Forest background with long-nosed bandicoot, red fox and black rat inset.

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.

Our aims

The Behavioural Ecology and Conservation Lab in the School of Life and Environmental Sciences at the University of Sydney is led by Professor Peter Banks.

We aim to develop innovative ecologically-based solutions to conservation problems. Our research is focused across four main areas:

  • Behavioural ecology of alien species
  • Naiveté in predator-prey interactions
  • Chemical communication and signal exploitation in animals
  • Urban ecology

We work on a range of species and undertake fieldwork across Australia in a variety of environments.

We encourage students interested in joining our lab to get in touch to discuss current opportunities.

Peter Banks

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