Partial acorn consumption by small rodents: implication for regeneration of white oak, Quercus mongolica

  title={Partial acorn consumption by small rodents: implication for regeneration of white oak, Quercus mongolica},
  author={Yueqin Yang and Xianfeng Yi},
  journal={Plant Ecology},
Partial consumption of acorns by rodents, birds, and insects has been widely reported in various oak species. However, to what extent these partially eaten acorns contribute to the regeneration of oak trees is poorly understood. To date, there is limited knowledge of the effects of seed availability on partial consumption of acorns. Herein, we released tagged Quercus mongolica acorns in two consecutive years with different seed crops, to explore the probability of partial acorn consumption. We… CONTINUE READING
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