14th December 2018
Thinking of doing something with these awesome alpine grasshoppers after finding what looks like sexually transmitted mites while teaching on the functional ecology field course.
13th August 2018
Today was the launch of our #TeamBeetleSex entry into this years Shirty Science competition. Was super cool to collaborate with @ohlittlesparkart on this shirt design depicting our research on Eucalypt beetles and their sexually transmitted mites. Want to get one or find out more visit www.shirtyscience.com
1st August 2018
After 3 months of hard lab work, Jigisha is leaving us :( Time to get out of the lab and attempt to see some Aussie wildlife :)
23rd July 2018
Elroy and Krish have just started their special topics and honours projects (respectively). Stay tuned to find out what they'll be getting up to.
11th of July 2018
Alan and Megan are super excited to be heading to the ASSAB conference in Brisbane this week.
7th May 2018
Jigisha just arrived from India! She will be doing a 3 month project on how the environment affects sexual conflict in Seed beetles
23rd March 2018
Maider's first seed beetle paper was just accepted in Behavioural Ecology. :)
11th February 2018
Heading to Hamilton, Victoria tomorrow to collect Eucalypt beetles. Hoping to find lots of these
Working with Arludo to make a game that teaches students about physiological trade-offs and how these can influence behaviour. Here's a preview
The fish frenzy begins :) Just started three new big experiments on aging and costs of mating in mosquitofish. Stay tuned...
17th November 2017
Just back from a week of fieldwork in Darwin with the Backwell lab looking at the mating behaviour of Fiddler crabs.
6th November 2017
Maider just had her first seed beetle paper provisionally accepted to Behavioural Ecology :)
4th November 2017
Just back from Lizard Island Research Station tagging fish with Rebecca Fox and Jenni Donelson so they can understand how reef fish behaviourally thermoregulate.