Open Access Articles

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.
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.
On 9 December 2009 the science of mammalogy lost one of its most unique and dearest leaders. Jerry Ronald Choate lost his battle with cancer at the home of his son Judd in Denver, attended by his wi...
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Finck, E. J., H. H. Genoways, J. D. Hoffman, C. J. Philips, and R. J. Baker. 2011. Jerry Ronald Choate: 1943–2009. Journal of Mammalogy 92(6):1418-1432.
Aridlands offer unique opportunities to compare effects of history, evolution, and local geography on assemblage and dynamics of small mammal communities that have severe environmental constraints. Pi...
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Meserve, P. L., D. A. Kelt, M. A. Previtali, W. B. Milstead, and J. R. Gutiérrez. 2011. Global climate change and small mammal populations in north-central Chile. Journal of Mammalogy 92(6):1155-1157.
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.
Fluctuating asymmetry, random departure from perfect symmetry in bilateral traits, has been proposed as an indirect indicator of individual quality. Sexually selected traits, such as deer antlers, are...
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Ditchkoff, S. S., and R. L. deFreeze. 2010. Assessing fluctuating asymmetry of white-tailed deer antlers in a three-dimensional context. Journal of Mammalogy 91:27-37.
Dispersal and gene flow are significant components of metapopulation structure and dynamics. We examined gene flow in the pygmy rabbit (Brachylagus idahoensis), a sagebrush specialist that occurs in s...
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Estes-Zumpf, W. A., J. L. Rachlow, L. P. Waits, and K. I. Warheit. 2010. Dispersal, gene flow, and population genetic structure in the pygmy rabbit (Brachylagus idahoensis). Journal of Mammalogy 91(1):208-219.
The colony of Brazilian free-tailed bats (Tadarida brasiliensis) at Carlsbad Cavern, New Mexico, is a wellknown example of this highly gregarious and conspicuous species in North America. For nearly a...
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Hristov, N. I., M. Betke, D. E. H. Theriault, A. Bagchi, and T. H. Kunz. 2010. Seasonal variation in colony size of Brazilian free-tailed bats at Carlsbad Cavern based on thermal imaging. Journal of Mammalogy 91:183-193.