A/Prof. Peter Banks

Peter Banks

Position: Associate Professor in Conservation Biology
Phone: +61 2 9351 2941
Location: Room 101, A10 Science Road Cottage, The University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia

My research aims to develop humane, ecologically based solutions for the impact of of invasive species.


  • 2011 Associate Professor, School of Biological Sciences, USYD
  • 2010 Associate Professor, School of BEES, UNSW
  • 2005 Senior Lecturer, School of BEES, UNSW
  • 1999 Lecturer, School of Biological Sciences, UNSW
  • 1998 Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Turku, Finland
  • 1997 PhD, USYD
  • 1991 BSc, USYD


  • 2014 - 2016 ARC Discovery Invasion biology: understanding the mechanisms of naiveté towards alien species (PB Banks)
  • 2010 – 2012 Hermon Slade Foundation Unravelling the multiple levels of prey naivete in Australian critical weight range mammals (PB Banks, AR Carthey & JP Bytheway)
  • 2010 – 2012 ARC Linkage Return of the native: reintroductions, reinvasion and a new paradigm in restoration ecology (PB Banks, CR Dickman, MG Hayward, D Lunney, RP Pech, A Byrom)
  • 2008 – 2010 ARC Discovery Protecting prey with chemical camouflage (PB Banks & E Korpimäki)
  • 2008 – 2010 ARC Discovery How do foraging herbivores negotiate the twin perils of plant toxins and predators? (C McArthur & PB Banks)


  • Member, NSW Scientific Committee
  • Treasurer, Royal Zoological Society of NSW
  • Editorial Board Oecologia
  • International Editorial Board Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology
  • Editorial Board Australian Zoologist