Open Access Articles

Monitoring demographic and genetic parameters of reintroduced populations of endangered species is essential for evaluating and informing conservation strategies to maximize the chances of a successfu...
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Stephanie M. DeMay, Penny A. Becker, Janet L. Rachlow & Lisette P. Waits. 2017. Genetic monitoring of an endangered species recovery: demographic and genetic trends for reintroduced pygmy rabbits (Brachylagus idahoensis). Journal of Mammalogy 98(2):350-364.
Seasonal reliance on plant-based resources is very uncommon in temperate insectivorous bats. The pallid bat (Antrozous pallidus) is an exception and in the Sonoran Desert switches from an arthropod-ba...
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Jaclyn R. Aliperti, Douglas A. Kelt, Paul A. Heady, III & Winifred F. Frick. 2017. Using behavioral and stable isotope data to quantify rare dietary plasticity in a temperate bat. Journal of Mammalogy 98(2):340-349.
Predation by large carnivores is a dominant factor shaping wildlife communities and an understanding of local foraging strategies of predators is central to the management of wildlife populations. Inf...
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Dominique E. Watts & Seth D. Newsome. 2017. Exploitation of marine resources by wolves in southwestern Alaska. Journal of Mammalogy 98(1):66-76.
Larger predators can affect smaller predators through intraguild predation and competition, which in turn could have indirect effects on other consumers. We investigated whether gray wolves (Canis lup...
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David G. Flagel, Gary E. Belovsky, Michael J. Cramer, Dean E. Beyer, Jr. & Katie E. Robertson. 2017. Fear and loathing in a Great Lakes forest: cascading effects of competition between wolves and coyotes. Journal of Mammalogy 98(1):77-84.
We examined geographic trends in 4 morphological data sets (both craniodental and colorimetric measurements and scores of cranial foramina and qualitative craniodental variables) within and among 5 su...
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James L Patton & Christopher J Conroy. 2017. The conundrum of subspecies: morphological diversity among desert populations of the California vole (Microtus californicus, Cricetidae). Journal of Mammalogy 98(4):1010-1026.
The genus Glaucomys (New World flying squirrels) is currently considered to be comprised of 2 species, the northern flying squirrel (G. sabrinus) and the southern flying squirrel (G. volans)...
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Brian S Arbogast, Katelyn I Schumacher, Nicholas J Kerhoulas, Allison L Bidlack, Joseph A Cook, & G J Kenagy. 2017. Genetic data reveal a cryptic species of New World flying squirrel: Glaucomys oregonensis. Journal of Mammalogy 98(4):1027-1041.
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.
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.