Mr William Justus


I'm working to understand how bovine tuberculosis may be transmitted between European wildlife species in the wild. I'm using a systematic review of wildlife disease prevalence data to identify which species are of most concern for disease transmission, followed by a second systematic review to identify the potential for spatiotemporal overlap in the activity patterns of these species. From my work so far, I've identified Eurasian badgers (Meles meles), fallow deer (Dama dama), red foxes (Vulpes vulpes), and wild boar (Sus scrofa) as the primary species of concern. Since we have Eurasian badgers, fallow deer, and red foxes in North Wales, I'm using camera traps to monitor their activity patterns and search for any behavioural overlap. Ultimately, I'd like to create a model that explains how bovine tuberculosis can spread through a wildlife community.

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Education / academic qualifications

  • MSc , Natural Resources Research , Bangor University (2021 - 2022)
  • BSc , Biology (2012 - 2016)
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