Dr. Vincent Vedel

Dr. Vincent Vedel
Dr. Vincent Vedel

Vincent Vedel is a french scientist with passion for the tropical forests of French Guiana. He qualified in evolutionary biology through a Ph.D. and in population genetics during a Post-Doc. He worked on the taxonomy of Asian spiders (Sparassidae) with the Senckenberg Institute at Frankfurt, Germany.

As a freelancer he worked as a guide in French Guiana and due to his passion for the group realized an extensive sampling of spiders there.


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Selected Publications

Vedel V., Cerdan A., Martinez Q., Baraloto C., Petitclerc F., Orivel J. & Fortunel C. (2015):
Day-time vs. night-time sampling does not affect estimates of spider diversity across a land use gradient in the Neotropics (short communication). Journal of Arachnology. 43: 413
Vedel V., Hadrien L. (2013):
Standardized sampling protocol for spider community assessment in the Neotropical rainforest. Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies. 1: 18-35  PDF-Download of the publication
Vedel V., Rheims C.A., Murienne J., Brescovit A.D. (2013):
Biodiversity baseline of the French Guiana spider fauna. SpringerPlus. 2: 1-19  PDF-Download of the publication
Vedel V., Camus, D. & Lamarre, G. (2011):
Malaise and glass traps: useful means of catching canopy-dwelling spiders?. Newsl. Br. arachnol. Soc.. 122: 12-15
Vedel V.,Chipman A.D., Akam M. & Arthur W. (2008):
Temperature dependent-plasticity of segment number in an arthropod. Evolution & Development. 10: 487-492
Jäger P., Vedel V. (2007):
Sparassidae of China 4. The genus Pseudopoda (Araneae: Sparassidae) in Yunnan Province, China. Zootaxa. 1623: 1-38
Jaeger P., Pathoumthong B. & Vedel V. (2006):
First record of the genus Pseudopoda in Laos with description of new species (Arachnida, Araneae, Sparassidae). Senckenbergiana biologica. 86: 219-228
Vedel V., Behling H., Cohen M. & Lara R. (2006):
Holocene mangrove dynamics and sea-level changes in Taperebal, northeastern Para state, northern Brazil. Veget. Hist. Archaebot.. 15: 115-123