Research & Collections

Benjamin Hess

Collections Manager of Mammals

benjamin.hess@naturalsciences.org
919.707.9944

B.S., Biology, Minor in Bachelor of Arts, Mathematics, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, 1999
M.S. started at Shippensburg University

 

Research Interests

Research focuses on geographic distributions of mammals, especially small mammals, and their morphological variation within their range. Investigating the variables between species at areas of overlap that allow them to co-exist, and identify their specific niche characteristics. Manage the mammal collection, collection assistants (technicians, volunteers and interns) and associated data.

Selected Publications

Hahn, K., Hess, B. M., Spayd, P. R., Elliot, M. S. 1999. The Sex Specific Dispersion of the Eastern Bagworm on the Northern White-cedar. Pennsylvania Academy of Science annual meeting, poster presentation.

Kirkland, G. L., Schlenker, M., Quinn, M., Hess, B., Hahn, K., Paulson, G. S. 1999. Diversity Indices of Invertebrates of Successional Hardwood Forest in South Central Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania Academy of Science annual meeting, poster presentation.