Oct. 9

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Oct. 13










Mid-meeting Excursion



Opening Ceremony

Plenary / Oral Talks

Plenary / Oral Talks


Plenary / Oral Talks


Coffee Break

Coffee Break

Coffee Break


Oral Talks

Oral Talks

Oral Talks


Lunch Break

Lunch Break

Lunch Break


Plenary / Oral Talks

Plenary / Oral Talks

Oral Talks


Coffee Break

Coffee Break

Coffee Break


Oral Talks

Oral Talks

Closing Session





Welcome Banquet





ASC Council Meeting


Russia Party













Jonathan A. Coddington

Sexual size dimorphism: evolution and perils of extreme phenotypes in spiders

National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institute, USA


Mark S. Harvey

What do we known about the smaller arachnid orders in Asia?

Western Australian Museum


Daiqin Li

Personality and decision-making in specialized spider-eating jumping spiders

National University of Singapore, Singapore


Miquel A. Arnedo

Through the looking glass: How high throughput sequencing technologies are revolutionizing our understanding of arachnid diversity and evolution

University of Barcelona, Spain


Zhi-Qiang Zhang

An inordinate fondness for mites

The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

 6. Ingi Agnarsson Biogeography of two dispersal-limited Gondwanan spider lineages in the Caribbean (Deinopis, Deinopidae; Loxosceles, Sicaridae) University of Vermont, USA
 7. Matjaž Kuntner Nephilid spider phylogenomics: complex evolution of sexual size dimorphism Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia, Slovenia
 8. Xin Zhou From alpha taxonomy to evolution of complex traits: insects as examples China Agricultural University
 9. Cheng-Min Shi The genetic legacy of climate change in temperate Asia: insights from scorpions Institute of Zoology & Beijing Institute of Genomics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
 10. Yuri M. Marusik Phylogenetic ties or morphological convergence in two araneoid genera occurring in South America and South-East Asia? Institute for Biological Problems of the North, Russia
 11. Yuri M. Marusik Palaearctic and Nearctic versus Holarctic: How do spider distribution corroborates with zoogeographic regions? Institute for Biological Problems of the North, Russia
 12. Yuri M. Marusik Amazing morphological characters recently found in Palpimanidae and Salticidae Institute for Biological Problems of the North, Russia
 13. Peter Jäger Revision of the genus Ctenus in Asia (Araneae: Ctenidae) Senckenberg Research Institute, Frankfurt, Germany
 14. Zhe Zhao The uplift of the Tibetan Plateau and the biodiversity pattern of Eurasian spiders Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
 15. Stephanie F. Loria Systematics and biogeography of the Asian forest scorpions, genus Heterometrus Ehrenberg, 1828 American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA
 16. Zhi-Yong Di The discovery of homeotic scorpion University of Science and Technology of China
 17. Yong-Chao Su Using ultra-conserved elements (UCEs) genomic approaches resolve the phylogeny of Argyrodinae (Araneae: Theridiidae) – a progress report National University of Singapore, Singapore
 18. Hirotsugu Ono Primitively segmented spiders (Mesothelae, Liphistiidae) of Myanmar National Museum of Nature and Science, Japan
 19. Danilo Harms The fossil history of pseudoscorpions (Arachnida: Pseudoscorpiones) University of Hamburg, -Zoological Museum, Germany
 20. Ren-Chung Cheng ­­Global phylogeny and biogeography of silver-faced spiders (Argiope, Araneidae) National Taiwan University, China
 21. Radek Michalko The predictability in predatory activity of the spider Oxyopes lineatipes is interactively influenced by behavioral type, prey density, and neem application Masaryk University, Czech Republic
 22. Michelle Strickland Diversity of the Silks and Spinning Apparatus of the Water Spider Argyroneta aquatica University of Nottingham, UK
 23. Rong Xiao Olfactory response to the herbivore-induced rice volatiles of the wolf spider Pardosa pseudoannulata Guizhou University, China
 24. Shi-Chang Zhang Post-maturity molting in web-building spiders Hubei University, China
 25. Zhan-Qi Chen Extreme long-lasting maternal care in a jumping spider Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences
 26. Peter Koomen Towards a spider photo guide of Xishuangbanna, Yunnan, China: new photographic techniques Natuurmuseum Friesland, Schoenmakersperk 2, The Netherlands
