Todd Blackledge
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Reconstructing web evolution and spider diversification in the molecular era
TA Blackledge, N Scharff, JA Coddington, T Szüts, JW Wenzel, ...
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 106 (13), 5229-5234, 2009
Silken toolkits: biomechanics of silk fibers spun by the orb web spider Argiope argentata (Fabricius 1775)
TA Blackledge, CY Hayashi
Journal of experimental biology 209 (13), 2452-2461, 2006
Molecular and mechanical characterization of aciniform silk: uniformity of iterated sequence modules in a novel member of the spider silk fibroin gene family
CY Hayashi, TA Blackledge, RV Lewis
Molecular biology and evolution 21 (10), 1950-1959, 2004
Bioprospecting finds the toughest biological material: extraordinary silk from a giant riverine orb spider
I Agnarsson, M Kuntner, TA Blackledge
PloS one 5 (9), e11234, 2010
The form and function of spider orb webs: evolution from silk to ecosystems
TA Blackledge, M Kuntner, I Agnarsson
Advances in insect physiology 41, 175-262, 2011
Variation in the material properties of spider dragline silk across species
BO Swanson, TA Blackledge, J Beltrán, CY Hayashi
Applied Physics A 82 (2), 213-218, 2006
Viscoelastic solids explain spider web stickiness
V Sahni, TA Blackledge, A Dhinojwala
Nature Communications 1 (1), 1-4, 2010
Convergent evolution of behavior in an adaptive radiation of Hawaiian web-building spiders
TA Blackledge, RG Gillespie
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 101 (46), 16228-16233, 2004
Do stabilimenta in orb webs attract prey or defend spiders?
TA Blackledge, JW Wenzel
Behavioral Ecology 10 (4), 372-376, 1999
Are three‐dimensional spider webs defensive adaptations?
TA Blackledge, JA Coddington, RG Gillespie
Ecology Letters 6 (1), 13-18, 2003
Spider silk as a novel high performance biomimetic muscle driven by humidity
I Agnarsson, A Dhinojwala, V Sahni, TA Blackledge
Journal of Experimental Biology 212 (13), 1990-1994, 2009
Evolution of stenophagy in spiders (Araneae): evidence based on the comparative analysis of spider diets
S Pekár, JA Coddington, TA Blackledge
Evolution: International Journal of Organic Evolution 66 (3), 776-806, 2012
Unraveling the mechanical properties of composite silk threads spun by cribellate orb-weaving spiders
TA Blackledge, CY Hayashi
Journal of Experimental Biology 209 (16), 3131-3140, 2006
Stabilimentum variation and foraging success in Argiope aurantia and Argiope trifasciata (Araneae: Araneidae)
TA Blackledge
Journal of Zoology 246 (1), 21-27, 1998
Behavioural and biomaterial coevolution in spider orb webs
A Sensenig, I Agnarsson, TA Blackledge
Journal of evolutionary biology 23 (9), 1839-1856, 2010
Spider orb webs rely on radial threads to absorb prey kinetic energy
AT Sensenig, KA Lorentz, SP Kelly, TA Blackledge
Journal of The Royal Society Interface 9 (73), 1880-1891, 2012
How super is supercontraction? Persistent versus cyclic responses to humidity in spider dragline silk
TA Blackledge, C Boutry, SC Wong, A Baji, A Dhinojwala, V Sahni, ...
Journal of Experimental Biology 212 (13), 1981-1989, 2009
Quasistatic and continuous dynamic characterization of the mechanical properties of silk from the cobweb of the black widow spider Latrodectus hesperus
TA Blackledge, JE Swindeman, CY Hayashi
Journal of Experimental Biology 208 (10), 1937-1949, 2005
Mesh width influences prey retention in spider orb webs
TA Blackledge, JM Zevenbergen
Ethology 112 (12), 1194-1201, 2006
Silk mediated defense by an orb web spider against predatory mud-dauber wasps
T Blackledge, J Wenzel
Behaviour 138 (2), 155-171, 2001
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