Open Access Articles

An understanding of how top mammalian carnivores respond to urbanization is important for conservation and management of human–wildlife conflicts. Coyotes (Canis latrans) have recently beco...
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Gehrt, S. D., C. Anchor, and L. A. White. 2009. Home range and landscape use of coyotes in a metropolitan landscape: conflict or coexistence. Journal of Mammalogy 90:1045-1057.
The substantial body of research on Holarctic ground squirrels amassed over the past century documents considerable variability in morphological, cytogenetic, ecological, and behavioral attribute...
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Helgen, K. M., F. R. Cole, L. E. Helgen, and D. E. Wilson. 2009. Generic revision in the Holarctic ground squirrel genus Spermophilus. Journal of Mammalogy 90:270-305.
Determinants of sex ratios in animal populations have been of general interest to ecologists for decades. We tested the hypothesis that offspring sex ratio in a population of northern elephant se...
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Lee, D. E., and W. J. Sydeman. 2009. North Pacific climate mediates offspring sex ratio in northern elephant seals. Journal of Mammalogy 90:1-8.
We investigated the effects of fluctuating prey numbers on the foraging strategies and potential mechanisms for coexistence of 2 sympatric predators, coyotes (Canis latrans) and red foxes (Vulpes...
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Randa, L. A., D. M. Cooper, P. L. Meserve, and J. A. Yunger. 2009. Prey switching of sympatric canids in response to variable prey abundance. Journal of Mammalogy 90:954-603.
The central Rocky Mountain region of North America lies at the biogeographic crossroads of the Rocky Mountains, Great Plains, and Great Basin. Here, we examine genetic patterns in an abundant, wi...
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Spaeth, P. A., M. van Tuinen, Y. L. Chan, and E. A. Hadly. 2009. Phylogeography of Microtus longicaudus in the tectonically and glacially dynamic central Rocky Mountains. Journal of Mammalogy 90:571-584.
It is often difficult to test hypotheses about how and why animal movement responds to environmental conditions, and at what spatial scales movement decisions are made, all of which are critical ...
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Webb, S. L., S. K. Riffell, K. L. Gee, and S. Demarais. 2009. Using fractal analysis to characterize movement paths of white-tailed deer and response to spatial scale. Journal of Mammalogy 90:1210-1217.
This commentary is the text of an oral presentation delivered at the 88th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mammalogists in Brookings, South Dakota, on 22 June 2008 to recognize receipt o...
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Weigl, P. D.. 2009. The natural history conundrum revisited: mammalogy begins at home. Journal of Mammalogy 90:265-269.
Little is known regarding the migratory behavior of bats, due in part to their elusive nature. Recently, however, fatalities of migratory bats at some wind energy facilities across North America have ...
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Baerwald, E. F., and R. M. R. Barclay. 2009. Geographic variation in activity and fatality of migratory bats at wind energy facilities. Journal of Mammalogy 90:1340-1349.
Bos grunniens Linnaeus, 1766, and Bos mutus (Przewalski, 1883) are the domestic and wild forms, respectively, of the bovid commonly called the yak. B....
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Leslie, D. M., Jr., and G. B. Schaller. 2009. Bos grunniens and Bos mutus (Artiodactyla: Bovidae). Mammalian Species 836:1-17.
 Estimating survival rates of naturally hibernating mammals is important for ecological and conservation reasons, but empirical estimates are logistically difficult to obtain. Individual-bas...
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Boyles, J. G., and V. Brack, Jr.. 2009. Modeling survival rates of hibernating mammals with individual-based models of energy expenditure. Journal of Mammalogy 90:9-16.