Dr Chrissie Painting

Senior Lecturer

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

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Research Interests

  • Animal behaviour
  • Biodiversity
  • Ecology


Animal Behaviour; Biology; Ecology

Behavioural Ecology; Evolution; Entomology; Sexual Selection

Recent Publications

  • Mammola, S., Malumbres-Olarte, J., Arabesky, V., Barrales-Alcalá, D. A., Barrion-Dupo, A. L., Benamú, M. A., . . . Chuang, A. (2022). An expert-curated global database of online newspaper articles on spiders and spider bites. Scientific Data, 9(1). doi:10.1038/s41597-022-01197-6

  • Pekár, S., Wolff, J. O., Černecká, Ľ., Birkhofer, K., Mammola, S., Lowe, E. C., . . . Cardoso, P. (2021). The World Spider Trait database: a centralized global open repository for curated data on spider traits. Database, 2021. doi:10.1093/database/baab064

  • McCambridge, J. E., Painting, C. J., Walker, L. A., & Holwell, G. I. (2021). Contests between male New Zealand sheet-web spiders, Cambridgea plagiata (Araneae: Desidae). New Zealand Journal of Zoology, 1-14. doi:10.1080/03014223.2021.1909081

  • Fisher, D. N., LeGrice, R. J., & Painting, C. J. (2021). Social selection is density dependent but makes little contribution to total selection in New Zealand giraffe weevils. bioRxiv. doi:10.1101/2021.02.06.430048

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