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Figs and fig wasps

Ficus

Ficus

 

Diversity and distribution of fig trees

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Fig wasps

 

Fig wasps and their diversity

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Fig wasp - fig tree mutualism 

 

Biology of the interaction between fig wasps and fig trees

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Other insects and fig trees 

 

Interaction between other insects and fig trees

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Fig-eating by vertebrate frugivores including humans

 

Who feeds on figs. Do we eat fig wasps when we eat figs?

 

Photo Duncan Butchart

Research

Research and conferences on figs and fig wasps

References

Fig and fig wasp references

 

Published literature on fig trees and fig wasps

 

Figs of Southern & South-Central Africa

 

Brochure of John and Sandra Burrows' fig book published in December 2003

 

Videos on figs and fig wasps

 

Kees Berg Norway 1994 The fig community mourns the passing of Kees Berg on the 31 August 2012

VIII International Fig Symposium 2012

 

University of Sao Paulo, Ribeirao Preto City, Brazil

23-29 June 2012

Wonderful World of Wasps exhibition

Including the fig - fig wasp mutualism.

An initiative funded in part by the South African National Research Foundation under grant number (GUN 2074829)

 

Web authors Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)

and Jean-Yves Rasplus (INRA, France)

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