Peer-reviewed journals


O’Brien, D., Boisseau, R., Duell, M., McCullough, E., Powell, E., Somjee, U., Solie, S., Hickey, A., Holwell, G., Painting, C. and D. Emlen. (2019). Muscle mass drives cost in sexually selected arthropod weapons. 286. Proc. R. Soc. B. Article

Powell E., Cook C., Coco J., Brock M., Holian L., and L. Taylor. (2019). Prey color aversions in jumping spiders (Habronattus brunneus) differ across populations. Ethology. 1-11. doi:10.1111/eth.12859. Open access article


Taylor, L., Powell, E., and K. McGraw. (2017). Frequent misdirected courtship in a natural community of colorful Habronattus jumping spiders. PLoS ONE. 12(4): e0173156. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0173156 Open access article

Press coverage: National Geographic, ScienceDaily/UF/IFAS, Live Science, Daily Mail

Powell, E. and L. Taylor (2017). Specialists and generalists coexist within a population of spider-hunting mud dauber wasps. Behavioral Ecology. 28(3): 890-898. doi: 10.1093/beheco/arx050 Open access article



Powell, E. and L. Taylor (2016). The black and yellow mud dauber, Sceliphron caementarium, Featured Creatures (peer-reviewed).  Available here. 

Powell, E. (2016). UF/IFAS uses wasps to monitor exotic Joro spider [Press release]. Press coverage: UF/IFAS,, Newswise