The goal of the Elias Lab is to understand the mechanisms that guide behavior and how these mechanisms relate to behavioral adaptation. We use a variety of systems and tools to investigate how animals produce and process complex stimuli, the interplay between physics, behavior, and sexual selection.
New paper published on anthropogenic effects on orb-weaving spider behavior in Animal Behavior.
New chapter on "Dynamic Population Structure and the Evolution of Spider Mating Systems" published in Advances in Insect Physiology
Jumping spiders: An evolutionary love story - News feature on jumping spider research from the Elias lab.
Congratulations to Erin Brandt for being awarded a CiBER IGERT Traineeship!
Habronattus footage filmed in the Elias Lab featured in Discovery Channel's North America Program. Clip.
Congratulations to Erin and Chrissy for receiving Berkeley's Graduate Division Summer Award!
Research video from the Elias Lab featured on a Tonight Show skit!
What is the science of a vibe? Discovery Channel news segment featuring the Elias lab.