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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Table of Contents


Precision of hard structures used to estimate age of mountain whitefish (Prosopium williamsoni) PDF
Carson J. Watkins, Tyler J. Ross, Ryan S. Hardy, Michael C. Quist 1–7
Northern range extension of the figeater beetle, Cotinis mutabilis (Scarabaeidae: Cetoniinae), into Nevada, Utah, and Colorado PDF
Frank-Thorsten Krell, Jeff B. Knight, Robert Hammon, Pamela Wheeler, Jeffrey Johns Roberts, Jason R. Eckberg 8–13
Tolerance values and effects of selected environmental determinants on diatom distribution in northwest and north central Washington, USA PDF
Dean W. Blinn 14–42
Molecular systematics of Nyctinomops (Chiroptera: Molossidae) PDF
Richard W. Dolman, Loren K. Ammerman 43–51
Fecal glucocorticoid levels of endangered San Joaquin kit foxes (Vulpes macrotis mutica) in natural and urban habitats PDF
Julia L. Nelson, Scott Creel, Brian L. Cypher 52–57
Assessing the value of potential "native winners" for restoration of cheatgrass-invaded habitat PDF
Rebecca S. Barak, Jeremie B. Fant, Andrea T. Kramer, Krissa A. Skogen 58–69
Baselines to detect population stability of threatened alpine plant Packera franciscana (Asteraceae) PDF
James F. Fowler, Carolyn Hull Sieg, Shaula Hedwall 70–77
Antioxidant capacity of Wyoming big sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata ssp. wyomingensis) varies spatially and is not related to the presence of a sagebrush dietary specialist PDF
Xinzhu Pu, Lisa Lam, Kristina Gehlken, Amy C. Ulappa, Janet L. Rachlow, Jennifer Sorensen Forbey 78–87
Effects of ungulate disturbance and weather variation on Pediocactus winkleri: insights from long-term monitoring PDF
Deborah J. Clark, Thomas O. Clark, Michael C. Duniway, Cody Flagg 88–101
An assessment of metrics to measure seasonal variation in and grazing effects on riparian plant communities PDF
Caroline M. Laine, Karin M. Kettenring, Brett B. Roper 102–114
Population characteristics of big-brown bat and Arizona myotis using artificial roosting structures in northern Arizona PDF
Joel M. Diamond, R. Nathan Gwinn, Janet Johnson, Hannah Telle, Gabrielle F. Diamond 115–126

Book Reviews

Ten Thousand Birds: Ornithology Since Darwin by Tim Birkhead, Jo Wimpenny, and Bob Montgomerie PDF
Howard O. Clark, Jr. 127–128
Uncertain Path: A Search for the Future of National Parks by William C. Tweed PDF
Julia J. Hicks 128

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