JOHN EDWARD BANKS
Professor of Environmental Science
Zoology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, June 1997.
M.S. Applied Mathematics, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, May 1990.
B.A. Mathematics, Pomona College,
Claremont, CA, May 1986.
August T. Larsson Guest Researcher, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala Sweden 2014-present.
Director of International Programs, University of Washington, Tacoma, 2010 - 2013, 2014-present.
Director of Undergraduate Education, University of Washington, Tacoma, 2011-2013.
Assistant Director, Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, University of Washington, Tacoma, Autumn 2011-2013.
Professor of Environmental Science, Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, University of Washington, Tacoma, Autumn 2010 - present .
Affiliate Member, National Museums of Kenya, Invertebrate Section of Department of Zoology, 2010 - present.
Affiliate Associate Professor, Department of Plant, Soil & Entomological Sciences, University of Idaho, 2010 - present.
Associate Adjunct Professor of Forest Resources, University of Washington, Seattle, 2010 - present.
Associate Professor of Environmental Science, Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, University of Washington, Tacoma, 2005 2010.
Assistant Professor of Environmental Science, Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, University of Washington, Tacoma, 1999 2005.
Adjunct Faculty, Washington State University, Department of Entomology, 1999- present.
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Washington State University, Department of Entomology, 1997-1999.
Lecturer, University of Washington,
Tacoma, Liberal Studies (IAS) Program. , Autumn 1997, Winter 1999.
, Autumn 1997, Winter 1999.
Instructor, University of Puget Sound (Spring 1998); Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory: Applied Ecology and Conservation Biology (Summer 1997); University of Maryland (European Division--Germany): Mathematics (Introductory Algebra, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, Statistics) (1990-1991).
Earthwatch Institute, Grant, 2010-2012. “Pollinator services in a coffee agroecosystem in Tarrazu, Costa Rica" (co-PI w/ Dr. Tom Dietsch, Earthwatch Institute)
Royalty Research Grant, UW Office of Research, 2009-2011. “Conservation of a near-threatened East African bird: linking East Coast Akalat population dynamics with arthropod resources in coastal Kenya.
Earthwatch Institute Grant, 2007-2010. "Sustainable farming practices in Tarrazú, Costa Rica" (co-PI w/ Dr. Mark Chandler & Sebastian Castro Tanzi, Earthwatch Institute)
Chancellor's Fund for Research & Scholarship Award, University of Washington, Tacoma, 2008-2009. "Effects of coffee farming practices on arthropod diversity in the Tarrazú coffee farms of Costa Rica".
Distinguished Research Award, 2005, University of Washington, Tacoma.
Founders' Endowment Grant, University of Washington, Tacoma, 2005-2006. "Tropical insect biodiversity in a rural agroecosystem".
Lindenberg Center International Mobility Grant, UW School of Public Affairs, 2003-2004. "Insect diversity in agroecosystems in rural Costa Rica".
Royalty Research Grant, UW Office of Research, 2003-2004. Insect biodiversity and vegetation complexity in a tropical agroecosystem.
U. S. Department of Agriculture, 1997-2000. Selective Pesticides and Natural Enemies: Renewed Hope for IPM of Cole Crop Pests (co-PI w/ J.D. Stark, Washington State University).
INVITED SEMINARS (last 5 years):
Friday Seminar, Department of Biology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden (2015).
Hanover Forest Science Seminar Series talk, Department of Forestry, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan (2015).
Symposium talk, 62nd Annual meeting of the Entomological Society of America, Portland, Oregon (2014).
Seminar, Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira, Helsinki, Finland (2014).
Department of Ecology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden (2014).
Claremont Colleges Mathematics Colloquium, Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, California (2014).
Science Seminar, Dominican University of California, San Rafael, California (2014).
Symposium talk, 61st Annual meeting of the Entomological Society of America, Austin, Texas (2013).
