Matt is studying how individuals size up potential mates and competitors using visual and acoustic signals in different bird and spider species. Yes, spiders produce “songs”(!) by vibrating the surface they’re standing on. Matt likes movie quotes, even when people don’t get them. “Pinfeathers and golly-fluff!” Follow Matt @mattwilkinsbio or read more about his research here.

He also produced ‘Pygids’, winner of the Arachnology Film Competition and the 6th Annual Evolution Film Festival. Amazing! Take a look… there’s even a cool teaser intro video.

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