 27. Li-Hong Tu Connection between female internal reproductive ducts and epigynal tracts and its biological implications in entelegyne spiders Capital Normal University, China
 28. Rui Yin The effects of climate and land use change on soil mites-trophic structure, body size and biomass Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research(UFZ), Germany
 29. Stefan H. Foord Phylogenetic and functional perspectives on b-diversity: the case of spiders and ants along elevations University of Venda, Thohoyandou, South Africa,
 30. Mathew M. Joseph Diversity of spiders (Arachnida: Araneae) in the high-altitude shola ecosystems of the Western Ghats biodiversity hotspot in India Sacred Heart College, India
 31. Suphapipatana Yothee Diversity and Composition of Riparian Spider in Rayong Botanical Garden, Rayong Province, Thailand Kasetsart University, Thailand
 32. Nitiphong Kaewman The application of Daddy longlegs (Pholcus phalangioides) as a proton exchange membrane in the production of electricity from the fuel cell Takhliprachasan school, Thailand
33. Xuan-Kong Jiang Progress in taxonomy of millipede (Arthropoda, Diplopoda) in China Institute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Guizhou Institute of Biology, China
 34. Zhi-Zhong Gao Systematics of Infraorder Panctenata from China (Arachnida: Pseudoscorpiones) Hebei University, China
 35. Chi Jin Research progress of spider families Corinnidae, Phrurolithidae and Trachelidae in China (Araneae: Dionycha) Hebei University, China
 36. Long Yu Bird-dropping masquerading visually and chemically by a crab spider Hubei University, China
 37. He Zhang Phylogeny of Chinese Pseudopoda spiders (Araneae: Sparassidae) based on target-gene analyses Hubei University, China
 38. Ling-Bing Wu Dispersal modality determines the relative partitioning of beta diversity in spider assemblages on subtropical land-bridge islands Hubei University, China
 39. Fan Li Multilocus sequence data reveal more than two species of Calommata Lucus, 1837, the purse-web spiders, in China (Araneae: Atypidae) Hubei University, China
 40. Qi-Chen Su Wolbachia impacts on developmental time, sex ratio and horizontal transmission in Hylyphantes graminicola (Araneae: Linyphiidae) Hubei University, China
 41. Juan Wang Effects of Bt rice on development and reproduction of the wolf spider Pardosa pseudoannulata Hunan Agricultural University, China
 42. Hui-Lin Yang Effects of cadmium on the safety of the wolf spider Pardosa pseudoannulata Hunan Agricultural University, China
 43. Zhong-Hua Liu Heteropoda venatoria as an insect hunter revealed by the biochemical and pharmacological studies of its venom Hunan Normal University, China
 44. Muhammad Irfan Two new genera of linyphiid spiders from Southern China (Araneae: Linyphiidae) Hunan Normal University, China
 45. Ji-He Liu Spider Resilience to Disturbance: A Comparative Study on Predatory Spider Communities in Natural and Extensively Managed Pomelo Orchards Hunan Normal University, China
 46. Ke-Ke Liu Taxonomic study on the spiders from Mountain Jinggang, Jiangxi Province Hunan Normal University, China
 47. Hua Zeng Ornamental coloration associated intra-sexual contest in jumping spider Siler semiglaucus National University of Singapore
 48. Ting-Ting Zhang Beta diversity of arboreal spider under different spatial and temporal scales reflects dissimilar mechanisms of community assembly in a temperate forest Sun Yat-Sen University, China
 49. Guo Zheng Spiders as ecological indicators in Xishuangbanna, Yunnan Province, China Shenyang Normal University
 50. Guang-Yu Liu Spider diversity and the education in a botanic garden Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences
 51. Xin Xu Oligocene-Miocene mountain building and fluvial formation driving diversification of the primitively segmented spider genus Sinothela Hunan Normal University
 52. Marjan Kommonov An overview on the genus Pardosa Blwd Kuzman Josifovski – Pitu, Republic of Macedonia
 53. Sunil Jose Kanniparambil Endemic theraphosids in Western Ghats, India (Araneae: Theraphosidae) Deva Matha College, Kuravilangad, Kerala, India
 54. Zhi-Sheng Zhang Geographical distribution of spiders Southwest University, China
 55. Tian Lu Consistency of Lycosidae: A comparative analysis of male bulb Southwest University, China
 56. Gui-Qiang Huang A systematic review of the family Hahniidae (Arachnida, Araneae) Southwest University, China
 57. Zong-Xu Li Strengthening the spider tree of life and facilitate phylogenetic placement of Araneae Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences