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Advances in the application of stable isotopes have allowed the quantitative evaluation of previously cryptic ecological processes. In particular, researchers have utilized the predictable spatial pat...
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Pauli, J. N., W. P. Smith, and M. Ben-David. 2012. Quantifying dispersal rates and distances in North American martens: a test of enriched isotope labeling. Journal of Mammalogy 93(2):390-398.
Ecologists are increasingly using stable isotope analysis to inform questions about variation in resource and habitat use from the individual to community level. In this study we investigate data sets...
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Newsome, S. D., J. D. Yeakel, P. V. Wheatley, and M. T. Tinker. 2012. Tools for quantifying isotopic niche space and dietary variation at the individual and population level. Journal of Mammalgoy 93(2):329-341.
In this introductory paper we describe the 10 papers that compose this Special Feature Theoretical and analytical advances in mammalian isotope ecology. This Special Feature contains 6 review-style pa...
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Ben-David, M., and E. A. Flaherty. 2012. Theoretical and analytical advances in mammalian isotope ecology: an introduction. Journal of Mammalogy 93(2):309-311.
In semiarid ecosystems ungulate densities can compound the effects of drought on forage availability, which can feed back to regulate reproduction and offspring recruitment. Climatic changes in the fr...
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Koons, D. N., P. Terletzky, P. B. Adler, M. L. Wolfe, D. Ranglack, F. P. Howe, K. Hersey, W. Paskett, and J. T. Du Toit. 2012. Climate and density-dependent drivers of recruitment in plains bison. Journal of Mammalogy 93(2):475-481.
In the absence of obvious barriers to dispersal microsatellite studies of vagile mammalian carnivores frequently find panmictic-like genetic structure over wide scales, whereas high levels of differen...
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Pelletier, A., M. E. Obbard, B. N. White, C. Doyle, and C. J. Kyle. 2011. Small-scale genetic structure of American black bears illustrates potential postglacial recolonization routes. Journal of Mammalogy 92(3):629-644.
Since 1989 we have monitored small mammal populations at a semiarid site in north-central Chile with a largescale livetrapping grid complex. Selective exclusions of vertebrate predators or putative sm...
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Meserve, P. L., C. R. Dickman, and D. A. Kelt. 2011. Small mammal community structure and dynamics in aridlands: overall patterns and contrasts with Southern Hemispheric systems. Journal of Mammalogy 92(6):1223-1235.
The mesopredator release hypothesis (MRH) predicts that a reduced abundance of top-order predators results in an increase in the abundance of smaller predators due to the cessation of intraguild preda...
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Cupples, J. B., M. S. Crowther, G. Story, and M. Letnic. 2011. Dietary overlap and prey selectivity among sympatric carnivores: could dingoes suppress foxes through competition for prey?. Journal of Mammalogy 92(3):590-600.
Edible dormice (Glis glis) are exposed temporally and spatially to a tremendous variation in food resources. This variation strongly influences reproduction; in edible dormice reproduction is tightly ...
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Lebl, K., B. Rotter, K. K. Rbisch, C. Bieber, and T. Ruf. 2011. Local environmental factors affect reproductive investment in female edible dormice. Journal of Mammalogy 92(2):926-933.
The marsh rice rat (Oryzomys palustris) is a semiaquatic rodent occurring in wetland habitats throughout the southeastern United States and along the Atlantic Coast. A lack of understanding of its eco...
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Eubanks, B. W., E. C. Hellgren, J. R. Nawrot, and R. D. Bluett. 2011. Habitat associations of the marsh rice rat (Oryzomys palustris) in freshwater wetlands of southern Illinois. Journal of Mammalogy 92(3):552-560.
Rodents are important components of most modern ecosystems. Understanding their roles in paleocommunities requires robust methods for inferring diet and other autecological characteristics. This pilot...
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Croft, D. A., K. Niemi, and A. Franco. 2011. Incisor morphology reflects diet in caviomorph rodents. Journal of Mammalogy 92(4):871-879.