Feral Cats

Home Way back in 1975, I -- Jane Dards -- started a PhD research project on the feral cats that lived in Portsmouth Naval Dockyard, on the south coast of England, UK.

This site provides some information about my study, including published papers available for download and some photographs of the cats. I hope that you find it informative and enjoyable.

If you have any comments or questions about this site, or any observations about feral cats that you would like to share, please email me at feedback AT feralcats DOT org DOT uk (replacing AT and DOT with appropriate symbols).

The dockyard cats featured in a short section about my research in the BBC World About Us programme, "The Curious Cat", which was repeated a number of times over the years. (That programme was mainly about the rural cat study supervised by Dr David Macdonald.)

*NEW* The full text of my thesis is now available for download, free of charge, from the British Library's e-theses online service (eThOS) - together with about a quarter of a million other digitised theses. Isn't technology wonderful? You need to set up a login, and can download the thesis here.



This site was last updated 10/09/18, and is still under construction.
Watch this site for future enhancements and additions - although you may have to be patient!