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

  • 2016 Professor in Conservation Biology, SOLES
  • 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.

Current research students

Project title Research student
Personality and its influence on diet of mammalian herbivore Anushika Kumari Herath PITUNUGAMA HERATH MUDIYANSELAGE
Experimental ecology of marine organisms Roberta RODRIGUES DAS CHAGAS PEREIRA
Incorporating time and density into alien management - finding the good in the bad Amelia Mozelle SAUL
Interactive effects of food quality, predation risk and personality on foraging behaviour of the common brushtail possum Ka Yan WAT

Associations

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

Selected grants

2015

  • Identifying the underlying behavioural mechanisms that determine how personality influences interactions with wildlife trapping devices; Banks P, Johnstone K, McArthur C; Equity Trustees Limited/Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment.
  • Chemical camouflage to protect vulnerable native prey from introduced predators; Banks P, Price C; New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE)/Smart Ideas Grant.
  • 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

  • Banks, P., Bytheway, J., Carthey, A., Hughes, N., Price, C. (2014). Olfaction and predator-prey interactions amongst mammals in Australia. In Alistair Glen, Christopher Dickman (Eds.), Carnivores of Australia: Past, Present and Future, (pp. 389-404). Collingwood, Australia: CSIRO Publishing.
  • Miller, R., Stuart, A., Joshi, R., Banks, P., Singleton, G. (2008). Biology and management of rodent communities in complex agroecosystems - rice terraces. In Grant R. Singleton, Ravindra C. Joshi, Leocadio S. Sebastian (Eds.), Philippine Rats: Ecology and Management, (pp. 25-36). 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, 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

  • Lydecker, H., Stanfield, E., Lo, N., Hochuli, D., Banks, P. (2015). Are urban bandicoots solely to blame for tick concerns? Australian Zoologist, 37(3), 288-293. [More Information]
  • Stutz, R., Banks, P., Dexter, N., McArthur, C. (2015). Associational refuge in practice: Can existing vegetation facilitate woodland restoration? Oikos, 124(5), 571-580. [More Information]
  • Carthey, A., Banks, P. (2015). Foraging in groups affects giving-up densities: solo foragers quit sooner. Oecologia, 178(3), 707-713. [More Information]
  • Stutz, R., Banks, P., Dexter, N., McArthur, C. (2015). Herbivore search behaviour drives associational plant refuge. Acta Oecologica: International Journal of Ecology, 67, 1-7. [More Information]
  • Tortosa, F., Barrio, I., Carthey, A., Banks, P. (2015). No longer naïve? Generalized responses of rabbits to marsupial predators in Australia. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 69, 1649-1655. [More Information]
  • Mella, V., Ward, A., Banks, P., McArthur, C. (2015). Personality affects the foraging response of a mammalian herbivore to the dual costs of food and fear. Oecologia, 177(1), 293-303. [More Information]
  • Banks, P., Smith, H. (2015). The ecological impacts of commensal species: Black rats, Rattus rattus, at the urban-bushland interface. Wildlife Research, 42(2), 86-97. [More Information]
  • 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, 89(4), 932-949. [More Information]
  • Mella, V., Banks, P., McArthur, C. (2014). Negotiating multiple cues of predation risk in a landscape of fear: What scares free-ranging brushtail possums? Journal of Zoology, 294(1), 22-30. [More Information]
  • Bedoya-Perez, M., Issa, D., Banks, P., McArthur, C. (2014). Quantifying the response of free�?ranging mammalian herbivores to the interplay between plant defense and nutrient concentrations. Oecologia, 175(2014), 1167-1177. [More Information]
  • Ruffino, L., Salo, P., Koivisto, E., Banks, P., Korpimäki, E. (2014). Reproductive responses of birds to experimental food supplementation: A meta-analysis. Frontiers in Zoology, 11(80), 1-13. [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]
  • McArthur, C., Banks, P., Boonstra, R., Forbey, J. (2014). The dilemma of foraging herbivores: dealing with food and fear. Oecologia, 176(3), 677-689. [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, 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 of the United States of America (PNAS), 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), 1-4. [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, 814-826. [More Information]
  • Basham, R., Law, B., Banks, P. (2011). Microbats in a 'leafy' urban landscape: are they persisting, and what factors influence their presence? Austral Ecology, 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. [More Information]
  • 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. [More Information]
  • 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, 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, 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 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, 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 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, 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. [More Information]
  • 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.

2015

  • Lydecker, H., Stanfield, E., Lo, N., Hochuli, D., Banks, P. (2015). Are urban bandicoots solely to blame for tick concerns? Australian Zoologist, 37(3), 288-293. [More Information]
  • Stutz, R., Banks, P., Dexter, N., McArthur, C. (2015). Associational refuge in practice: Can existing vegetation facilitate woodland restoration? Oikos, 124(5), 571-580. [More Information]
  • Carthey, A., Banks, P. (2015). Foraging in groups affects giving-up densities: solo foragers quit sooner. Oecologia, 178(3), 707-713. [More Information]
  • Stutz, R., Banks, P., Dexter, N., McArthur, C. (2015). Herbivore search behaviour drives associational plant refuge. Acta Oecologica: International Journal of Ecology, 67, 1-7. [More Information]
  • Tortosa, F., Barrio, I., Carthey, A., Banks, P. (2015). No longer naïve? Generalized responses of rabbits to marsupial predators in Australia. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 69, 1649-1655. [More Information]
  • Mella, V., Ward, A., Banks, P., McArthur, C. (2015). Personality affects the foraging response of a mammalian herbivore to the dual costs of food and fear. Oecologia, 177(1), 293-303. [More Information]
  • Banks, P., Smith, H. (2015). The ecological impacts of commensal species: Black rats, Rattus rattus, at the urban-bushland interface. Wildlife Research, 42(2), 86-97. [More Information]

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, 89(4), 932-949. [More Information]
  • Mella, V., Banks, P., McArthur, C. (2014). Negotiating multiple cues of predation risk in a landscape of fear: What scares free-ranging brushtail possums? Journal of Zoology, 294(1), 22-30. [More Information]
  • Banks, P., Bytheway, J., Carthey, A., Hughes, N., Price, C. (2014). Olfaction and predator-prey interactions amongst mammals in Australia. In Alistair Glen, Christopher Dickman (Eds.), Carnivores of Australia: Past, Present and Future, (pp. 389-404). Collingwood, Australia: CSIRO Publishing.
  • Bedoya-Perez, M., Issa, D., Banks, P., McArthur, C. (2014). Quantifying the response of free�?ranging mammalian herbivores to the interplay between plant defense and nutrient concentrations. Oecologia, 175(2014), 1167-1177. [More Information]
  • Ruffino, L., Salo, P., Koivisto, E., Banks, P., Korpimäki, E. (2014). Reproductive responses of birds to experimental food supplementation: A meta-analysis. Frontiers in Zoology, 11(80), 1-13. [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]
  • McArthur, C., Banks, P., Boonstra, R., Forbey, J. (2014). The dilemma of foraging herbivores: dealing with food and fear. Oecologia, 176(3), 677-689. [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, 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 of the United States of America (PNAS), 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), 1-4. [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, 814-826. [More Information]
  • Basham, R., Law, B., Banks, P. (2011). Microbats in a 'leafy' urban landscape: are they persisting, and what factors influence their presence? Austral Ecology, 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. [More Information]
  • 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. [More Information]
  • 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, 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, 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 Grant R. Singleton, Ravindra C. Joshi, Leocadio S. Sebastian (Eds.), Philippine Rats: Ecology and Management, (pp. 25-36). 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, 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 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, 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 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, 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. [More Information]
  • 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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