Natasha Banning

Dr, BSc PhD W.Aust.

  • The University of Western Australia (M004), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


  • 868 Citations
  • 16 h-Index
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Personal profile

Industrial relevance

I have conducted research at UWA with scientists from Alcoa World Alumina, Australia through the ARC Linkage Grant scheme since 2004. The overall research aims have been to improve fundamental understanding of soil processes in rehabilitated and natural ecosystems. This understanding is necessary to assist industry in the long-term sustainable management of rehabilitated areas after mining and mining residue storage areas.

Teaching overview

Mine-site Rehabilitation in Unit EART3339.
Supervision of honours/masters/PhD students.


-Soil microbial ecology and nutrient cycling
-Mine site rehabilitation
-Mine tailings rehabilitation
-Bauxite mining and refining in Western Australia
-Restoration ecology
-Molecular approaches to analysis of microbial diversity and function in the environment


  • Land rehabilitation
  • Microbial activity and nutrient cycling in rehabilitated soils
  • Microbial diversity
  • Microbial ecology
  • Molecular techniques
  • Soil biology

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Soil Medicine & Life Sciences
Groundwater Medicine & Life Sciences
microbial biomass Agriculture & Biology
bauxite Earth & Environmental Sciences
Archaea Medicine & Life Sciences
nutrient cycling Earth & Environmental Sciences
Nitrification Medicine & Life Sciences
Methanomicrobiales Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 2002 2018

3 Citations (Scopus)

Biodegradability of polar compounds formed from weathered diesel

Bruckberger, M. C., Bastow, T. P., Morgan, M. J., Gleeson, D., Banning, N., Davis, G. & Puzon, G. J., 1 Oct 2018, In : Biodegradation. 29, 5, p. 443-461 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Complex Mixtures
8 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
5 Citations (Scopus)
148 Downloads (Pure)

Isolation predicts compositional change after discrete disturbances in a global meta-study

Shackelford, N., Starzomski, B. M., Banning, N. C., Battaglia, L. L., Becker, A., Bellingham, P. J., Bestelmeyer, B., Catford, J. A., Dwyer, J. M., Dynesius, M., Gilmour, J., Hallett, L. M., Hobbs, R. J., Price, J., Sasaki, T., Tanner, E. V. J. & Standish, R. J., Nov 2017, In : Ecography. 40, 11, p. 1256-1266

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
anthropogenic activities
case studies
species diversity
3 Citations (Scopus)

Preservation of salt-tolerant acidophiles used for chalcopyrite bioleaching: Assessment of cryopreservation, liquid-drying and cold storage

Balfour-Cunningham, A., Boxall, N. J., Banning, N. & Morris, C., 15 May 2017, In : Minerals Engineering. 106, p. 91-96 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cold storage
23 Citations (Scopus)

Projects 2010 2014