Data from: Flower phenology as a disruptor of the fruiting dynamics in temperate oak species

Eliane Schermer, Marie-Claude Bel-Venner, Jean-Michel Gaillard, Stéphane Dray, Vincent Boulanger, Iris Le Roncé, Gilles Oliver, Isabelle Chuine, Sylvain Delzon & Samuel Venner
Many perennial plants display masting, i.e., fruiting with strong interannual variations, irregular and synchronized between trees within the population. Here, we tested the hypothesis that the early flower phenology in temperate oak species promotes stochasticity into their fruiting dynamics, which could play a major role in tree reproductive success. From large field monitoring network, we compared the pollen phenology between temperate and Mediterranean oak species. Then, focusing on temperate oak species, we explored the influence...
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