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Southeastern Naturalist Volume 20, Special Issue 11, 2021

Ecology and Conservation of the Eastern Spotted Skunk

Contents. Click on the hotlinked titles to view open-access first pages with abstracts.

Front cover  
Inside front cover  
Board of Editors/indicia page  
Preface and General Acknowledgments i

Introduction
 
Advancing Small Carnivore Research and Conservation: The Eastern Spotted Skunk Cooperative Study Group Model
David S. Jachowski and Andrew J. Edelman
1

Distribution and Occurrence
 
Distribution and Relative Abundance of Eastern Spotted Skunk Records Across Their Range
Roger W. Perry, D. Blake Sasse, J. Clint Perkins, and Nicholas W. Sharp
13
Temporal Assessment of Eastern Spotted Skunk Geographic Distribution
Amanda E. Cheeseman, Brian P. Tanis, and Elmer J. Finck
24
Predicted Spatial Distribution of the Eastern Spotted Skunk (Spilogale putorius) in Virginia Using Detection and Non-detection Records
Emily D. Thorne and W. Mark Ford
39
Status and Distribution of the Eastern Spotted Skunk in Maryland: A Historic Review and Recent Assessment
Kelly J. Pearce, Thomas L. Serfass, James M. McCann, and Daniel J. Feller
52
Camera-trapping Survey for Plains Spotted Skunk (Spilogale putorius interrupta) in Eastern Oklahoma
KaLynn D. Branham and Victoria L. Jackson
64
Detection of Eastern Spotted Skunks on Pine Mountain in Southeastern Kentucky Using Baited Enclosed Track Plates
Anthony D. Lindsay and Sara J. Ash
74

Demography
 
Reexamination of the Purported Rapid Population Decline of Plains Spotted Skunks in the Mid-Twentieth Century
D. Blake Sasse
83
Demography of the Appalachian Spotted Skunk (Spilogale putorius putorius)
Andrew R. Butler, Andrew J. Edelman, Robin Y.Y. Eng, Stephen N. Harris, Colleen Olfenbuttel, Emily D. Thorne, W. Mark Ford, and David S. Jachowski
95
Genetic Confirmation of Predation of an Adult Female Eastern Spotted Skunk by a Barred Owl
Kendyl N. Hassler, Brin E. Kessinger,Caroline E. Harms, Lucas E. Price, Ethan P. Barton, Kevin J. Oxenrider, Rich E. Rogers, Kelly J. Pearce, Thomas L. Serfass, and Amy B. Welsh
110
Observations of Eastern Spotted Skunk Reproduction, Mortality, and Behavioral Interactions in Alabama
Kassandra J. Arts, Tyler R. Sprayberry, William C. Cornelison, and Andrew J. Edelman
119

Disease
 
Infectious Diseases of Eastern Spotted Skunks (Spilogale putorius) within a One Health Framework
Bonnie E. Gulas-Wroblewski
126
Addressing a Knowledge Gap in Spilogale Disease Ecology: Skunk Cranial Worm, Skrjabingylus chitwoodorum, in Spilogale putorius interrupta
Summer H. LaRose, Damon B. Lesmeister, and Matthew E. Gompper
173
Canine Distemper Outbreak in a Population of Eastern Spotted Skunks
Stephen N. Harris, Colleen Olfenbuttel, and David. S. Jachowski
181
Itching for Recognition: Dermatophytosis Identified in an Eastern Spotted Skunk (Spilogale putorius) Population in Texas
Bonnie E. Gulas-Wroblewski, Melinda D. Luper, Alexandra A. Gibson, J. Clint Perkins, and Robert C. Dowler
191

Behavior
 
River Crossings by Two Male Eastern Spotted Skunks in West Virginia
Kendyl N. Hassler, Charles D. Waggy, Kevin J. Oxenrider, Rich E. Rogers, Kelly J. Pearce, and Thomas L. Serfass
199
Den-site Selection by Eastern Spotted Skunks in the Central Appalachian Mountains of West Virginia
Kendyl N. Hassler, Charles D. Waggy, R. Manuel Spínola, Kevin J. Oxenrider, Rich E. Rogers, Kelly J. Pearce, and Thomas L. Serfass
209
First Documentation of Two Types of Aboveground Den Structures in the Eastern Spotted Skunk (Spilogale putorius)
Stephen N. Harris and David. S. Jachowski
225
Burrow Excavation by an Eastern Spotted Skunk and Visitation by a Long-tailed Weasel
Gregory P. Detweiler,Stephen N. Harris, Colleen Olfenbuttel, and David. S. Jachowski
234

Survey Methodology
 
Effects of Seasonality and Bait Type on Capture Efficacy and Sex Ratio of Plains Spotted Skunks
J. Clint Perkins, Kamren P. Jefferson, Matthew H. Hamilton, Robert C. Dowler, and Richard D. Stevens
241
Optimization of Camera-trap Surveys for Eastern Spotted Skunks and Other Meso-mammals in the Appalachian Foothills
Courtney R. Hayes, Kelly Watson, and Luke E. Dodd
252
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