Open Access Articles

A common use of stable isotope analysis in mammalogy is to make inferences about diet from isotope values (typically C13 and N15) measured in tissues and food sources of a consumer. Mathematical mixin...
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Philips, D. L.. 2012. Converting isotope values to diet composition: the use of mixing models. Journal of Mammalogy 93(2):342-352.
Red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) are native to boreal and western montane portions of North America but their origins are unknown in many lowland areas of the United States. Red foxes were historically absen...
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Statham, M. J., B. N. Sacks, K. B. Aubry, J. D. Perrine, and S. M. Wisely. 2012. The origin of recently established red fox populations in the United States: translocations or natural range expansions?. Journal of Mammalogy 93(1):52-65.
Habitat use and feeding behaviors of cryptic animals are often poorly understood. Analyses of stable isotope ratios in animal body tissues can help reveal an individual’s location and resource u...
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Cryan, P. M., C. A. Stricker, and M. B. Wunder. 2012. Evidence of cryptic individual specialization in an opportunistic insectivorous bat. Journal of Mammalogy 93(2):381-389.
Studying the ecology and behavior of pack animals often requires that most, or all, of the pack members are sampled. A unique opportunity to sample all gray wolf (Canis lupus) pack members arises duri...
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Stenglein, J. L., L. P. Waits, D. E. Ausband, P. Zager, and C. M. Mack. 2011. Estimating gray wolf pack size and family relationships using noninvasive genetic sampling at rendezvous sites. Journal of Mammalogy 92(4):784-795.
Guidelines for use of wild mammal species are updated from the American Society of Mammalogists (ASM) 2007 publication. These revised guidelines cover current professional techniques and regulations i...
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Sikes, R. S., W. L. Gannon, and the Animal Care and Use Committee of the American Society of Mammalogists. 2011. Guidelines of the American Society of Mammalogists for the use of wild mammals in research. Journal of Mammalogy 92(1):235-253.
Aridlands offer unique opportunities to compare effects of history, evolution, and local geography on assemblage and dynamics of small mammal communities that have severe environmental constraints. Pi...
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Meserve, P. L., D. A. Kelt, M. A. Previtali, W. B. Milstead, and J. R. Gutiérrez. 2011. Global climate change and small mammal populations in north-central Chile. Journal of Mammalogy 92(6):1155-1157.
On 9 December 2009 the science of mammalogy lost one of its most unique and dearest leaders. Jerry Ronald Choate lost his battle with cancer at the home of his son Judd in Denver, attended by his wi...
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Finck, E. J., H. H. Genoways, J. D. Hoffman, C. J. Philips, and R. J. Baker. 2011. Jerry Ronald Choate: 1943–2009. Journal of Mammalogy 92(6):1418-1432.
We investigated space-use patterns of the West African savanna buffalo (Syncerus caffer brachyceros), a little studied subspecies occurring at the northern limit of the African buffalo’s geograp...
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Cornélis, D., S. Benhamou, G. Janeau, N. Morellet, M. Ouedraogo, and M.-N. de Visscher. 2011. Spatiotemporal dynamics of forage and water resources shape space use of West African savanna buffaloes. Journal of Mammalogy 92(6):1287-1297.
Environmental heterogeneity is an important determinant of the diversity of natural communities. Effects of heterogeneity can emanate from complementary effects of resource heterogeneity (variation in...
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Stevens, R. D., and J. S. Tello. 2011. Diversity begets diversity: relative roles of structural and resource heterogeneity in determining rodent community structure. Journal of Mammalogy 92(2):384-395.
The biology of the Steller sea lion (Eumetopias jubatus) has been the subject of intense scientific investigation. This is primarily due to the rapid decline of population size in the western part of ...
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Phillips, C. D., T. S. Gelatt, J. C. Patton, and J. W. Bickham. 2011. Phylogeography of Steller sea lions: relationships among climate change, effective population size, and genetic diversity. Journal of Mammalogy 92(5):1091-1104.