Recent field work!
|Ecuador 2004: a trip mostly to the eastern slopes of the Andes, from 3000 m elevation down to 400 m, but with some time west of the Andes. Goal: salticids and social spiders, in collaboration with Leticia Avilés and Ingi Agnarsson. Most exciting salticids: new genera of lapsiines (Thrandina, Galianora).|
Singapore & Malaysia 2005: with Daiqin Li. Goal: diverse salticids. Most exciting salticids: agoriines, hasariines, ballines, spartaeines, euophryines, plexippines, and the strange nannenines!
|Gabon 2007: To the Crystal Mountains NE of Libreville, and Waka National Park to the south. Goal: to understand the phylogenetic position of central African rainforest salticids. Most exciting salticids: the thiratoscirtines!|
|Papua New Guinea 2008: A Conservation International RAP survey to the Porgera area (Kai-Ingri at 3300 m elevation and Wanakipa at 800-1400 m elevation). Goal: to find new species; for Wayne, the goal was to see cocalodines alive. Most exciting salticids: three new genera of cocalodines (Cucudeta, Yamangalea, and Tabuina).|
|Dominican Republic 2009: A trip with four salticidologists (G.B. Edwards, Wayne Maddison, Junxia Zhang and Gustavo Ruiz). Goal: primarily to understand the Caribbean radiation of euophryine salticids. Most exciting salticids: euophryines, euophryines, euophryines!|