Who's Behind Spider WebWatch?
Richard Adams, an active contributor of specimen records to The Nearctic Spider Database, was the first to propose a public Spider WebWatch. Choosing nine species among approximately 4,400 species of spiders was not an easy task and nor was designing this WebWatch system. Don Buckle, Bev Wigney, Joey Slowik, John Hancock, among others offered their advice on the selection of species via The Nearctic Arachnologists' Forum February, 2007 (see discussion) and via offlist email messages. David Shorthouse developed and continues to maintain the Spider WebWatch database and associated technologies.
c/o David Shorthouse
CW-405A Biological Sciences Centre
Department of Biological Sciences
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB T6G 2E9 CANADA
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