Associate Professor Peter Banks

A10 - Science Road Cottage
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 2941
Fax +61 2 9351 4771

Website Room 101, A10 - Cottage
Behavioural Ecology & Conservation Research Group

Biographical details

  • 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

Research interests

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

Associations

  • President, Royal Zoological Society of NSW
  • Editorial Board Oecologia International Editorial Board Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology
  • Editorial Board Australian Zoologist

Selected grants

2015

  • A novel method to understand and predict invasive species impacts: comparative functional responses; Dick J, Banks P; DVC Research/International Research Collaboration Award (IRCA).

2014

  • Invasion biology: understanding the mechanisms of naivete towards alien species; Banks P; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2013

  • Troublesome ticks: a new molecular toolkit to investigate zoonotic tick-borne pathogens in Australia; Irwin P, Ryan U, Bunce M, Banks P, Gilbert M, Rees R, Mencke N; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage Projects (LP).

2011

  • Unravelling the multiple levels of prey naivete to alien predators in Australian critical weight range mammals; Banks P; Hermon Slade Foundation/Research Grants.
  • Protecting prey with chemical camouflage: a novel technique to improve reintroduction of endangered wildlife; Banks P, Korpimaki E; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2010

  • The return of the native: reintroductions, reinvasions and a new paradigm in restoration ecology; Banks P, Dickman C, Hayward M, Pech R, Lunney D, Byrom A; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage Projects (LP).

2008

  • How do foraging herbivores negotiate the perils of plant toxins and predators?; McArthur C, Banks P, Banks P; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Miller, R., Stuart, A., Joshi, R., Banks, P., Singleton, G. (2008). Biology and management of rodent communities in complex agroecosystems – rice terraces. In GR Singleton, RC Joshi & LS Sebastian (Eds.), Philippine Rats: Ecology and Management, (pp. 25-36). Science City of Munoz: Philippines Rice Research Institute.
  • Lovasz, T., Croft, D., Banks, P. (2008). Establishing tourism guidelines for viewing Australian Sea Lions, Neophoca cinerea, at Seal Bay Conservation Park, South Australia. In Daniel Lunney, Adam Munn and Will Meikle (Eds.), Too close for comfort: contentious issues in human-wildlife encounters, (pp. 225-232). Mosman: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales.
  • Rose, T., Banks, P. (2007). Impacts of black rats (Rattus rattus) across an urban/bushland interface at Sydney's North Head. In Lunney, D., Eby, P., Hutchings, P. and Burgin, S. (Eds.), Pest or Guest: the zoology of overabundance. Mosman: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales.
  • Banks, P. (2004). Population viability analysis in urban wildlife management. In Not known (Eds.), Urban Wildlife: more than meets the eye. Mosman: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales.

