The ecology of the feral cat (Felis catus) on the south coast of Western Australia.

Sarah Comer

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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Abstract

This study explores the ecology of the feral cat (Felis catus) in four conservation landscapes in Mediterranean ecosystemson the south coast of Western Australia, providing insights to underpin future management of this invasive predator. Feral catspatial ecology and diet were studied across the four study sites, and feral cat predation on a range of native species confirmed.This study also tested the effectiveness of stable isotope analysis for increasing understanding of dietary niche and longer-termpressure on populations of native species. The relationship between prey availability and climate and productivity indices werealso studied.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Roberts, Dale, Supervisor
  • Speldewinde, Peter, Supervisor
  • Algar, Dave, Supervisor, External person
Thesis sponsors
Award date27 Jan 2024
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2023

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