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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Adapting reintroduction tactics in successive trials increases the likelihood of establishment for an endangered carnivore in a fenced sanctuary

Wilson, B. A., Evans, M. J., Evans, M. J., Batson, W. G., Banks, S. C., Gordon, I. J., Gordon, I. J., Gordon, I. J., Gordon, I. J., Fletcher, D. B., Wimpenny, C., Newport, J., Belton, E., Rypalski, A., Portas, T. & Manning, A. D., Jun 2020, In : PLoS One. 15, 6, p. 1-17 17 p., e0234455.

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    Animals as Agents in Fire Regimes

    Foster, C. N., Banks, S. C., Cary, G. J., Johnson, C. N., Lindenmayer, D. B. & Valentine, L. E., Apr 2020, In : Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 35, 4, p. 346-356 11 p.

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  • Chytrid fungus infection in alpine tree frogs is associated with individual heterozygosity and population isolation but not population-genetic diversity

    Banks, S., Scheele, B., Macris, A., Hunter, D., Jack, C. & Fraser, C. I., 2020, In : Frontiers of Biogeography. 12, 1, p. 1-14 14 p.

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    Patterns of niche contraction identify vital refuge areas for declining mammals

    Von Takach Dukai, B., Scheele, B., Moore, H., Murphy, B. & Banks, S., 20 Aug 2020, In : Diversity and Distributions. p. 1-16 16 p.

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    The influence of fire and silvicultural practices on the landscape-scale genetic structure of an Australian foundation tree species

    von Takach Dukai, B., Peakall, R., Lindenmayer, D. B. & Banks, S. C., Apr 2020, In : Conservation Genetics. 21, 2, p. 231-246 16 p.

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