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Programme and Abstracts (pdf-file)

updated on 19th August 2021

13:00 Welcome address
13:15Beydizada et al. *
 Use of conditional prey attack strategy in generalist ground spiders
13:30 Mowery et al. 
 Parasitoid host preference in native and invasive widow spider egg sacs
13:45 Arabesky et al. *
 Parasitism of local and invasive widow spiders in Israel by the wasp Philolema latrodecti
14:15Michálek et al.
 The composition and specific toxicity of venom of araneophagous white-tailed spiders
14:30Jäger et al. *
 CHC composition of insect prey cuticle influences predator success
14:45Mangliers et al. *
 Silk-borne chemicals of spider nuptial gifts elicit female gift acceptance
15:30Melcher et al. *
 Trust your gut (content) - DNA analyses of spider diet in permanent grasslands
15:45Weber et al. *
 eDNA-based monitoring of canopy associated arthropod communities
16:00Willmott et al. *
 Poisoning the web: spiders in a polluted world
16:15Vanthournout et al.
 SPIN-CITY: urbanisation effects on colour, size and web building in Araneus diadematus
16:45Keynote speaker
 Anna-Christin Joel
 Cribellate spider silk – a biomimetic inspiration for production and handling of nanofibres
17:30Satkunanathan et al. *
 Multilocus genetic and morphological phylogenetic analysis of the jumping spider tribe Nannenini with the description of one new genus and four new species (Araneae: Salticidae)
17:45Korba et al. *
 Phylogeography and species delimitation in Western Mediterranean Tarantulas
18:00Fet et al.
 On the trace of old Russian collectors: genus Othochirus (Scorpiones: Buthidae) from Central Asia and Iran
18:30topical meeting with Stano Pekár (The World Spider Trait database) and socializing in Gather
13:00 Welcome and announcements
13:15Fischer et al. *
 Sexual conflict in false black widow spiders - aging females manipulate mate choice by males
13:30 Sentenská et al.
 Risky business: males choose more receptive adults over safer subadults in a cannibalistic spider
13:45 Matzke et al. *
 Multiple effects of sperm competition intensity on paternity in a polyandrous gift-giving spider
14:15Philip et al. *
 Non-consumptive effects of spider and bird on herbivory rate
14:30Mendez-Castro et al.
 Landscape configuration and leaf phenology of host trees shape spider diversity in an alpine landscape
14:45Michalko et al.
 Differential predation among hunting strategies and cannibalism can explain coexistance in hyperdiverse spider communities
15:30Kirchmair et al. *
 Ram´s horn organs unfolded: their functional morphology in cheliferid pseudoscorpions
15:45Lin et al. *
 Diversification through gustatory courtship: an X-ray microcomputed tomography study on dwarf spiders
16:00Meyer et al. *
 Influence of temperature and humidity on the functionality of  the calamistrum
16:15Cotoras et al.
 Implications of a cheliceral axial duplication in Tetragnatha versicolor (Araneae: Tetragnathidae) for arachnid deuterocerebral appendage development
16:45Keynote speaker
 Massimo De Agrò
 The amazing jumping spider: How a modular visual system can simplify perceptual computation
17:30Poster session and socializing in Gather (until 19:30)
13:00 Welcome and announcements
13:15Giacomazzi et al. *
 Attentional shift in jumping spiders: a central cue Posner´s paradigm study
13:30 Ferrante et al. *
 Experimental investigation of attentive priming in jumping spiders using peripheral cues in a spatial cueing task
13:45 Steinhoff et al. *
 Comparative anatomy of the visual system for motion processing in the brains of cursorial and stationary hunting spiders
14:15Gajski et al. *
 Assessment of the biocontrol potential of natural enemies against psyllid populations in a pear tree orchard during spring
14:30Gravesen et al.
 Arthropod food webs in the foreland of a retreating glacier
14:45Khum et al. *
 High trait diversity of spiders is associated with low herbivory in young forest plantations
15:30Nicolosi et al. *
 Future shifts of cave-dwelling Meta spiders under the influence of global warming on Etna volcano, Sicily
15:45Sheffer et al. *
 Phenotypic plasticity and genetic adaptation in the  wasp spider: response to variation in winter conditions
16:00Aagaard et al. *
 Nucleotide, DNA methylation and microbiome variation and their association to climatic gradients in the highly inbred social spider Stegodyphus dumicola
16:15Ballarin et al.
 Phylogeography and niche expansion of a troglophilic invasive spider
16:45Keynote speaker
 Elena Piano
 Suviving city life: spiders as model organisms to study ecological dynamics in urban ecosystems
17:30Aharon et al. *
 Exceptional subterranean speciation of cryptic troglobitic Tegenaria Latreille, 1804 (Araneae: Agelenidae) in Israel
17:45Armiach Steinpress et al. *
 Lycosa Latreille, 1804 (Lycosidae) - "the out of Africa theory"
18:00Propistsova et al. *
 Phylogeny and systematics of the Pardosa lugubris species group (Araneae: Lycosidae)
18:15Privet et al. *
 Phylogeny of wolf spiders from the Hawaiian archipelago inferred from multilocus genetic data: small- and large-scale relationships between spiders living on different islands, volcanoes and lava caves
18:45topical meeting with Bram Vanthournout and Elena Piano (What we know and what we don’t know about spiders in the city), and socializing in Gather
13:00 Welcome and announcements
13:15Opris et al. *
 Spider community in relation to vegetation structure and urbanization pressures in a protected raised bog in Scotland
13:30 Zvik et al.
 Distribution and habitat characteristics of the myrmecophile scorpion Birulatus israelensis Lourenço 2002
13:45 Hacala et al. *
 Driver of spider diversities on maritime heathland
14:15Eberhard et al.
 Male vibratory courtship in Pisaura mirabilis: effect of the developmental and mating stage of the female
14:30Beyer et al. *
 Do female spiders embed directionality information in their silk to aid male mate search?
14:45Weissbach et al. *
 Underestimated complexity of cribellate capture threads: stainability indicates variations in protein composition of silk fibres within a thread and between species
15:30Milano et al. *
 Spider conservation in Europe
15:45Arvidsson et al. *
 Fallows conserve the taxonomic and functional diversity of ground-active linyphiid spiders in agricultural landscapes
16:00Faiz et al.
 Diversity of spiders in Pir Chinasi National Park, Azad Kashmir, Pakistan
16:45Keynote speaker
 Darko Cotoras
 Intraspecific niche partition without speciation: individual level web polymorphism within a single island spider population
17:15Group photo
17:30Society Assembly

