“Spiders, silks and spin-outs:”
by Prof. Fritz Vollrath
Fritz Vollrath is Professor at Oxford University’s Department of Zoology, with research interests ranging from spider behaviour and web ecology to silk chemistry and polymer physics. In his spare time he tracks elephants in Kenya to study their movements and decision criteria, including their fear of bees.
The talk will cover work in commercializing spider silk, and the impact this is having on animal conservation.