Christine Rivera

Graduate Student



I received a B.A. from Hampshire College, where I studied animal behavior with a focus on bioacoustics and physiology.

Research Interests

Behavioral Ecology, Evolution, Sexual Selection, Jumping Spiders

Research Description

I'm broadly interested in how selective pressures influence diversification, particularly in the evolution of sexually selected traits and behaviors. My primary research focuses on acoustic, visual, and multi-modal communication channels in jumping spider courtship behavior.

Contact Information


Office: 5030 VLSB


Research Group(s)

Mailing Address

Dept of Environmental Science, Policy, & Management
UC Berkeley
130 Mulford Hall #3114
Berkeley, CA 94720