Mating Strategies

We are extremely interested in how and why arachnids display such a diversity of mating systems. To this end, we seek to better understand the costs and benefits of seemingly odd mating strategies.

Sensory Biology

All animals depend on sensory systems to gather and process environmental information integral to their success. We use various arachnids to investigate the form and function of different sensory [...]

Animal Communication

We aim to understand the evolution and function of signal diversity associated with communication systems, mostly focusing on intra-specific communication relating to reproductive behavior.