Center for Water and the Environment

Amanda Banet

Associate Professor of Biological Sciences

Research Interests 

Dr. Banet studies aquatic ecology, evolution, and physiology with a focus on fish conservation. Much of her current research with students concentrates on the ecology and conservation physiology of Pacific salmon.

Research Projects

PI’s: Amanda I. Banet

Title: Migration Conditions, Maternal Effects, and Offspring Performance in Pacific Salmon: Intergenerational Effects of Adult Stress

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Dates: July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2016

Research Publications

In Press      Banet, A.I., Svendsen, J.C., Eng*, K.J. and D.N. Reznick. Linking reproduction, locomotion, and habitat use in the Trinidadian guppy (Poecilia reticulata). Oecologia.

2013          Banet A.I. and J.C. Trexler. Space-for-time substitution works in Everglades ecological forecasting models. PLOS ONE 8(11), 1-10. 

2013          Svendsen, J.C., Banet, A.I., Christensen R.H.B., Steffensen, J.F. and K. Aarestrup. 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.

2011          Pires, M.N., Banet, A.I., Pollux B.J.A. and D.N. Reznick. 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.  

2010         Banet, A.I., Au*, A. and D.N. Reznick. Is mom in charge? Implications of resource provisioning on the evolution of the placenta. Evolution 64(11), 3172-3182. 

2009         Pollux, B.J.A., Pires M.N., Banet, A.I. and D.N. Reznick. Evolution of placentas in the fish family Poeciliidae – An empirical study of macroevolution. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics, 40, 271-279.

2008          Banet, A.I. and D.N. Reznick. Do placental species abort embryos? Testing an assumption of the Trexler-DeAngelis Model. Functional Ecology, 22, 323-331.

Research Areas

Ecology/ Biodiversity, Water, Other