Bartel et al. *
Laniatorean harvestmen (Arachnida: Opiliones) from mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber

Ben Othmen, A.
Cryptic genetic diversity of the North African scorpion, Buthus occitanus (Scorpiones: Buthidae)

Brown et al. *
Genomic determination of reproductive mode in facultatively parthenogenetic Opiliones

Castellucci et al. *
The enigmatic genus Mastigusa Menge, 1854 (Araneae, Hahniidae): phylogenetic placement and provisional taxonomical revision

Cera, I.
Arctosa cinerea - distribution and status in Latvia

Ganem et al. *
Loxosceles: a true troglophile, opportunist, or both?

Geci et al. *
A contribution to spider fauna (Arachnida: Araneae) from Bjeshkët e Nemuna mountains (Kosovo)

Hannapel et al. *
Mud Dauber Nests as Sources of Spiders in Mercury Monitoring Studies

Hopfe et al. *
Diversity of orb weaving spiders’ silk tensile properties on a climatic gradient

Magar et al.
New records of jumping spiders (Araneae: Salticidae) from Nepal

Müller et al.
How do spiders taste and smell? Insights from ultrastructure of tip-pore leg sensilla in the wasp spider Argiope bruennichi

Nyffenegger et al. *
Adhesion of Larinioides sclopetarius (Araneae, Araneidae) capture thread in relation to pull-off velocity of glass plates and elytra of Tenebrio molitor (Coleoptera, Tenebrionidae)

Rose et al. *
Araneus diadematus microbiome composition and its possible changes due to urbanization

Shafaie et al. *
New data on the genus Pardosa from Iran (Araneae, Lycosidae)