Benjamin Hess

Collections Manager, Mammalogy
benjamin.hess@naturalsciences.org

11 West Jones Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
919-707-9944

Education

  • B.S. in Biology, Minor in Mathematics, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, 1999

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.


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.


Collections

Fields of Research