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Guidelines for use of wild mammal species in research are updated from Sikes et al. (2011). These guidelines cover current professional techniques and regulations involving the use of mammals in ...
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Robert S. Sikes and the Animal Care and Use Committee of the American Society of Mammalogists. 2016. 2016 Guidelines of the American Society of Mammalogists for the use of wild mammals in research and education    . Journal of Mammalogy 97(3):663-688.
Carrying capacity is 1 driver of wildlife population dynamics. Although in previous studies carrying capacity was considered to be a fixed entity, it may differ among locations due to environmental va...
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Hayato Iijima, Mayumi Ueno. 2016. Spatial heterogeneity in the carrying capacity of sika deer in Japan. Journal of Mammalogy 97(3):734-743.
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.
Diving mammals use blubber for a variety of structural and physiological functions, including buoyancy, streamlining, thermoregulation, and energy storage. Estimating blubber stores provides proxies f...
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Leslie A. Cornick, Lori T. Quakenbush, Stephanie A. Norman, Coral Pasi, Pamela Maslyk, Kathy A. Burek, Caroline E. C. Goertz, and Roderick C. Hobbs. 2016. Seasonal and developmental differences in blubber stores of beluga whales in Bristol Bay, Alaska using high-resolution ultrasound. Journal of Mammalogy 97(4):1238-1248.
Forested wetlands are in decline, as are many species that are obligate residents. Big Cypress fox squirrels (BCFS; Sciurus niger avicennia) are a threatened endemic to wet pine and cypress fores...
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John O. Kellam, Deborah K. Jansen, Annette T. Johnson, Ralph W. Arwood, Melissa J. Merrick, John L. Koprowski. 2016. Big Cypress fox squirrel (Sciurus niger avicennia) ecology and habitat use in a cypress dome swamp-pine forest mosaic. Journal of Mammalogy 97(1):200-210.
We examined recordings from a 15-month (May 2009–July 2010) continuous acoustic data set collected from a bottom-mounted passive acoustic recorder at a sample frequency of 6kHz off Portland, Vic...
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Joy S. Tripovich, Holger Klinck, Sharon L. Nieukirk, Tempe Adams, David K. Mellinger, Naysa E. Balcazar, Karolin Klinck, Evelyn J. S. Hall, and Tracey L. Rogers. 2015. Temporal segregation of the Australian and Antarctic blue whale call types (Balaenoptera musculus spp.). Journal of Mammalogy 96(3):603-610.
Reliable methods for identification of individual animals are advantageous for ecological studies of population demographics and movement patterns. Photographic identification, based on distinguishabl...
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Sylvia K. Osterrieder, Chandra Salgado Kent, Carlos J. R. Anderson, Iain M. Parnum, Randall W. Robinson. 2015. Whisker spot patterns: a noninvasive method of individual identification of Australian sea lions (Neophoca cinerea). Journal of Mammalogy 96(5):988–997.