Sam Banks

Charles Darwin University

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20122019
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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
genetic structure Earth & Environmental Sciences
Marsupialia Medicine & Life Sciences
Population Medicine & Life Sciences
Genetic Structures 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 othersSchneider, 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

Fires
Animals
animals
Ecology
fire ecology

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 othersSlattery, 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
horse
horses
culling
culling (animals)
threatened species

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
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transgressive segregation
Islands
translocation
transgression
divergence

Long-term impacts of wildfire and logging on forest soils

Bowd, E. J., Banks, S. C., Strong, C. L. & Lindenmayer, D. B., Feb 2019, In : Nature Geoscience. 12, February, p. 113-118 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

wildfire
forest soil
disturbance
clearcutting
soil
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Pervasive admixture between eucalypt species has consequences for conservation and assisted migration

von Takach Dukai, B., Jack, C., Borevitz, J., Lindenmayer, D. B. & Banks, S. C., Apr 2019, In : Evolutionary Applications. 12, 4, p. 845-860 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
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Population Genetics
Genetic Structures
population genetics
Eucalyptus
genetic variation