Degrees Held:

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B.Sc., Biology & Environment, Haifa University, 2019

M.Sc., Ecology & Enivornmental Quality, Tel Aviv University, 2022

Degree Sought:

Ph.D., Ecology & Environmental Sciences


Justine Becker, Ph.D.

Current Research Interests:

I am studying the movement ecology and plague ecology of the black-tailed prairie dogs in north-central Montana.  I will quantify prairie dogs’ energy expenses, movement, and activity budgets in relation to management schemes and the presence of black-footed ferrets. In addition, I will explore the impacts of plague mitigation on vegetation and insect composition in prairie dog towns and the differences in the prairie dogs' gut microbiome and stress levels between plague-treated and untreated prairie dog towns.