Open Access Articles

As a periodic assessment of the mammal collection resource, the Systematic Collections Committee (SCC) of the American Society of Mammalogists undertakes decadal surveys of the collections held in t...
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Jonathan L Dunnum, Bryan S McLean, Robert C Dowler, Systematic Collections Committee of the American Society of Mammalogists. 2018. Mammal collections of the Western Hemisphere: a survey and directory of collections. Journal of Mammalogy 99(6):1307-1322.
Synchrony between reproduction and food availability is important in mammals due to the high energetic costs of gestation and lactation. Female polar bears (Ursus maritimus) must accumulate sufficient...
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Karyn D Rode, Jay Olson, Dennis Eggett, David C Douglas, George M Durner, Todd C Atwood, Eric V Regehr, Ryan R Wilson, Tom Smith, & Michelle St. Martin. 2018. Den phenology and reproductive success of polar bears in a changing climate. Journal of Mammalogy 99(1):16-26.
Flying foxes (family Pteropodidae) have distinct life histories given their size, characterized by longevity, low reproductive output, and long gestation. However, they tend to decouple the age at whi...
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Christopher M Todd, David A Westcott, Karrie Rose, John M Martin, Justin A Welbergen. 2018. Slow growth and delayed maturation in a Critically Endangered insular flying fox (Pteropus natalis). Journal of Mammalogy 99(6):1510-1521.
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.
The genus Glaucomys (New World flying squirrels) is currently considered to be comprised of 2 species, the northern flying squirrel (G. sabrinus) and the southern flying squirrel (G. volans)...
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Brian S Arbogast, Katelyn I Schumacher, Nicholas J Kerhoulas, Allison L Bidlack, Joseph A Cook, & G J Kenagy. 2017. Genetic data reveal a cryptic species of New World flying squirrel: Glaucomys oregonensis. Journal of Mammalogy 98(4):1027-1041.
We investigated the migratory movements of silver-haired bats (Lasionycteris noctivagans) across the eastern extent of the species’ range. We conducted stable hydrogen isotope analysis of fur sa...
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E E Fraser, D Brooks, & F J Longstaffe. 2017. Stable isotope investigation of the migratory behavior of silver-haired bats (Lasionycteris noctivagans) in eastern North America. Journal of Mammalogy 98(5):1225–1235.