Symposium talk, 4th International Symposium on Biological Control of Arthropods, Pucón, Chile (2013).
Department of Mathematics, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California (2012).
Department of Biological Sciences, California State University, Los Angeles, California (2012).
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina (2012).
Symposium talk, International Conference on Mathematical & Theoretical Biology, Pune, India (2012).
Department of Environmental Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz, California (2012).
Symposium talk, Int'l Workshop on Simulation and Modeling, Kobe University, Kobe, Japan (2011).
Symposium talk, Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 31st Annual Meeting, Portland, Oregon (2010).
National Museums of Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya (2010).
Estación Biologica de Doñana, Seville, Spain (2010).
Evolutionary dynamics in cancer workshop, Almagro, Ciudad Real, Spain (2010).
ECO-IGERT 4th Annual Retreat, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon (2009).
Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Santa Cruz, California (2009).
* undergraduate co-author
** graduate student co-author
Stark, J.D., Vargas, R.I., and J.E. Banks. 2015. Incorporating variability in point estimates in risk assessment: bridging the gap between LC50 and population endpoints. Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry, In press.
Banks, J.E., Banks, H.T., Rinnovatore, K.**, and C. Jackson. 2015. Optimal sampling frequency and timing of threatened tropical bird populations: a modeling approach. Ecological Modelling. 303: 70-77.
Banks, H.T., Banks, J.E., Link, K.**, Rosenheim, J.A., Ross, C.**, and K. A. Tillman.** 2015. Model comparison tests to determine data information content. Applied Mathematics Letters 43: 10-18.
Banks, J.E., Stark, J.D., Vargas, R.I., and A.S. Ackleh. 2014. Deconstructing the surrogate species concept: a life history approach to the protection of ecosystem services. Ecological Applications 24:770-778.
Macfadyen, S., Banks, J.E., Stark, J.D., and A.P. Davies. 2014. Using semi-field studies to examine the effects of pesticides on mobile terrestrial invertebrates. Annual Review of Entomology 59: 383-404.
Hudson, L. N., Newbold, T., Contu, S., Hill, S. L. L., Lysenko, I., De Palma, A., Phillips, H. R. P., Senior, R. A., Bennett, D. J., Booth, H., Choimes, A., Correia, D. L. P., Day, J., Echeverría-Londoño, S., Garon, M., Harrison, M. L. K., Ingram, D. J., Jung, M., Kemp, V., Kirkpatrick, L., Martin, C. D., Pan, Y., White, H. J., Aben, J., Abrahamczyk, S., Adum, G. B., Aguilar-Barquero, V., Aizen, M. A., Ancrenaz, M., Arbeláez-Cortés, E., Armbrecht, I., Azhar, B., Azpiroz, A. B., Baeten, L., Báldi, A., Banks, J. E., et al. 2014. The PREDICTS database: a global database of how local terrestrial biodiversity responds to human impacts. Ecology and Evolution doi: 10.1002/ece3.1303
Banks, J.E., Hannon, L.M.**, Dietsch, T.V., and M. Chandler. 2014. Effects of seasonality and farm proximity to forest on hymenoptera in Tarrazú coffee farms. International Journal of Biodiversity Science, Ecosystem Services & Management 10(2): 128-132.
Castro-Tanzi, S., Flores, M., Wanner, N.**, Dietsch, T.V., Banks, J.E., Urena-Retana, N., and M. Chandler. 2014. Evaluation of a non-destructive sampling method and a statistical model for predicting fruit load on individual coffee (Coffea arabica) trees. Scientia Horticulturae 167:117-126.
Vargas, R.I., Stark, J.D., Banks, J.E., Leblanc, L., Manoukis, S., and S. Peck. 2013. Spatial dynamics of two Oriental fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) parasitoids, Fopius arisanus (Sonan) and Diachasmimorpha longicaudata (Ashmead) (Hymenoptera: Braconidae), in a guava orchard in Hawaii. Environmental Entomology 42(5): 888-901.
