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Mammalian chewing rate scales inversely to body mass (M); however, controversy exists over the value of the scaling exponent. Different mechanisms explain different values of the scaling exponent; hen...
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Gerstner, G. E., and J. B. Gerstein. 2008. Chewing rate allometry among mammals. Journal of Mammalogy 89:1020-1030.
The interpretation of isotopic data gathered in the field often demands knowing the rate at which isotopes are incorporated into different tissues and species, and the discrimination factor between ti...
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Martìnez del Rio, C., and S. A. Carelton. 2008. How fast and how faithful: the dynamics of isotopic incorporation into animal tissues. Journal of Mammalogy 93(2):353-359.
Choeroniscus minor (Peters, 1868) is a phyllostomid commonly called the lesser long-tongued bat. It is a medium-size bat with an elongated muzzle, a very long tongue, and other cranial and dental fe...
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Solmsen, E.-H., and H. Schliemann. 2008. Choeroniscus minor (Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae). Mammalian Species 822:1-6.
We investigated movement patterns in a high-density population of Eurasian badgers (Meles meles) to explore how the costs and benefits of dispersal and other forms of movement differed among individua...
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Macdonald, D. W., C. Newman, C. D. Buesching, and P. J. Johnson. 2008. Male-biased movement in a high-density population of the Eurasian badger (Meles meles). Journal of Mammalogy 89:1077-1086.
Jaguars (Panthera onca) remain virtually unstudied in the desert environments at the northern extent of their range. Historic sightings from the United States indicate a declining population of reside...
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McCain, E. B., and J. L. Childs. 2008. Evidence of resident jaguars (Panthera onca) in the southwestern United States and the implications for conservations. Journal of Mammalogy 89:1-10.
The earth’s climate is changing, possibly at an unprecedented rate. Overall, the planet is warming, sea ice and glaciers are in retreat, sea level is rising, and pollutants are accumulating in t...
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Moore, S. E.. 2008. Marine mammals as ecosystem sentinels. Journal of Mammalogy 89:534-540.
Papers in this Special Feature stem from a symposium on large-scale ecosystem change and the conservation of marine mammals convened at the 86th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mammalogists ...
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O’Shea, T. J., and D. K. Odell. 2008. Large-scale marine ecosystem changes and the conservation of marine mammals. Journal of Mammalogy 89:529-533.
Direct fisheries interactions pose a serious threat to the conservation of many populations and some species of marine mammals. The most acute problem is bycatch, unintended mortality in fishing gear,...
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Read, A. J.. 2008. The looming crisis: interactions between marine mammals and fisheries. Journal of Mammalogy 89:541-548.
 Subspecific affinities, determination of population boundaries, and levels of population connectedness are of critical importance for the development of management and conservation planning. We ...
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Smith, S. J., D. M. Leslie, Jr., M. J. Hamilton, J. B. Lack, and R. A. Van Den Bussche. 2008. Subspecific affinities and conservation genetics of western big-eared bats (Corynorhinus townsendii pallescens) at the edge of their distributional range. Journal of Mammalogy 89:799-814.
Using data collected with thermal imaging technology, we found a major reduction in population estimates of colony size in the Brazilian free-tailed bat (Tadarida brasiliensis) from 54 million, obta...
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Betke, M., D. E. Hirsh, N. C. Makris, G. F. McCracken, M. Procopio, N. I. Hristov, S. Tang, A. Bagchi, J. D. Reichard, J. W. Horn, S. Crampton, C. J. Cleveland, and T. H. Kunz. 2008. Thermal imaging reveals significantly smaller Brazilian free-tailed bat colonies than previously estimated. Journal of Mammalogy 89:18-24.