Data from: Ecological impact of inside/outside house cats around a suburban nature preserve

datacite.RelatedIdentifier.relatedIdentifierTypehttps://doi.org/10.1017/S1367943004001489
datacite.RelatedIdentifier.relationTypeAnimal Conservation
dc.contributor.authorKays, Roland
dc.contributor.authorDeWan, Amielle A.
dc.date.accessioned2020-07-02T19:13:05Z
dc.date.available2020-07-02T19:13:05Z
dc.date.issued2020-07-02
dc.date.submitted2020
dc.description.abstractWhile subsidised populations of feral cats are known to impact their prey populations, little is known about the ecological impact of inside/outside hunting cats (IOHC). We studied IOHC around a suburban nature preserve. Mail surveys indicated an average of 0.275 IOHC/house, leading to a regional density estimate of 0.32 IOHC/ha. A geographical model of cat density was created based on local house density and distance from forest/neighbourhood edge. IOHC hunted mostly small mammals, averaging 1.67 prey brought home/cat/month and a kill rate of 13%. Predation rates based on kills brought home was lower than the estimate from observing hunting cats (5.54 kills/cat/month). IOHC spent most outside time in their or their immediate neighbours' garden/yard, or in the nearby forest edge; 80% of observed hunts occurred in a garden/yard or in the first 10 m of forest. Radio‐tracked IOHC averaged 0.24 ha in home‐range size (95% minimum convex polygon (MCP)) and rarely entered forest. Confirming this, scent stations detected cats more often near the edge and more cats were detected in smaller forest fragments. There was no relationship between the number of cats detected in an area and the local small mammal abundance or rodent seed predation rates. Cold weather and healthy cat predator populations are speculated to minimise the ecological impact of IOHC on this area.
dc.identifier.doidoi:10.5441/001/1.s6t84pb5
dc.identifier.urihttps://datarepository.movebank.org/handle/10255/move.1115
dc.language.isoeng
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dc.relation.haspartdoi:10.5441/001/1.s6t84pb5/2
dc.relation.isreferencedbydoi:10.1017/S1367943004001489
dc.rightslicense_1*
dc.subjectFelis catus
dc.subjectanimal tracking
dc.subjectcarnivores
dc.subjectconservation biology
dc.subjectFelis catus
dc.subjecthome range
dc.subjectdomestic cats
dc.subjectradio telemetry
dc.titleData from: Ecological impact of inside/outside house cats around a suburban nature preserve
dc.typeArticle*
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dwc.ScientificNameFelis catus
mdr.citation.BibTex
@misc{001/1_s6t84pb5,
  title = {Data from: Ecological impact of inside/outside house cats around a suburban nature preserve},
  author = {Kays, R and DeWan, AA},
  year = {2020},
  URL = {http://dx.doi.org/10.5441/001/1.s6t84pb5},
  doi = {doi:10.5441/001/1.s6t84pb5},
  publisher = {Movebank data repository}
}
mdr.citation.CSE
Kays R, DeWan AA. 2020. Data from: Ecological impact of inside/outside house cats around a suburban nature preserve. Movebank Data Repository. https://doi.org/10.5441/001/1.s6t84pb5
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