Navigation Links
Researchers track the secret lives of feral and free-roaming house cats
Date:5/26/2011

CHAMPAIGN, lll. Researchers (and some cat-owners) wanted to know: What do feral and free-roaming house cats do when they're out of sight? A two-year study offers a first look at the daily lives of these feline paupers and princes, whose territories overlap on the urban, suburban, rural and agricultural edges of many towns.

The study used radio telemetry and a sophisticated activity-tracking device to capture the haunts and habits of dozens of owned and un-owned cats living at the southern edge of Champaign and Urbana, neighboring cities in Central Illinois. Together, the 42 adult cats originally radio-tracked for the study ranged over a territory of 2,544 hectares (6,286 acres).

Of the radio transmitters used in the study, 23 had tilt and vibration sensors that tracked the animals' every move.

"There's no (other) data set like this for cats," said Jeff Horn, a former graduate student in the University of Illinois department of natural resources and environmental sciences who conducted the study for his master's thesis with researchers from his department and the Prairie Research Institute at Illinois. "Without these sensors, it would require a field team of 10 to 12 people to collect that data."

As expected, in most cases the un-owned cats had larger territories than the pet cats and were more active throughout the year. But the size of some of the feral cats' home ranges surprised even the researchers.

One of the feral cats, a mixed breed male, had a home range of 547 hectares (1,351 acres), the largest range of those tracked.

Like most of the feral cats, this lone ranger was seen in both urban and rural sites, from reside
'/>"/>

Contact: Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor
diya@illinois.edu
217-333-5802
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related biology news :

