Title of Project
Venom ecology in arachnids
Name of Advisor/s
College of Science & Engineering
Summary of Project
Our previous research suggests that scorpions can modify the venom composition to mediate species interactions and changing densities of predators. We aim to build on this research to identify the ways venom composition alters interactions between arachnids and other species. This will include experiments and/or evaluation of theoretical models.
Predation, ecology, evolution, arachnids, venom biology
Would suit an applicant who
Is highly motivated and a creative thinker, and is interested in experimental biology and either chemical ecology or theoretical ecology.