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Andrew Sensenig, Ph.D.

School of Natural Sciences

Education history

  • Ph.D. Entomology. Scale effects on gill plate ventilation mechanics in mayfly nymphs. University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA. 2009.
  • M.S. Entomology. Elastic sclerites and hydraulics in arachnid locomotion. University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA. 2002.
  • B.A. Physics major with minors in mathematics and biology. Millersville University, PA, USA. 2000.

Selected works

  • Sensenig, A., Kelly S.P., Lorentz K.A., Blackledge T.A. (2012). Spider orb webs rely on radial threads to absorb prey kinetic energy. Proceedings of the Royal Society Interface. 9(73):1880-1891.
  • Kelly, S.P., Sensenig A., Lorentz, K.A., Blackledge, T.A. (2011). Damping capacity is evolutionarily conserved in the radial silk of orb weaving spiders. Zoology. 114:233-238.
  • Sensenig, A. T., Agnarsson, I., Blackledge, T. A. (2011). Adult spiders use tougher silk: ontogenetic changes in web architecture and silk biomechanics in the orb-weaver spider. Journal of Zoology. 285:28-38.
  • Sensenig, A. T., Shultz, J. W. & Kiger, K. (2010). Hydrodynamic pumping by serial gill arrays in the mayfly nymph Centroptilum triangulifer. Journal of Experimental Biology. 213:3319-31.
  • Sensenig, A., Agnarsson, I., & Blackledge, T.A. (2010). Behavioural and biomaterial coevolution in spider orb webs. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 23:1807-2029. (cover article)

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