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Dr Anne Wignall

Senior Lecturer

School of Natural and Computational Sciences

I am an ecologist who uses invertebrate model systems, particularly spiders and insects, to answer evolutionary questions. My research spans predator-prey interactions, communication systems, sexual selection and resource allocation strategies.


Contact details

  • Location: 03, 20
    Campus: Albany

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Evolutionary ecology

Behavioural ecology

Invertebrate biology

Sexual selection

Predator-prey interactions

Animal communication


Resource Development and Management

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Animal Behaviour (060801): Behavioural Ecology (060201): Biological Sciences (060000): Ecology (060200): Invertebrate Biology (060808): Zoology (060800)

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 3 4

Research Outputs

Teaching and Supervision

Teaching Statement

199.211 Invertebrate Zoology

199.320 Selected Topics in Zoology

Courses Coordinated

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Supervisor 1 0

Current Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

Media and Links


  • 28 Jan 2013 - Magazine, Online
    Science Magazine article on research
    Science Magazine article no research by Joseph Bennington-Castro (ScienceShot): The smooth moves of the male orb-web spider.
  • 23 Apr 2015 - Online
    Jumping spiders: good things come in small package
    Blog article for Sciblogs
  • 20 Dec 2013 - Online
    Rocking the webs saves males from becoming dinner
    ABC Science. News in Science by Stuart Gary. Online article about research
  • 20 Dec 2013 - Online
    i09 article by Joseph Bennington-Castro
    Male spiders 'shudder' to calm their cannibalistic brides: online news article on research
  • 19 Mar 2015 - Online, Radio
    Spider chatter on the web
    Interview with Radio NZ: Our Changing World
  • 19 Dec 2013 - Online, Magazine
    Science Magazine article on research
    Science Magazine article by Lizzie Wade (ScienceShot) "This foreplay trick will save your life (if you're a spider)

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