Comparison of acorn removal, dispersal, and survival under two silvicultural treatments: no harvest (control) and midstory removal. The analysis uses an MCMC approach developed by Nate Lichti (see "Mast species composition alters seed fate in North American rodent-dispersed hardwoods", Ecology, 2014) to account for imperfect detectability of tagged acorns when estimating survival and dispersal parameters.
The results are published in the following article:
Kellner, K.F.; Lichti, N.I.; Swihart, R.K. 2016. Midstory removal reduces effectiveness of oak (Quercus) acorn dispersal by small mammals in the Central Hardwood Forest region. Forest Ecology and Management 375: 182-190