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Occupancy of the invasive feral cat varies with habitat complexity

Hohnen, Rosemary; Tuft, Katherine; McGregor, Hugh W.; Legge, Sarah; Radford, Ian J.; Johnson, Christopher N.

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The domestic cat (Felis catus) is an invasive exotic in many locations around the world and is thought to be a key factor driving recent mammal declines across northern Australia. Many mammal species native to this region now persist only in areas with high topographic complexity, provided by features such as gorges or escarpments. Do mammals persist in these habitats because cats occupy them less, or despite high cat occupancy? We show that occupancy of feral cats was lower in mammal-rich...[Show more]

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Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/153406
Source: PLOS ONE (Public Library of Science)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0152520

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