Re-evaluation of the relationship between rodent populations and acorn masting: a review from the aspect of nutrients and defensive chemicals in acorns

@article{Shimada2006ReevaluationOT,
  title={Re-evaluation of the relationship between rodent populations and acorn masting: a review from the aspect of nutrients and defensive chemicals in acorns},
  author={Takuya Shimada and Takashi Saitoh},
  journal={Population Ecology},
  year={2006},
  volume={48},
  pages={341-352}
}
The responses of rodent populations to acorn masting were examined by reviewing 17 studies from the aspect of acorn nutrients and defensive chemicals. Oak species were grouped into three types based on their acorn nutritional characteristics by cluster analysis: Type 1 acorns (two North American red oaks, subgenus Erythrobalanus) were high in tannins and… CONTINUE READING