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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.
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.
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.