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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Posted: 2013-11-12
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Vol 73, No 4 (2013)

Table of Contents


Long-distance movement in a Dusky Great Horned Owl and limits to phylogeography for establishing provenance
Robert W. Dickerman, Sabrina M. McNew, Christopher C. Witt 401–408
Net primary productivity of subalpine meadows in Yosemite National Park in relation to climate variability
Peggy E. Moore, Jan W. van Wagtendonk, Julie L. Yee, Mitchel P. McClaran, David N. Cole, Neil K. McDougald, Matthew L. Brooks 409–418
Evaluating survival of Greater Sage-Grouse chicks in Strawberry Valley, Utah, by use of microtransmitters: does handling time negatively influence survival rates?
Jared J. Baxter, Jordan P. Hennefer, Rick J. Baxter, Randy T. Larsen, Jerran T. Flinders 419–425
Rodent-mediated interactions among seed species of differing quality in a shrubstepe ecosystem
Karen H. Beard, Craig A. Faulhaber, Frank P. Howe, Thomas C. Edwards Jr. 426–441
Seasonal habitat selection by elk in north central Utah
Jeffrey L. Beck, Kurt T. Smith, Jerran T. Flinders, Craig L. Clyde 442–456
New records of marginal locations for American pika (Ochotona princeps) in the western Great Basin
Constance I. Millar, Robert D. Westfall, Diane L Delany 457–476
Seed-feeding beetles (Bruchinae, Curculionidae, Brentidae) from legumes (Dalea ornata, Astragalus filipes) and other forbs needed for restoring rangelands of the Intermountain West
James H. Cane, Clarence Johnson, Jesus Romero Napoles, Douglas A. Johnson, Robert Hammon 477–484
On the edge: a genetic assessment of Aplodontia rufa from the edge of their distribution
Antoinette J. Piaggio, Jennifer Jeffers 485–496
Impacts from winter–early spring elk grazing in foothills rough fescue grassland
Tanya M. Thrift, Tracy K. Mosley, Jeffrey C. Mosley 497–504
Impact of livestock grazing on plant and small mammal communities in the Ruby Mountains, northeastern Nevada
Eric A. Rickart, Klaus G. Bienek, Rebecca J. Rowe 505–515
Insect prey eaten by hoary bats (Lasiurus cinereus) prior to fatal collisions with wind turbines
Ernest W. Valdez, Paul M. Cryan 516–524
Influence of boulders on netleaf hackberry (Celtis reticulata) growth and distribution in the Wasatch foothills
Alex Argyle, Michael T. Stevens 525–529


An Arizona bark scorpion (Centruroides sculpturatus) found consuming a venomous prey item nearly twice its length
Michael M. Webber, Matthew R. Graham 530–532
Helminths of the speckled rattlesnake, Crotalus mitchellii (Squamata: Viperidae)
Stephen R. Goldberg, Charles R. Bursey, Xavier Glaudas 533–535


Outstanding Natural History Paper of 2012 PDF

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