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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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Education

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

Research Interests

  • Disease ecology
  • Zoonotic pathogens of bats
  • Ecoimmunology
  • Mathematical modeling
  • Supplemental resources

Research Projects

Mathematical models of resource provisioning and infectious disease; field studies of vampire bat immunology and microparasite infection in response to livestock expansion; phylogenetic meta-analyses of host–pathogen interactions and wildlife responses to environmental change; bat immunity and haemoparasite prevalence in relation to life history traits

Honors and Awards

  • Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant, National Science Foundation (2016-2017)
  • Graduate Research Fellowship, National Science Foundation (2014-2017)
  • ARCS Foundation Award, ARCS Foundation (2014-2017)
  • Graduate Research Assistantship, University of Georgia (2012-2014)

Professional Affiliations


Selected Publications

Murray MH, Becker DJ, Hall RJ, Hernandez SM. 2016. Wildlife health and supplemental feeding: a review and management recommendations. Biological Conservation.

Becker DJ and Hall RJ. 2015. Heterogeneity in patch quality buffers metapopulations from pathogen impacts. Theoretical Ecology. 1–9.

Becker DJ, Streicker DG, and Altizer S. 2015. Linking anthropogenic resources to wildlife–pathogen dynamics: a review and meta-analysis. Ecology Letters 18, 483–495.

Becker DJ and Hall RJ. 2014. Too much of a good thing: resource provisioning alters infectious disease dynamics in wildlife. Biology Letters 10, 20140309.

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Daniel Becker