Jeremy Cusack

 Visiting Researcher – ConFooBio

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Autobiography: Originally from the French Alps, I moved to the UK to do an undergraduate degree in Zoology at the University of Bristol followed by an MSc in Conservation Science at Imperial College London. I obtained my PhD from the University of Oxford in 2016 and am now a postdoctoral researcher on the ConFooBio project.

Research Interests: My primary research interests focus on how conflicts between wildlife conservation and other human activities develop over time. To do this, I collect and analyse time series relating to the sociological (e.g. media articles), economic (e.g. damage and compensation payments) and ecological (e.g. population size and distribution) aspects of conflicts.

I am also an avid camera trapper and spent my PhD designing and testing ways of quantifying mammal community patterns and processes from camera trap images, with the aim of comparing these across different land-uses. I am particularly interested in devising methods to study species interactions from camera arrays.

Last but not least, I love analysing animal movement trajectories collected using GPS collars (or other devices) to investigate habitat-use, species interactions and responses to anthropogenic landscapes.

Publications: Please see here