Elizabeth M. Jakob

Associate dean of Graduate School, professor, psychological & brain sciences

jumping spiders, spiders, spider visual perception, animal behavior, animal group living, speakers bureau

Phone: (413) 577-0707

Email: ejakob@psych.umass.edu

Elizabeth M. Jakob is a behavioral ecologist whose research is focused on spiders, including the role of learning in spider behavior, the evolution of group living and the role of behavior in the establishment of invasive species.

Her research has focused on perception and learning in jumping spiders and what sort of visual information is gathered by each of their eight eyes and integrated together in the spider’s tiny brain.