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Samuel C. Evans
Biodiversity Research Centre
Department of Zoology
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC, Canada
My dissertation involves a multi-faceted approach to understanding jumping spider (Araneae: Salticidae) evolution, grounded in molecular phylogenetics.
I have previously studied aspects of terrestrial arthropod behaviour, chemical ecology, evolutionary ecology theory, and biomechanics.
I am most well-versed in the natural history of araneomorph spiders, but I have also worked with
insects (primarily Carabidae beetles) and various angiosperm plants (Poaceae true grasses and Helianthus sunflowers).
I have a broader putative interest in extending my research to the interface of evolutionary theory and the interdisciplinary concepts of information and communication.