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Dr. C. Neal McReynolds 
Associate Professor of Biology

Office: LBVSC 385B 
Phone: (956) 326-2586
Personal Web Page:

Teaching: Animal Behavior, Behavioral Ecology, Entomology, Evolution, General Zoology, Invertebrate Zoology, Survey of Life Sciences, Undergraduate Research

Research: Habitat Selection by Spiders and Scorpions; Direct and Indirect Interactions between Plants, Insects, and Spiders-Scorpions; Experimental Field Ecology



Ph.D. Ecology/Evolution: Vanderbilt University 
B.Sc. Biology: Purdue University

Representative Publications:

McReynolds, C. N. 2004. Temporal patterns in microhabitat use for the scorpion Centruroides vittatus(Scorpiones, Buthidae). Euscorpius 17:35-45.

McReynolds, C. N. 2000. The impact of habitat features on the web features and prey capture ofArgiope aurantia (Araneae: Araneidae). Journal of Arachnology:28:169-179.

McReynolds, C. N. and G. A. Polis. 1987. Ecomorphological factors influencing prey use by two sympatric species of orb-web spiders, Argiope aurantia and Argiope trifasciata (Araneidae). Journal of Arachnology 15:371-383.

Polis, G. A., C. N. McReynolds, and R. G. Ford. 1985. Home range geometry of the desert scorpion,Paruroctonus mesaensis. Oecologia 67:273-277.