyoshi IKEDA: SPIDER DATAInformation on spiders by Hiroyoshi Ikeda (Japan)10/19/03
Hodge Margaret A.She is interested in the behavior and ecology of spiders, especially interactions between different species. For her doctoral work she investigated mixed-species associations between web-building spiders in tropical Mexico. The College of Wooster, OH (USA)10/26/03
Holmberg RobertEcology and behaviour of arthropods as well as distance education. In biology, he has worked with insects (i.e. distribution of mosquitoes, feeding in grasshoppers, chemical attractants of horse flies) and arachnids (i.e. scent glands of harvestmen, predation in spiders, distibution and taxonomy of solpugids). Centre for Natural and Human Science, Athabasca University (Canada)10/26/03
Home page of Huber Bernhard A.Works on Pholcidae. Zoological Institute and Museum Alexander Koenig, Bonn (Germany)10/10/04
Hormiga GustavoHis work focuses on the systematics and evolution of spiders, mainly on two large spider families, the sheet weaving Linyphiidae and the orb weaving Tetragnathidae. Assistant Professor of Biology, Systematics and Evolutionary Biology of Spiders. Department of Biological Sciences George Washington University, Washington, D.C. (USA)10/26/03
Houck Marilyn A.Mite-Insect Associations, the Role of Co-evolution in the Evolution of Parasitism, and Horizontal Gene Transfer . Curator of Invertebrates, Natural Science Research Laboratory (USA)10/26/03
Hoy Marjorie A.Conduct research on biological control of pests of citrus; develop methods for genetic improvement of arthropod natural enemies; develop improved methods for monitoring biotypes used in classical biological control programs and for monitoring genetic quality of natural enemies during rearing (USA)10/26/03
Huber DietmarDoes worldwide research on scorpions and on the adder Vipera berus in Austria (in German and English) (Austria)10/26/03
Humphreys William FrankSchizomida and cave insects. Institute Museum of Natural Science, Western Australian Museum (Australia)10/26/03
International: ArachnodataAlthough Arachnodata is not a society or publication, it is listed here as a source of information. ARACHNODATA, founded 1986, is the worldwide only information and coordination center for arachnid animals (except Acari) in general and scorpions in particular. It is a privately run, service organization mediating advanced arachnological knowledge and expertise to scientific institutions and organizations, governmental bodies, scientists and non-scientists. A broad variety of individual information and project-related consulting, organizing, monitoring and managing services is offered in such fields like taxonomy, biology, ecology, faunistics, toxicology, medicine, epidemiology, prevention, control, species protection, captivity maintenance, education, etc.
ARACHNODATA is an active member of all major arachnological and many national and international zoological, scientific and nature conservation societies and organizations and maintains close corresponding and collaborating relations with arachnologists and other scientists all over the world. On scorpions, ARACHNODATA maintains a library of more than 2,200 books and papers, a collection of greater than 5,000 specimens, a phototheque and project-related databases. By appointment of the IUCN (the World Conservation Union), ARACHNODATA will in due time be responsible for the coordination of all arachnological activities between IUCN, its commissions (e.g. Species Survival Commission, CITES/TRAFFIC, etc.) and members (states, government agencies, national and international NG-organizations) and the community of scientific working arachnologists. Similar agreements are now being discussed with UNEP (UN Environmental Program) and WHO (World Health Organization). Contact: Matt E. Braunwalder, ARACHNODATA, Frauentalweg 97, CH-8045 Zurich, Switzerland (telephoner and FAX: ++41-1-461 56 10, e-mail: or Their homepage can be reached at:
Jackson Robert R.General research interests include: animal communication (within and between species), including aggressive mimicry; conditional strategies, including courtship versatility and predatory versatility; antipredator adaptations. Research animals: especially salticid spiders. University of Canterbury (New Zealand)10/26/03
Jakob Elizabeth M.She is a behavioral ecologist, and generally working on spiders. She uses a combination of field work, laboratory work, and computer modeling to answer questions. University of Massachusetts (USA)10/26/03
