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dc.contributor.authorZagurski, Hayley Ann Sebournen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-22T18:49:07Z
dc.date.available2014-07-22T18:49:07Z
dc.date.created2013en_US
dc.date.issued2013en_US
dc.identifierTCU Master Thesisen_US
dc.identifieretd-05212013-132746en_US
dc.identifierumi-10392en_US
dc.identifiercat-001996969en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.tcu.edu:443/handle/116099117/4517
dc.descriptionTitle from thesis title page (viewed Jul. 22, 2013).en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes abstract.en_US
dc.descriptionThesis--Texas Christian University, 2013.en_US
dc.descriptionDepartment of Environmental Science; advisor, Michael Slattery.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.en_US
dc.descriptionText (electronic thesis) in PDF.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis study assessed the presence of free-ranging cats (Felis catus) and other mesocarnivores in city parks using motion-activated cameras and determined which scent lures were more attractive to each species. Five cameras were used at each park to monitor four scent lures (used cat litter, catnip extract, commercial wildcat lure, and sardines) and a control (water). Cameras ran for 14 trap nights at each of the 24 surveyed parks (n=336 trap nights). Photographs were cataloged to determine the total sightings of each species per park and how many times each species investigated the lures. 14 species were detected with Sciurus niger, Procyon lotor, Canis lupus familiaris, and Didelphis virginiana being most common. Free-ranging cats were most attracted to used litter and sardines (t=0.034 and t=0.026, p<0.05, respectively). The strongest scent preferences were found for raccoons and wildcat lure (t=0.004, p<0.01), opossums and sardines (t=0.008, p<0.01), and squirrels and used litter (t=0.009, p<0.01).en_US
dc.format.mediumFormat: Onlineen_US
dc.publisher[Fort Worth, Tex.] : Texas Christian University,en_US
dc.relation.ispartofUMI thesis.en_US
dc.relation.requiresMode of access: World Wide Web.en_US
dc.relation.requiresSystem requirements: Adobe Acrobat reader.en_US
dc.titleUsing scent lures and camera traps to detect the presence and scent choices of mesocarnivores in urban parks [electronic resource] /en_US
dc.typeTexten_US
etd.degree.departmentDepartment of Environmental Science
etd.degree.levelMaster
local.academicunitSchool of Geology, Energy and the Environment
local.subjectareaEnvironmental Sciences


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