Feral cat movements in an arid landscape

Ever watched how cats move around when they are hunting (and how this compares when they are simply moving between sunning spots!)?  An ongoing study in the Pilbara in northwest Western Australia that has been tracking feral cats has revealed interesting patterns in their behaviour, which we believe could reflect whether the animals are hunting or ‘commuting’.  This project will involve analysing the spatial patterns of cats to understand their movement ecology.  This project will suit student who are strong in statistics, or would like to learn new statistical and spatial mapping approaches – great skills for future jobs.

Please contact Trish Fleming t.fleming@murdoch.edu.au for further details.

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