Open Access Articles

Studying the ecology and behavior of pack animals often requires that most, or all, of the pack members are sampled. A unique opportunity to sample all gray wolf (Canis lupus) pack members arises duri...
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Stenglein, J. L., L. P. Waits, D. E. Ausband, P. Zager, and C. M. Mack. 2011. Estimating gray wolf pack size and family relationships using noninvasive genetic sampling at rendezvous sites. Journal of Mammalogy 92(4):784-795.
Rooted in the conceptual revolutions of the 1960s and 1970s, contemporary research on the ecology of desert small mammals has progressed markedly in recent decades....
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Kelt, D. A.. 2011. Comparative ecology of desert small mammals: a selective review of the past 30 years. Journal of Mammalogy 92(6):1158-1178.
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.
Rusa unicolor (Kerr, 1792), or sambar, is the largest Oriental deer. Seven subspecies occur in varied habitats and elevations from India and Sri Lanka throughout southeastern Asia. Body mass and ant...
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Leslie, D. M., Jr.. 2011. Rusa unicolor (Artiodactyla: Cervidae). Mammalian Species 43(871):1-30.
Numerous studies have been made of rodent population and community dynamics, especially in arid ecosystems. Most have centered on understanding how total and species-specific densities of rodents chan...
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Hernández, L., J. W. Laundré, A. González-Romero, J. López-Portillo, and K. M. Grajales. 2011. Tale of two metrics: density and biomass in a desert rodent community. Journal of Mammalogy 92(4):840-851.