The crab people all move up to Darwin for four months of the year (September - Christmas). We have two houses that we live in at the North Australia Research Unit (the ANU's research station in Darwin). Each season is different because there are a different set of people up there. But one thing in common is that we all have fun while we are up there. We work together and help each other in the field and with designing experiments. We all go to the Darwin Wharf for fish & Chips once a week (lab tradition). We seldom fight and some of us make friends for life with the people we study with in Darwin.

 

PAT BACKWELL
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
I am interested in all things to do with fiddler crab behaviour.

see my website

 

LEEANN REANEY
PhD STUDENT 2004-2007
Mate choice in fiddler crabs

see my website http://webspace.qmul.ac.uk/rknell/myweb/index.htm

 

TANYA DETTO
PhD STUDENT 2004-2007

POSTDOC 2008-2009


Colour in fiddler crabs

 

 

 

RICHARD MILNER
HONOURS STUDENT 2007

PhD STUDENT 2009- ongoing


Female mate-selection behaviour

 

ELESHA CURRAN
HONOURS STUDENT 2007
Female mate-selection behaviour

 

SARAH FAYED
HONOURS STUDENT 2007
The Ownership Advantage in fiddler crab fights

 

KATRINA READING
HONOURS STUDENT 2006
Mutual Mate Choice in a fiddler crab

 

DESLEY DARBY
HONOURS STUDENT 2007
Female mate-selection behaviour

 

ALEX McWILLIAM
HONOURS STUDENT 2007
Handedness in a fiddler crab

 

NATHAN JARDINE
HONOURS STUDENT 2007
Chimney-building in a fiddler crab

 

 

RACHEL HOCKING
SPECIAL TOPICS RESEARCH STUDENT 2007
Chimney-building in a fiddler crab

 

NICI SWEANEY
SPECIAL TOPICS RESEARCH STUDENT 2006
Feeding behaviour of male fiddler crabs

 

RACHEL SLATYER
SPECIAL TOPICS RESEARCH STUDENT 2007
Chimney-building in a fiddler crab

 

HONOURS STUDENT 2009-2010

Polyandry in fiddler crabs

 

 

MELISSA STARLING
SPECIAL TOPICS RESEARCH STUDENT 2005
Pair formation in a fiddler crab

MENINA TEHEI
SPECIAL TOPICS RESEARCH STUDENT 2003
Social behaviour of a fiddler crab

EVELYN FOK
SPECIAL TOPICS RESEARCH STUDENT 2007
Chimney-building in a fiddler crab

 

LESLEY MORELL
VISITING PhD STUDENT FROM THE
UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW 2003

Fighting behaviour in fiddler crabs

 

 

ISOBEL BOOKSMYTHE HONOURS STUDENT 2007

PhD STUDENT 2009- ongoing

The costs of female choice in a fiddler crab

CATHERINE HAYES

SPECIAL TOPICS STUDENT 2008

HONOURS STUDENT 2010-20100

 

 

SOPHIA CALLENDER

PhD STUDENT 2010- ongoing

The mate choice behaviour of female fiddler crabs.

ROBYN SHAW

SPECIAL TOPICS STUDENT 2010