Banks, J.E., Hannon, L.**, Hanson, P., Dietsch, T., Castro, S., Urena, N., and M. Chandler. 2013. Effects of proximity to forest habitat on hymenoptera diversity in a Costa
Rican coffee agroecosystem. The Pan-Pacific Entomologist 89(1): 60-68.
Banks, J.E., Jackson, C.M., Baya, A., Minella, H.*, Nitz, M.*, Hitchcock, J.*, and D. Bruinsma. 2012. Forest type preference of an Afrotropical thrush (East Coast Akalat, Sheppardia gunningi sokokensis) in Arabuko-Sokoke Forest, Kenya. Ostrich 83(2): 105-108.
Banks, J.E., Stark, J.D., Vargas, R., and A.S. Ackleh. 2011. Parasitoids and ecological risk assessment: Can toxicity data developed for one species be used to protect an entire guild? Biological Control 59: 336-339.
Banks, J.E., and J.D. Stark. 2011. Effects of a nicotinic insecticide, Imidacloprid and vegetation diversity on movement of a common predator Coccinella septempunctata. Biopesticides International 7(2): 113-122.
Banks, J.E., Cline, E.T., Castro, S., Urena, N., Nichols, K., Hannon, L.*, Singer, R.*, and Chandler, M. 2011. Effects of synthetic fertilizer on coffee yields and ecosystem services: soil glomalin and parasitoids in a Costa Rican coffee agroecosystem. Journal of Crop Improvement 25: 650-663.
Stark, J.D., and J.E. Banks. 2011. Evaluating the effects of pesticides on target and non-target organisms: population-level approaches and models. Biopesticides International 7(2): 71-81.
Banks, J.E., Jackson, C., Hannon, L.M *., Thomas, C.M. *, Baya, A., and L. Njoroge. 2010. The cascading effects of elephant presence/absence on arthropods and an Afrotropical thrush in Arabuko-Sokoke Forest, Kenya. African Journal of Ecology 48(4): 1030-1038.
Banks, J.E., Ackleh A.S., and J.D. Stark. 2010. The use of surrogate species in risk assessment: using life history data to safeguard against false negatives. Risk Analysis 30: 175-182.
Banks, H.T., Banks, J.E. and S. L. Joyner**. 2009. Estimation in time-delay modeling of insecticide-induced mortality. Journal of Inverse and Ill-posed Problems 17: 101-125.
Banks, J.E., Bommarco, R., and B. Ekbom. 2008. Population response to resource separation in conservation biological control. Biological Control 47: 141-146.
Banks, H.T, Banks, J.E., Joyner, S.L.**, and J.D. Stark. 2008. Dynamic models for insect mortality due to exposure to insecticides. Mathematical and Computer Modelling 48: 316-332.
Banks, J.E., Dick, L.K.**, Banks, H.T., and J.D. Stark. 2008. Time-varying vital rates in ecotoxicology: selective pesticides and aphid population dynamics. Ecological Modelling 210: 155-160.
Banks, H.T., Banks, J.E., Dick, L.K.**, and J.D. Stark. 2007. Estimation of dynamic rate parameters in insect populations undergoing sublethal exposure to pesticides. Bulletin of Mathematical Biology 69: 2139-2180.
Stark, J.D.,Vargas, R., and J.E. Banks. 2007. Incorporating ecologically relevant measures of pesticide effect for estimating the compatibility of pesticides and biocontrol agents. Journal of Economic Entomology 100: 1027-1032.
Banks, J.E., Sandvik, P*., and L. Keesecker*. 2007. Beetle (Coleoptera) and spider (Araneae) diversity in a mosaic of farmland, edge, and tropical forest habitats in western Costa Rica. The Pan-Pacific Entomologist 82(3): 152-160.
