The University of Auckland
Dr Lizzy Lowe is a postdoctoral fellow studying the impact of urbanisation on spiders. She has extensive knowledge of spider ecology and biology and is passionate about the conservation of beneficial spider species. The majority of her work has taken place in Sydney, and she has studied everything from inner city backyards to the beautiful NSW national parks.
Many residents are not keen on having spiders in their gardens, but most spiders aren’t the bad guys. There are many weird and wonderful spiders that live in urban areas, and they often provide important pest control services. I will explore the diverse world of spider ecology and discuss the factors that drive changes in […]