“The Secret Life of Spiders,” a presentation by Charles Griswold, Ph.D., curator and Schlinger Chair of Arachnology at the California Academy of Sciences, is set for 6:30-8 p.m., Thur., Apr. 12, at Berkeley City College’s auditorium, 2050 Center St., between Shattuck Ave. & Milvia St. The event is free and open to the public.
Dr. Griswold is the curator and Schlinger Chair of Arachnology at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. For his research, he has traveled throughout the world collecting and describing spiders.
Dr. Griswold created the world taxonomic revision and phylogeny of Goblin Spiders, and advocated for the conservation of biological hotspots in Madagascar and China. He has advised many postdoctoral and graduate students and has taught courses about spiders and field sampling techniques. He is the recipient of numerous National Science Foundation research grants.
The event is sponsored by BCC’s Department of Science and the college’s Science Club. It is part of a five-part Spring Science Seminar Series.
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