Poster Titles and Authors

1    Cover crops for pest management: Linking habitat to predator community structure and function
Carson Bowers, Jason Schmidt, Michael Toews

 

2    Investigating potential signals of immunity, as well as its relationship with behavior in Tigrosa helluo (Araneae: Lycosidae)
*Jake Godfrey, Ann Rypstra

 

3    Investigating complex behaviors using spiders
Nicolas Wilkerson

 

4    The Role of Sight and Scent in Tigrosa helluo Mating Behaviors
*Thomas Murray, Jake Godfrey, Ann Rypstra

 

5    Addiction-like behaviors in female Parasteatoda tepidariorum
*Makenzie Nolt, Makenzie Nolt, Jessica Petko

 

6    Are you what you eat? Prey diet and relative growth rate in tarantulas Ceratogyrus marshalli
*Kendra Perkins, Cara Shillington

 

7    Learning and foraging in the wolf spider Pardosa milvina (Araneae: Lycosidae)
*Hailey Shannon

 

8    A comparative study of the behavior of the scorpion Centruroides vittatus in the Tamaulipan Biotic Region of South Texas in relation to microhabitat use and temperature
*Fatima Manalastas, C. Neal McReynolds

 

9    Effects of activity and web coverage on growth rate in Psalmopeus irminia
Tyler Underwood, Cara Shillington

 

10  Supercomputer to the rescue: Optimizing a scorpion navigational algorithm across environmental parameters.
Albert Musaelian, Douglas Gaffin

 

11  Neonicotinoid insecticides suppress the ability of spiders to re-colonize disturbed agroecosystems
Milan Řezáč, Milan Řezáč, Nela Gloríková, Petr Heneberg

 

12  Effects of bacterial infection on female visual assessment of male courtship signals in the wolf spider species, Schizocosa ocreata (Hentz).
*Olivia Bauer-Nilsen, Alex Sweger, Madeline Lallo, George W. Uetz

 

13  Identification of the Cardinium endosymbiont in Oklahoma Leiobunum species
*Tyler Montgomery, Mercedes Burns

 

14  Geographical trends in size and fecundity of Japanese harvestmen

*Genevieve Ahearn

 

15  The stridulatory setae of Ceratogyrus marshalli: An examination of their location, morphology, and development
*Matthew Angelosanto, Cara Shillington

 

16  Pharmacology of duplicated dopamine receptors in the common house spider, Parasteatoda tepidariorum
*Madison Winkowski

 

17  Phylogeography of the widespread spiny-backed orb-weaver, Gasteracantha, in the Caribbean
*Lisa Chamberland, Alma Basco Martínez, Amanda Crastz, Fabian C. Salgado‐Roa, Greta Binford, Ingi Agnarsson

 

18  Evolution and systematics of the spider infraorder Mygalomorphae

Vera Opatova, Chris A. Hamilton, Marshal Hedin, Laura Montes de Oca, Jiří Král, Jason E. Bond

 

19  Phylogenetics of the Vittatum group of Harvestmen using 3RAD short read sequencing
*Mayukha Pakala, Mercedes Burns

 

20  North American camel spiders (Arachnida, Solifugae, Eremobatidae): systematic revision and biogeography of an understudied taxon.
Warren Savary, Paula Cushing, Matthew Graham, Jack Brookhart, Carlos Santibáñez-López, Erika Garcia, Richard Ryan Jones

 

21  Sequencing the mixed ploidy genomes of facultatively parthenogenetic Japanese harvestman Leiobunum manubriatum
Sarah Stellwagen, Mercedes Burns

 

22  A demonstration of unsupervised machine learning in species delimitation
Shahan Derkarabetian, Stephanie Castillo, Peter K. Koo, Sergey Ovchinnikov, Marshal Hedin

 

23  Revision of New World Ummidia (Mygalomorphae, Halonoproctidae)
*Rebecca Godwin, Jason Bond

 

24  A new species of spider from Mexico in the genus Frontinella F. O. Pickard-Cambridge (Araneae: Linyphiidae)
Brian Patrick, Michael L. Draney

 

25  Chronobiological Plasticity in Frontinella communis
*Shae Crain, T. C. Jones, Darrell Moore

 

26  In silico modeling to design in vivo gene expression experiments
*Chi Shing Adrian Lam, Andrew Mah, Nadia Ayoub, Daniel Robb, Darrell Moore, Thomas Jones, Natalia Toporikova

 

27  Proteomics identifies diverse array of silk glue proteins across cobweb and orb-web araneoid spiders
Haley Culbertson, Joshua Frost, Beau Merhige, Grace Roquemore, Kyle Friend, Nadia Ayoub

 

28  Recombinant spider silk protein expression to test fiber-glue interactions
Tyler Lilie, Wade Patterson, C.S. Adrian Lam, Kyle Friend, Nadia Ayoub, W&L Genetics Lab Fall ’18

 

29  Molecular evolution of novel silk proteins in Caerostris bark spiders underlying the toughest silks
*Molly Dawson, Robert A. Haney, Matjaž Gregorič, Matjaž Kuntner, Ingi Agnarsson, Todd A. Blackledge, Jessica E. Garb

 

30  Exploring the relationship between Larinioides cornutus viscid silk, humidity, and highly textured substrates: does over-lubricated spider glue stick better to insects?
*Ariel Onyak, Angela M. Alicea-Serrano, Ali Dhinojwala, Todd Blackledge