Zoology Professor’s Research in the News

Shawn Wilder is coauthor on a study showing that Nephila plumipes spiders are larger in more urban areas. This research has been featured in BBC Nature News, BBC World Update, The Conversation, Australian Geographic, and other news sources. The lead author, Lizzy Lowe, is a Ph.D. student at The University of Sydney supervised by Assoc. Prof. Dieter Hochuli (The University of Sydney) and Dr. Wilder. A copy of the paper is here . Aussie spider