Journals

  • Heavener, S., Carthey, A., Banks, P. (2014). Competitive naivete between a highly successful invader and a functionally similar native species. Oecologia, 175(1), 73-84. [More Information]
  • Carthey, A., Banks, P. (2014). Naivete in novel ecological interactions: Lessons from theory and experimental evidence. Biological Reviews, In Press. [More Information]
  • Bedoya-Perez, M., Isler, I., Banks, P., McArthur, C. (2014). Roles of the volatile terpene, 1,8-cineole, in plant-herbivore interactions: A foraging odor cue as well as a toxin? Oecologia, 174(3), 827-837. [More Information]
  • Guy, A., Curnoe, D., Banks, P. (2014). Welfare based primate rehabilitation as a potential conservation strategy: Does it measure up? Primates: journal of primatology, 55(1), 139-147. [More Information]
  • Bedoya-Perez, M., Carthey, A., Mella, V., McArthur, C., Banks, P. (2013). A practical guide to avoid giving up on giving-up densities. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 67(10), 1541-1553. [More Information]
  • Guy, A., Curnoe, D., Banks, P. (2013). A survey of current mammal rehabilitation and release practices. Biodiversity and Conservation, 22(4), 825-837. [More Information]
  • Weerakoon, M., Price, C., Banks, P. (2013). Hair type, intake, and detection method influence Rhodamine B detectability. Journal of Wildlife Management, 77(2), 306-312. [More Information]
  • Cristescu, R., Rhodes, J., Frère, C., Banks, P. (2013). Is restoring flora the same as restoring fauna? Lessons learned from koalas and mining rehabilitation. Journal of Applied Ecology: ecology with management relevance, 50(2), 423-431. [More Information]
  • Threlfall, C., Law, B., Banks, P. (2013). Odour cues influence predation risk at artificial bat roosts in urban bushland. Biology Letters, 9(3), 1-4. [More Information]
  • Cristescu, R., Banks, P., Carrick, F., Frere, C. (2013). Potential 'Ecological Traps' of Restored Landscapes: Koalas Phascolarctos cinereus Re-Occupy a Rehabilitated Mine Site. PLoS One, 8(11), 1-12. [More Information]
  • Bytheway, J., Carthey, A., Banks, P. (2013). Risk vs. reward: How predators and prey respond to aging olfactory cues. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 67(5), 715-725. [More Information]
  • Threlfall, C., Law, B., Banks, P. (2013). Roost selection in suburban bushland by the urban sensitive bat Nyctophilus gouldi. Journal of Mammalogy, 94(2), 307-319. [More Information]
  • Aloise King, E., Banks, P., Brooks, R. (2013). Sexual conflict in mammals: consequences for mating systems and life history. Mammal Review, 43(1), 47-58. [More Information]
  • Threlfall, C., Law, B., Banks, P. (2013). The urban matrix and artificial light restricts the nightly ranging behaviour of Gould’s long-eared bat (Nyctophilus gouldi). Austral Ecology: a journal of ecology in the Southern Hemisphere, 38(8), 921-930. [More Information]
  • Cristescu, R., Frere, C., Banks, P. (2012). A review of fauna in mine rehabilitation in Australia: Current state and future directions. Biological Conservation, 149(1), 60-72. [More Information]
  • Banks, P., Hughes, N. (2012). A review of the evidence for potential impacts of black rats (Rattus rattus) on wildlife and humans in Australia. Wildlife Research, 39(1), 78-88. [More Information]
  • Guy, A., Banks, P. (2012). A survey of current rehabilitation practices for native mammals in eastern Australia. Australian Mammalogy, 34(1), 108-118. [More Information]
  • Nersesian, C., Banks, P., McArthur, C. (2012). Behavioural responses to indirect and direct predator cues by a mammalian herbivore, the common brushtail possum. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 66(1), 47-55. [More Information]
  • Hughes, N., Kelley, J., Banks, P. (2012). Dangerous liaisons: The predation risks of receiving social signals. Ecology Letters, 15(11), 1326-1339. [More Information]
  • Cristescu, R., Goethals, K., Banks, P., Carrick, F., Frere, C. (2012). Experimental Evaluation of Koala Scat Persistence and Detectability with Implications for Pellet-Based Fauna Census. International Journal of Zoology, 2012, 1-12. [More Information]
  • Price, C., Banks, P. (2012). Exploiting olfactory learning in alien rats to protect birds' eggs. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) of the United States of America, 109(47), 19304-19309. [More Information]
  • Threlfall, C., Law, B., Banks, P. (2012). Influence of landscape structure and human modifications on insect biomass and bat foraging activity in an urban landscape. PLoS One, 7(6), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Stokes, V., Banks, P., Pech, R. (2012). Influence of residency and social odors in interactions between competing native and alien rodents. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 66, 329-338. [More Information]
  • Nersesian, C., Banks, P., McArthur, C. (2012). Influences of Plant Toxins and Their Spatial Distribution on Foraging by the Common Brushtail Possum, a Generalist Mammalian Herbivore. Journal of Chemical Ecology, 38, 1544-1551. [More Information]
