Professor Fritz Vollrath

Research Interests

Interest areas include:

  • Diversity, Ecology, Life History and Evolution of Spiders and their Webs.
  • Material, Mechanics and Evolution of Silks.
  • Bio-Nano-Materials : Structure-Properties-Function Relationships
  • Animal Decisions and Energy Budgets 
  • Elephant and Spider Behaviour

Additional Information:

PhD in Freiburg, Faculty Positions in Basel, Aarhus, Oxford; Extensive Fieldwork in Panama, Papua New Guinea, Australia, Kenya; Close research collaborations with e.g. Fudan University, Princeton University, ETH-Zürich; Trustee of Save the Elephants

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