Open Access Articles

Understanding population structure can lend insight into the spread of animal-borne disease, and the effects of anthropogenic land use on habitat. Raccoons are highly adaptive to human land developmen...
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Santonastaso,T. T., J. Dubach, S. A. Hauver, W. H. Graser III, and S. D. Gehrt. 2012. Microsatellite analysis of raccoon (Procyon lotor) population structure across an extensive metropolitan landscape. Journal of Mammalogy 93(2):447-455.
Leopardus braccatus (Cope, 1889) is a small felid—not much larger than a domestic house cat—commonly called the Pantanal cat. No comprehensive surveys have been conducted to determine ho...
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Barstow, A. L., and D. M. Leslie, Jr.. 2012. Leopardus braccatus (Carnivora: Felidae). Mammalian Species 44(891):16-25.
Advances in the application of stable isotopes have allowed the quantitative evaluation of previously cryptic ecological processes. In particular, researchers have utilized the predictable spatial pat...
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Pauli, J. N., W. P. Smith, and M. Ben-David. 2012. Quantifying dispersal rates and distances in North American martens: a test of enriched isotope labeling. Journal of Mammalogy 93(2):390-398.
Ecologists are increasingly using stable isotope analysis to inform questions about variation in resource and habitat use from the individual to community level. In this study we investigate data sets...
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Newsome, S. D., J. D. Yeakel, P. V. Wheatley, and M. T. Tinker. 2012. Tools for quantifying isotopic niche space and dietary variation at the individual and population level. Journal of Mammalgoy 93(2):329-341.
Aridlands offer unique opportunities to compare effects of history, evolution, and local geography on assemblage and dynamics of small mammal communities that have severe environmental constraints. Pi...
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Meserve, P. L., D. A. Kelt, M. A. Previtali, W. B. Milstead, and J. R. Gutiérrez. 2011. Global climate change and small mammal populations in north-central Chile. Journal of Mammalogy 92(6):1155-1157.
Studying the ecology and behavior of pack animals often requires that most, or all, of the pack members are sampled. A unique opportunity to sample all gray wolf (Canis lupus) pack members arises duri...
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Stenglein, J. L., L. P. Waits, D. E. Ausband, P. Zager, and C. M. Mack. 2011. Estimating gray wolf pack size and family relationships using noninvasive genetic sampling at rendezvous sites. Journal of Mammalogy 92(4):784-795.
Rooted in the conceptual revolutions of the 1960s and 1970s, contemporary research on the ecology of desert small mammals has progressed markedly in recent decades....
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Kelt, D. A.. 2011. Comparative ecology of desert small mammals: a selective review of the past 30 years. Journal of Mammalogy 92(6):1158-1178.
In the absence of obvious barriers to dispersal microsatellite studies of vagile mammalian carnivores frequently find panmictic-like genetic structure over wide scales, whereas high levels of differen...
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Pelletier, A., M. E. Obbard, B. N. White, C. Doyle, and C. J. Kyle. 2011. Small-scale genetic structure of American black bears illustrates potential postglacial recolonization routes. Journal of Mammalogy 92(3):629-644.
Since 1989 we have monitored small mammal populations at a semiarid site in north-central Chile with a largescale livetrapping grid complex. Selective exclusions of vertebrate predators or putative sm...
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Meserve, P. L., C. R. Dickman, and D. A. Kelt. 2011. Small mammal community structure and dynamics in aridlands: overall patterns and contrasts with Southern Hemispheric systems. Journal of Mammalogy 92(6):1223-1235.
The mesopredator release hypothesis (MRH) predicts that a reduced abundance of top-order predators results in an increase in the abundance of smaller predators due to the cessation of intraguild preda...
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Cupples, J. B., M. S. Crowther, G. Story, and M. Letnic. 2011. Dietary overlap and prey selectivity among sympatric carnivores: could dingoes suppress foxes through competition for prey?. Journal of Mammalogy 92(3):590-600.