Western North American Naturalist

The Western North American Naturalist (formerly Great Basin Naturalist) has published peer-reviewed experimental and descriptive research pertaining to the biological natural history of western North America for more than 70 years.

The journal features articles, notes, and book reviews covering diverse plant and animal taxa through disciplines such as behavior, ecology, systematics, anatomy, and physiology. The geographic scope covers northernmost Canada and Alaska to southern Mexico, and from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean. To learn more...



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Vol 76, No 1 (2016)

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Table of Contents


Badger behavior at anthropogenic water sources in the Chihuahuan Desert PDF
Robert L. Harrison 1–5
Population differentiation in early life history traits of Cleome lutea var. lutea in the Intermountain West PDF
Lisa Hintz, Magdalena M. Eshleman, Alicia Foxx, Troy E. Wood, Andrea Kramer 6–17
Environmental influences on wintering duck adundance at Great Salt Lake, Utah PDF
Anthony J. Roberts, Michael R. Conover, Josh L. Vest 18–26
Acoustic detection reveals fine-scale distributions of Myotis lucifugus, Myotis septentrionalis, and Perimyotis subflavus in eastern Nebraska PDF
Jeremy A. White, Cliff A. Lemen, Patricia W. Freeman 27–35
Role of dispersal timing and frequency in annual grass-invaded Great Basin ecosystems: how modifying seeding strategies increases restoration success PDF
Merilynn C. Schantz, Roger L. Sheley, Jeremy J. James, Erik P. Hamerlynck 36–52
Biogeochemistry and nutrient limitation of microbial biofilms in Devils Hole, Nevada PDF
Hilary L. Madinger, Kevin P. Wilson, Jeffery A. Goldstein, Melody J. Bernot 53–71
A new springsnail (Hydrobiidae: Pyrgulopsis) from the Lower Colorado River basin, northwestern Arizona PDF
Robert Hershler, Hsiu-Ping Liu, Lawrence E. Stevens 72–81
Ecosystem engineering of harvester ants: effects on vegetation in a sagebrush-steppe ecosystem PDF
Elyce N. Gosselin, Joseph D. Holbrook, Katey Huggler, Emily Brown, Kerri T. Vierling, Robert S. Arkle, David S. Pilliod 82–89
Translocation of the endangered San Joaquin kit fox, Vulpes macrotis mutica: a retrospective assessment PDF
Jerry H. Scrivner, Thomas P. O'Farrell, Kristie Hammer, Brian L. Cypher 90–100
Seasonal distribution and routes of pronghorn in the northern Great Basin PDF
Gail H. Collins 101–112
Conspecific pollen loads on insects visiting female flowers on parasitic Phoradendron californicum (Viscaceae) PDF
William D. Wiesenborn 113–121


Temporary communal brooding in Northern Bobwhite and Scaled Quail broods PDF
Jeremy P. Orange, Craig A. Davis, R. Dwayne Elmore, Samuel D. Fuhlendorf 122–127
Use of Barn Owl (Tyto alba) pellets as a potential method to study a rare rodent population in northeastern New Mexico PDF
Christopher B. Goguen 128–134
Identification of Columbian Sharp-tailed Grouse lek sites in south central Wyoming PDF
Kurt T. Smith, Jeffrey L. Beck, Tony W. Mong, Frank C. Blomquist 135–141


Reviewers for 2015 PDF

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