Ep 46. Eurovision, cake and ant-mimicking spiders with Mariella Herberstein

‘There are many Maries out there… But there’s only one Mariella, and thats me.’
– Mariella Herberstein

In addition to her research, Mariella Herberstein is well known for her role as a mentor to emerging scientists in biological sciences. In an interview with In Situ Science she discusses how important a collegiate and positive research environment is to making good science happen.

She also tells us about her current research projects on the mysterious lives of spiders. Currently she is working with a team of researchers to understand why and how some spiders mimic ants.

She also really likes Eurovision.

Follow Mariella on Twitter @MarieHerberstei

Find out more about her research on the Behavioural Ecology Group website.
Keep up to date with the latest Eurovision gossip at http://www.thescienceofeurovision.website
Music: ‘Strange Stuff’ by Sonic Wallpaper – http://www.sonicwallpaper.bandcamp.com

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