Open Access Articles

We describe the first new rodent species from Solomon Islands in more than 80 years. This new giant rat is known from a single specimen captured in a commercially felled Dillenia salomonensis&nbs...
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Tyrone H. Lavery and Hikuna Judge. 2017. A new species of giant rat (Muridae, Uromys) from Vangunu, Solomon Islands. Journal of Mammalogy 98(6):1518-1530.
Carnivores exhibit strong interspecific competition and partition niche axes to minimize agonistic interactions. Niche partitioning, though, is contingent upon resource heterogeneity, and recent lands...
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Philip J. Manlick, James E. Woodford, Benjamin Zuckerberg, & Jonathan N. Pauli. 2017. Niche compression intensifies competition between reintroduced American martens (Martes americana) and fishers (Pekania pennanti). Journal of Mammalogy 98(9):690-702.
We studied a rodent community in the San Joaquin Desert of California, United States, from 1993 to 2016. Using biannual trapping on a 144-trap plot, we found that mice of various species were rarely c...
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David J Germano and Lawrence R Saslaw. 2017. Rodent community dynamics as mediated by environment and competition in the San Joaquin Desert. Journal of Mammalogy 98(6):1615-1626.
Forested wetlands are in decline, as are many species that are obligate residents. Big Cypress fox squirrels (BCFS; Sciurus niger avicennia) are a threatened endemic to wet pine and cypress fores...
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John O. Kellam, Deborah K. Jansen, Annette T. Johnson, Ralph W. Arwood, Melissa J. Merrick, John L. Koprowski. 2016. Big Cypress fox squirrel (Sciurus niger avicennia) ecology and habitat use in a cypress dome swamp-pine forest mosaic. Journal of Mammalogy 97(1):200-210.
Guidelines for use of wild mammal species in research are updated from Sikes et al. (2011). These guidelines cover current professional techniques and regulations involving the use of mammals in ...
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Robert S. Sikes and the Animal Care and Use Committee of the American Society of Mammalogists. 2016. 2016 Guidelines of the American Society of Mammalogists for the use of wild mammals in research and education    . Journal of Mammalogy 97(3):663-688.
Carrying capacity is 1 driver of wildlife population dynamics. Although in previous studies carrying capacity was considered to be a fixed entity, it may differ among locations due to environmental va...
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Hayato Iijima, Mayumi Ueno. 2016. Spatial heterogeneity in the carrying capacity of sika deer in Japan. Journal of Mammalogy 97(3):734-743.
Fossil data are ambiguous regarding the evolutionary origin of contemporary desert bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis subspecies). To address this uncertainty, we conducted phylogeographic and popula...
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Michael R. Buchalski, Benjamin N. Sacks, Daphne A. Gille, Maria Cecilia T. Penedo, Holly B. Ernest, Scott A. Morrison, Walter M. Boyce. 2016. Phylogeographic and population genetic structure of bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis) in North American deserts. Journal of Mammalogy 97(3):823-838.
Sex identification of adult cetaceans is an important ecological parameter that should be incorporated into studies such as population dynamics and animal behavior. In Cuvier’s beaked whale (Zip...
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Frazer Coomber, Aurelie Moulins, Paola Tepsich, Massimiliano Rosso. 2016. Sexing free-ranging adult Cuvier’s beaked whales (Ziphius cavirostris) using natural marking thresholds and pigmentation patterns. Journal of Mammalogy 97(3):879-890.
Franks et al. (2016) consider that the degree of error in estimated ages used to define survivorship patterns of northern and southern resident killer whale (Orcinus orca) populations is of insignific...
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Todd R. Robeck, Kevin Willis, Michael R. Scarpuzzi, Justine K. O’Brien. 2016. Survivorship pattern inaccuracies and inappropriate anthropomorphism in scholarly pursuits of killer whale (Orcinus orca) life history: a response to Franks et al. (2016). Journal of Mammalogy 97(3):899-905.
Examination of spatial variation in demography among or within populations of the same species is a topic of growing interest in ecology. We examined whether spatial variation in demography of a tropi...
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Derek E. Lee, Monica L. Bond, Bernard M. Kissui, Yustina A. Kiwango, and Douglas T. Bolger. 2016. Spatial variation in giraffe demography: a test of 2 paradigms. Journal of Mammalogy 97(4):1015-1025.