Originally from the French Alps, I moved to Bristol for my undergraduate degree in Zoology 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 within the University of Stirling's Conservation Science group.
Aside from research, I am a passionate wildlife photographer and filmmmaker (http://www.jeremycusack.com/). You can follow me on Twitter @jeremyjcusack.
I am a conservation ecologist with very broad research interests.
Ecological monitoring methods. I am 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.
Movement ecology. I love analysing animal movement trajectories collected using GPS collars (or other devices) to investigate habitat-use, species interactions and responses to anthropogenic landscapes.
Conservation conflicts. I am interested in looking for the causes of (and solutions to) human-wildlife conflicts using a combination of sociological, economical and ecological datasets.
Pozo RA, Cusack JJ, McCulloch G, Stronza A, Songhurst A & Coulson T (2018) Elephant space-use is not a good predictor of crop-damage. Biological Conservation, 228, pp. 241-251. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2018.10.031.
Duthie AB, Cusack JJ, Jones IL, Minderman J, Nilsen EB, Pozo RA, Rakotonarivo OS, Van Moorter B & Bunnefeld N (2018) GMSE: an R package for generalised management strategy evaluation (Forthcoming/Available Online). Methods in Ecology and Evolution. https://doi.org/10.1111/2041-210x.13091.
Cusack J, Duthie AB, Rakotonarivo OS, Pozo R, Mason T, Månsson J, Nilsson L, Tombre I, Eythórsson E, Madsen J, Tulloch AIT, Hearn R, Redpath S & Bunnefeld N (2018) Time series analysis reveals synchrony and asynchrony between conflict management effort and increasing large grazing bird populations in northern Europe (Forthcoming/Available Online). Conservation Letters. https://doi.org/10.1111/conl.12450.