Hannah Wood
I am working with the collection at California Academy of Sciences on the spider family Archaeidae, which is found only in Madagascar. I am researching the phylogenetic relationship between different species of Archaeid spiders. To examine these relationships I am looking at molecular as well as morphological characters. In addition, I have also been finding many new species and I am naming and describing these, as well as redescribing species that have already been named. I will get to do field work in Madagascar at the end of my master's project.

Greg Spicer
Department of Biology
Last Modified: Thu, Aug 25, 2005