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 81, Number 2 (2021)

Front Matter



Changes in an exotic fish community assemblage of a thermal spring in central Idaho
Skyler Smith, Bart Gamett, Ryan Beatty, and Eric Billman


San Bernardino flying squirrel use of residential areas: a citizen science approach
Kevin Clark, Scott Tremor, Brian Gibson, Kimberly Ferree, and Clark Winchell


Southwestern bats and their external bacteria
Ernest W. Valdez, Emily M. Johnson, Edward W. Strach, Patrick A. Lewis, William C. Briggs, Nicole A. Caimi, Ara S. Winter, Jennifer J.M. Hathaway, and Diana E. Northup


Fisher use of postfire landscapes: implications for habitat connectivity and restoration
Craig Thompson, Heath Smith, Rebecca Green, Sam Wasser, and Kathryn Purcell


Predictability of invasive Argentine ant distribution across Mediterranean ecoregions of southern California
Jonathan Q. Richmond, Tritia Matsuda, Cheryl S. Brehme, Emily E. Perkins, and Robert N. Fisher



Abundance and activity of domestic and wild medium-sized mammals in a protected mangrove remnant, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Beatriz F. García-Padilla, Sylvia S. Zalapa, Sergio Guerrero-Vázquez, Alejandro Pérez-Arteaga, and Agustín Camacho-Rodríguez

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