Tuesday October 01, 2013 Noon - 1pmLocation: MS Museum of Natural Science
FIRST TUESDAY LECTURE
"Tarantulas of North America: Species Delimitation and Natural History"
Dr. Brent Hendrixson; Assistant Professor of Biology, Millsaps College
Dr. Hendrixson will discuss his ongoing studies of tarantulas from the southwestern United States. The lecture will provide several interesting tidbits about their natural history and will focus on the challenges that researchers face in documenting tarantula diversity and assessing their conservation status. Live specimens representing several different North American species will be on display.