Dr Neil Banas


Mathematics and Statistics

Personal statement

I'm an oceanographer and mathematical ecologist, with a background in physical oceanography. My current organizing questions: first, given that climate change can push on a marine ecosystem by a dozen separate pathways simultaneously, which pathways are the crucial ones? Second, what is the role of biological complexity (diversity, adaptability, behavior, life history) in large-scale patterns in the ocean? I use a range of dynamical model methods from high-resolution, spatially explicit simulations to paper-and-pencil sketches of life history and population dynamics.


Pelagic food-webs in a changing Arctic : a trait-based perspective suggests a mode of resilience
Renaud Paul E, Daase Malin, Banas Neil S, Gabrielsen Tove M, Søreide Janne E, Varpe Øystein, Cottier Finlo, Falk-Petersen Stig, Halsband Claudia, Vogedes Daniel, Heggland Kristin, Berge Jørgen
ICES Journal of Marine Science Vol 75, pp. 1871-1881 (2018)
Seasonal variation in light response of polar phytoplankton
Sloughter TM, Banas Neil, Sambrotto RN
Journal of Marine Systems (2018)
The effect of alongcoast advection on pacific northwest shelf and slope water properties in relation to upwelling variability
Stone Hally B, Banas Neil S, Maccready Parker
Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans (2018)
GlobalHAB : a new program to promote international research, observations, and modeling of harmful algal blooms in aquatic systems
Berdalet Elisa, Kudela Raphael, Urban Ed, Enevoldsen Henrik, Banas Neil S, Bresnan Eileen, Burford Michele, Davidson Keith, Gobler Christopher J, Karlson Bengt, Lim Po Teen, Mackenzie Lincoln, Montresor Marina, Trainer Vera L, Usup Gires, Yin Kedong
Oceanography Vol 30, pp. 70-81 (2017)
Copepod life strategy and population viability in response to prey timing and temperature : testing a new model across latitude, time, and the size spectrum
Banas Neil S, Møller Eva F, Nielsen Torkel G, Eisner Lisa B
Frontiers in Marine Science Vol 3, pp. 1-21 (2016)
Projected impacts of 21st century climate change on diapause in Calanus finmarchicus
Wilson Robert J, Banas Neil S, Heath Michael R, Speirs Douglas C
Global Change Biology Vol 22, pp. 3332–3340 (2016)

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Primary production driven by escalating nutrient fluxes?
Banas, Neil (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 30-Jan-2021
Mechanistic understanding of the role of diatoms in the success of the Arctic Calanus complex and implications for a warmer Arctic
Banas, Neil (Principal Investigator) Heath, Mike (Co-investigator) Speirs, Douglas (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2017 - 30-Jan-2021
Arctic PRoductivity in the seasonal Ice ZonE (Arctic PriZE)
Banas, Neil (Principal Investigator) McKee, David (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2017 - 30-Jan-2021
MERHAB: An early warning system for Pseudo-nitzschia HABs on Pacific Northwest outer-coast beaches
Banas, Neil (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2016 - 30-Jan-2021
Linking Puget Sound plankton ecology to climate with a new, mid-complexity circulation model
Banas, Neil (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2016 - 30-Jan-2019

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