  • Nersesian, C., Banks, P., Simpson, S., McArthur, C. (2012). Mixing nutrients mitigates the intake constraints of a plant toxin in a generalist herbivore. Behavioral Ecology, 23(4), 879-888. [More Information]
  • Threlfall, C., Law, B., Banks, P. (2012). Sensitivity of insectivorous bats to urbanization: Implications for suburban conservation planning. Biological Conservation, 146(1), 41-52. [More Information]
  • McArthur, C., Orlando, P., Banks, P., Brown, J. (2012). The foraging tightrope between predation risk and plant toxins: A matter of concentration. Functional Ecology, 26, 74-83. [More Information]
  • Carthey, A., Banks, P. (2012). When does an alien become a native species? a vulnerable native mammal recognizes and responds to its long-term alien predator. PLoS One, 7(2), e31804. [More Information]
  • Hamer, R., Lemckert, F., Banks, P. (2011). Adult frogs are sensitive to the predation risks of olfactory communication. Biology Letters, 7(3), 361-363. [More Information]
  • Threlfall, C., Law, B., Penman, T., Banks, P. (2011). Ecological processes in urban landscapes: mechanisms influencing the distribution and activity of insectivorous bats. Ecography, 34.
  • Basham, R., Law, B., Banks, P. (2011). Microbats in a 'leafy' urban landscape: are they persisting, and what factors influence their presence? Austral Ecology: a journal of ecology in the Southern Hemisphere, 36(6), 663-678. [More Information]
  • Carthey, A., Bytheway, J., Banks, P. (2011). Negotiating a noisy, information-rich environment in search of cryptic prey: olfactory predators need patchiness in prey cues. Journal of Animal Ecology, 80(2), 742-752. [More Information]
  • Cristescu, R., Ellis, W., de Villiers, D., Lee, K., Woosnam-Marchez, O., Frere, C., Banks, P., Dique, D., Hodgkinson, S., et al (2011). North Stradbroke Island: An Island ark for Queensland's koala population? Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland, 117, 309-334.
  • Weerakoon, M., Banks, P. (2011). Not just a matter of taste: Palatability of bait markers is influenced by the need to search for alternative food. Wildlife Research, 38(7), 596-602. [More Information]
  • Banks, P., Cleary, G., Dickman, C. (2011). Sydney's bubonic plague outbreak 1900-1910: A disaster for foreshore wildlife? Australian Zoologist, 35(4), 1033-1039.
  • Nersesian, C., Banks, P., McArthur, C. (2011). Titrating the cost of plant toxins against predators: Determining the tipping point for foraging herbivores. Journal of Animal Ecology, 80(4), 753-760. [More Information]
  • Fey, K., Banks, P., Korpimaki, E. (2010). Alien mink predation and colonisation processes of rodent prey on small islands of the baltic sea: Does prey naïveté matter? International Journal of Ecology, 2010, 1-7. [More Information]
  • Fey, K., Banks, P., Ylonen, H., Korpimaki, E. (2010). Behavioural responses of voles to simulated risk of predation by a native and an alien mustelid: an odour manipulation experiment. Wildlife Research, 37, 273-282. [More Information]
  • Hughes, N., Banks, P. (2010). Heading for greener pastures? Defining the foraging preferences of urban long-nosed bandicoots. Australian Journal of Zoology, 58, 341-349. [More Information]
  • Kirmani, S., Banks, P., McArthur, C. (2010). Integrating the costs of plant toxins and predation risk in foraging decisions of a mammalian herbivore. Oecologia, 164(2), 349-356.
  • Hughes, N., Banks, P. (2010). Interacting effects of predation risk and signal patchiness on activity and communication in house mice. Journal of Animal Ecology, 79(1), 88-97. [More Information]
  • Salo, P., Banks, P., Dickman, C., Korpimaki, E. (2010). Predator manipulation experiments: impacts on populations of terrestrial vertebrate prey. Ecological Monographs, 80(4), 531-546.
  • Hughes, N., Price, C., Banks, P. (2010). Predators Are Attracted to the Olfactory Signals of Prey. PLoS One, 5(9), e13114-e13114. [More Information]
  • Barrio, I., Bueno, C., Banks, P., Tortosa, F. (2010). Prey naiveté in an introduced prey species: the wild rabbit in Australia. Behavioural Ecology, 21(5), 986-991. [More Information]
  • Hughes, N., Korpimaki, E., Banks, P. (2010). The predation risks of interspecific eavesdropping: weasel-vole interactions. Oikos: a journal of ecology, 119, 1210-1216. [More Information]
  • Stokes, V., Banks, P., Pech, R., Spratt, D. (2009). Competition in an invaded rodent community reveals black rats as a threat to native bush rats in littoral rainforest of south-eastern Australia. Journal of Applied Ecology: ecology with management relevance, 46(6), 1239-1247. [More Information]
  • Fey, K., Banks, P., Oksanen, L., Korpimaki, E. (2009). Does removal of an alien predator from small islands in the Baltic Sea induce a trophic cascade? Ecography, 32(3), 546-552. [More Information]
  • Stokes, V., Banks, P., Pech, R., Williams, R. (2009). Invasion by Rattus rattus into native coastal forests of south-eastern Australia: are native small mammals at risk? Austral Ecology: a journal of ecology in the Southern Hemisphere, 34, 395-408. [More Information]
