INat in the News - Joros spiders (phys.org)

INat was mentioned as a data source for a recently published University of Georgia study on range expansion for the introduced Joros spider (Trichonephila clavata): " The researchers used records from iNaturalist to track sightings of the spiders across Georgia throughout the year. iNaturalist is a joint venture from the National Geographic Society and California Academy of Sciences that plots user reports of animals to create location data on a variety of species."

for full article see: https://phys.org/news/2022-03-joro-spiders-state-georgia-colonize.html

source publication:
Andrew K. Davis et al, Physiological evaluation of newly invasive jorō spiders (Trichonephila clavata) in the southeastern U.S. compared to their naturalized cousin, Trichonephila clavipes, Physiological Entomology (2022). DOI: 10.1111/phen.12385

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Thank you for posting!
For interested, a previous topic on those spiders: https://forum.inaturalist.org/t/the-joros-are-coming-the-joros-are-coming/27008

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Thanks for the link! I added the paper to the “Published papers that use iNaturalist data” wiki thread.

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Some more general news coverage (which doesn’t mention iNat):
https://www.npr.org/2022/03/05/1084692989/beware-the-joro-spider-scientists-say-the-giant-but-harmless-arachnid-is-spreadi

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