Projects per year
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.
PhD, Monash University
Award Date: 10 Oct 2005
Bachelor, Monash University
Award Date: 10 Dec 1999
Banks, S., Harcourt, R., Day, J., Udyawer, V., Grech, A., Salgado-Kent, C., Smith, B., Moyle, F., McAdam, D., Buckworth, R. & Burton, D.
1/03/21 → 1/03/24
Enhancing surveillance of the northern Australian feral pig population for African swine fever and other high impact pests and diseases
27/07/20 → 30/07/21
Comparison of traditional and environmental DNA survey methods for detecting rare and abundant freshwater fishPiggott, M. P., Banks, S. C., Broadhurst, B. T., Fulton, C. J. & Lintermans, M., Jan 2021, In : Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems. 31, 1, p. 173-184 12 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
Adapting reintroduction tactics in successive trials increases the likelihood of establishment for an endangered carnivore in a fenced sanctuaryWilson, 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.
Research output: Contribution to journal › ArticleOpen AccessFile65 Downloads (Pure)
Chytrid fungus infection in alpine tree frogs is associated with individual heterozygosity and population isolation but not population-genetic diversityBanks, S., Scheele, B., Macris, A., Hunter, D., Jack, C. & Fraser, C. I., 2020, In : Frontiers of Biogeography. 12, 1, p. 1-14 14 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › ArticleOpen AccessFile4 Downloads (Pure)
Murphy, B. & Banks, S., Nov 2020, In : Diversity and Distributions. 26, 11, p. 1467-1482 16 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › ArticleOpen AccessFile2 Downloads (Pure)