Kramarz, P., Banks, J.E. and J.D. Stark. 2007. Density-dependent response of the pea aphid (Hemiptera: Aphididae) to imidacloprid. Journal of Entomological Science 42: 200-206.
Gold, W., Ewing, K., Banks, J.E., Groom, M., Hinckley, T., Secord, D., and D. Shebitz**. 2006. Community collaborations: collaborative ecological restoration. Science 312 (5782): 1880-1881.
Adams B.M.**, Banks H.T., Banks, J.E. and J.D. Stark. 2005. Population dynamics models in plant-insect herbivore-pesticide interactions. Mathematical Biosciences 196: 39-64.
Banks, J.E. 2004. Divided culture: integrating agriculture and conservation biology. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 2(10): 537-545.
Banks, J.E. and J.D. Stark. 2004. Aphid response to vegetation diversity and insecticide application. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 103(3): 595-599.
Stark, J.D., Banks, J.E. and R. Vargas. 2004. How risky is risk assessment? The role that life history strategies play in susceptibility of species to pesticides and other toxicants. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 101(3):732-736.
Stark, J.D., Banks, J.E. and S. Acheampong. 2004. Estimating susceptibility of biological control agents to pesticides: influence of life history strategies and population structure. Biological Control 29: 392-398.
Banks, J.E. and C.L. Yasenak*. 2003 . Effects of plot vegetation diversity and spatial scale on Coccinella septempunctata movement in the absence of prey. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 108:197-204.
Bommarco, R. and J.E. Banks. 2003. Scale as modifier in vegetation diversity experiments: effects on herbivores and predators. Oikos 102:440-448.
Stark, J.D. and J.E. Banks. 2003.Population-level effects of pesticides and other toxicants on arthropods. Annual Review of Entomology 48: 505-519.
Stark, J.D., and J.E. Banks. 2002. Response from Stark & Banks. BioScience 52: 216.
Stark, J.D. and J.E. Banks. 2001. Selective pesticides: are they less hazardous to the environment? BioScience 51: 980-982.
Rämert, B., Hellqvist, S., Ekbom, B., and J. E. Banks. 2001. Assessment of trap crops for Lygus spp. in lettuce. International Journal of Pest Management 47: 273-276.
Banks, J.E. 2000. Effects of weedy field margins on Myzus persicae (Hemiptera: Aphididae) in a broccoli agroecosystem. The Pan-Pacific Entomologist 76(2): 95-101.
Banks, J.E. and J.D. Stark. 2000. The interplay of agroecosystem diversity and pesticide use. Pesticide Outlook 11(2): 48-50.
Banks, J.E. 1999. Differential response of two agroecosystem predators, Pterostichus melanarius (Coleoptera: Carabidae) and Coccinella septempunctata (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae), to habitat composition and fragmentation scale manipulations. The Canadian Entomologist 131: 645-658.
Banks, J.E. and B. Ekbom. 1999.
Modeling herbivore movement and colonization: pest management potential of intercropping
and trap cropping. Agricultural and
Forest Entomology 1:165-170 .
Banks, J.E. 1998. The scale of landscape fragmentation influences herbivore response to vegetation heterogeneity. Oecologia 117(1/2): 239-246.
Banks, J.E. and J.D. Stark. 1998. What is ecotoxicology? An ad-hoc grab bag or an interdisciplinary science? Integrative Biology 5: 1-9.
Banks, J.E. 1997. Do imperfect tradeoffs affect the extinction-debt phenomenon? Ecology 78(5): 1597-1601.
Holmes, E.E., Lewis, M.A., Banks, J.E. and D. Veit. 1994. Partial differential equations in ecology: spatial interactions and population dynamics. Ecology 75(1): 17-29.
Invited Book chapters, Book reviews, Reports, etc:
Banks, H.T., Banks, J.E., Rosenheim, J.A., and K. Tillman. 2015. Modelling populations of Lygus hesperus on cotton fields in the San Joaquin valley of California: The importance of statistical and mathematical model choice. Center for Research in Scientific Computation Report, North Carolina State University. CRSC-TR15-04.
