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Effects of Surveying and Habitat Characteristics of the Endangered Spruce-Fir Moss Spider


January 2016 - December 2018


Spruce-fir moss spider is restricted to a few high elevation forests with colluvial boulderfields in the southern Appalachians. Ongoing work is attempting to establish non-destructive habitat surveys and provide a robust predictive assessment of full distributional extent.


Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 11

Phd Students: 4

Post Docs: 3

University Staff: 3

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 13

Scientific Publications: 68

Presentations: 117



Funding Agencies



Virginia Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  2. U.S. Geological Survey
  3. Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
  4. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  5. Wildlife Management Institute