  • Hughes, N., Kelley, J., Banks, P. (2009). Receiving behaviour is sensitive to risks from eavesdropping predators. Oecologia, 160(3), 609-617. [More Information]
  • Banks, P., Nordstrom, M., Ahola, M., Salo, P., Fey, K., Korpimaki, E. (2008). Impacts of alien mink predation on island vertebrate communities of the Baltic Sea Archipelago: review of a long-term experimental study. Boreal Environment Research: an international interdisciplinary journal, 13, 3-16.
  • Hochuli, D., Banks, P. (2008). Selection pressures on zoology teaching in Australian universities: student perceptions of zoological education and how to improve it. Australian Zoologist, 34(4), 544-553.
  • Fey, K., Banks, P., Korpimaki, E. (2008). Voles on small islands: effects of food limitation and alien predation. Oecologia, 157(3), 419-428. [More Information]
  • Banks, P., Dickman, C. (2007). Alien predation and the effects of multiple levels of prey naivete. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 22(5), 229-230.
  • Salo, P., Korpimaki, E., Banks, P., Nordstrom, M., Dickman, C. (2007). Alien predators are more dangerous than native predators to prey populations. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. B Biological Sciences, 274(1615), 1237-1243.
  • Russell, B., Banks, P. (2007). Do Australian small mammals respond to native and introduced predator odours? Austral Ecology: a journal of ecology in the Southern Hemisphere, 32(3), 277-286. [More Information]
  • Banks, P., Bryant, J. (2007). Four-legged friend or foe? dog walking displaces native birds from natural areas. Biology Letters, 3, 611-613. [More Information]
  • Stokes, V., Spratt, D., Banks, P., Pech, R., Williams, R. (2007). Occurrence of Angiostrongylus species (Nematoda) in populations of Rattus rattus and Rattus fuscipes in coastal forests of south-eastern Australia. Australian Journal of Zoology, 55(3), 177-184. [More Information]
  • Hayward, M., De Tores, P., Dillon, M., Banks, P. (2007). Predicting the occurrence of the quokka, Setonix brachyurus (Macropodidae:Marsupialia), in Western Australia's northern jarrah forest. Wildlife Research, 34(3), 194-199. [More Information]
  • Brown, P., Huth, N., Banks, P., Singleton, G. (2007). Relationship between abundance of rodents and damage to agricultural crops. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 120(2-4), 405-415. [More Information]
  • Ahola, M., Nordstrom, M., Banks, P., Laanetu, N., Korpimaki, E. (2006). Alien mink predation induces prolonged declines in archipelago amphibians. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. B Biological Sciences, 273(1591), 1261-1265. [More Information]
  • Fey, K., Banks, P., Korpimaki, E. (2006). Different microhabitat preferences of field and bank voles under manipulated predation risk from an alien predator. Annales Zoologici Fennici, 43, 9-16.
  • Munn, A., Banks, P., Hume, I. (2006). Digestive plasticity of the small intestine and the fermentative hindgut in a marsupial herbivore, the tammar wallaby (Macropus eugenii). Australian Journal of Zoology, 54(4), 287-291.
  • Rose, T., Munn, A., Ramp, D., Banks, P. (2006). Foot-thumping as an alarm signal in macropodoid marsupials: prevalence and hypotheses of function. Mammal Review, 36(4), 281-298.
  • Pastro, L., Banks, P. (2006). Foraging responses of wild house mice to accumulations of conspecific odor as a predation risk. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 60(1), 101-107. [More Information]
  • Mitchell, B., Banks, P. (2005). Do wild dogs exclude foxes? Evidence for competition from dietary and spatial overlaps. Austral Ecology: a journal of ecology in the Southern Hemisphere, 30(5), 581-591. [More Information]
  • Hayward, M., De Tores, P., Banks, P. (2005). Habitat use of the quokka, Setonix brachyurus (Macropodidae: Marsupialia), in the northern jarrah forest of Australia. Journal of Mammalogy, 86(4), 683-688.
  • Hayward, M., De Tores, P., Augee, M., Banks, P. (2005). Mortality and survivorship of the quokka (Setonix brachyurus) (Macropodidae: Marsupialia) in the northern jarrah forest of Western Australia. Wildlife Research, 32(8), 715-722. [More Information]
  • Brown, P., Tuan, N., Banks, P. (2005). Movements, habitat use and response of ricefield rats to removal in an intensive cropping system in Vietnam. Belgian Journal of Zoology, 135, 145-152.
  • Russell, B., Banks, P. (2005). Responses of four Critical Weight Range (CWR) marsupials to the odours of native and introduced predators. Australian Zoologist, 33(2), 217-222.
  • Hayward, M., De Tores, P., Dillon, M., Fox, B., Banks, P. (2005). Using faecal pellet counts along transects to estimate quokka (Setonix brachyurus) population density. Wildlife Research, 32(6), 503-507. [More Information]
  • Korpimaki, E., Oksanen, L., Oksanen, T., Klemola, T., Norrdahl, K., Banks, P. (2005). Vole cycles and predation in temperate and boreal zones of Europe. Journal of Animal Ecology, 74(6), 1150-1159. [More Information]

