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


Use of external characteristics for rapid identification of gender of pocket gophers PDF
Roger A. Baldwin, Ryan Meinerz 251–258
An irrigation canal as a lotic mesocosm: examining the relationship between macroinvertebrate benthos and drift PDF
Peter Koetsier, Luana M.M. McCauley 259–270
Seasonal variation in reproductive condition of the Peco Bluntnose Shiner (Notropis simus pecosensis) PDF
Thomas P. Archdeacon, Sara D. Blocker, Stephen R. Davenport, Kjetil R. Henderson 271–280
Pine bark beetle and dwarf mistletoe infestation in a remnant old-growth stand PDF
Nicholas Aflitto, Tom DeGomez, Richard Hofstetter, John Anhold, Joel McMillin, Mike Wagner, Eryn Schneider 281–290
Comparative nest-site habitat of Painted Redstarts and Red-faced Warblers in the Madrean Sky Islands of southeastern Arizona PDF
Joseph L. Ganey, William M. Block, Jamie S. Sanderlin, Jose M. Iniguez 291–300
Lichen inventory of White Rocks Open Space (City of Boulder, Colorado) PDF
Erin A. Tripp 301–310
Stream macroinvertebrates and habitat below and above two wilderness fords used by mules, horses, and hikers in Yosemite National Park PDF
Jeffrey G. Holmquist, Jutta Schmidt-Gengenbach, James W. Roche 311–324
Genetic evidence for recent spread of springsnails (Hydrobiidae: Pyrgulopsis) across the Wasatch divide PDF
Hsiu-Ping Liu, Peter Hovingh, Robert Hershler 325–331
Survival and plant vigor of Sclerocactus parviflorus (Clover and Jotter) following different transplanting techniques PDF
Richard Ballard, Rick Ott, Tim Novotny, Anna Lincoln, Eric Rechel 332–338
Food habits of coyotes, gray foxes, and bobcats in a coastal southern California urban landscape PDF
Rachel N. Larson, Dana J. Morin, Izabela A. Wierzbowska, Kevin R. Crooks 339–347
Microhabitat selection of brood-rearing sites by Greater Sage-Grouse in Carbon County, Wyoming PDF
Leslie A. Schreiber, Christopher P. Hansen, Mark A. Rumble, Joshua J. Millspaugh, R. Scott Gamo, Jon W. Kehmeier, Nate Wojcik 348–363
A note on the observable bark coloration of quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides) PDF
Oren Rabinowitz, Erin A. Tripp 364–369


First contemporary record of jaguar at Morelos and the Sierra de Huautla Biosphere Reserve, Mexico PDF
David Valenzuela-Galván, Floriely Castro-Campos, Jorge Servin, Manlio Martínez-Barona, Juan Carlos Martínez-Montes 370–373
Reproductive notes on shrews (Family Soricidae) in Louisiana PDF
Leann Lucas, Justin D. Hoffman 374–376
Notes on the ecology of Reithrodontomys microdon based on new records in the Eje Neovolcánico, México PDF
Francisco X. González-Cózatl, Elizabeth Arellano 377–379
Microhabitat and house use by dusky-footed woodrats (Neotoma fuscipes) in northwestern California: insight from trapping data PDF
Ted J. Slowik 380–384


Outstanding Natural History Paper of 2014 PDF

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