Free-ranging domestic cats (Felis catus) on public lands: estimating density, activity, and diet in the Florida Keys

  title={Free-ranging domestic cats (Felis catus) on public lands: estimating density, activity, and diet in the Florida Keys},
  author={Michael V. Cove and Beth Gardner and Theodore R. Simons and Roland W. Kays and Allan F. O'connell},
  journal={Biological Invasions},
Feral and free-ranging domestic cats (Felis catus) can have strong negative effects on small mammals and birds, particularly in island ecosystems. [] Key Method We also used stable isotope analyses to examine the diet of cats captured on public lands. Top population models separated cats based on differences in movement and detection with three and two latent groups on Big Pine Key and Key Largo, respectively.
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