|Laura Yap Yen Ling, Ph.D Student|
Dept of Biological Sciences
National University of Singapore
Science Drive 4
Tel: +65 65162704
I graduated from the National University of Singapore in 2000. For my honours project I investigated the courtship and social behaviour of a local spitting spider, Scytodes pallida. For my current Masters research, I am extending my honours project to look into a wider range of spitting spider species from Singapore, Malaysia and China.
I would like to study as many different species of Scytodes
as possible and describe their social behaviour. By identifying the
social step that has been attained in each species, I will be able
to investigate the evolution of sociality in the genus Scytodes.
Another area of interest is studying the behaviour of spiders of the
same family, Scytodidae, but different genera, for example, spiders
belonging to the genus Stedocys. Animal behaviour in general
and conservation biology are my other areas of interest. .