Jackson Kusack

Joined: May 21, 2019 Last Active: Oct 03, 2022 iNaturalist Canada

Current quantitative ecologist/ornithologist pursuing my PhD at Western University. For my PhD research, I am investigating migration patterns of ducks in the Great Lakes region using stable isotopes. In general, my research interests fall within the category of conservation. For example, my previous research has examine breeding success of Barn Swallows in a mixed agro-ecosystem looking at how agricultural intense crops influenced the body condition and diet of nestlings (Masters of Science in Biology, Western University - Thesis https://ir.lib.uwo.ca/etd/5900/).

I've been birding for the last 7 years, but have only recently branched out into other taxonomic groups. Most of that time has been spent in southern Ontario, where most of my non-bird knowledge is focussed. But I grew up in the Greater Vancouver Area and attended Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops BC for my undergraduate education, so I have some familiarity with Pacific northwest taxa. My recent goal has been to become a more well-rounded naturalist and better recognize common species of plants around London.

All of my photos are in the public domain and can be used for any purpose without giving me credit. Out of personal interest, I would appreciate being informed of any purpose to which my photos are put, but no obligation. Feel free to contact me if you want a higher resolution copy. I stole this from reuvenm's profile (https://inaturalist.ca/people/42004) because I like the sentiment.

Lasty, if you are looking for bird sightings, check out my ebird profile (https://ebird.org/profile/Njg4NDA0/CA) as I post any sightings there to avoid duplication of sightings.

Here are links to me research-grade observations, by taxa: Leps, Birds, Odes, Reptiles, and Amphibians

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