Four species of the Mustela, Martes zibellina (sable), Martes americana (American marten
), Martes martes (pine marten), and Martes melampus (Japanese marten) are forest-dwelling carnivores that occur allopatrically in coniferous and deciduous forests in the Holarctic region (Ishida et al., 2013).
Habitat-mediated variation in predation risk by the American Marten
. Ecology 89:2273-2280.
We detected a number of carnivore species (in order from most detections to least) including black bear (Ursus americanus), coyote (Canis latrans), American marten
, red fox (Vulpes vulpes), bobcat (Lynx rufus), gray fox (Urycyon cineorargenlatus), fisher (Pekania pennanti), gray wolf (Canis lupus), raccoon (Procyon lotor), and weasels (Mustela spp.).
Body-fat dynamics of the American marten
(Martes americana) in winter.--J.
In addition, because many private landowners do not allow trapping, there's a greater probability of finding populations of American marten
for study and radio tracking.
renale was already described in gray fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus) from Mexico (3), american marten
(Martes americana) and mink (Mustela vison) from the United States (4, 5).
This month's cover features an image of the American marten
Few studies have compared juvenile (< 1 year old) and adult ([greater than or equal to] 1 year old) American marten
diets and those results are conflicting.
Fundy, in New Brunswick, is under pressure by industrial logging outside the park, which threatens the American Marten
, a mammal which was reintroduced into the park in the mid-1980s.
Extinction dynamics in the American marten
Classified as "medium-sized carnivores" along with the fisher (Mattes pennanti) and its smaller mink-family cousin, the American marten
(Martes americana), these animals are excellent barometers of ecosystem health, lending insight into a landscape's tolerance for habitat disturbance.
Just now beginning to attract attention are two more species said to be old-growth dependent, the Pacific fisher (Martes pennanti pacifica) and the American marten
(Martes americana), Both mammals are members of the weasel family.