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Behavioural Ecology and Conservation research group

Examining the behavioural ecology of Australian wildlife
Our research group aims to develop ecologically-based solutions to conservation problems.

Research areas

Our research is focused across four main areas: the behavioural ecology of alien species, chemical communication between animals, urban ecology and the Sydney Bush Rat.

Read more about our research areas and our current research projects at the links below:

Our people and collaborators

  • Professor Peter Banks
  • Dr Catherine Price
  • Jenna Bytheway
  • Annabel Ellis
  • Amelia Saul, PhD candidate
  • Kyla Johnstone, PhD candidate
  • Casey Taylor, PhD candidate
  • Cassie Thompson, Masters candidate
  • Katie Wat, PhD candidate
  • Henry Lydecker, PhD candidate
  • Anushika P.H.M. Herath, PhD candidate


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 our group, please contact Professor Peter Banks at:

Peter Banks

Professor in Conservation Biology
  • A10 Science Road Cottage The University of Sydney NSW 2006 Australia