Conferences

  • Banks, P. (2007). Guest or pest? Animal rights activism at the RZS Annual Forum. 2005 forum of the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales - Pest or Guest: the zoology of overabundance, Mosman NSW: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales.
  • Banks, P. (2007). Impacts of black rats (Rattus rattus) across an urban/bushland interface at Sydney’s North Head. 2005 forum of the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales - Pest or Guest: the zoology of overabundance, Mosman NSW: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales.

2014

  • Heavener, S., Carthey, A., Banks, P. (2014). Competitive naivete between a highly successful invader and a functionally similar native species. Oecologia, 175(1), 73-84. [More Information]
  • Carthey, A., Banks, P. (2014). Naivete in novel ecological interactions: Lessons from theory and experimental evidence. Biological Reviews, In Press. [More Information]
  • Bedoya-Perez, M., Isler, I., Banks, P., McArthur, C. (2014). Roles of the volatile terpene, 1,8-cineole, in plant-herbivore interactions: A foraging odor cue as well as a toxin? Oecologia, 174(3), 827-837. [More Information]
  • Guy, A., Curnoe, D., Banks, P. (2014). Welfare based primate rehabilitation as a potential conservation strategy: Does it measure up? Primates: journal of primatology, 55(1), 139-147. [More Information]

2013

  • Bedoya-Perez, M., Carthey, A., Mella, V., McArthur, C., Banks, P. (2013). A practical guide to avoid giving up on giving-up densities. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 67(10), 1541-1553. [More Information]
  • Guy, A., Curnoe, D., Banks, P. (2013). A survey of current mammal rehabilitation and release practices. Biodiversity and Conservation, 22(4), 825-837. [More Information]
  • Weerakoon, M., Price, C., Banks, P. (2013). Hair type, intake, and detection method influence Rhodamine B detectability. Journal of Wildlife Management, 77(2), 306-312. [More Information]
  • Cristescu, R., Rhodes, J., Frère, C., Banks, P. (2013). Is restoring flora the same as restoring fauna? Lessons learned from koalas and mining rehabilitation. Journal of Applied Ecology: ecology with management relevance, 50(2), 423-431. [More Information]
  • Threlfall, C., Law, B., Banks, P. (2013). Odour cues influence predation risk at artificial bat roosts in urban bushland. Biology Letters, 9(3), 1-4. [More Information]
  • Cristescu, R., Banks, P., Carrick, F., Frere, C. (2013). Potential 'Ecological Traps' of Restored Landscapes: Koalas Phascolarctos cinereus Re-Occupy a Rehabilitated Mine Site. PLoS One, 8(11), 1-12. [More Information]
  • Bytheway, J., Carthey, A., Banks, P. (2013). Risk vs. reward: How predators and prey respond to aging olfactory cues. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 67(5), 715-725. [More Information]
  • Threlfall, C., Law, B., Banks, P. (2013). Roost selection in suburban bushland by the urban sensitive bat Nyctophilus gouldi. Journal of Mammalogy, 94(2), 307-319. [More Information]
  • Aloise King, E., Banks, P., Brooks, R. (2013). Sexual conflict in mammals: consequences for mating systems and life history. Mammal Review, 43(1), 47-58. [More Information]
  • Threlfall, C., Law, B., Banks, P. (2013). The urban matrix and artificial light restricts the nightly ranging behaviour of Gould’s long-eared bat (Nyctophilus gouldi). Austral Ecology: a journal of ecology in the Southern Hemisphere, 38(8), 921-930. [More Information]

