The Western North American Naturalist (formerly Great Basin Naturalist) publishes peer-reviewed experimental and descriptive research pertaining to the biological natural history of western North America.

Submissions are always welcome. Please submit manuscripts to our editorial management system here.

For inquiries, please contact us by email at wnan@byu.edu or phone at 801-422-6688.

See the Aims and Scope for a complete coverage of the journal.

Current Issue: Volume 79, Number 1 (2019)



Impacts of climate change on groundwater recharge in Wyoming big sagebrush ecosystems are contingent on elevation
Lukas W. Lindquist, Kyle A. Palmquist, Samuel E. Jordan, and William K. Lauenroth


Size-specific fate and survival of June Sucker Chasmistes liorus mictus in Utah Lake, Utah
Chase A. Ehlo, Wesley J. Goldsmith, Brian R. Kesner, and Paul C. Marsh



First photo evidence of the American black bear (Ursus americanus) in the southwestern limit of its distribution
Melany Aguilar-López, Jazmín L. Monter-Vargas, Cristian Cornejo-Latorre, and Anuar Hernández-SaintMartin


Notes on the predation of rough-footed mud turtles (Kinosternon hirtipes) in west Texas, USA
Steven G. Platt, Jennifer L. Smith, Thomas R. Rainwater, and Wiebke J. Boeing