Biological Sciences

Amanda Banet

Associate Professor

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Courses Taught:

Sabbatical Fall 2022

  • Aquatic Ecology (BIOL 404)
  • Field Ecology (BIOL 484)
  • Research in Biological Sciences (BIOL 600)
  • Advanced Biology Seminar Series (BIOL 692)


  • Advisor for the EEO option and the B.A. in Biological Sciences
  • Ecology, Evolutionary, and Organismal

Research Interests:

  • Fish Ecology
  • Ecophysiology

Research Summary:

  • The Banet Lab studies aquatic ecology, evolution, and physiology, with a focus on fish conservation. Much of our current research concentrates on the ecology and conservation physiology of Pacific salmon.


* denotes student co-author

  •  Stompe*, D.K., Estrada*, C.A., Roberts, J.D., Keller, D.M., Balfour*, N.M. and A.I. Banet.  In Press. Sacramento River Predator Diet Analysis: A Comparative Study. In press at San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science.
  •  Banet, A.I., Healy*, S.J., Eliason, E.J., Roualdes, E.A., Patterson, D.A., and S.G. Hinch. 2019. Simulated maternal stress reduces offspring aerobic swimming performance in Pacific salmon. Conservation Physiology 7(1):coz95.
  •  Segre, P.S. and A.I. Banet. 2018. The origin of avian flight: finding common ground. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 125(2):452-454.
  •  Hiney*, D.C., Kaczynski, K.M., and A.I. Banet. 2018. Using citizen science to estimate the Coastal Rainbow Trout population of the Grass Valley Creek Reservoir. California Fish and Game 104(2):75-85.
  •  Banet, A.I., Svendsen, J.C., Eng*, K.J. and D.N. Reznick. 2016. Linking reproduction, locomotion, and habitat use in the Trinidadian guppy (Poecilia reticulata). Oecologia 181(1):87-96.
  •  Heiner, C.E., Banet, A.I. and C. Wieman. 2014. Preparing students for class: How to get 80% of students to read the textbook before class. American Journal of Physics 82(10), 989-996.
  •  Banet A.I. and J.C. Trexler. 2013. Space-for-time substitution works in Everglades ecological forecasting models. PLOS ONE 8(11), 1-10.
  •  Svendsen, J.C., Banet, A.I., Christensen, R.H.B., Steffensen, J.F. and K. Aarestrup. 2013. Effects of intraspecific variation in reproductive traits, pectoral fin use and burst swimming on metabolic rates and swimming performance: a study on the Trinidadian guppy (Poecilia reticulata Peters). Journal of Experimental Biology 216, 3564-3574.
  •  Pires, M.N., Banet, A.I., Pollux B.J.A. and D.N. Reznick. 2011. A review of life history patterns in poeciliine fishes. In: Evans, J.P., Pilastro, A., and I. Schlupp, eds. Ecology and Evolution of Poeciliid Fishes.
  •  Banet, A.I., Au*, A. and D.N. Reznick. 2010. Is mom in charge? Implications of resource provisioning on the evolution of the placenta. Evolution 64(11), 3172-3182.
  •  Pollux, B.J.A., Pires M.N., Banet, A.I. and D.N. Reznick. 2009. Evolution of placentas in the fish family Poeciliidae – An empirical study of macroevolution. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics, 40, 271-279.
  •  Banet, A.I. and D.N. Reznick. 2008. Do placental species abort embryos? Testing an assumption of the Trexler-DeAngelis Model. Functional Ecology, 22, 323-331.

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