Mugabo, M.; Gilljam, D.; Petteway, L.; Hall, E.; Yuan, C.; Fowler, M.S.; Sait, S. M.

Effects of coloured environmental noise on life history variation and population dynamics in the Plodia-Venturia trophic interaction

This dataset contains information on life history variation and population dynamics in response to coloured environmental variation in the laboratory model system comprised of the moth Plodia interpunctella (Pyralidae; Hübner) and the parasitoid wasp Venturia canescens (Ichneumonidae; Gravenhorst).

Data were collected from two complementary experiments investigating the effects of daily coloured temperature fluctuations on individual life history variation (single-generation life history experiment) and population dynamics (multi-generation microcosm experiment) in both species. In both experiments, the effects of three types of coloured noise were investigated and compared to constant temperature conditions: blue noise (characterized by rapid (negatively autocorrelated) fluctuations), red noise (characterized by slow (positively autocorrelated) fluctuations) and white noise (characterized by random fluctuations). The life history experiment lasted 56 days and the microcosm experiment lasted 310 days.

Publication date: 2019-08-01

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This dataset will be available under the terms of the Open Government Licence

Format of the dataset : Comma-separated values (CSV)

You must cite: Mugabo, M.; Gilljam, D.; Petteway, L.; Hall, E.; Yuan, C.; Fowler, M.S.; Sait, S. M. (2019). Effects of coloured environmental noise on life history variation and population dynamics in the Plodia-Venturia trophic interaction. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/ef7e47ae-bd28-4449-8587-8e5dda4ccfee

 

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Supplemental information

Other useful information regarding this dataset:

Gilljam, D., Knape, J., Lindén, A., Mugabo, M., Sait, S. M., & Fowler, M. S. (2018). The colour of environmental fluctuations associated with terrestrial animal population dynamics. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 28(2), 118–130.

Provenance & quality

A single-generation life history experiment and a multi-generation microcosm experiment was carried out in the Plodia interpunctella-Venturia canescens host-parasitoid laboratory model system to investigate the effects of coloured temperature fluctuations on life history variation and population dynamics in a trophic interaction. The colour of environmental variation refers to its temporal (or spatial) structure. High frequencies (rapid fluctuations) dominate in blue environments, low frequencies (slow fluctuations) dominate in red environments and there is no dominant frequency in white environments.

More details of the material and methods can be found in the Supplementary information.

Correspondence/contact details

Dr. Marianne Mugabo
University of Leeds
Leeds
United Kingdom
m.mugabo@leeds.ac.uk

Authors

Mugabo, M.
University of Leeds
Gilljam, D.
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Petteway, L.
University of Leeds
Hall, E.
University of Leeds
Yuan, C.
Swansea University
Fowler, M.S.
Swansea University
Sait, S. M.
University of Leeds

Other contacts

Custodian
Environmental Information Data Centre
eidc@ceh.ac.uk
Publisher
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre
eidc@ceh.ac.uk

Tags

Topic categories
Biota
Keywords
Animal behaviour Indian Meal Moth,  Plodia interpunctella Venturia canescens
INSPIRE Theme
Environmental Monitoring Facilities