Hanna Bensch

Hanna Bensch

Doctoral student
Department of Biology and Environmental Science Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
44072, Hus Vita, Kalmar
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I am interested in animal ecology, more specifically costs, benefits and consequences of group living.

The study animal of my PhD projects is a social mammal, the Damaraland mole-rat (Fukomys damarensis) in the Kalahari Desert. The study population I work on is part of a long-term study population, and by using mark-recapture data from this population I investigate what factors explain growth, reproductive success and survival of individuals in this population. Another part of my PhD also takes advantage of the data from the long-term population and combine it with fecal sampling to study gut microbiome composition of a wild social mammal.


Article in journal (Refereed)