Open Access Articles

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.
Rapidly changing environmental conditions are influencing distributions of wildlife species in Alaska. Due to strict physiological requirements, the distribution of American martens (Martes americana)...
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Andrew P. Baltensperger, John M. Morton & Falk Huettmann. 2017. Expansion of American marten (Martes americana) distribution in response to climate and landscape change on the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska. Journal of Mammalogy 98(3):703-714.
Effective conservation of insular populations requires careful consideration of biogeography, including colonization histories and patterns of endemism. Across the Pacific Northwest of North America, ...
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Natalie G. Dawson, Jocelyn P. Colella, Maureen P. Small, Karen D. Stone, Sandra L. Talbot & Joseph A. Cook. 2017. Historical biogeography sets the foundation for contemporary conservation of martens (genus Martes) in northwestern North America. Journal of Mammalogy 98(3):715-730.
Monitoring demographic and genetic parameters of reintroduced populations of endangered species is essential for evaluating and informing conservation strategies to maximize the chances of a successfu...
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Stephanie M. DeMay, Penny A. Becker, Janet L. Rachlow & Lisette P. Waits. 2017. Genetic monitoring of an endangered species recovery: demographic and genetic trends for reintroduced pygmy rabbits (Brachylagus idahoensis). Journal of Mammalogy 98(2):350-364.
Seasonal reliance on plant-based resources is very uncommon in temperate insectivorous bats. The pallid bat (Antrozous pallidus) is an exception and in the Sonoran Desert switches from an arthropod-ba...
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Jaclyn R. Aliperti, Douglas A. Kelt, Paul A. Heady, III & Winifred F. Frick. 2017. Using behavioral and stable isotope data to quantify rare dietary plasticity in a temperate bat. Journal of Mammalogy 98(2):340-349.
Predation by large carnivores is a dominant factor shaping wildlife communities and an understanding of local foraging strategies of predators is central to the management of wildlife populations. Inf...
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Dominique E. Watts & Seth D. Newsome. 2017. Exploitation of marine resources by wolves in southwestern Alaska. Journal of Mammalogy 98(1):66-76.
Larger predators can affect smaller predators through intraguild predation and competition, which in turn could have indirect effects on other consumers. We investigated whether gray wolves (Canis lup...
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David G. Flagel, Gary E. Belovsky, Michael J. Cramer, Dean E. Beyer, Jr. & Katie E. Robertson. 2017. Fear and loathing in a Great Lakes forest: cascading effects of competition between wolves and coyotes. Journal of Mammalogy 98(1):77-84.
We examined geographic trends in 4 morphological data sets (both craniodental and colorimetric measurements and scores of cranial foramina and qualitative craniodental variables) within and among 5 su...
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James L Patton & Christopher J Conroy. 2017. The conundrum of subspecies: morphological diversity among desert populations of the California vole (Microtus californicus, Cricetidae). Journal of Mammalogy 98(4):1010-1026.
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.
Diving mammals use blubber for a variety of structural and physiological functions, including buoyancy, streamlining, thermoregulation, and energy storage. Estimating blubber stores provides proxies f...
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Leslie A. Cornick, Lori T. Quakenbush, Stephanie A. Norman, Coral Pasi, Pamela Maslyk, Kathy A. Burek, Caroline E. C. Goertz, and Roderick C. Hobbs. 2016. Seasonal and developmental differences in blubber stores of beluga whales in Bristol Bay, Alaska using high-resolution ultrasound. Journal of Mammalogy 97(4):1238-1248.