After Lean Acorn Crop in Northeast, Even People May Feel the Effects December 2, 2011 New York

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... Coming on the heels of an acorn glut, the dearth this year will probably have a cascade of effects on the forest ecosystem ...Fingers are not being pointed atglobal warming.... Deer, in search of alternative sources of food, will leave the cover of the oak trees and wander out closer to roads. ... this is the most extreme pair of years that we’ve seen.” ... Dr. Ostfeld describes acorns as an engine that drives the forest ecosystem. 

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