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For solitary carnivores a polygynous mating system should lead to predictable patterns in space-use dynamics. Females should be most influenced by resource distribution and abundance, whereas polygynous males should be strongly influenced by female spatial dynamics. We gathered mean annual home-range-size estimates for male and female bobcats (Lynx rufus(More)
Metagenomic methods provide an experimental approach to inform the relationships between hosts and their microbial inhabitants. Previous studies have provided the conceptual realization that microbiomes are dynamic among hosts and the intimacy of relation between micro- and macroorganisms. Here, we present an intestinal microflora community analysis for(More)
Many species of large wildlife have declined drastically worldwide. These reductions often lead to profound shifts in the ecology of entire communities and ecosystems. However, the effects of these large-wildlife declines on other taxa likely hinge upon both underlying abiotic properties of these systems and on the types of secondary anthropogenic changes(More)
We use a combination of cytochrome b sequence data and karyological evidence to confirm the presence of Mus indutus and Mus minutoides in Botswana. Our data include sampling from five localities from across the country, including one site in northwestern Botswana where both species were captured in syntopy. Additionally, we find evidence for two(More)
aBStract We report the results of a two-month bat survey from 33 different sampling localities in the country of Ecuador conducted in the summer of 2006. Biologists from Angelo State University and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador participated in this survey that was designed to collect information on bats from a diverse set of habitats and(More)
Understanding historical influences of climate and physiographic barriers in shaping patterns of biodiversity remains limited for many regions of the world. For mammals of continental Africa, phylogeographic studies, particularly for West African lineages, implicate both geographic barriers and climate oscillations in shaping small mammal diversity. In(More)
—Researchers using drift-fence sampling with associated pitfall traps have analyzed a number of problems associated with this technique. One unquantified problem is the effect foraging vertebrate predators might have on animals captured in pitfall traps. We used Deer CamH cameras and track-monitoring stations to estimate amount and variety of vertebrate(More)
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