2012

  • Cristescu, R., Frere, C., Banks, P. (2012). A review of fauna in mine rehabilitation in Australia: Current state and future directions. Biological Conservation, 149(1), 60-72. [More Information]
  • Banks, P., Hughes, N. (2012). A review of the evidence for potential impacts of black rats (Rattus rattus) on wildlife and humans in Australia. Wildlife Research, 39(1), 78-88. [More Information]
  • Guy, A., Banks, P. (2012). A survey of current rehabilitation practices for native mammals in eastern Australia. Australian Mammalogy, 34(1), 108-118. [More Information]
  • Nersesian, C., Banks, P., McArthur, C. (2012). Behavioural responses to indirect and direct predator cues by a mammalian herbivore, the common brushtail possum. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 66(1), 47-55. [More Information]
  • Hughes, N., Kelley, J., Banks, P. (2012). Dangerous liaisons: The predation risks of receiving social signals. Ecology Letters, 15(11), 1326-1339. [More Information]
  • Cristescu, R., Goethals, K., Banks, P., Carrick, F., Frere, C. (2012). Experimental Evaluation of Koala Scat Persistence and Detectability with Implications for Pellet-Based Fauna Census. International Journal of Zoology, 2012, 1-12. [More Information]
  • Price, C., Banks, P. (2012). Exploiting olfactory learning in alien rats to protect birds' eggs. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) of the United States of America, 109(47), 19304-19309. [More Information]
  • Threlfall, C., Law, B., Banks, P. (2012). Influence of landscape structure and human modifications on insect biomass and bat foraging activity in an urban landscape. PLoS One, 7(6), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Stokes, V., Banks, P., Pech, R. (2012). Influence of residency and social odors in interactions between competing native and alien rodents. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 66, 329-338. [More Information]
  • Nersesian, C., Banks, P., McArthur, C. (2012). Influences of Plant Toxins and Their Spatial Distribution on Foraging by the Common Brushtail Possum, a Generalist Mammalian Herbivore. Journal of Chemical Ecology, 38, 1544-1551. [More Information]
  • Nersesian, C., Banks, P., Simpson, S., McArthur, C. (2012). Mixing nutrients mitigates the intake constraints of a plant toxin in a generalist herbivore. Behavioral Ecology, 23(4), 879-888. [More Information]
  • Threlfall, C., Law, B., Banks, P. (2012). Sensitivity of insectivorous bats to urbanization: Implications for suburban conservation planning. Biological Conservation, 146(1), 41-52. [More Information]
  • McArthur, C., Orlando, P., Banks, P., Brown, J. (2012). The foraging tightrope between predation risk and plant toxins: A matter of concentration. Functional Ecology, 26, 74-83. [More Information]
  • Carthey, A., Banks, P. (2012). When does an alien become a native species? a vulnerable native mammal recognizes and responds to its long-term alien predator. PLoS One, 7(2), e31804. [More Information]

2011

  • Hamer, R., Lemckert, F., Banks, P. (2011). Adult frogs are sensitive to the predation risks of olfactory communication. Biology Letters, 7(3), 361-363. [More Information]
  • Threlfall, C., Law, B., Penman, T., Banks, P. (2011). Ecological processes in urban landscapes: mechanisms influencing the distribution and activity of insectivorous bats. Ecography, 34.
  • Basham, R., Law, B., Banks, P. (2011). Microbats in a 'leafy' urban landscape: are they persisting, and what factors influence their presence? Austral Ecology: a journal of ecology in the Southern Hemisphere, 36(6), 663-678. [More Information]
  • Carthey, A., Bytheway, J., Banks, P. (2011). Negotiating a noisy, information-rich environment in search of cryptic prey: olfactory predators need patchiness in prey cues. Journal of Animal Ecology, 80(2), 742-752. [More Information]
  • Cristescu, R., Ellis, W., de Villiers, D., Lee, K., Woosnam-Marchez, O., Frere, C., Banks, P., Dique, D., Hodgkinson, S., et al (2011). North Stradbroke Island: An Island ark for Queensland's koala population? Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland, 117, 309-334.
  • Weerakoon, M., Banks, P. (2011). Not just a matter of taste: Palatability of bait markers is influenced by the need to search for alternative food. Wildlife Research, 38(7), 596-602. [More Information]
  • Banks, P., Cleary, G., Dickman, C. (2011). Sydney's bubonic plague outbreak 1900-1910: A disaster for foreshore wildlife? Australian Zoologist, 35(4), 1033-1039.
  • Nersesian, C., Banks, P., McArthur, C. (2011). Titrating the cost of plant toxins against predators: Determining the tipping point for foraging herbivores. Journal of Animal Ecology, 80(4), 753-760. [More Information]

