Thomas C. Jones - A Hundred Heads Are Better Than One : Crowdsourcing Research Into the Classroom
Original title: Spiders on the Clock : Pushing the Limits of Circadian Biology. Circadian rhythms are endogenous oscillations, which become synchronized with the daily cycle regardless of external temperature. It is believed that these internal rhythms are advantageous, allowing organisms to anticipate regular changes in the environment: transition from day to night. Thus, there is a presumptive advantage to having an internal clock similar to a 24-hour day. However, we have discovered a species of spiders with internal clocks different from 24-hours, including species with the longest and shortest known circadian rhythms. This presentation will review what we know about spider circadian rhythms, and argue for spiders as a model into the fundamentals of chronobiology.
E.O. Grundset, Lecture, Thomas C. Jones, Crowdsourcing Research
Southern Adventist University, "Thomas C. Jones - A Hundred Heads Are Better Than One : Crowdsourcing Research Into the Classroom" (2018). E.O. Grundset Lecture Series. 13.