Assistant Professor, University of Nottingham

The 'SpiderLab' at Nottingham works on a range of evolutionary, population and conservation genetic studies, using spiders as model systems. Examples of current projects include studies of dispersal-strategy and the persistence of population differentiation in money spider meta-populations, studies of mating behaviour and sex ratio bias in tree dwelling spiders, tests of the relationship between mating system and inbreeding in semi-social desert spiders and the use of genetic tools to study and manage endangered raft spider populations. Recently the lab has also started to work on molecular genetic studies of spider silk, focussing on a range of tarantula species.

Experience

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    Assistant Professor, University of Nottingham