2010

  • Fey, K., Banks, P., Korpimaki, E. (2010). Alien mink predation and colonisation processes of rodent prey on small islands of the baltic sea: Does prey naïveté matter? International Journal of Ecology, 2010, 1-7. [More Information]
  • Fey, K., Banks, P., Ylonen, H., Korpimaki, E. (2010). Behavioural responses of voles to simulated risk of predation by a native and an alien mustelid: an odour manipulation experiment. Wildlife Research, 37, 273-282. [More Information]
  • Hughes, N., Banks, P. (2010). Heading for greener pastures? Defining the foraging preferences of urban long-nosed bandicoots. Australian Journal of Zoology, 58, 341-349. [More Information]
  • Kirmani, S., Banks, P., McArthur, C. (2010). Integrating the costs of plant toxins and predation risk in foraging decisions of a mammalian herbivore. Oecologia, 164(2), 349-356.
  • Hughes, N., Banks, P. (2010). Interacting effects of predation risk and signal patchiness on activity and communication in house mice. Journal of Animal Ecology, 79(1), 88-97. [More Information]
  • Salo, P., Banks, P., Dickman, C., Korpimaki, E. (2010). Predator manipulation experiments: impacts on populations of terrestrial vertebrate prey. Ecological Monographs, 80(4), 531-546.
  • Hughes, N., Price, C., Banks, P. (2010). Predators Are Attracted to the Olfactory Signals of Prey. PLoS One, 5(9), e13114-e13114. [More Information]
  • Barrio, I., Bueno, C., Banks, P., Tortosa, F. (2010). Prey naiveté in an introduced prey species: the wild rabbit in Australia. Behavioural Ecology, 21(5), 986-991. [More Information]
  • Hughes, N., Korpimaki, E., Banks, P. (2010). The predation risks of interspecific eavesdropping: weasel-vole interactions. Oikos: a journal of ecology, 119, 1210-1216. [More Information]

2009

  • Stokes, V., Banks, P., Pech, R., Spratt, D. (2009). Competition in an invaded rodent community reveals black rats as a threat to native bush rats in littoral rainforest of south-eastern Australia. Journal of Applied Ecology: ecology with management relevance, 46(6), 1239-1247. [More Information]
  • Fey, K., Banks, P., Oksanen, L., Korpimaki, E. (2009). Does removal of an alien predator from small islands in the Baltic Sea induce a trophic cascade? Ecography, 32(3), 546-552. [More Information]
  • Stokes, V., Banks, P., Pech, R., Williams, R. (2009). Invasion by Rattus rattus into native coastal forests of south-eastern Australia: are native small mammals at risk? Austral Ecology: a journal of ecology in the Southern Hemisphere, 34, 395-408. [More Information]
  • Hughes, N., Kelley, J., Banks, P. (2009). Receiving behaviour is sensitive to risks from eavesdropping predators. Oecologia, 160(3), 609-617. [More Information]

2008

  • Miller, R., Stuart, A., Joshi, R., Banks, P., Singleton, G. (2008). Biology and management of rodent communities in complex agroecosystems – rice terraces. In GR Singleton, RC Joshi & LS Sebastian (Eds.), Philippine Rats: Ecology and Management, (pp. 25-36). Science City of Munoz: Philippines Rice Research Institute.
  • Lovasz, T., Croft, D., Banks, P. (2008). Establishing tourism guidelines for viewing Australian Sea Lions, Neophoca cinerea, at Seal Bay Conservation Park, South Australia. In Daniel Lunney, Adam Munn and Will Meikle (Eds.), Too close for comfort: contentious issues in human-wildlife encounters, (pp. 225-232). Mosman: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales.
  • Banks, P., Nordstrom, M., Ahola, M., Salo, P., Fey, K., Korpimaki, E. (2008). Impacts of alien mink predation on island vertebrate communities of the Baltic Sea Archipelago: review of a long-term experimental study. Boreal Environment Research: an international interdisciplinary journal, 13, 3-16.
  • Hochuli, D., Banks, P. (2008). Selection pressures on zoology teaching in Australian universities: student perceptions of zoological education and how to improve it. Australian Zoologist, 34(4), 544-553.
  • Fey, K., Banks, P., Korpimaki, E. (2008). Voles on small islands: effects of food limitation and alien predation. Oecologia, 157(3), 419-428. [More Information]