Karatash Ayshegul(Email) Dr. Ayshegul Karatash is studying the Turkish arachnofauna, especially scorpions. Nigde Univ. Fen-Edeb. Fak., Biyoloji Bol., Zooloji ABD. Nigde (Turkey)10/26/03
Kissane Kelly C.Special interest for the evolution of behavior in Dolomedes and related semi-aquatic spiders, and she's currently working on the molecular systematics of araneomorphs, with special focus to lycosoids (USA)10/26/03
Krink ThiemoThiemo Krink is a computer scientist studying biology by designing computer models for spider web building behaviour (Denmark)10/26/03
Kronestedt TorbjörnTaxonomy and behaviour of Lycosidae, Spider fauna of Scandinavia. Department of Entomology, Swedish Museum of Natural History (Sweden)10/26/03
Kuntner MatjazPh.D. Student. Systematics of Nephilinae (Tetragnathidae) spiders. Department of Biological Sciences, George Washington University. Washington (USA)10/26/03
Kupryjanowicz JanuszResearch: Long-term changes in diversity and composition of spider communities in natural and drained fens in Biebrza and Narew valley. Institute of Biology. University of Bialystok (Poland)10/26/03
Kury Adriano BrilhanteAnálise Cladística de Grassatores (Arachnida, Opiliones). Museu Nacionalor also (Brasil)10/26/03
Lång GaryA graduate student in Animal Ecology, Göteborg University. His thesis is about size dimorphism in spiders (Sweden)10/26/03
Levi HerbHe studies the taxonomy of new world araneid spider genera. His latest project is a revision of the genus Cyclosa (USA)10/26/03
Logunov Dmitri ViktorovitchFaunistics, taxonomy and systematics of the spider families Salticidae, Thomisidae and Philodromidae. Zoological Museum, Novosibirsk (Russia)10/26/03
Maddison WayneHis professional interests include the theory of phylogenetic biology and the evolution of jumping spiders. Department of Ecology and Evolutionary. University of Arizona (USA)10/26/03
Maelfait Jean-PierreMain interests : spiders as bio-indicators of nature value, biodiversity, heavy metal contamination and population genetic effects of fragmentation, Lycosidae of Europe and Galapagos. Institute of Nature Conservation (Belgium)10/26/03
Malten AndreasFachbüro Faunistik und Ökologie (Germany)10/26/03
Mattoni Camilo IvánScorpiones (Bothriurus). Univ. Nac. Córdoba (in Spanish) (Argentina)10/26/03
McClintock WillA PhD student at the University of California Santa Barbara, Department of Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology, where he studies the sexual behaviour of spiders and guppies. His research deals with the evolution and design of animal signalling systems (USA) 10/26/03
Moody MarjorieA page about her. Also known as "The Spider Lady". (USA)10/26/03
Morse Douglass H.His research currently integrates foraging theory, life-history theory, and sexual selection. For these studies, we use the flower-dwelling crab spider Misumena vatia. Brown University, Rhode Island (USA)10/26/03
Ochoa José AntonioSistemática y Distribución de Scorpiones en el Perú. Univ. Nac. Córdoba (Argentina)10/26/03
Opell Brent D.Spider systematics, functional morphology, and capture thread properties. Department of Biology, Virginia Tech (USA)10/26/03
Ovtsharenko VladimirVladimir is a spider taxonomist and research scientist at the American Museum of Natural History. He is also curator of arachnological collections and senior scientist at the Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences (USA & Russia)10/26/03
Pérez Ortiz Tila MaríaParasitic mites, biology and systematics of arachnids. Instituto de Biología UNAM (Mexico)10/26/03
Pérez-Miles FernandoPhylogenetic systematics, biodiversity and ecology of Theraphosidae, mainly of the New World (Uruguay)10/26/03
Per de Place BjornHis master's project was a taxonomical revision of the African part of the Orb-weaver genus Argiope (Aranae, Araneidae) (Denmark)10/26/03
Peretti Alfredo V.Estrategias reproductivas en Scorpiones, Solifugae, Opiliones y Pseudoscorpiones (Arachnida) de Argentina: comportamiento sexual y de cría, transferencia espermática y procesos asociados. Univ. Nac. Córdoba (Argentina)10/26/03
Persons Matthew H.His research is primarily concerned with the behavioral ecology of spiders. Department of Biology, Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove Pennsylvania (USA)10/26/03
Platnick Norman I.Dr. Platnick works on the systematics, phylogenetics, and biogeography of spiders and ricinuleids, concentrating on taxa of special interest to the higher-level phylogeny of arachnids (USA)10/26/03
Pollard SimonResearch Interests: Feeding mechanisms and feeding ecology of spiders and water striders. Consequences of sexual selection on foraging in spiders. University of Canterbury (New Zealand)10/26/03
