Open Access Articles

This commentary was adapted from an oral presentation delivered at the 86th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mammalogists in Amherst, Massachusetts, on 18 June 2006 to recognize receipt of th...
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Hafner, M.S.. 2007. Field research in Mammalogy: an enterprise in peril. Journal of Mammalogy 88(5):1119-1128.
Dusky-footed woodrats (Neotoma fuscipes) are important components of forest communities, including serving as a primary prey of the California spotted owl (Strix occidentalis occidentalis), a species ...
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Innes, R. J., D. H. Van Vuren, D. A. Kelt, M. L. Johnson, J. A. Wilson, and P. A. Stine. 2007. Habitat associations of dusky-footed woodrats (Neotoma fuscipes ) in mixed-conifer forest of the northern Sierra Nevada. Journal of Mammalogy 88:1523-1531.
Nonprofit scientific societies hope that their activities advance their particular mission and impact their profession and, in the broadest sense, humanity in positive ways. The digital age has provid...
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Leslie, D. M., Jr.. 2007. A shifting mosaic of scholarly publishing, scientific delivery, and future impact changing the face of learned societies. Journal of Mammalogy 88(2):275-286.
Large mammals often play critical roles within ecosystems by affecting either prey populations or the structure and species composition of surrounding vegetation. However, large mammals are highly vul...
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Morrison, J. C., W. Sechrest, E. Dinerstein, D. S. Wilcove, and J. F. Lamoreux. 2007. Persistence of large mammal fauna as indicators of global human impact. Journal of Mamalogy 88:1363-1380.
In the early 1980s, 2 groups of Soviet scientists independently described 1, possibly 2 new dwarf species of killer whales (Orcinus) from Antarctica. We used aerial photogrammetry to determine total l...
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Pitman, R. L., W. L. Perryman, and E. Eilers. 2007. A dwarf form of killer whale in Antarctica. Journal of Mammalogy 88(1):43-48.
An implicit assumption of the mesopredator release hypothesis (MRH) is that competition is occurring between the larger and smaller predator. When significant competition exists, the MRH predicts that...
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Prange, S., and S. D. Gehrt. 2007. Response of skunks to a simulated increase in coyote activity. Journal of Mammalogy 88(4):1040-1049.
We define a genetic species as a group of genetically compatible interbreeding natural populations that is genetically isolated from other such groups. This focus on genetic isolation rather than re...
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Baker, R. J., and R. D. Bradley. 2006. Speciation in mammals and the genetic species concept. Journal of Mammalogy 87(4):643-662.
This commentary originally was presented to recognize receipt of the Joseph Grinnell Award for Excellence in Education at the 85th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mammalogists in Arcata, Cal...
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Schmidly, D. J.. 2005. What it means to be a naturalist and the future of natural history at American universities. Journal of Mammalogy 86(3):449-456.
Considerable research supports the tenet that quantity and quality of food limit vertebrate populations. We evaluated predictions that increased availabilities of food and the essential amino acid met...
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Webb, R. E., D. M. Leslie, Jr., R. L. Lochmiller, and R. E. Masters. 2005. Impact of food supplementation and methionine on high densities of cotton rats: support of the amino-acid-quality hypothesis?. Journal of Mammalogy 86(1):46-55.
The Ozark big-eared bat (Corynorhinus townsendii ingens) is federally listed as endangered and is found in only a small number of caves in eastern Oklahoma and northwestern Arkansas. Previous studies ...
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Weyandt, S. E., R. A. Van Den Bussche, M. J. Hamilton, and D. M. Leslie, Jr.. 2005. Unraveling the effects of sex and dispersal: Ozark big-eared bat (Corynorhinus townsendii ingens) conservation genetics. Journal of Mammalogy 86(6):1136-1143.