Sam Banks

Charles Darwin University

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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
Genetic Structures Medicine & Life Sciences
Trichosurus Agriculture & Biology
Population Medicine & Life Sciences
genetic structure Earth & Environmental Sciences
Marsupialia Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 2012 2019

Animal movements in fire-prone landscapes

Nimmo, D. G., Avitabile, S., Banks, S. C., Bliege Bird, R., Callister, K., Clarke, M. F., Dickman, C. R., Doherty, T. S., Driscoll, D. A., Greenville, A. C., Haslem, A., Kelly, L. T., Kenny, S. A., Lahoz-Monfort, J. J., Lee, C., Leonard, S., Moore, H., Newsome, T. M., Parr, C. L., Ritchie, E. G. & 7 others, Schneider, K., Turner, J. M., Watson, S., Westbrooke, M., Wouters, M., White, M. & Bennett, A. F., 1 Jun 2019, In : Biological Reviews. 94, 3, p. 981-998 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

fire ecology

Features associated with effective biodiversity monitoring and evaluation

Dixon, K. M., Cary, G. J., Worboys, G. L., Banks, S. C. & Gibbons, P., Oct 2019, In : Biological Conservation. 238, p. 1-11 11 p., 108221.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

adaptive management
40 Downloads (Pure)

Genomic impact of severe population decline in a nomadic songbird

Crates, R., Olah, G., Adamski, M., Aitken, N., Banks, S., Ingwersen, D., Ranjard, L., Rayner, L., Stojanovic, D., Suchan, T., Von Takach Dukai, B. & Heinsohn, R., 24 Oct 2019, In : PLoS One. 14, 10, p. 1-19 19 p., e0223953.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Population Genetics

Impacts of feral horses in the Australian Alps and evidence-based solutions

Driscoll, D. A., Worboys, G. L., Allan, H., Banks, S. C., Beeton, N. J., Cherubin, R. C., Doherty, T. S., Finlayson, C. M., Green, K., Hartley, R., Hope, G., Johnson, C. N., Lintermans, M., Mackey, B., Paull, D. J., Pittock, J., Porfirio, L. L., Ritchie, E. G., Sato, C. F., Scheele, B. C. & 5 others, Slattery, D. A., Venn, S., Watson, D., Watson, M. & Williams, R. M., 30 Jan 2019, In : Ecological Management and Restoration. 20, 1, p. 63-72 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
culling (animals)
threatened species
8 Downloads (Pure)

Isolation, marine transgression and translocation of the bare-nosed wombat (Vombatus ursinus)

Martin, A., Carver, S., Proft, K., Fraser, T. A., Polkinghorne, A., Banks, S. & Burridge, C. P., 1 Jun 2019, In : Evolutionary Applications. 12, 6, p. 1114-1123 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
transgressive segregation