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Voles are key mammals in understanding how social interactions can affect large-scale population processes. Previous studies have shown that at high population densities, meadow voles (Microtus pennsy...
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Phoebe D Edwards, Erik K Dean, Rupert Palme, Rudy Boonstra. 2019. Assessing space use in meadow voles: the relationship to reproduction and the stress axis. Journal of Mammalogy 100(1):4-12.
Various mammalian taxa have evolved different morphological adaptations to aid in preventing death by predators, including spines, quills, dermal plates, and noxious chemical sprays. The development o...
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Theodore Stankowich, Colin Stensrud. 2019. Small but spiny: the evolution of antipredator defenses in Madagascar tenrecs. Journal of Mammalogy 100(1):13-20.
Cross-fostering offspring with nonbiological parents could prove useful to augment populations of endangered carnivores. We used cross-fostering to augment captive-born and wild-born litters for the e...
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Eric M Gese, William T Waddell, Patricia A Terletzky, Chris F Lucash, Scott R McLellan, Susan K Behrns. 2018. Cross-fostering as a conservation tool to augment endangered carnivore populations. Journal of Mammalogy 99(5):1033-1041.
Migratory species that cross geopolitical boundaries pose challenges for conservation planning because threats may vary across a species’ range and multi-country collaboration is required to imp...
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Winifred F Frick, Paul A Heady, III, Alexis D Earl, Maria Clara Arteaga, Patricia Cortés-Calva, Rodrigo A Medellín. 2018. Seasonal ecology of a migratory nectar-feeding bat at the edge of its range. Journal of Mammalogy 99(5):1072-1081.
Documentation of autumn and winter roosts of many species of hibernating bats are lacking from western North America. However, recent evidence suggests that rather than using caves and mines, many ind...
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Daniel J Neubaum. 2018. Unsuspected retreats: autumn transitional roosts and presumed winter hibernacula of little brown myotis in Colorado. Journal of Mammalogy 99(6):1294-1306.
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.
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.