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dc.contributor.authorGroom, S.en
dc.contributor.authorStevens, M.en
dc.contributor.authorSchwarz, M.en
dc.date.issued2014en
dc.identifier.citationProceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 2014; 281(1785):20133293-1-20133293-7en
dc.identifier.issn0962-8452en
dc.identifier.issn1471-2954en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2440/114639-
dc.description.abstractThe impacts of glacial cycles on the geographical distribution and size of populations have been explored for numerous terrestrial and marine taxa. However, most studies have focused on high latitudes, with only a few focused on the response of biota to the last glacial maximum (LGM) in equatorial regions. Here, we examine how population sizes of key bee fauna in the southwest Pacific archipelagos of Fiji, Vanuatu and Samoa have fluctuated over the Quaternary. We show that all three island faunas suffered massive population declines, roughly corresponding in time to the LGM, followed by rapid expansion post-LGM. Our data therefore suggest that Pleistocene climate change has had major impacts across a very broad tropical region. While other studies indicate widespread Holarctic effects of the LGM, our data suggest a much wider range of latitudes, extending to the tropics, where these climate change repercussions were important. As key pollinators, the inferred changes in these bee faunas may have been critical in the development of the diverse Pacific island flora. The magnitude of these responses indicates future climate change scenarios may have alarming consequences for Pacific island systems involving pollinator-dependent plant communities and agricultural crops.en
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityScott V. C. Groom, Mark I. Stevens and Michael P. Schwarzen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherThe Royal Societyen
dc.rights© 2014 The Author(s) Published by the Royal Society. All rights reserved.en
dc.subjectFiji; Vanuatu; Samoa; last glacial maximum; halictine bees; Lasioglossum (Homalictus)en
dc.titleParallel responses of bees to Pleistocene climate change in three isolated archipelagos of the southwestern Pacificen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.identifier.rmid0030059916en
dc.identifier.doi10.1098/rspb.2013.3293en
dc.identifier.pubid87144-
pubs.library.collectionAgriculture, Food and Wine publicationsen
pubs.library.teamDS14en
pubs.verification-statusVerifieden
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden
dc.identifier.orcidGroom, S. [0000-0003-2236-430X]en
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