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- Bouley, Paola; Isadore, Megan; Carroll, Terence
- Northwestern naturalist 2015 v.96 no.1 pp. 1-12
- Lontra canadensis; Salmonidae; Vibrio; carnivores; coasts; ecological restoration; freshwater; habitats; keystone species; mortality; pathogens; waterfowl; California
- ... We present results from the first-ever study of populations of the North American River Otter, Lontra canadensis, in coastal habitats of the San Francisco Bay Area, California. Historically extirpated from the region, wild populations of this sentinel carnivore appear to have made a recovery in recent years. Utilizing a citizen-science network paired with field investigations in 2012 and 2013, we ...
- Fellers, Gary M; Halstead, Brian J
- Northwestern naturalist 2015 v.96 no.1 pp. 22-36
- Chiroptera; autumn; females; monitoring; predation; seasonal variation; spring; California
- ... A Corynorhinus townsendii maternity roost located in an abandoned ranch house in central California was monitored for 25 y. Prior to the discovery of the bats in 1987, the house was broken into regularly and disturbance levels were quite high. Upon discovery of the roost, the house was fortified and vandalism was greatly reduced. The number of females and the number of volant young greatly increas ...