Rakov Sergey student at Tomsk State University (investigating jumping spiders) (Russia)10/26/03
Ratschker Ulrich M.His special interests are the coenosis of spiders in agricultural landscapes and forest ecosystems of the temperate zone. His favourite taxon is the genus Eresus. Institut für Forstbotanik und Forstzoologie, TU Dresden (Germany)10/26/03
Rayor Linda S.Research interests include social and predatory behavior of spiders and amblypygids. Teachs 'Spider Biology: Life on a Silken Thread' an undergraduate arachnology course. Department of Entomology, Cornell University (USA). Interviews with her here10/26/03
Richman David B.Dept. of Entomology, Plant Pathology and Weed Science, New Mexico State University. Specialities: Arachnida, especially Salticidae (Jumping Spiders), Biological Control, Arthropod Biodiversity. (USA)10/26/03
Riechert Susan E.Most of Dr. Riechert's work is at the interface between behavior, ecology and evolutionary biology. University of Wisconsin. (USA)10/26/03
Riekel Christian(Email) Structural studies on spider silk by X-ray diffraction methods in order to correlate structure and function of spider silk. European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (France)10/26/03
Rothländer Axelforest ecosystems, especially arachnida. Institute for Zoology and Anthropology, University of Göttingen (Germany)10/26/03
Royo Robertoarachnologist working since 1998 with Mexican theraphosids (Mexico)10/27/03
Ruzicka VlastimilPrincipal investigator of the project "Island Biogeography and Ecology of Invetebrate Communities of Stony Debris in the Czech Republic" in 1991 1994 (Grant Agency of the Academy of Sciences), Principal investigator of the project "Catalogue of Spiders of The Czech Republic" in 1995 1998 (Grant Agency of the Czech Republic). Principal orgniser of the 15th European Colloquium of Arachnology. He is interested in research of extreme, unaccessible habitats (stony debris, rocks, littoral stands). (Czech Republic)10/26/03
Salmane InetaTaxonomy and ecology of Gamasina mites. University of Latvia (Latvia)10/26/03
Salticid Page of David Edwin HillTargeted Jumps by Salticid Spiders (Araneae, Salticidae, Phidippus), Colorful Phidippus from Florida, Communal Young of Phidippus regius, Dangerous Encounters, Detoured Pursuit by Phidippus pulcherrimus, Dimorphic Males of Maevia inclemens, Histology of Salticid Spiders, Lyssomanes viridis from Florida, Portrait of Phidippus clarus, Salticid Ant Eaters, Salticid Respiratory Structures, Scales of Some Salticid Spiders, Site Affinity of Phidippus, Tephritid Flies that Look Like Salticids, Two Morphs of Female Phidippus texanus, Unidentified Phidippus from the Southwest, Use of Silk by Salticids (USA)10/9/04
Scharff NikolajResearch interests: Phylogeny and comparative morphology of spiders in general. University of Copenhagen (Denmark)10/26/03
Schneider Jutta M.Her research interests are the evolution of reproductive behaviour and sociality. She selected spiders as her main study objects because they show a huge variety of brood care and mating strategies (Germany)10/26/03
Selden, Paul A.Functional morphology, systematics and evolution of Chelicerata, especially fossil arachnids. University of Manchester (UK)6/5/05
Shepherd JulianReproductive physiology of insects and arachnids. Binghamton University (USA)10/26/03
Shetlar DavidRecent studies with ornamental plant pests have included evaluation of juniper cultivars for insect and disease resistance and studies on the ecology and behavior of the spruce spider mite. Department of Entomology, The Ohio State University (USA)10/26/03
Shorthouse DavidPh.D. Student. Biodiversity of boreal forest spiders. University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta (Canada)10/26/03
Shultz Jeffrey W.Evolutionary morphology and phylogeny of arthropods, especially arachnids. Department of Entomology, University of Maryland, MD (USA)10/26/03
Simó MiguelHis research area is systematics of Ctenidae and Lycosidae (Araneae). Others research interests in spiders are: Estimation of species richness and venemous species. Asistente, Sección Entomología. Facultad de Ciencias. Montevideo (Uruguay)10/26/03
Skerl Kevin L.Administrator of the Spider Conservation page (USA)10/26/03
Smith I.M.Water mites, rust and gall mites, Biological Resources Division (Canada)10/26/03
SolifugaeWarren Savary (USA)10/9/04
Sponner AlexanderMicroscopical investigating of spider silks from Nephila clavipes and different aspects of their generation and their properties. Institut für Molekulare Biotechnologie (Germany)10/26/03
