Food Fight

USF Researchers: Carnivorous Plants and Animals Compete for Food


Tampa, Fla. (May 12, 2010) – The flora and fauna may not be such fine friends in times of food shortages, say a team of USF researchers who are the first to run experiments showing how a type of carnivorous plant called the pink sundew and wolf spiders in Florida compete when food is scarce in their shared habitat. Their study was published Wednesday in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences.

Read the full article by USF biologists David E. Jennings, Thomas R. Raffel and Jason R. Rohr and University of Kentucky biologist James J. Krupa here and coverage from BBC News.