Jeffrey Beane

Collections Manager, Herpetology

11 West Jones Street, Raleigh, NC 27601


  • B.S. in Zoology, North Carolina State University, 1982
  • Taxidermy Diploma, Montgomery Community College, 1983

Research Interests

Jeff is interested in all aspects of herpetology, natural history, and conservation—especially in North Carolina and the southeastern United States. General research efforts are directed toward gathering basic information on the natural history, geographic distribution, and conservation status of all reptile and amphibian species in North Carolina. Specific projects include Project Bog Turtle (an initiative to conserve the Bog Turtle and its habitat in the Southeast), Project Simus (an effort to gather information on the natural history and status of the Southern Hognose Snake, as well as other rare components of sandhill communities, in North Carolina), and radio telemetry studies with several reptile species (Southern Hognose Snake, Northern Pine Snake, Eastern Coachwhip, Eastern Chicken Turtle) in the North Carolina Sandhills.

Peer-Reviewed Publications

  • Beane, J.C., S.P. Graham, T.J. Thorp, and L.T. Pusser. 2014. Natural history of the southern hognose snake (Heterodon simus) in North Carolina, USA. Copeia 2014(1):168-175.
  • Beane, J.C. 2013. Dietary records for the eastern coachwhip, Masticophis flagellum flagellum (Shaw, 1758), in the southeastern United States. Herpetology Notes 6:285-287.
  • Beane, J.C., A.L. Braswell, J.C. Mitchell, W.M. Palmer, and J.R. Harrison III. 2010. Amphibians and Reptiles of the Carolinas and Virginia, 2nd Edition, Revised and Updated. University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill. vii + 274 pp.
  • Dorcas, M.E., S.J. Price, J.C. Beane, and S.C. Owen. 2007. The Frogs and Toads of North Carolina: Field Guide and Recorded Calls. North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, Raleigh, NC. 80 pp. and CD.
  • Beane, J.C. 1998. Status of the river frog, Rana heckscheri (Anura: Ranidae) in North Carolina. Brimleyana 25:69-79.


Fields of Research