Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Thursday April 3 @ 7:00 PM

Thursday April 3rd at 7 pm
Truths and Myths about Spiders

Spiders are often greatly misunderstood and the subject of many urban legends.  This presentation is designed to dispel several common myths about spiders and to highlight that instead of being "creepy and dangerous", they are in fact quite fascinating, predominately harmless, and exhibit a surprising diversity of morphology and behavior.  Dr. Karen Cangialosi has been a Professor of Biology at Keene State College since 1992.  Her courses include Animal Behavior, Invertebrate Zoology, Ecology and Marine Biology.  In her research program, she uses spiders as a model system for addressing questions in behavioral ecology.  Her recent work involves investigating the variety of environmental, genetic and developmental factors that may influence foraging strategy of spiders in the genus Neospintharus which are common in the forests of New Hampshire and elsewhere in New England. She is an executive board member of the American Arachnological Society, and enjoys giving informal presentations about spiders.This program is free and open to all.

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