- Oct 2012–Present: PhD student, Institute of Zoology and University of Oxford.
- Apr–Sep 2012: Ecologist, The Ecology Consultancy, London.
- Dec 2011–Sep 2012: Data manager, SAFE Project, Imperial College London.
- 2010–2011: MSc in Conservation Science, Imperial College London.
- Mar–Sep 2010: Research assistant, Sahamalaza lemur project, Madagascar.
- Oct 2009–Mar 2010: Wildlife filmmaker, Agumbe Rainforest Research Station, India.
- 2006–2009: BSc (Hons) Zoology, University of Bristol.
My PhD explores the relationships between the spatiotemporal niches of African mammals (how they use space and time), the structure of the community to which they belong (how many prey, predators or competitors there are), and changing attributes of the landscape (how these change across seasons and land-uses). I plan on developing and testing analytical tools based on extensive camera trapping data, which I will obtain both through collaborations and through my own fieldwork in the Ruaha landscape of Tanzania (see Ruaha Carnivore Project ).
Prof Tim Coulson (University of Oxford)
Dr Chris Carbone (Institute of Zoology)
Dr Marcus Rowcliffe (Institute of Zoology)
Dr Amy Dickman (University of Oxford)
My PhD is funded by a NERC Case studentship.
Pfeifer, M., Turner, E., Cusack, J., Lefebvre, V., Khoo, M., Chey, V. K. and Ewers, R. M. (2013) Deadwood biomass: an underestimated fraction of aboveground carbon stocks in degraded tropical forests? Ecological Applications, in press.
Cusack, J. (2010). Characterising small mammal responses to tropical forest loss and degradation in Northern Borneo using capture-mark-recapture methods. MSc thesis.