Latest research from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, demonstrates how chemical interactions take place between wasps and fig trees and the tussle between pollinating and non pollinating wasps.
Some details of the reproductive journey of a fig wasp, to find a suitable tree and lay eggs while simultaneously pollinate it in the process are known. In a recent study, scientists from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, fill in the gaps in our knowledge about this fascinating journey.
Fig trees are a magnificent keystone species that support a variety of life, both large and small. Scientists from the Indian Institute of Science study how these trees, with the help of their pollinators, are keeping Bengaluru’s green cover alive through genetic diversity.
As a part of the Student Conference on Conservation Science held on the 23rd of September in Bangalore, Artecology presented a unique combination of performing arts and science. Titled "How to be a Fig", this movement art presentation was a hit among the attendees that included ecologist, conservationists, artists and dancers. How exactly was the performance? Read on to know.
Artecology Initiative presents a unique performance -- How to be a fig -- to help audience connect with nature and their environment. Involving artists and researchers, this unique performance wishes to showcase the amazing life of a fig tree and its connection with other organisms in its life cycle. Learn more about how to be a fig by attending this unique performance on the 23rd September, 2017 at the J N Tata Auditorium, IISc.