Department of Biology, University of Vermont
Arachnid systematics, evolution, and biogeography - Phylogeny of mammals + other groups
Research in the Agnarsson lab focuses on systematics, evolution and biogeography of arthropods, especially SPIDERS and other arachnids (see Spider Systematics Review). Current spider projects include phylogenomics , biogeography and phylogeography in the Caribbean and the Indian Ocean, spider genomics and evolution of silk and their biomechanical properties, evolution of sociality and inbreeding, and taxonomy. We also work on systematics, biogeography, and biology of wasps and blow flies and phylogenetics and conservation of mammals.