Biological Sciences

Amanda Banet

Assistant Professor

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  • Ph.D., University of California, Riverside


  • Aquatic Ecology (BIOL 404)
  • Field Ecology (BIOL 484)

Research Interests:

  • 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.


  • 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 (online early).
  • 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.

Fall 2019 Office Hours: WR 1-2