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Stable isotope analysis of fossil materials has become an increasingly important method for gathering dietary and environmental information from extinct species in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. ...
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Clementz, M. T.. 2012. New insight from old bones: stable isotope analysis of fossil mammals. Journal of Mammalogy 93(2):368-380.
We open this Special Feature on stable isotopes in mammalian research with a beginner’s guide, an introduction to the novice and a refresher to the well-versed. In this guide we provide the back...
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Ben-David, M., and E. A. Flaherty. 2012. Stable isotopes in mammalian research: a beginner’s guide. Journal of Mammalogy 93(2):312-328.
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.
We investigated space-use patterns of the West African savanna buffalo (Syncerus caffer brachyceros), a little studied subspecies occurring at the northern limit of the African buffalo’s geograp...
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Cornélis, D., S. Benhamou, G. Janeau, N. Morellet, M. Ouedraogo, and M.-N. de Visscher. 2011. Spatiotemporal dynamics of forage and water resources shape space use of West African savanna buffaloes. Journal of Mammalogy 92(6):1287-1297.
Environmental heterogeneity is an important determinant of the diversity of natural communities. Effects of heterogeneity can emanate from complementary effects of resource heterogeneity (variation in...
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Stevens, R. D., and J. S. Tello. 2011. Diversity begets diversity: relative roles of structural and resource heterogeneity in determining rodent community structure. Journal of Mammalogy 92(2):384-395.
The biology of the Steller sea lion (Eumetopias jubatus) has been the subject of intense scientific investigation. This is primarily due to the rapid decline of population size in the western part of ...
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Phillips, C. D., T. S. Gelatt, J. C. Patton, and J. W. Bickham. 2011. Phylogeography of Steller sea lions: relationships among climate change, effective population size, and genetic diversity. Journal of Mammalogy 92(5):1091-1104.
It is important to the conservation and management of threatened or endangered carnivores to recognize interspecific interactions that can influence demography or behavior of the species involved. We ...
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Mattisson, J., H. Andrén, J. Persson, and P. Segerström. 2011. Influence of intraguild interactions on resource use by wolverines and Eurasian lynx. Journal of Mammalogy 92(6):1321-1330.
Raccoons (Procyon lotor), like most carnivores, are nocturnal and secretive and consequently difficult to observe....
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Prange, S., S. D. Gehrt, and S. Hauver. 2011. Frequency and duration of contacts between free-ranging raccoons: uncovering a hidden social system. Journal of Mammalogy 92(6):1331-1342.
Peromyscus furvus Allen and Chapman, 1897 is a cricetid rodent commonly called the blackish deermouse because of its characteristically dark pelage coloration. It is 1 of 56 species in the genus Per...
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Rogers, D. S., and J. A. Skoy. 2011. Peromyscus furvus (Rodentia: Cricetidae). Mammalian Species 43(888):229-215.
In social ungulates particular individuals or cohorts, such as adult females, can lead or initiate foraging movements. We use muskoxen (Ovibos moschatus) as a model system to test hypotheses regarding...
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Ihl C., and R. T. Bowyer. 2011. Leadership in mixed-sex groups of muskoxen during the snow-free season. Journal of Mammalogy 92(4):819-827.