Oded Berger-Tal, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Associate

Dr. Oded Berger-Tal is a Postdoctoral Associate in Recovery Ecology. He comes from a behavioral ecology background and his main research goals are to use behavioral ecology principles to increase the success of wildlife conservation and management.

Oded works on developing the field of conservation behavior conceptually, and on developing ways to make important behavioral data easily accessible to conservation practitioners in order to cultivate a better informed decision making process. In his postdoctoral work with the California condor, he aims to promote natural foraging and movement behaviors in order to bring the free-ranging condor population closer to sustainability, as well as to study the condors’ reaction to novel environments and situations, and the effects of individual temperament on this response.

Oded received his bachelor’s degree from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel, and his master’s and doctorate degrees from The Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. He is a Fulbright and a Rothschild fellow.