A/Prof. Peter Banks

Peter Banks


Position: Associate Professor in Conservation Biology
Email:
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.

ACADEMIC CAREER

  • 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

MAJOR GRANTS

  • 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)

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

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