Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.hj7h2
Title: Data from: Climate warming and the potential extinction of fig wasps, the obligate pollinators of figs
Creators: Nanthinee Jevanandam
Alexander G. R. Goh
Richard T. Corlett
Subject: Fig wasps
Climate warming
Ficus
Obligate mutualism
Thermal tolerance
Ficus, Agaonidae
DOI: 10.5061/dryad.hj7h2
Description: Figs (Ficus) have a reciprocally obligate mutualism with tiny, short-lived (1–2 days) fig wasps (Agaonidae). The small size and short life of these pollinators is expected to make them more vulnerable to climate change than their larger and longer-lived hosts. We experimentally tested the thermal tolerances of four species of adult female fig wasps from equatorial Singapore. The results suggest that an increase of ≥ 3oC above the current temperatures experienced across much of the equatorial tropics would markedly decrease the active adult lifespan of all four species. Fig plants are the center of an intricate web of specialist and generalist animals. Unless fig wasps can acclimate or adapt to warmer temperatures in time, these responses may disrupt the mutualism, potentially affecting multiple trophic levels.
Related Publications: 10.1098/rsbl.2013.0041
Citation: When using this data, please cite the original publication and also the dataset.
  • Jevanandam N, Goh AGR, Corlett RT (2013) Climate warming and the potential extinction of fig wasps, the obligate pollinators of figs. Biology Letters 9(3): 20130041. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2013.0041
  • Nanthinee Jevanandam, Alexander G. R. Goh, Richard T. Corlett (2013-03-20). Data from: Climate warming and the potential extinction of fig wasps, the obligate pollinators of figs. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. [Dataset]. https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.hj7h2
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