Open Access Articles

Black bears (Ursus americanus) forage selectively in natural environments. To determine if bears also forage selectively for anthropogenic resources we analyzed data on vehicles broken into by be...
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Breck, S. W., N. Lance, and V. Seher. 2009. Selective foraging for anthropogenic resources by black bears: minivans in Yosemite National Park. Journal of Mammalogy 90:1041-1044.
Thousands of industrial-scale wind turbines are being built across the world each year to meet the growing demand for sustainable energy. Bats of certain species are dying at wind turbines in unpreced...
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Cryan, P. M., and R. M. R. Barclay. 2009. Causes of bat fatalities at wind turbines: hypotheses and predictions. Journal of Mammalogy 90:1330-1340.
An understanding of how top mammalian carnivores respond to urbanization is important for conservation and management of human–wildlife conflicts. Coyotes (Canis latrans) have recently beco...
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Gehrt, S. D., C. Anchor, and L. A. White. 2009. Home range and landscape use of coyotes in a metropolitan landscape: conflict or coexistence. Journal of Mammalogy 90:1045-1057.
The substantial body of research on Holarctic ground squirrels amassed over the past century documents considerable variability in morphological, cytogenetic, ecological, and behavioral attribute...
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Helgen, K. M., F. R. Cole, L. E. Helgen, and D. E. Wilson. 2009. Generic revision in the Holarctic ground squirrel genus Spermophilus. Journal of Mammalogy 90:270-305.
Determinants of sex ratios in animal populations have been of general interest to ecologists for decades. We tested the hypothesis that offspring sex ratio in a population of northern elephant se...
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Lee, D. E., and W. J. Sydeman. 2009. North Pacific climate mediates offspring sex ratio in northern elephant seals. Journal of Mammalogy 90:1-8.
We investigated the effects of fluctuating prey numbers on the foraging strategies and potential mechanisms for coexistence of 2 sympatric predators, coyotes (Canis latrans) and red foxes (Vulpes...
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Randa, L. A., D. M. Cooper, P. L. Meserve, and J. A. Yunger. 2009. Prey switching of sympatric canids in response to variable prey abundance. Journal of Mammalogy 90:954-603.
Jaguars (Panthera onca) remain virtually unstudied in the desert environments at the northern extent of their range. Historic sightings from the United States indicate a declining population of reside...
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McCain, E. B., and J. L. Childs. 2008. Evidence of resident jaguars (Panthera onca) in the southwestern United States and the implications for conservations. Journal of Mammalogy 89:1-10.
The earth’s climate is changing, possibly at an unprecedented rate. Overall, the planet is warming, sea ice and glaciers are in retreat, sea level is rising, and pollutants are accumulating in t...
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Moore, S. E.. 2008. Marine mammals as ecosystem sentinels. Journal of Mammalogy 89:534-540.
Papers in this Special Feature stem from a symposium on large-scale ecosystem change and the conservation of marine mammals convened at the 86th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mammalogists ...
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O’Shea, T. J., and D. K. Odell. 2008. Large-scale marine ecosystem changes and the conservation of marine mammals. Journal of Mammalogy 89:529-533.
Direct fisheries interactions pose a serious threat to the conservation of many populations and some species of marine mammals. The most acute problem is bycatch, unintended mortality in fishing gear,...
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Read, A. J.. 2008. The looming crisis: interactions between marine mammals and fisheries. Journal of Mammalogy 89:541-548.