This is worth checking out. Dr. Wayne Maddison, Director of the Beaty Museum, spent part of this past summer in the jungles of Papua New Guinea with the support of Conservation International. He was searching for new species of jumping spiders, as part of a team surveying the rich biodiversity of the Papua New Guinea forests. Over 50 species of spiders that are new to science resulted from his trip.
And guess what? He’s going to talk about what it was like to travel to remote areas of Papua New Guinea jungles, and show off photos of the spectacular new spider species he collected.
Speaker: Dr. Wayne Maddison
When: Thursday, April 16, 2009
Where: Wesbrook 100
You’ll need an e-ticket which you can get at www.beatymuseum.ubc.ca