Fig Trees, Fieldwork, and Forest Fragmentation

In working to save destroyed rainforests and to restore human dominated landscapes in tropical regions, land managers and landowners have been planting fig trees, or Ficus spp. individuals, on their properties for several years. This is due to fig trees being a keystone species in the tropics; Ficus spp. fruit all year round, are included in the diets of over 2,000 vertebrate species, and there are over 800 species of fig trees under the Ficus genus. Read more