Modelling population dynamics and the control of feral cats Felis catus on Peron Peninsula, Western Australia

Chih-Hsuan Jenny Cheng

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    Abstract

    [Truncated] In Australia, feral cats Felis catus have been implicated as the cause of failure in several reintroduction programmes and as a threat to many Australian native species. Eradication of feral cats has been achieved on offshore islands but not on the mainland due to their numbers, wide distribution and potential recruitment from stray cats.In this study, a series of population models was constructed to investigate the population dynamics and the effect of controls on feral cats. The models were estimated using data collected from a conservation programme, "Project Eden" conducted on Peron Peninsula in Shark Bay, Western Australia during July 1998 to November 2000. This project aims at firstly controlling introduced species and subsequently reintroducing locally extinct native species.
    Original languageEnglish
    QualificationMasters
    Awarding Institution
    • The University of Western Australia
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    Publication statusUnpublished - 2002

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