35th Annual Meeting of the American Arachnological Society
July 8-11th 2011 in Portland, Oregon


Hosted by Greta Binford at Lewis & Clark College and Susan Masta at Portland State University
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Behavior
The personality compositions of social spider groups determine the nature of interspecific interactions within their webs
Jonathan N Pruitt, Maud Ferrari, Susan E Riechert
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Scavenging behavior in spiders
Richard S Vetter
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Demographic influences on dispersal in the newly dominant cellar spider, Pholcus manueli (Pholcidae)
Jonathan D Edwards, Ann L Rypstra
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Retreat construction by Clubiona riparia: reality vs. presumption
Robert B Suter
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How spiders avoid sticking to their own webs: clever leg movements, branched drip-tip setae, and anti-adhesives
Daniel Briceo, William G Eberhard
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Multiple predator effects on the survival of Pardosa milvina (Araneae: Lycosidae)
Michael I Sitvarin, Ann L Rypstra
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Chemical communication in Schizocosa ocreata (Hentz): a reassessment.
George W Uetz, Andrea Orton, Trisha Myers, Andrew Roberts
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Firefly Flashing and Jumping Spider Behavior
Skye M Long, Sara Lewis, Leo Jean-Louis, George Ramos, Jamie Richmond, Elizabeth Jakob
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When eating your young isn't a bad thing: Context-dependent eggsac abandonment and filial cannibalism in the wolf spider, Pardosa milvina
Megan F Marchetti, Matthew H Persons
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Reproductive output under threat of predation in the wolf spider, Schizocosa ocreata (Hentz)
Zeynep Benderlioglu, George Keeney, Andrew Roberts
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Silk biomechanics and energy absorption in spider orb webs
Andrew Sensenig, Sean Kelly, Kimberly Lorentz, Todd A Blackledge
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Intersexual coevolution of genitalia in euophryine jumping spiders (Araneae: Salticidae): sexual selection or “lock-and-key”?
Junxia Zhang, Wayne P Maddison
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Evidence for the role of experience and social density on eavesdropping and social facilitation of courtship in male Schizocosa ocreata wolf spiders (Lycosidae)
David L Clark, Andrew Roberts, Corrina Kizer, Shira Gordan, George W Uetz
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Activity of male tarantulas (Brachypelma vagans) during the mating season
Cara Shillington
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Enigmatic ornamentation eases male reliance on courtship performance for mating success
Eileen A Hebets, Jay A Stafstrom, Rafael L Rodriguez, Dustin J Wilgers
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The effect of habitat manipulation on spider distribution and predation of viruliferous aphids
Katelyn A Kowles, Douglas W Johnson, James D Harwood
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The first North American records of the synanthropic spider Cithaeron praedonius O. P.-Cambridge (Araneae: Gnaphosoidea: Cithaeronidae), with notes on its biology
G B Edwards, Joe T Stiles
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The role of visual cues in species and sex recognition in the jumping spider Lyssomanes viridis
Cynthia A Tedore, Sonke Johnsen
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The role of acoustic and seismic communication in Gladicosa gulosa: complex vibration signals in a wolf spider.
Alexander L Sweger, George W Uetz
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Food abundance, group foraging and territorial interaction in the California orb weaving spider Metepeira spinipes
Mark L Tiemeier, George W Uetz
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Timing of sperm activation in a funnel-weaving spider (Agelenidae)
Samaa Lutfi, Sabah Gagnon, Anne Danielson-Francois
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Sperm release patterns in two species of funnel-weaving spiders (Agelenidae)
Sabah Gagnon, Samaa Lutfi, Anne Danielson-Francois
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Adaptive foraging in orb-weaving spiders: predicting adaptive changes in web structure in response to change in hunger level using a computer simulation model.
Samuel C Evans, Todd A Blackledge
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Behavioral evidence of pheromonal signaling in desert grassland scorpions
Matthew S Taylor, Douglas D Gaffin, Caleb R Cosper
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Feeding preferences of solifuges (Arachnida: Solifugae) and their trophic position in desert communities. 
Kristie Reddick, Robert Wharton
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Paternity patterns in the giant wood spider Nephila pilipes (Araneae: Nephilidae)
Nina Cole, ChuehEmma Hou, I-Min Tso, Anne Danielson-Francois
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Ecology
The behavioral mechanisms of site selection by web-building spiders
Kelton D Welch, Kenneth F Haynes, James D Harwood
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Interactions of transgenic Bacillus thuringiensis insecticidal crops with spiders (Araneae)
Julie A Peterson, Jonathan G Lundgren, James D Harwood
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Developing an optimal Rapid Assessment Protocol for ground-accessible macro-invertebrates.  
Michael L Draney
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Evidence for biological control of the Russian wheat aphid with spiders in winter wheat
Lauren M Kerzicnik, Eric C Chapman, James D Harwood, Frank B Peairs, Paula E Cushing
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Comparing two trapping methods for capturing wandering spiders: pitfall vs. ramp traps.
LBrian Patrick, Ashton Walter
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Arachnid Recovery of Mount St. Helens
Katherine M Fiedler, Greta J Binford, Charlie M Crisafulli
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Evolutionary dynamics of social structure in the polyphenic spider Anelosimus studiosus (Araneae: Therdiidae)
Thomas C Jones, Nathan O Weber, Brent J Linville
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Systematics
Morphological analysis of montane scorpions (Vaejovis) in Arizona
Garrett B Hughes
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The goblin spider genus Opopaea and its distribution pattern on the Caribbean and the Pacific Islands (Araneae: Oonopidae).
