Welcome Madeline Girard

Maddie Girard is a PhD student from UC Berkeley (Damian Elias’ research group) who studies signalling in peacock spiders and other insects. She is visiting Australia until the end of the year, and will be based in our lab at UNSW and Mariella Herberstein’s lab at Macquarie. Until the peacock spiders emerge in Spring, Maddie will be working on crickets in the lab.

Do check out Maddie’s awesome video, above, on her spider work.

Rob Brooks

I am an evolutionary biologist who thinks about sex for a living. Things I have thought and written about include the evolution of mate choice, the costs of being attractive, the reason animals age and the links between sex, diet, obesity and death. Follow @Brooks_Rob on Twitter.

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