I use a combination of morphology and DNA sequence data to investigate patterns of biodiversity in spider communities. My work in spider taxonomy follows an open access cybertaxonomic model. In addition to traditional publications, elements of my taxonomic work are distributed online to an assortment of databases and resources. With primary data aggregated according to community standards, it becomes possible to reuse and recombine data without restrictions.
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This manuscript represents a substantial step forward in the march of progress in spider systematics. The writing is polished and concise with proper attention paid to previous wor...