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Oak Forest Ecosystems focuses on the relationship between an oak forest's acorn yield and species of wildlife that depend on it It begins by treating factors such as oak distribution forest fires tree diseases and pests dynamics of acorn production and acorn dispersal by birds and mammals Special consideration is given to the phenomenon of masting whereby oaks in a given area will produce huge crops of acorns at irregular intervals a key component for wildlife researchers and managers in understanding patterns of scarcity and abundance in the creatures that feed on this crop Relationships between oaks and animals such as mice suirrels turkeys deer and bear are discussed as are the differences between eastern southern Appalachian southwestern and California oak forests Contributors Marc D Abrams Pennsylvania State UniversityPatrick H Bro

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Oak Forest Ecosystems

Ry W Norman Virginia Department of Game and Inland FisheriesSteven W Oak US Department of Agriculture Forest ServiceRenee A O'Brien US Department of Agriculture Forest ServiceRichard S Ostfeld Institute of Ecosystem StudiesBernard R Parresol US Department of Agriculture Forest ServicePeter J Perkins University of New HampshireGordon C Reese Colorado State UniversityPeter B Reich University of MinnesotaPeter D Smallwood University of RichmondChristopher C Smith Kansas State UniversityRichard B Standiford University of California BerkeleyMartin A Stapanian Ohio Cooperative Wildlife UnitMichael A Steele Wilkes UniversityDavid Steffen Virginia Department of Game and Inland FisheriesDavid H Van Lear Clemson UniversityMichael R Vaughan Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityKaren L Waddell US Department of Agriculture Forest Servi

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Se US Department of Agriculture Forest ServiceJohn P Buonaccorsi University of MassachusettsDaniel Dey US Department of Agriculture Forest ServiceJoseph S Elkinton University of MassachusettsGeorge A Feldhamer Southern Illinois UniversityPeter F Folliott University of ArizonaLee E Frelich University of MinnesotaCathryn H Greenberg US Department of Agriculture Forest ServiceWilliam M Healy US Department of Agriculture Forest ServiceRoy L Kirkpatrick Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityJohannes M H Knops University of NebraskaWalter D Koenig University of CaliforniaNelson W Lafon Virginia Department of Game and Inland FisheriesAndrew M Liebhold US Department of Agriculture Forest ServiceWilliam J McShea National Zoological ParkConservation and Research CenterWilliam H McWilliams US Department of Agriculture Forest ServiceGa