Hugh McGregor

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Hugh McGregor

Hugh McGregor

Postdoctoral Research Fellow


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Fields of Research

  • Wildlife and Habitat Management (050211)
  • Terrestrial Ecology (060208)
  • Invasive Species Ecology (050103)
  • Conservation and Biodiversity (050202)
  • Community Ecology (060202)
  • Behavioural Ecology (060201)

Research Objectives

  • Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity at Regional or Larger Scales (960805)
  • Forest and Woodlands Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity (960806)
  • Control of Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species at Regional or Larger Scales (960405)
  • Ecosystem Assessment and Management at Regional or Larger Scales (960501)
  • Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity (960801)
  • Control of Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species in Sparseland, Permanent Grassland and Arid Zone Environments (960410)
  • Sparseland, Permanent Grassland and Arid Zone Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity (960811)
  • Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Forest and Woodlands Environments (960505)
  • Control of Animal Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species in Forest and Woodlands Environments (960404)
  • Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity (960804)


Total publications


Journal Article

(11 outputs)
2020Andersen GE, McGregor HW, Johnson CN, Jones ME, 'Activity and social interactions in a wideranging specialist scavenger, the Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus harrisii), revealed by animalborne video collars', PLOS ONE, 15, (3) Article e0230216. ISSN 1932-6203 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0230216 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Andersen GE; Johnson CN; Jones ME


2017Legge S, Murphy BP, McGregor H, Woinarski JCZ, Augusteyn J, et al., 'Enumerating a continental-scale threat: How many feral cats are in Australia?', Biological Conservation, 206 pp. 293-303. ISSN 0006-3207 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2016.11.032 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 59Web of Science - 60

Co-authors: Fancourt BA; Hohnen R; Johnson CN


2016Leahy L, Legge SM, Tuft K, McGregor HW, Barmuta LA, et al., 'Amplified predation after fire suppresses rodent populations in Australia's tropical savannas', Wildlife Research, 42, (8) pp. 705-716. ISSN 1035-3712 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/WR15011 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 56Web of Science - 57

Co-authors: Leahy L; Barmuta LA; Jones ME; Johnson CN


2016McGregor HW, Colloff MJ, Lunt ID, 'Did early logging or changes in disturbance regimes promote high tree densities in river red gum forests?', Australian Journal of Botany, 64, (6) pp. 530-538. ISSN 0067-1924 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/BT16025 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 4


2016McGregor HW, Hampton JO, Lisle D, Legge S, 'Live-capture of feral cats using tracking dogs and darting, with comparisons to leg-hold trapping', Wildlife Research, 43, (4) pp. 313-322. ISSN 1035-3712 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/WR15134 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 10


2016McGregor HW, Legge S, Jones ME, Johnson CN, 'Extraterritorial hunting expeditions to intense fire scars by feral cats', Scientific Reports, 6 Article 22559. ISSN 2045-2322 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/srep22559 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 34Web of Science - 32

Co-authors: Jones ME; Johnson CN


2016McGregor HW, Legge SM, Jones ME, Johnson CN, 'GPS collars are more efficient when collecting high-frequency data', Australian Mammalogy, 38, (2) pp. 237-240. ISSN 0310-0049 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/AM15034 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Jones ME; Johnson CN


2015McGregor H, Legge S, Jones ME, Johnson CN, 'Feral cats are better killers in open habitats, revealed by animal-borne video', PLoS ONE, 10, (8) Article e0133915. ISSN 1932-6203 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0133915 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 74Web of Science - 70

Co-authors: Jones ME; Johnson CN


2015McGregor HW, Legge S, Potts J, Jones ME, Johnson CN, 'Density and home range of feral cats in north-western Australia', Wildlife Research, 42, (3) pp. 223-231. ISSN 1035-3712 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/WR14180 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 26Web of Science - 26

Co-authors: Jones ME; Johnson CN


2014McGregor HW, Legge S, Jones ME, Johnson CN, 'Landscape management of fire and grazing regimes alters the fine-scale habitat utilisation by feral cats', PLoS One, 9, (10) Article e109097. ISSN 1932-6203 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0109097 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 106Web of Science - 106

Co-authors: Jones ME; Johnson CN


2013Hohnen R, Ashby J, Tuft K, McGregor Hugh, 'Individual identification of northern quolls (Dasyurus hallucatus) using remote cameras', Australian Mammalogy, 35, (2) pp. 131-135. ISSN 0310-0049 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/AM12015 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 22Web of Science - 21

Co-authors: Hohnen R


Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants


Total funding



Integrating fire and predator management to conserve threatened species (2018 - 2020)$529,001
Australian Research Council ($529,001)
Grant-Linkage Projects
Administered By
University of Melbourne
Research Team
Wintle B; McGregor H; Driscoll DA; Woinarski J; York A; Di Stefano J; Giljohann K; Robinson NM; Wiegand T; Robley A; Wright JR; Pascoe J
2018 - 2020
Grant Reference
Is the Felixer cat trap safe for native carnivores? (2016)$5,000
Feral cats are a huge threat to our native wildlife and agriculture but are notoriously hard to control via shooting, trapping and baiting. We aim to test whether the Felixer, a new robotic grooming trap for feral cats, is safe for native cat-like animals such as the vulnerable spotted-tailed quoll. If it can avoid impacts on these native carnivores, this device could be a vital weapon in the fight against feral cats.
Experiment ($5,000)
Grant - Cats Challenge Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Jones ME; Johnson CN; McGregor H; Hamer RP