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