Videos and Talks

Wayne and his students have been giving public talks about spiders and biodiversity over the last 10 years. Here are some for which videos are available:

For the Beaty Biodiversity Museum, Wayne gave a public talk about an expedition to Papua New Guinea, in which he starts with his most heart-racing, adrenaline-pumping moment, then goes on to talk about our cousins the spiders, time machines, and how precious is our world (2009).


At the 35th edition of PechaKucha Vancouver (2014), Wayne gave a rather different (and very short) message to artists and designers urging them to be inspired by nature:

Wayne also gave a PechaKucha-like talk at UBC in 2013, in the 6 Minutes of Passion for Science series.

For Curiosity Collider’s series about Science and Art, Wayne gave a slightly off-the-wall (and short) presentation.

Wayne’s also given a musical talk about jumping spiders, patterns in evolution, and the music to which they dance, at the Meeting of the Entomological Society of Canada and the Entomological Society of Alberta. 4 November, 2012.

He gave a related talk about the music of spiders at UNAM in Mexico City (in Spanish).

At the 2017 CSEE meetings, Wayne spoke on the importance of taxonomy and natural history collections to biological research. Here is the video:

Wayne’s student Junxia Zhang gave a public talk about why jumping spiders are cool at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum. Here is the video:

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