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Use of anthropogenic material affects bird nest arthropod community structure: influence of urbanisation, and consequences for ectoparasites and fledging success

Nests are a critically important factor in determining the breeding success of many species of birds. Nevertheless, we have surprisingly little understanding of how the local environment helps determine the materials used in nest construction, how this differs among related species using similar nest sites, or if materials used directly or indirectly influence the numbers of ...

Ranging characteristics of the domestic cat (Felis catus) in an urban environment

Rebecca L. Thomas Philip J. Baker Mark D. E. Fellowes In many countries, high densities of domestic cats (Felis catus) are found in urban habitats where they have the potential to exert

Supplementary feeding of wild birds indirectly affects ground beetle populations in suburban gardens

Melanie E. Orros Rebecca L. Thomas Graham J. Holloway Mark D. E. Fellowes Supplementary feeding of wild birds by domestic garden-holders is a globally widespread and popular form of human-wildlife

Spatio-Temporal Variation in Predation by Urban Domestic Cats (Felis catus) and the Acceptability of Possible Management Actions in the UK

Urban domestic cat (Felis catus) populations can attain exceedingly high densities and are not limited by natural prey availability. This has generated concerns that they may negatively affect prey populations, leading to calls for management. We enlisted cat-owners to record prey returned home to estimate patterns of predation by free-roaming pets in different localities within ...

Ethnic Differences in the Prevalence of Diabetic Retinopathy in Persons With Diabetes When First Presenting at a Diabetes Clinic in South Africa

REBECCA L. THOMAS BSC LARRY DISTILLER FCP FACE STEPHEN D. LUZIO PHD SHARMISTHA ROY CHOWDHURY MRCP VANESSA J. MELVILLE BSN BRIAN KRAMER FCP DAVID R. OWENS E p i d e m i o l o g y / H e a l t h