ProjectThe behavioral and sensory ecology of Western black widow spiders (Latrodectus hesperus) and its relation to the web structure.
My project aims at disentangling the relations between the behavior of L. hesperus and its complex tri-dimensional web's structure, specifically by focusing on the spider's sensory capabilities and how it can both affect and be affected by the web structure.
Keywordssensory ecology/ écologie sensorielle, black widow spiders / araignées veuves noires, behavioral ecology / écologie comportementale
Publications1- Investigating the role of a mud structure in a fiddler crab: do semidomes have a reproductive function?
Bourdiol, Julien, C.-C. Chou, D. M. Perez, P. R. Y. Backwell
2018 Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology