We are a group of biologists from Macquarie University whose research interests lie in the behavioural and evolutionary ecology of invertebrate mating systems. Put simply, we study the evolutionary basis of reproductive behaviour. The research program focuses on testing various aspects of sexual selection, sexual conflict and signalling theory. We are also interested in sensory and nutritional ecology and their effect on animal reproduction. Much of the lab's previous work has concentrated on the behavioural ecology of praying mantid mating systems (Family: Mantidae), allowing us to investigate the evolution of sexual cannibalism and the subsequent effect of this seemingly bizarre behaviour on other aspects of male and female reproduction.