What Spiders Can Tell Us
"If you wish to live and thrive, let the spider run alive." This proverb starts off the latest edition of Academic Minute, by Inside Higher Ed. In this segment, Distinguished Professor Paul Selden of the KU Paleontological Institute uses this simple phrase to highlight how spiders have been not only a source of fascination and fear, but are intrisic to the health of an ecosystem by eating insects. Selden studies ancient ecosystems to better understand species today.