2007

  • Banks, P., Dickman, C. (2007). Alien predation and the effects of multiple levels of prey naivete. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 22(5), 229-230.
  • Salo, P., Korpimaki, E., Banks, P., Nordstrom, M., Dickman, C. (2007). Alien predators are more dangerous than native predators to prey populations. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. B Biological Sciences, 274(1615), 1237-1243.
  • Russell, B., Banks, P. (2007). Do Australian small mammals respond to native and introduced predator odours? Austral Ecology: a journal of ecology in the Southern Hemisphere, 32(3), 277-286. [More Information]
  • Banks, P., Bryant, J. (2007). Four-legged friend or foe? dog walking displaces native birds from natural areas. Biology Letters, 3, 611-613. [More Information]
  • Banks, P. (2007). Guest or pest? Animal rights activism at the RZS Annual Forum. 2005 forum of the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales - Pest or Guest: the zoology of overabundance, Mosman NSW: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales.
  • Rose, T., Banks, P. (2007). Impacts of black rats (Rattus rattus) across an urban/bushland interface at Sydney's North Head. In Lunney, D., Eby, P., Hutchings, P. and Burgin, S. (Eds.), Pest or Guest: the zoology of overabundance. Mosman: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales.
  • Banks, P. (2007). Impacts of black rats (Rattus rattus) across an urban/bushland interface at Sydney’s North Head. 2005 forum of the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales - Pest or Guest: the zoology of overabundance, Mosman NSW: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales.
  • Stokes, V., Spratt, D., Banks, P., Pech, R., Williams, R. (2007). Occurrence of Angiostrongylus species (Nematoda) in populations of Rattus rattus and Rattus fuscipes in coastal forests of south-eastern Australia. Australian Journal of Zoology, 55(3), 177-184. [More Information]
  • Hayward, M., De Tores, P., Dillon, M., Banks, P. (2007). Predicting the occurrence of the quokka, Setonix brachyurus (Macropodidae:Marsupialia), in Western Australia's northern jarrah forest. Wildlife Research, 34(3), 194-199. [More Information]
  • Brown, P., Huth, N., Banks, P., Singleton, G. (2007). Relationship between abundance of rodents and damage to agricultural crops. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 120(2-4), 405-415. [More Information]

2006

  • Ahola, M., Nordstrom, M., Banks, P., Laanetu, N., Korpimaki, E. (2006). Alien mink predation induces prolonged declines in archipelago amphibians. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. B Biological Sciences, 273(1591), 1261-1265. [More Information]
  • Fey, K., Banks, P., Korpimaki, E. (2006). Different microhabitat preferences of field and bank voles under manipulated predation risk from an alien predator. Annales Zoologici Fennici, 43, 9-16.
  • Munn, A., Banks, P., Hume, I. (2006). Digestive plasticity of the small intestine and the fermentative hindgut in a marsupial herbivore, the tammar wallaby (Macropus eugenii). Australian Journal of Zoology, 54(4), 287-291.
  • Rose, T., Munn, A., Ramp, D., Banks, P. (2006). Foot-thumping as an alarm signal in macropodoid marsupials: prevalence and hypotheses of function. Mammal Review, 36(4), 281-298.
  • Pastro, L., Banks, P. (2006). Foraging responses of wild house mice to accumulations of conspecific odor as a predation risk. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 60(1), 101-107. [More Information]

2005

  • Mitchell, B., Banks, P. (2005). Do wild dogs exclude foxes? Evidence for competition from dietary and spatial overlaps. Austral Ecology: a journal of ecology in the Southern Hemisphere, 30(5), 581-591. [More Information]
  • Hayward, M., De Tores, P., Banks, P. (2005). Habitat use of the quokka, Setonix brachyurus (Macropodidae: Marsupialia), in the northern jarrah forest of Australia. Journal of Mammalogy, 86(4), 683-688.
  • Hayward, M., De Tores, P., Augee, M., Banks, P. (2005). Mortality and survivorship of the quokka (Setonix brachyurus) (Macropodidae: Marsupialia) in the northern jarrah forest of Western Australia. Wildlife Research, 32(8), 715-722. [More Information]
  • Brown, P., Tuan, N., Banks, P. (2005). Movements, habitat use and response of ricefield rats to removal in an intensive cropping system in Vietnam. Belgian Journal of Zoology, 135, 145-152.
  • Russell, B., Banks, P. (2005). Responses of four Critical Weight Range (CWR) marsupials to the odours of native and introduced predators. Australian Zoologist, 33(2), 217-222.
  • Hayward, M., De Tores, P., Dillon, M., Fox, B., Banks, P. (2005). Using faecal pellet counts along transects to estimate quokka (Setonix brachyurus) population density. Wildlife Research, 32(6), 503-507. [More Information]
  • Korpimaki, E., Oksanen, L., Oksanen, T., Klemola, T., Norrdahl, K., Banks, P. (2005). Vole cycles and predation in temperate and boreal zones of Europe. Journal of Animal Ecology, 74(6), 1150-1159. [More Information]

2004

  • Banks, P. (2004). Population viability analysis in urban wildlife management. In Not known (Eds.), Urban Wildlife: more than meets the eye. Mosman: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales.

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