Prospective students

Banks lab students

Our friendly and supportive research group creates an atmosphere conducive to research excellence.

If you are interested in conducting a PhD, Masters or Honours research project or volunteering with the Behavioural Ecology & Conservation Research Group, please contact Associate Professor Peter Banks at:


Bandicoots and the tick cycle


Ticks are vectors for a suite of wildlife borne diseases that are of increasing concern to human and pet health. Native wildlife such as bandicoots are commonly thought to be an essential host for ticks but the ecology of the tick-wildlife system is relatively poorly understood. Bandicoots often receive a lot of bad press about their role in hosting ticks and their diseases, and this image impacts upon their conservation status.

An honours project for 2014 would involve examining the wildlife- tick cycle in Sydney Harbour National Park, working with endangered bandicoots at North Head.

If you are interested in this project please contact A/Prof Peter Banks () for more information