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Dr Chrissie Painting

Senior Lecturer Dr Chrissie Painting 

Chrissie is Senior Lecturer in Te Aka Mātuatua School of Science, and a Principal Investigator at Te Pūnaha Matatini Centre of Research Excellence.

She is a behavioural ecologist focussing on what drives diversity in animal mating systems with a particular interest in exaggerated traits (weapons & ornaments), and the fascinating mating strategies that accompany them.

Fitting into a central goal of evolutionary biology and seeking to understand patterns in the variation of animal phenotypes, Claire’s researches arthropods including beetles, harvestmen, and spiders, combining field and lab experiments, molecular and comparative evolution techniques, morphometrics, and microCT xray reconstructions.

A broad interest in natural history and evolutionary biology have drawn her to peculiar-looking creatures that have so far escaped much scientific attention. I believe working on a wide range of non-model taxa is crucial to understanding the drivers of biological variation.

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