William Granville Eberhard

William Granville Eberhard

Académico Correspondiente

  • Investigador, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, y Escuela de Biología, Universidad de Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica. 
  • B.A., Harvard College (1965).
  • Ph.D., Harvard University (1969). 



William Granville enfoca su área de investigación en el comportamiento animal, la selección sexual y la elección femenina críptica. 

Publicaciones representativas:

  • Ang, Yuchen; Puniamoorthy, Jayanthi; Pont, Adrian C.; Bartak, Miroslav; Blanckenhorn, Wolf U.; Eberhard, William G.; Puniamoorthy, Nalini; Silva, Vera C.; Munari, Lorenzo; Meier, Rudolf. 2013. A plea for digital reference collections and other science-based digitization initiatives in taxonomy: Sepsidnet as exemplar. Systematic Entomology.
  • Barrantes, Gilbert; Eberhard, William G. 2012. Extreme Behavioral Adjustments by an Orb-Web Spider to Restricted Spaces. Ethology, 118(5): 438-449.
  • Briceño, R. D.; Eberhard, William G. 2011. The hub as a launching platform: rapid movements of the spider Leucauge mariana (Araneae: Tetragnathidae) as it turns to attack prey. Journal of Arachnology, 39(1): 102-112.
  • Briceno, R. D.; Eberhard, William G. 2012. Spiders avoid sticking to their webs: clever leg movements, branched drip-tip setae, and anti-adhesive surfaces. Naturwissenschaften, 99(4): 337-341.
  • Eberhard, William G. 2010. Evolution of genitalia: theories, evidence, and new directions. Genetica, 138(1): 5-18.
  • Eberhard, William G. 2010. Possible functional significance of spigot placement on the spinnerets of spiders. Journal of Arachnology, 38(3): 407-414.
  • Eberhard, William G. 2011. Are smaller animals behaviourally limited? Lack of clear constraints in miniature spiders. Animal Behaviour, 81(4): 813-823.
  • Esquivel, Carolina; Escalante, Ignacio; Eberhard, William G. 2012. The effect of regurgitated digestive fluid on the spider's own legs in Philoponella vicina (Araneae: Uloboridae). Journal of Arachnology, 40(1): 146-148.
  • Ticay-Rivas, Jaime; Pozo-Baños, Marcos del; Eberhard, William G.; Alonso, Jesús B.; Travieso, Carlos M. 2013. Spider Specie Identification and Verification based on Pattern Recognition of it Cobweb. Expert Systems with Applications, 40(10): 4213-4225.