Sam Banks

Charles Darwin University

Registered to supervise postgraduate research

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Research interests

Sam Banks is a Professor in the College of Engineering, IT and the Environment specialising in Molecular Ecology and Conservation Biology. His research combines genomics and field ecology. His recent work examines how fire influences population dynamics and genetic diversity in natural populations, as well as using genetics to understand movement patterns in saltwater crocodiles. Sam holds degrees in Arts and Science and has a PhD in Genetics. His research has been published in Trends in Ecology and Evolution, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science and Molecular Ecology. When not at work, Sam can be found planning bushwalking adventures and unsuccessful fishing trips around the Northern Territory.

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Metatheria Agriculture & Biology
marsupial Earth & Environmental Sciences
disturbance Earth & Environmental Sciences
Trichosurus Agriculture & Biology
Marsupialia Medicine & Life Sciences
genetic structure Earth & Environmental Sciences
Population Medicine & Life Sciences
fire severity Agriculture & Biology

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Research Output 2012 2018

A long-term habitat fragmentation experiment leads to morphological change in a species of carabid beetle

Evans, M. J., Banks, S. C., Barton, P. S., Davies, K. F. & Driscoll, D. A., 1 Jun 2018, In : Ecological Entomology. 43, 3, p. 282-293 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

habitat fragmentation
environmental change

Conservation conundrums and the challenges of managing unexplained declines of multiple species

Lindenmayer, D. B., Wood, J., MacGregor, C., Foster, C., Scheele, B., Tulloch, A., Barton, P., Banks, S., Robinson, N., Dexter, N., O'Loughlin, L. S. & Legge, S., May 2018, In : Biological Conservation. 221, p. 279-292 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

path analysis

Empirical relationships between tree fall and landscape-level amounts of logging and fire

Lindenmayer, D. B., Blanchard, W., Blair, D., McBurney, L., Stein, J. & Banks, S. C., 23 Feb 2018, In : PLoS One. 13, 2, p. 1-12 12 p., e0193132

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Bearings (structural)

Environmental influences on growth and reproductive maturation of a keystone forest tree: Implications for obligate seeder susceptibility to frequent fire

von Takach Dukai, B., Lindenmayer, D. B. & Banks, S. C., 1 Mar 2018, In : Forest Ecology and Management. 411, p. 108-119 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

forest trees
fire regime

From unburnt to salvage logged: Quantifying bird responses to different levels of disturbance severity

Lindenmayer, D. B., Mcburney, L., Blair, D., Wood, J. & Banks, S. C., May 2018, In : Journal of Applied Ecology. 221, p. 279-292 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

species richness