Scarites, Pardosa, Hogna
Miami University Ecology Research Center
The Rypstra Laboratory


Ann Rypstra

Dr. Ann L. Rypstra

Distinguished Professor of Zoology

Director of Ecology Research Center


Ann is an evolutionary ecologist interested in predator-prey interactions and how these interactions might influence the evolution of spacing patterns, species interactions, and social behavior.

A variety of research projects are underway in the laboratory and at the Ecology Research Center (pictured above). Click here to get a more detailed idea of our research agendas, and here to learn more about our current lab members and their projects!


Pholcus phalangioides
Department of Zoology | Graduate School | Ecology Research Center | Undergraduate Research Funding