Sarah Bank

evolution, phylogenetics, systematics, biogeography, biodiversity

Short CV

since 2018: PhD position at the University of Göttingen
2016: Research officer at the Australian National University and research volonteer at the Australian National Insect Collection (CSIRO) in Canberra, Australia
2015: Research intern at the University of Auckland in New Zealand and research assistant at the Zoological Research Museum Koenig in Bonn
2012–2014: Master of Science in Organismic Biology, Evolutionary Biology and Palaeontology, University of Bonn
2009–2012: Bachelor of Science, University of Cologne

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Selected publications


  • Bank, S., Sann, M., Mayer, C., Meusemann, K., Donath, A., Podsiadlowski, L., Kozlov, A., Petersen, M., Krogmann, L., Meier, R., Rosa, P., Schmitt, T., Liu, S., Zhou, X., Misof, B., Peters, R.S. and Niehuis, O. (2017) Transcriptome and target DNA enrichment sequence data provide new insights into the phylogeny of vespid wasps (Hymenoptera: Aculeata: Vespidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution.
  • Cumming, R.T., Bank, S., Le Tirant, S. and Bradler, S. (2020) Notes on the leaf insects of the genus Phyllium of Sumatra and Java, Indonesia, including the description of two new species with purple coxae (Phasmatodea, Phylliidae). ZooKeys.
  • Moritz, C.C., Pratt, R.C., Bank, S., Bourke, G., Bragg, J.G., Doughty, P., Keogh, J.S., Laver, R.J., Potter, S., Teasdale, L.C., Tedeschi, L.G. and Oliver, P.M. (2018) Cryptic lineage diversity, body size divergence and sympatry in a species complex of Australian lizards (Gehyra). Evolution.
  • Oliver, P.M., Ashman, L.G., Bank, S., Laver, R.J., Pratt, R.C., Tedeschi, L.G. and Moritz, C.C. (2019) On and off the rocks: persistence and ecological diversification in a tropical Australian lizard radiation. BMC Evolutionary Biology.
  • Sann, M., Niehuis, O., Peters, R.S., Mayer, C., Kozlov, A., Podsiadlowksi, L., Bank, S., Meusemann, K., Misof, B., Bleidorn, C. and Ohl, M. (2018) The phylogeny of Apoidea and the origin of bees (Hymenoptera: Aculeata). BMC Evolutionary Biology.
  • Simon, S., Letsch, H.,Bank, S., Buckley, T., Donath, A., Liu, S., Machida, R., Meusemann, K., Misof, B., Podsiadlowski, L. and Zhuo, X. (2019) Old World and New World Phasmatodea: Phylogenomics resolve the evolutionary history of stick and leaf insects. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution.
  • Wu, C., Jordan, M.D., Newcomb, R.D., Gemmell, N., Bank, S., Meusemann, K., Dearden, P.K., Duncan, E.J., Grosser, S., Rutherford, K., Gardner, P.P., Crowhurst, R.N., Steinwender, B., Tooman, L.K., Stevens, M.I. and Buckley, T.R. (2017) Analysis of the genome of the New Zealand giant Collembola (Holacanthella duospinosa) sheds light on hexapod evolution. BMC Genomics.