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 2019

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
culling (animals)
threatened species

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

forest soil

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

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., 18 Dec 2018, In : Biological Reviews. p. 1-18 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
fire ecology

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