Stutz WilliamField and laboratorium investigations of scorpions. Health Department of Uberlândia (Brazil)10/26/03
Tait NoelSenior Lecturer: Invertebrate Biology (pseudoscorpiones etc.), Macquarie University (Australia)10/26/03
Tanasevitch Andrei V.Systematics, biodiversity and zoogeography of spiders; nature conservation. Special interests in the family Linyphiidae. 10/26/03
Taylor Phillip W.Behavioural ecology, communication and cognition of jumping spiders and wolf spiders. Department of Psychology, Macquarie University (Australia).10/26/03
The Museum of Entomology FSCAGainsville, Florida (USA)11/22/03
The water spiderThe sexual size dimorphism of the water spider (Argyroneta aquatica). Dolores Schütz, Konrad Lorenz-Institut für Vergleichende Verhaltensforschung, Wien (Austria)10/9/04
Tillinghast Edward K.Physiology and biochemistry of annelids and arachnids. Department of Zoology. University of New Hampshire, Durban, NH (USA)10/26/03
Tsurusaki NobuoResearch on Opiliones (Japan)10/26/03
Ubick Darrell(=Darcko Ljubic). Araneae and Opiliones. California Academy of Sciences (USA)10/26/03
Uetz George W.His research is on the behavioral ecology of spiders. He is interested in both proximate and ultimate mechanisms involved in the evolution of communication behavior in wolf spiders and the evolution of social behavior in colonial orb weavers. University of Cincinnati (USA)10/26/03
Uhl GabrieleResearch: reproductive biology of spiders, i.e. sperm storage organs, mating behaviour and sexual selection. University of Bonn (Germany)10/26/03
Vanuytven HermanFormer administrator of the Arachnology Home Page and founder of the Arachnology Mailing List. Mainly investigating the spider fauna in area's around Antwerp (Belgium)10/26/03
Vink CorHe is currently working with Marshal Hedin as a post doctoral researcher at San Diego State University on the molecular systematics and evolution of spiders . His primary research interest is the taxonomy and systematics of spiders (especially Lycosidae and the New Zealand and Australian fauna) using both molecular and morphological techniques. He has also conducted research in spider ecology (especially in agroecosystems) and the molecular biology and systematics of Microctonus spp. (Hymenoptera)10/26/03
Walter David EvansEcology, systematics, and biological control potential of mites, symphylans, collembolans and nematode-parasitic fungi (Australia)10/26/03
Watson Paul J.Behavioral ecology, sexual selection, evolutionary psychology. Field and lab studies of the costs and benefits of female choice and polyandry in the linyphiid spider Neriene litigiosa (=Linyphia litigiosa); current research involves respirometric measures of the energetics of copulatory courtship and inter-individual variation in rates of senescence. University of New Mexico (USA)10/26/03
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West Rick C.Scientific research and photographing tarantulas (USA)10/26/03
Wilcox R. StimsonBehavioral Ecology and communication of animals. Binghamton University (USA)10/26/03
Wise David H.His research group is conducting a variety of studies with spiders and other arthropod generalist predators. Our interests focus on resource limitation, competition and predator-prey dynamics. University of Kentucky (USA)10/26/03
Wolfspinnen - LycosidaeWith a picture of Pardosa saturatior and the name of the bodyparts. Also the possibility to download the DELTA-taxonomical database: 'Männchen der Pardosinae Mitteleuropas'. Holger Pirchegger (in German) (Austria)10/9/04
Wrensch Dana L.Major Research Interests: Arthropod genetics and population biology, Acarology, Evolutionary Genetics. Biology of spider mites and other Acari of economic importance. Department of Entomology, The Ohio State University (USA)10/26/03
Zanger K.1. Immunocytochemical localization of lysozyme in the nephrocytes of the harvestman, Leiobunum rotundum. 2. Nephrocytes of harvestmen, Leiobunum limbatum and L. rotundum. Zentrum für Anatomie und Hirnforschung, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf (Germany)10/26/03
Zingerle VitoStudent of Biology at the University of Innsbruck working on his Doctoral Thesis about Spiders of the Southern Alps (Austria)10/26/03
Zschokke SamuelWeb construction behaviour of the orb weaving spider Araneus diadematus Cl. (Switzerland)10/26/03
Zujko-Miller JeremyPh.D. Student. Systematics of erigonine spiders. Department of Biological Sciences, The George Washington University. Washington D.C. (USA)10/26/03
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