Copper | Seira Ashley Adams

May 22, 2018 •

Malleable, conductive copper enabled the Bronze Age and is an essential element for life. In some invertebrates, copper binds to oxygen in the blue blood pigment hemocyanin. Explore its significance with environmental scientist Seira Ashley Adams, who’ll share its chemical role in spiders. Seira Ashley Adams is a graduate student at the University of California, Berkeley conducting research on the chemical ecology, behavior, and evolution of spiders.