The Evolutionary & Conservation Importance of Short-Range Endemic Arachnids from Desert Habitats
Instructor: Dr. Marshal Hedin, Professor, Department of Biology, San Diego State University
Photo: Marshal Hedin
Short-range endemic (SRE) taxa are defined as species or higher taxa with naturally small geographic distributions. These naturally small distributions make SRE taxa interesting subjects for biogeographic and evolutionary studies. At the same time, small distributions imply natural conservation risk, particularly when dispersal is constrained. This lecture will highlight SRE arachnids from California, focusing in particular on several microendemic species from ABDSP.
On a fieldtrip we'll try to find some of these cryptic arachnids. The field class will be limited to 12 participants.
Hike Level: Easy to moderate. Participants should wear sturdy shoes.
Class Schedule and Pricing
$5 at the door; open to the public
Steele/Burnand Anza-Borrego Desert Research Center
|Saturday Field Class
8:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
$60 - Public Rate (includes lecture)
$50 - ABF Member Rate (includes lecture)