Banks, H.T., Banks, J.E., K. Link, K., Rosenheim, J.A. Ross, C., and K.A. Tillman. 2014. Model comparison tests to determine data information content. Center for Research in Scientific Computation Report, North Carolina State University. CRSC-TR14-13.
Banks, J.E., Banks, H.T., Rinnovatore, K., and C. Jackson. 2014. Optimal sampling frequency and timing of threatened tropical bird populations: A modeling approach. Center for Research in Scientific Computation Report, North Carolina State University. CRSC-TR14-03.
Banks, H.T., Banks, J.E., Jackson, C., and K. Rinnavotore. 2013. Modeling the East Coast Akalat population: Model comparison and parameter estimation. Center for Research in Scientific Computation Report, North Carolina State University. CRSC-TR13-12.
Banks, J.E., Ackleh, A.S., and J.D.
Stark. 2012. Population models & data in applied ecology: Surrogate species. In
Kojima, F., Kobayashi, F. & H. Nakamoto (eds.) Simulation and Modeling related
to Computational Science and Robotics Technology (Proceedings Series). IOS
Press, Amsterdam, Netherlands. pp. 34-43.
Banks, H.T., Banks, J.E., and S. L.
Joyner. 2008. Estimation in time-delay modeling of insecticide-induced
mortality. Center for Research in Scientific Computation Report, North Carolina
State University, CRSC-TR08-15.
Banks, J.E. 2006. Population Ecology: First Principles (Book Review). Environmental Entomology 35(3): 811.
Banks, H.T., Banks, J.E., Dick, L.K., and J.D. Stark. 2005. Estimation of dynamic rate parameters in insect parameters in insect populations undergoing sublethal exposure to pesticides. Center for Research in Scientific Computation Report, North Carolina State University. CRSC-TR05-22.
Banks, J.E. 2003. The War on Weeds: an environmental history (Book Review). Pacific Northwest Quarterly 94:214-215.
Banks, J.E. 2003. Influence of plant diversity on herbivores and their natural enemies, In Koul, O. & G.S. Dhaliwal (eds.) Predators and Parasitoids (Advances in Biopesticide Research Series), Taylor & Francis, London. pp. 111-120.
Adams B.M., Banks H.T., Banks, J.E. and J.D. Stark. 2003. Population dynamics models in plant-insect herbivore-pesticide interactions. Center for Research in Scientific Computation Report, North Carolina State University. CRSC-TR03-12.
Banks, J.E. 2002. Agricultural Ecology, entry in McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science & Technology, Mc-Graw Hill, New York, NY.
Banks, J.E. 2001. Population Stability and Regulation: Insights from the Interface of Laboratory Data and Models (Book Review). Ecology 82(11): 3269-3270.
Stark, J.D. and J.E. Banks. 2001. The toxicologistss and ecologists point of view unification through a demographic approach. In Kammenga R. & R. Laskowski (eds.) Demography in ecotoxicology. Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Chichester. pp. 9-23.
Banks, J.E. 2000. Natural vegetation in agroecosystems: pattern and scale of heterogeneity. In Ekbom, B., M. Irwin & Y. Robert (eds.) Interchanges of insects between agricultural and surrounding landscapes. Kluwer Press, Dordrecht. pp. 215-229.
Banks, J.E. 1999. Collaborations in ecology: a solo science becomes less lonely. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America 80(1): 85-86.
Winterer, J., Klepetka, B., Banks, J. and P. Kareiva. 1994. Strategies for minimizing the vulnerability of rice to pest epidemics. In Teng, P.S., Heong, K.L., Moody, K.,(eds.) Rice Pest Science and Management. Selected papers from the International Rice Research Conference. International Rice Research Institute, Manila, Philippines. pp. 53-69.