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Hear From the Spider Woman

  • Posted 04.01.09
  • NOVA scienceNOW

Biologist Maydianne Andrade is a spider specialist at the University of Toronto Scarborough, where she teaches and pursues research on the evolution of mating strategies. Here, she describes how she has tracked down some of the world’s most poisonous spiders, the role that suicide can play in evolution, what it’s like being married to a fellow bug-lover, and more.

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Listen in as Maydianne Andrade describes tracking spiders in the wild, why her work is like basketball, and more.

Interview conducted in January 2009 by Josh Seftel, producer of "Profile: Maydianne Andrade," and edited by Susan K. Lewis, senior editor of NOVA Online

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(image composite: Maydianne Andrade)
Courtesy Maydianne Andrade;
(image composite: redback spiders)
© WGBH Educational Foundation

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