PhD and Masters research projects available:
Several projects are currently available including: 1) the evolution of inaccurate mimicry in ant-mimics 2) sperm transfer dynamics in spiders and 3) predator-prey interactions between spiders and Q-flies.  

Macquarie University has domestic and international scholarships available for excellent candidates ( If you are interested in working with insects and spiders, please contact Mariella: marie.herberstein [at] 

If you are interested in studying or volunteering with us in the lab or the field, please contact Marie or any other lab member! We have lots of fun travelling to conferences together both in Australia and overseas and eat tonnes of cake. 

Prof Marie E Herberstein

Dept. Biological Sciences
Macquarie University
Sydney, NSW
Australia, 2109

p:    +61 (0)2 9850 6272
f:     +61 (0)2 9850 8245
e:    marie.herberstein [at]