Ben Hirsch – CV

Education and Professional Appointments

2016-current: Lecturer. James Cook University, Townsville. College of Science and Engineering: Terrestrial Ecology.

2014- 2015: Post-doctoral researcher. University of Florida. Collaborating with James Austin, Lyn Branch, Deborah Miller, & Madan Oli to assess the impacts of human-altered habitats on the behavior, movement ecology, and population dynamics of endangered beach mice.

2011- 2014:    Post-doctoral researcher. Ohio State University. Collaborating with Stan Gehrt to evaluate how social interactions affect disease transmission in raccoons and domestic cats.

2008 – 2011:      Post-doctoral fellow. Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Barro Colorado Island, Panama. Collaborating with Roland Kays, Martin Wikelski and Patrick Jansen on the project: “Rodents as conditional mutualists of trees: When are agoutis effective seed dispersers?”

2007 – 2008:      Post-doctoral fellow. Smithsonian Institute. Washington D.C. Center for Conservation and Evolutionary Genetics. Collaborated with Jesus Maldonado on a project exploring the genetic basis of ring-tailed coati social behavior and reproductive skew.

Spring 2007:     Resident Professor, Tropical Biology and Ecology, Undergraduate Study Abroad Program, Organization for Tropical Studies, Costa Rica

1998 – 2007:     PhD. Stony Brook University. Stony Brook, NY
Interdepartmental Doctoral Program in Anthropological Sciences (IDPAS)
PhD title: “Within-group spatial position in ring-tailed coatis (Nasua nasua):
Balancing predation, feeding success, and social competition”
Major Advisor: Dr. Charles Janson

1993 – 1997:      B.S., Emory University,Atlanta, GA 
Anthropology and Human Biology, and Human & Natural Ecology
 

 

 

 

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