1. UTHealth researchers find diabetics at higher risk of tuberculosis infection
2. UT Southwestern researchers find protein breakdown contributes to pelvic organ prolapse
3. UofL researchers replicate human kidney gene changes in mouse model
4. Researchers create nanopatch for the heart
5. NYU researchers outline method for DNA computation in new book
6. Seaports need a plan for weathering climate change, Stanford researchers say
7. U of T researchers find link between childhood physical abuse, chronic fatigue syndrome
8. Rochester autism researchers present new findings at IMFAR
9. BU researchers identify extensive methane leaks under streets of Boston
10. UT Southwestern researchers find protein that might be key to cutting cancer cells blood supply
11. Striking the right balance: JBEI researchers counteract biofuel toxicity in microbes
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Researchers track the secret lives of feral and free-roaming house cats
(Date:4/21/2015)... Canada , April 21, 2015 ... and evolving government policies are boosting access control systems ... According to a recently published report by ... Opportunities, 2020 ", the access control systems market in ... nearly USD1.2 billion by 2020.The access control systems market ...
(Date:4/20/2015)... -- Huntington Memorial Hospital is the first facility in ... wireless monitoring sensor to manage heart failure (HF). The ... heart failure monitoring device that has been proven to ... manage heart failure. The CardioMEMS HF System ... artery (PA) during a non-surgical procedure to directly measure ...
(Date:4/20/2015)... 20, 2015 The announcement comes ... Glenbeigh Records Management (GRM), Ireland,s foremost ... Bank. Having built up an impressive track record of clients ... player within the records management sector in Dubai ... is GCC staffbase and employ a further eight staff members ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Saudi Arabia Access Control Systems Market to Touch USD1.2 Billion by 2020 Says TechSci Research 2Saudi Arabia Access Control Systems Market to Touch USD1.2 Billion by 2020 Says TechSci Research 3Huntington Memorial Hospital Becomes First in the San Gabriel Valley to Offer Patients a New Heart Failure Monitoring Solution 2Huntington Memorial Hospital Becomes First in the San Gabriel Valley to Offer Patients a New Heart Failure Monitoring Solution 3Glenbeigh Records Management Wins Contract With Dubai Islamic Bank 2Glenbeigh Records Management Wins Contract With Dubai Islamic Bank 3
... discovered the mother complete with her brood of some 20 ... of her soft part anatomy including legs and eyes. , ... of Leicester, Derek Siveter from Oxford, Mark Sutton from Imperial ... The team has made a digital image of the fossil ...
... Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have developed ... entire geographic regions, by eradicating the malaria parasite from ... tested only in mice, would prompt the immune system ... parasite from the digestive tract of a malaria-carrying mosquito, ...
... little mean sometimes ?especially when there's a choice bit of ... have shorter tempers than others. , Researchers in the ... of genes that affect aggression in the fruit fly Drosophila ... aggression in humans and other animals. , The study, ...
Cached Biology News:Malaria vaccine prompts victims' immune system to eliminate parasite from mosquitoes 2Malaria vaccine prompts victims' immune system to eliminate parasite from mosquitoes 3Fruit fly aggression studies have relevance to humans, animals 2Fruit fly aggression studies have relevance to humans, animals 3
(Date:4/21/2015)... April 21, 2015  This research service analyzes the ... pharmaceuticals and biotechnology industry. The deals are analyzed based ... observed based on the geographic region and buyer types. ... and takes into account various deal multiples such as ... the target company. Executive Summary ...
(Date:4/21/2015)... -- The North American chromatography systems market is estimated to ... Based on geography, this market has been segmented into the ... . The U.S. accounted for the largest market share, ... driving the growth of chromatography systems in these regions include ... users of chromatography techniques. The growth in the ...
(Date:4/21/2015)... 21, 2015 Research and Markets ( ... "Global Bioinformatics Market Outlook 2019" report to their ... mark of around US$ 3.7 Billion in 2013 with ... around 19% during 2015-2019 The report is ... of global developments and opportunities listed in the section ...
(Date:4/21/2015)... DUBLIN , Apr. 21, 2015 Research ... announced the addition of the "Complete 2015-16 ... report to their offering. Stem cell ... well over five decades, as stem cells have ... In addition, their unspecialized nature allows them to ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Funding Patterns in the Global Pharma and Biotech Industry 2North American Chromatography systems Market by Types, & by End-Users - Forecast to 2019 2North American Chromatography systems Market by Types, & by End-Users - Forecast to 2019 3Global Bioinformatics Market Outlook Report 2014-2019 - The US$ 3.7 Billion Market is Expected to Grow at a CAGR of 19% during 2015-2019 2Global Bioinformatics Market Outlook Report 2014-2019 - The US$ 3.7 Billion Market is Expected to Grow at a CAGR of 19% during 2015-2019 3Global Complete 2015-16 Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell (iPSC) Industry Report 2
... 1, 2008 HighPoint Solutions,LLC, a premier provider of ... a global biotechnology company to design and implement,a Master ... new,product launches and support its expected rapid growth over ... strive to create a holistic view of,their customers in ...
... ARLINGTON, Va., April 1, 2008 Champions,Biotechnology, Inc. ... the,development of advanced preclinical platforms and tumor specific ... today the appointment of new,Board of Directors members ... it prepares to expand its operations., Abba ...
... Dr. Roger Kenneth,Hershline, PhD, MD, the CEO of Global ... charity CureHIV.us, announces today,that he is reaching out to ... Challenges in Global Health initiative. The,monies would be used ... treatment,method, LiSAVIOR., This unique new drug is also ...
Cached Biology Technology:HighPoint Solutions Selected by Global Biotechnology Company to Provide Master Data Management Solution 2Champions Biotechnology, Inc. Appoints New Board Members and Forms Management Team 2Champions Biotechnology, Inc. Appoints New Board Members and Forms Management Team 3Champions Biotechnology, Inc. Appoints New Board Members and Forms Management Team 4Champions Biotechnology, Inc. Appoints New Board Members and Forms Management Team 5Champions Biotechnology, Inc. Appoints New Board Members and Forms Management Team 6Champions Biotechnology, Inc. Appoints New Board Members and Forms Management Team 7Champions Biotechnology, Inc. Appoints New Board Members and Forms Management Team 8Cure HIV Reaches Out to Foundation Community to Fund LiSAVIOR 2
6X Loading Buffer is intended for gel electrophoresis of DNA fragments or PCR products....
Ideally suited for resolving DNA and RNA 10-1000 bases especially PCR products ranging from 100-1000 bp. Gelling temp. (4%) 27C Melting temperature 65C. EEO: 0.10 Rnase/Dnase: none detected...
Agarose Gel Loading Dye Mixture 6X...
Rabbit Anti-JNK1/SAPK pan, Polyclonal Antibody...
Biology Products: