Living Collections Staff
Coordinator of Living Collections, Herpetologist
B.S. (Environmental Studies) University of West Florida, 1996
B.S. (Agricultural Science) University of Florida, 2000
Responsible for planning and maintaining exhibits featuring live reptiles, amphibians and carnivorous plants throughout the Museum. Assists the Veterinarian and Coordinator of Living Collections with the supervision of living collections staff. Also assists with the management of exhibits, animals, collection data, permit reports and operating budget. Primarily responsible for care and maintenance of venomous snakes both on exhibit and in the back-up area and for coordinating the temporary housing and disposition of venomous reptiles involved in official local and state confiscations.
Animal Care Technician
B.A. (Biology) University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 2008
Responsible for care and husbandry of Museum animals including small mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates. Also responsible for loading and unloading animals for programs as well as inspecting animals on return from programs and monitoring animal health in the collection. Assists the Veterinarian with medications/treatments as needed. Regularly works with the Living Collections herpetologist.
My interests are in the evolutionary biology and conservation of fish and amphibians. More specifically, I am interested in biogeography and reproductive biology, in captive breeding and habitat enhancement, and in the educational and conservational role of public zoos and aquariums.
Micancin, J.P. and J.T. Mette. 2009. Acoustic and morphological identification of the sympatric cricket frogs Acris crepitans and A. gryllus and the disappearance of A. gryllus near the edge of its range. Zootaxa 2076: 1-36.
Curator of Living Collections, Program Animals and Veterinary Assistant
B.S. (Zoology) NC State University, 2006
B.S. (Fisheries & Wildlife Sciences) NC State University, 2006
Responsible for co-managing the Museum’s program animal collection and for assisting with the medical care and management of all museum animals. Duties include direct care and husbandry of live animals, management of medical records, monitoring medical treatments, monitoring animal nutrition, and performing general health care procedures for museum animals. Also responsible for maintaining and coordinating communications between the Living Collections staff and the veterinary staff at the NCSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Responsible for the health of the animals and provides rudimentary medical treatment or obtains veterinary consultation and care as needed.
Curator of Living Collections, Aquarist
B.A. (Biology) University of Chicago, 1976
Ph.D. (Biology) University of Oregon, 1986
Responsible for planning and maintaining exhibits featuring North Carolina native freshwater and saltwater fish, aquatic invertebrates and plants throughout the museum, both on exhibit and in back-up areas. Plans collecting trips, quarantines new collections and works with the veterinarian on treatment protocols. Designs lighting and filtration systems, performs regular inspections of exhibits and supervises system maintenance, including water quality analysis, water changes, and filter cleaning, as well as preparing diets and feeding aquatic species. Regularly works with volunteers and interns. Assists in other Living Collections areas as needed in the general care and husbandry of animals including small mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates.
I am primarily interested in biogeography and evolution, specifically as it relates to the process of speciation. Also interested in preserving biodiversity through captive breeding programs, habitat preservation, and restoration. Other interests include fishes of Central America especially those in the family Cichlidae.
Hanneman, E. (2012) The Enigmatic Amphilophus margaritifer: Tasting Good For Over 3500 Years. Cichlid News 21:26-33.
Hanneman, E, (2012) Learning the Hard Way: Preventing Ich in the Aquarium. Tropical Fish Hobbyist 673:28-30.
Hanneman, E. (2011) A Tank Full of Middle Fork Willamette River Natives. American Currents 36:7-10.
Hanneman, E. (2010) Notes on Cryptoheros chetumalensis ‘Rio Chahal’. Buntbarsche Bulletin 256:18-22.
Howard, K. and E. Hanneman (2009) Breeding Etroplus canarensis, The Pearl Chromide. Cichlid News 18:23-28.
Hanneman, E. (2007) The Story of a Lost Species, Amphilophus margaritifer, Gunther 1862. Part 2. Buntbarsche Bulletin 241:18-24.
Hanneman, E. (2007) The Story of a Lost Species, Amphilophus margaritifer, Gunther 1862. Part 1. Buntbarsche Bulletin 240:4-10.
Hanneman, E. (2004) Cichlid Jeopardy: The Small Stream Dwelling Cichlids of Central America that are not Theraps. And the question is… Buntbarsche Bulletin 220:14-21.
Lampert, L. and E. Hanneman (2002) Herichthys deppii (Heckel, 1840): Rediscovering a Lost Species. Buntbarsche Bulletin 208:10-21.
Hanneman, E. (2000) The Blood-Red Parrot: Hybrid or Mutation? Tropical Fish Hobbyist 537:94-97.
Hanneman, E. (1996) Community Tanks for Lake Tanganyikan Cichlids. Buntbarsche Bulletin 173:1-4.