Barbara C Baehr
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Evolution of a complex, novel structure, the trap-jaw mechanism, in spiders (Mecysmaucheniidae, Araneae)
Hannah M Wood, Rosemary G Gillespie, Charles Griswold, Damian O Elias
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Harvestmen Transcriptomics
Marshal Hedin, Axel Schoenhofer, Sajia Akhter, James Starrett, Jeffrey W Shultz
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Deep phylogenetic divergences in the harvestman genus Sabacon (Opiliones, Dyspnoi), with insights into Holarctic biogeography.
Axel L Schoenhofer, Maureen McCormack, Jochen Martens, Nobuo Tsurusaki, Marshal Hedin
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On a fascinating new haplogyne spider from Southern Oregon caves
Charles Griswold, Joel Ledford, Tracy Audisio
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Review of fossil Nephilidae
Paul A Selden
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Inferring species trees from gene trees in a radiation of California trapdoor spiders (Araneae, Antrodiaetidae, Aliatypus)
Jordan Satler, James Starrett, Cheryl Hayashi, Marshal Hedin
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Chthonioid pseudoscorpions: a phylogenetic analysis based on morphology
Mark S Harvey
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Phylogeny-based comparative analyses of sex-specific reproductive characters in the North American leiobunine harvestmen (Opiliones: Sclerosomatidae)
Mercedes Burns, Jeffrey W Shultz, Marshal Hedin
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Genetic diversification without obvious genitalic morphological divergence in harvestmen (Opiliones, Laniatores, Sclerobunus robustus) from montane sky islands of western North America
Shahan Derkarabetian, Joel Ledford, Marshal Hedin
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The depths of divergence: A phylogenetic analysis of troglomorphic spiders in the genus Usofila (Araneae, Telemidae)
Tracy Audisio, Joel Ledford, Charles Griswold
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Solifugae: exploring the systematics and biology of a little known order of arachnids 
Paula E Cushing, Tharina L Bird, Robert Wharton, Jack O Brookhart, Warren Savary, Lorenzo Prendini
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Australian Assassins: phylogeny, diversity and biogeography of the Australian assassin spiders (Araneae: Archaeidae)
Michael G Rix, Mark S Harvey
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Dispersal biogeography: the role of dispersal in the generation of biodiversity
Ingi Agnarsson, Matjaz Kuntner
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New fossil palpimanoids from the early Cretaceous of Spain, with a combined extant/fossil phylogenetic analysis of the superfamily Palpimanoidea 
Erin E Saupe, Ricardo Perez-delaFuente, Paul A Selden
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The goblin spiders (Oonopidae) of Madagascar: a morphological comparison of three genera.   
Darrell Ubick, Charles Griswold
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Comparative phylogeography of three Great Basin scorpions: further insight into the biotic assembly of North America’s cold desert
Matthew R Graham, Jef R Jaeger, Brett R Riddle, Lorenzo Prendini
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Adaptive radiation on remote islands: Comparison of diversification across the remote archipelagos of Polynesia
Rosemary G Gillespie
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Physiology
Protein intake as a constraint on spider silk expression.
Sean J Blamires, Chun-Lin Wu, I-Min Tso
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Messing with morphogenesis in early spider development
Steve Black, Christine Bates, Kay Larkin, Molly Radany, Crystal Chaw
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Relationship between octopamine and male mating tactic expression and female experience in the wolf spider Rabidosa punctulata
Matthew D Hansen, Dustin J Wilgers, Thomas C Jones, Hebets A Eileen
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Variation among individuals and life stages of Araneus diadematus in ultraviolet-induced fluorescence
Erin E Brandt, Susan E Masta
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Molecular Evolution
Early events in the evolution of spider silk genes
James Starrett, Jessica E Garb, Cheryl Hayashi
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Pseudoscorpions break all the rules. Part 1: Drastic reductions in size of mitochondrial RNA genes
Susan E Masta, Sergey Ovchinnikov
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Transcriptomics of exuberantly color polymorphic Theridion species (Araneae: Theridiidae).
Peter J Croucher, Geoff S Oxford, Rosemary G Gillespie
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Pseudoscorpions break all the rules. Part 2: Mitochondrial protein-coding genes relax the rules of amino acid use
Sergey Ovchinnikov, Susan E Masta
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High-throughput expression profiling of silk glands in the Western black widow, Latrodectus hesperus (Theridiidae)
Nadia A Ayoub, Jessica E Garb, Alex K Lancaster, Cheryl Y Hayashi
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A preliminary investigation of the black widow spider venom transcriptome using next-generation sequencing.
Jessica E Garb, Nadia A Ayoub, Alexander K Lancaster, Cheryl Y Hayashi
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Other
A Brief History of the Beginning of The American Arachnological Society
Beatrice R Vogel
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Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy of Spiders
Jeffery L Yarger, Brian R Cherry
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Diversity in Darkness: Phylogeography of the troglobiotic millipede Tetracion Hoffman (Callipodida, Abacionidae)
Stephanie F Loria, Kirk S Zigler, Julian J Lewis
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The Phylogenetic Scale of Venom Variation in Sicariid Spiders
Pamela A Zobel-Thropp, Miles M Dale, Greta J Binford
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Structure & Function
Humidity affects the extensibility of an orb-weaving spider’s viscous thread droplets
Brent D Opell, Shannon E Karinshak, Mary A Sigler
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