Growing up, two animals scared Madysen Buckley ’23 most: spiders and monkeys. As luck would have it — or not — the international relations and security studies major encountered plenty of the latter during a recent study abroad trip to India.
Ecological ‘odd couple’ subject of professor’s research
Dr. John Styrsky hasn’t always been a fan of spiders. “Actually, spiders make me really uncomfortable,” the University of Lynchburg biology professor admitted recently. “Something about the number of legs they have and the way they move them gives me the heebie-jeebies, so I typically give them a wide berth.”