Open Access Articles

The incorporation of dietary macronutrients and associated isotopic signatures of carbon (C13) and nitrogen (N15) into animal tissues is a result of the interaction between growth, nutritional status,...
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Ben-David, M., S. D. Newsome, and J. P. Whiteman. 2012. Lipid and amino acid composition influence incorporation and discrimination of 13C and 15N in mink. Journal of Mammalogy 93(2):399-412.
A new species of Hipposideros is described from Vietnam. Morphologically, it is similar to taxa in the Hipposideros armiger complex but is substantially smaller. The new species, which has been found ...
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Thong, V. D., S. J. Puechmaille, A. Denzinger, C. Dietz, G. Csorba, P. J. J. Bates, E. C. Teeling, and H.-U. Schnitzler. 2012. A new species of Hipposideros (Chiroptera: Hipposideridae) from Vietnam. Journal of Mammalogy 93(1):1-11.
Stable isotopes in metabolically inert tissues of migratory animals can be used to infer migratory and dispersal histories. The general approach for estimating geographic origins of migratory animals ...
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Wunder, W. B.. 2012. Determining geographic patterns of migration and dispersal using stable isotopes in keratins. Journal of Mammalogy 93(2):360-367.
Coyotes (Canis latrans) occur across North America in many types of ecosystems, including urban areas, yet certain aspects of coyote behavior remain obscure. Previous observational studies have provid...
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Hennessy, C. A., J. Dubach and S. D. Gehrt. 2012. Long-term pair bonding and genetic evidence for monogamy among urban coyotes (Canis latrans). Journal of Mammalogy 93(3):732-742.
Dietary carbon is oxidized and exhaled as CO2, thus C13breath values can provide information on diet and substrate use for energy. However, physiological phenomena such as fat deposition and fasting c...
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Whiteman, J. P., K. A. Greller, H. J. Harlow, L. A. Felicetti, K. D. Rode, and M. Ben-David. 2012. Carbon isotopes in exhaled breath track metabolic substrates in brown bears (Ursus arctos). Journal of Mammalogy 93(2):413-421.
The metabolic rate–body size relationship suggests that the African elephant (Loxodonta africana) should be least selective among mammalian herbivores in its diet. However, selection among plant...
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Owen-Smith, N., and J. Chafota. 2012. Selective feeding by a megaherbivore, the African elephant (Loxodonta africana). Journal of Mammalogy 93(3):698-705.
Understanding population structure can lend insight into the spread of animal-borne disease, and the effects of anthropogenic land use on habitat. Raccoons are highly adaptive to human land developmen...
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Santonastaso,T. T., J. Dubach, S. A. Hauver, W. H. Graser III, and S. D. Gehrt. 2012. Microsatellite analysis of raccoon (Procyon lotor) population structure across an extensive metropolitan landscape. Journal of Mammalogy 93(2):447-455.
Leopardus braccatus (Cope, 1889) is a small felid—not much larger than a domestic house cat—commonly called the Pantanal cat. No comprehensive surveys have been conducted to determine ho...
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Barstow, A. L., and D. M. Leslie, Jr.. 2012. Leopardus braccatus (Carnivora: Felidae). Mammalian Species 44(891):16-25.
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.