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The Taylor Lab’s research focuses on communication, sensory exploitation, and predator psychology of spiders, wasps, and other colorful but understudied arthropod groups. (Go here for more on the main area of research in the lab).

We are also interested in the intersections between art and science and are always excited about forming new collaborations with artists. We are particularly interested in the different ways that scientists and artists go about making sense of the natural world. (And click here to check out our latest spider-themed coloring book!)

We have recent and growing interest in the psychology of game design. After attending a recent Games for Change festival in New York, we are starting to explore ways of using games in the classroom to improve biodiversity education.

We are always interested in forming new collaborations – whether you are a biologist, artist, or game designer – if you have mutual interests, feel free to stop by or get in touch! We are located in the Entomology and Nematology Department of the University of Florida.

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