Open Access Articles

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.
Species reside in dynamic environments, simultaneously experiencing variations in climatic conditions, habitat availability and quality, interspecific interactions, and anthropogenic pressures. We inv...
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Nyeema C Harris, Reuben A Garshong & Morgan Gray. 2018. Distinct isotopic signatures reveal effect of ecoregion on small mammals of Ghana. Journal of Mammalogy 99(1):117-123.
Bats belonging to the subfamily Vespertilioninae are diverse and cosmopolitan, but their systematic arrangement remains a challenge. Previous molecular surveys suggested new and unexpected relationshi...
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Manuel Ruedi, Judith L Eger, Burton K Lim, Gábor Csorba. 2018. A new genus and species of vespertilionid bat from the Indomalayan Region. Journal of Mammalogy 99(1):209-222.
A 2007 survey of small mammals on Mt. Mantalingahan (2,086 m elevation), southern Palawan Island, Philippines, obtained specimens of a distinctive, previously unknown shrew (Soricidae). We describe th...
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Rainer Hutterer, Danilo S Balete, Thomas C Giarla, Lawrence R Heaney, Jacob A Esselstyn. 2018. A new genus and species of shrew (Mammalia: Soricidae) from Palawan Island, Philippines. Journal of Mammalogy 99(3):518–536.
Quantifying reproductive parameters is essential for developing effective conservation plans for species of concern; however, studying reproduction in wild settings can be challenging and local data a...
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Rebecca E Green, Kathryn L Purcell, Craig M Thompson, Douglas A Kelt, Heiko U Wittmer. 2018. Reproductive parameters of the fisher (Pekania pennanti) in the southern Sierra Nevada, California. Journal of Mammalogy 99(3):537–553.
The persistence of cold-adapted species along their equatorial range edge (i.e., southern range edge for species in the Northern Hemisphere and northern range edge for species in the Southern Hemisphe...
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Arthur E Scully, Scott Fisher, David A W Miller, Daniel H Thornton. 2018. Influence of biotic interactions on the distribution of Canada lynx (Lynx canadensis) at the southern edge of their range. Journal of Mammalogy 99(4):760-772.
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.
Solitary carnivores in the family Mustelidae are thought to exhibit pronounced intrasexual territoriality, defending space against competitors but tolerating members of the opposite sex. Although must...
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Katie M. Moriarty, Mark A. Linnell, Brandon E. Chasco, Clinton W. Epps, & William J. Zielinski. 2017. Using high-resolution short-term location data to describe territoriality in Pacific martens. Journal of Mammalogy 98(3):679-689.
We describe the first new rodent species from Solomon Islands in more than 80 years. This new giant rat is known from a single specimen captured in a commercially felled Dillenia salomonensis&nbs...
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Tyrone H. Lavery and Hikuna Judge. 2017. A new species of giant rat (Muridae, Uromys) from Vangunu, Solomon Islands. Journal of Mammalogy 98(6):1518-1530.
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.