Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

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Special Issue: Cat ecology, impacts and management in Australia.

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This issue contains 22 topics on the impacts of pet cats on Australian wildlife; variation in Toxoplasma gondii seroprevalence and effects of site, sex, species and behaviour between insular and mainland macropods; uptake of Eradicat feral cat baits by non-target species on Kangaroo Island; placement of camera traps on roads on improving the detection of predators and showing non-target impacts of feral cat baiting; small vertebrate responses to predator exclusion and native mammal reintroductions in south-western New South Wales, Australia; predation by introduced cats on Australian frogs; the effect of aerial baiting for feral cats on the survivorship of northern quolls in the Pilbara region of Western Australia; effectiveness of the Felixer grooming trap for the control of feral cats in the arid South Australia; invertebrate consumption by feral cats in Australia; the higher abundance of feral cats under severe disturbance regimes in an Australian tropical savanna; the coexistence of a threatened prey species with feral cats on a fox-free island; topographic complexity potentially mediating cat predation risk for a critically endangered rodent; distribution and diet of feral cats in the wet tropics of north-eastern Australia, with a focus on the upland rainforest; feral cat abundance, density and activity in tropical island rainforests; pre-eradication assessment of feral cat density and population size across Kangaroo Island, South Australia; edge effects created by fenced conservation reserves benefit an invasive mesopredator; efficacy and welfare assessment of an encapsulated para-aminopropiophenone (PAPP) formulation as a bait-delivered toxicant for feral cats; understanding Australia's national feral cat control effort; cat hunting by indigenous tracking experts as an effective way to reduce cat impacts on threatened species; management of invasive mesopredators in the Flinders Ranges, South Australia; cat-dependent diseases costing Australia AU$6 billion per year through impacts on human health and livestock production; the risk of red-tailed phascogales (Phascogale calura) from Eradicat cat baits and integrating feral cat control into landscape-scale introduced predator management to improve conservation prospects for threatened fauna in the south coast of Western Australia.