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Dr Chrissie Painting

Lecturer

Qualifications: BSc Hons - Lincoln University, PhD University of Auckland

Personal Website: http://chrissiepainting.com

Research Interests

I’m a behavioural ecologist with a particular interest in what drives diversity in exaggerated animal traits, such as weapons and ornaments. This fits into a central goal of evolutionary biology which is to understand patterns in the variation of animal phenotypes. My research is primarily on arthropods including beetles, harvestmen and spiders, with a strong basis in natural history.

Research Supervised

PhD

  • Connolly, Simon (in progress). Examination of extreme mating behaviours in New Zealand fishing spiders.

MSc (Research)

  • Chapman, Brody (in progress).

Teaching Commitments

Expertise

Animal Behaviour; Biology; Ecology

Behavioural Ecology; Evolution; Entomology; Sexual Selection

Recent Publications

  • Harvey, J. A., Heinen, R., Armbrecht, I., Basset, Y., Baxter-Gilbert, J. H., Bezemer, T. M., . . . de Kroon, H. (2020). International scientists formulate a roadmap for insect conservation and recovery. Nature Ecology and Evolution, 4(2), 174-176. doi:10.1038/s41559-019-1079-8

  • Powell, E. C., Painting, C. J., Hickey, A. J., & Holwell, G. I. (2020). Defining an intrasexual male weapon polymorphism in a New Zealand harvestman (Opiliones: Neopilionidae) using traditional and geometric morphometrics. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 130(2), 395-409. doi:10.1093/biolinnean/blaa040

  • O'Brien, D. M., Boisseau, R. P., Duell, M., McCullough, E., Powell, E. C., Somjee, U., . . . Emlen, D. J. (2019). Muscle mass drives cost in sexually selected arthropod weapons. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 286(1905). doi:10.1098/rspb.2019.1063

  • LeGrice, R. J., Tezanos-Pinto, G., de Villemereuil, P., Holwell, G. I., & Painting, C. J. (2019). Directional selection on body size but no apparent survival cost to being large in wild New Zealand giraffe weevils. Evolution, 73(4), 762-776. doi:10.1111/evo.13698

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Contact Details

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Painting, Dr Chrissie 9639 cpaintin R.2.20 Ecology, Biodiversity and Animal Behaviour

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