From British Arachnological Society
||University of Nottingham, Spider Lab; Sara Goodacre
- Nottingham Spider Lab, BBC article and video
- Works on a range of evolutionary, population and conservation genetic studies, including dispersal-strategy and the persistence of population differentiation in money spider meta-populations; mating behaviour and sex ratio bias in tree dwelling spiders; and genetic tools to study and manage endangered raft spider populations.
||Oxford University, Oxford Silk Group; Fritz Vollrath
- Studies the biology of silks with the goal to unravel their evolution, ecology, physics and chemistry; spider web engineering and behaviour; and the metabolic costs of natural silk production and the ecological costs (and benefits) of the commercial silk industry.
University of Manchester; David Penney
Research interests include extant and fossil spider taxonomy and systematics; evolutionary history of spiders; reconstruction of fossil ecosystems; the timing of the radiations of the major extant spider families.