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Seeking someone to help with identification

Dear AAS community,

Last year, I used pitfall traps to sample surface-active spiders in and around the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System in the Mojave Desert. I am looking for a collaborator capable of identifying arachnids of the Desert Southwest to the highest taxonomic resolution possible; these data will be incorporated into a peer-reviewed publication on effects of solar energy development on desert arachnids. For those interested in the project and in co-authoring a paper on the subject, please respond to Dr. Steve Grodsky to discuss - smgrodsky@ucdavis.edu.

Thanks very much,



Exciting news for students! The International Society of Arachnology has established a new research grant program for student members – the Oscar and Jan Francke ISA Student Research Fund! 

There are also funding opportunities available for American Arachnological Society members through that society.

Remember February 15th! That is the deadline for all ISA and AAS student and non-student grants.

Please visit the webpage links below for information about all these grant opportunities. You must be a student member of ISA to apply for the Oscar and Jan Francke Grant. You must be a member of AAS (student, early career professional, or emeritus researcher) to apply for the AAS grants.

Students, you may apply to both ISA and AAS; however, you must read and adhere to guidelines. You cannot submit the same project proposal to both societies.

For more information about ISA grant support, go to:



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