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 75, No 2 (2015)

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Table of Contents


Assessment of the immediate impacts of the 2013–2014 drought on ecosystems of the California Central Coast PDF
Christopher Potter 129–145
Genetic characterization of two populations of Bonneville cutthroat trout in Great Basin National Park, USA PDF
Derek D. Houston, R. Paul Evans, Jared M. Crowley, Dennis K. Shiozawa 146–156
Tree mortality in mature riparian forest: implications for Fremont cottonwood conservation in the American Southwest PDF
Douglas C. Andersen 157–169
Late-season survey of bumble bees along Canadian highways of British Columbia and Yukon Territories PDF
Timothy D. Hatten, James P. Strange, Jill M. Maxwell 170–180
Estimating bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis) abundance using noninvasive sampling at a mineral lick within a national park wilderness area PDF
Kathryn A. Schoenecker, Mary Kay Watry, Laura E. Ellison, Michael K. Schwartz, Gordon Luikart 181–191
Conspecific pollen loads on insects from Prunus fasciculata (Rosaceae) female flowers in southern Nevada PDF
William D. Wiesenborn 192–199
Mitochondrial DNA diversity and phylogeography of Lucania interioris inform biodiversity conservation in the Cuatro Ciénegas Basin, México PDF
Evan W. Carson, Valeria Souza, Hector Espinosa-Pérez, Thomas F. Turner 200–208
Thermal ecology, sexual dimorphism, and diet of Xenosaurus tzacualtipantecus from Hidalgo, Mexico PDF
Jenny García-Rico, Anibal Díaz de la Vega-Pérez, Geoffrey R. Smith, Julio A. Lemos-Espinal, Guillermo A. Woolrich-Piña 209–217
The problem of low agreement among automated indentification programs for acoustical surverys of bats PDF
Cliff Lemen, Patricia W. Freeman, Jeremy A. White, Brett R. Andersen 218–225
Helminth communities of Cyprinodon atrorus in the natural protected area of Cuatro Ciénegas, Coahuila, northern Mexico PDF
Rogelio Aguilar-Aguilar, Omar Lagunas-Calvo, Gerardo Pérez-Ponce de León 226–231
Morphology and sexual dimorphism of the many-lined skink in north central New Mexico PDF
Charles D. Hathcock, Marjorie A. Wright, Donald S. Sias, Gilbert J. Gonzales 232–235


Sliding bones: movement of skeletal material over Smith Creek Playa in Nevada and its taphonomic and paleontologic implications PDF
George D. Baumgardner, Brian S. Shaffer 236–243
Range extension for the white-nosed coati (Nasua narica) in southeastern Guanajuato, México PDF
María Eugenia Espinosa-Flores, Carlos A. López-González 244–247
Threatened San Clemente Bell's Sparrow nest depredated by island night lizard PDF
Andrew S. Bridges, Daniel S. Biteman, Emma E. Deleon, Brian E. Cross 248–249


Outstanding Natural History Paper of 2013 PDF

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