Jessica Henneken

Jessica’s research looks at chemical communication and mating preferences in orb-weaving spiders.

Jessica’s research looks at chemical communication and mating preferences in orb-weaving spiders. She is interested in studying animal behaviour and particularly how the environment may change or influence these behaviours in surprising ways

She was recently featured on Network Ten’s kids science show Scope, where she presented a story on her research into spider silk in their episode themed ‘Insects and Spiders’.

Watch the full episode. Jessica's segment is @ 17.07.

Scope - season 3, episode 155