We are surrounded by them. There’s probably one within 10 feet of you. If they went away, we’d be overrun by insects…I feel really passionately about biodiversity and people understanding what it is and why it’s important.
This isn’t the only honor Binford has received for her work with spiders. Earlier this year, an Australian spider species was named after her. It’s called the Austrarchaea binfordae.
Are you passionate about biology? How about spiders? What would you like to ask Greta Binford about her work?
- Greta Binford: Associate professor of biology at Lewis & Clark College