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Tracing a spidery family tree

September 27, 2007

Berkeley arachnologist Rosemary Gillespie, who researches colonization and adaptive speciation among spiders, peers in the direction indicated by her local guide while on a research trip.

"A professor of environmental science, policy, and management, insect biologist Rosemary Gillespie’s studies of spider evolution have carried her from the misty moors of Scotland to islands across the Pacific. Her analyses of island colonization, spider-style, have demonstrated that organisms invade virgin territory, blossom into new species, and establish communities in a predictable pattern."

Read Kathleen Wong's fantastic story about Gillespie in the Berkeleyan.


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