Behaviour and Ecology of Spiders

Contributions from the Neotropical Region

Editors: Viera, Carmen, Gonzaga, Marcelo O. (Eds.)

  • This book presents an overview of the contributions of studies developed in the Neotropical region to each of the main aspects related with the biology of spiders
  • There is no other book summarizing the actual knowledge on the subject
  • Spiders are excellent models for analyzing several ecological problems and the scope of the book is of interest to students and professionals working in other areas of biology
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Within the last few decades, arachnology in the Neotropical region has experienced a great development filling the knowledge gap in one of the most diverse regions of the world. Nevertheless, large geographical areas remain poorly sampled, especially within the Amazon, and new genera and species have been continuously discovered, even in urban areas. In congruence with the recent improvements in research, several aspects of the ecology, behaviour and natural history of spiders, such as interactions with other predators and parasitoids, social interactions, dispersal patterns, habitat requirements, mating behaviors, among others, are being carefully investigated. These recent contributions incorporate substantial information on the preexisting knowledge on these subjects every year. Our main objective with this book is to present a summary on these new researches and on the currently knowledge on the main subjects involved in the general theme, emphasizing the contribution of the rich fauna of the Neotropical region to the research of behaviour and ecology of the spiders. 

About the authors

Carmen Viera is Professor and Director of Department of Animal Biology of Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de la República and Director of the Laboratory of Behavioral Ecology of Instituto de Investigaciones Biológicas Clemente Estable, Uruguay founded by her in 2008. She is researcher in the Sistema Nacional de Investigadores (SNI) Professor of Entomology of Facultad de Ciencias and Coordinator of Zoology in Post-graduation Program (PEDECIBA). She has experience in behavioral ecology and sociobiology.

Marcelo O. Gonzaga is professor at Universidade Federal de Uberlândia, Minas Gerais, Brazil, since 2008. He earned his bachelor’s degree at Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (1996), and his master’s and doctorate at Universidade Estadual de Campinas (1999, 2004). He had a post-doctoral fellowship in Universidade Estadual de Campinas (2006) and developed a project in the Program “Young Researches Awards” of FAPESP in Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology of Universidade Federal de São Carlos (2007-2008).  He was the coordinator of the Post-graduation Program in Ecology and Conservation of Natural Resources of Universidade Federal de Uberlândia (2012-2014). He has experience in behavioral ecology, acting mainly in the following subjects: spider webs construction and variation, sociobiology, host behavioral manipulation by parasitoids, parental care in spiders.  

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Curves, Maps and Hotspots: The Diversity and Distribution of Araneomorph Spiders in the Neotropics

    Santos, Adalberto J. (et al.)

    Pages 1-28

  • Behavior and Biology of Mygalomorphae

    Pérez-Miles, Fernando (et al.)

    Pages 29-54

  • Neotropical Arachnological Collections: Basic Tools for the Development of Spider Research

    Brescovit, Antonio D. (et al.)

    Pages 55-84

  • Habitat Selection and Dispersal

    Rao, Dinesh

    Pages 85-108

  • Dispersal Strategies, Genetic Diversity, and Distribution of Two Wolf Spiders (Araneae, Lycosidae): Potential Bio-Indicators of Ecosystem Health of Coastal Dune Habitats of South America

    Bidegaray-Batista, Leticia (et al.)

    Pages 109-135

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Behaviour and Ecology of Spiders
Book Subtitle
Contributions from the Neotropical Region
Editors
  • Carmen Viera
  • Marcelo O. Gonzaga
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-65717-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-65717-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-65716-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 437
Number of Illustrations and Tables
37 b/w illustrations, 54 illustrations in colour
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