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Daniel Becker

Graduate Student
University of Georgia
Odum School of Ecology
Athens, GA 30602

email: dbecker@uga.edu

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  • PhD track, Ecology, University of Georgia
  • BA, Anthropology, Bard College

Research Interests

  • Infectious disease ecology
  • Resource provisioning
  • Movement ecology
  • Mathematical models
  • Human dimensions of zoonoses

Research Projects

  • Meta-analysis of how anthropogenic resources affect wildlife disease outcomes
  • Mathematical models of resource provisioning and host-pathogen interactions
  • Vampire bat behavioral response to livestock expansion
  • Physiological correlates of vampire bat rabies serostatus and seroconversion

Honors and Awards

  • Graduate Research Fellowship, National Science Foundation (2013-Present)
  • Graduate Research Assistantship, University of Georgia (2012-2014)
  • One Health Seed Grant, University of Georgia (2013)
  • Odum School of Ecology Small Grant, University of Georgia (2013)
  • Student Research Grant, Animal Behavior Society (2013)
  • Grant-in-Aid of Research, American Society of Mammalogists (2013)
  • Student Research Scholarship, Bat Conservation International (2013)
  • Tinker Graduate Field Research Award, university of Georgia (2013)
  • RCNE Research Exchange Award, National Science Foundation (2013)
  • Odum School of Ecology Small Grant, University of Georgia (2012)
  • Franz Boas / Ruth Benedict Prize in Anthropology, Bard College (2010)
  • Bard Junior Fellowship, Bard College (2009)

Professional Affiliations

  • American Society of Mammalogists
  • Animal Behavior Society
  • Research Coordination Network in Ecoimmunology

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Daniel Becker