Claudia M. Tyler

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Institute for Computational Earth System Science
University of California, Santa Barbara
6832 Ellison Hall
University of California
Santa Barbara , CA , United States

Publications in Fire Ecology

Acorn Dispersal of California Black Oak after a Stand-Replacing Fire
Pages: 136-141
DOI: 10.4996/fireecology.0603136

We investigated California black oak (Quercus kelloggii Newberry) acorn dispersal by rodents and birds in the months after a stand-replacing fire in a mixed conifer forest in the San Bernardino Mountains of southern California, USA. The objective of this study was to compare scatter-hoarding in a high-severity burn to that in an unburned forest. In the fall of 2007, we placed 600 magnet-bearing acorns under trees in the unburned area. Of the 600, we recovered 77 (13 %). Dispersers moved acorns an average distance of 5 m and buried them to an average depth of 30 mm.  [Read More]

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