Wednesday, 4pm EST
Virtual American Entomological Society Seminar
Dr. Matthew Persons, Professor of Biology,
Lethal and sublethal effects of herbicides on spiders: Hidden costs to beneficial agrobionts
Commercial farming practices often use a cocktail of herbicides to control weeds. These herbicides can have unintended, sometimes surprising consequences on beneficial spiders. This talk will discuss a series of formal laboratory experiments that examines the effects of chronic exposure to a variety of herbicides on spiders that live within these systems.