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Press Resources: An Inside Look at Pitcher Plants 4/1/13
4/1 Press release: An Inside Look at Carnivorous Plants
Contact: Clarisse Hart, 978-756-6157, email@example.com
April 2013 Oikos paper: Predicting food-web structure with metacommunity models
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The northern pitcher plant, Sarracenia purpurea. Each leaf holds an aquatic food web comprised of bacteria, protozoa, and insect larvae. These food webs vary greatly in structure and composition. Photo by Rob Lilieholm.
Northern pitcher plants and their invertebrate foodweb community. Diagram and photo by Aaron Ellison.
The northern pitcher plant (Sarracenia purpurea) – left – and sundew (Drosera sp.) – much smaller, far right – are the two types of carnivorous plants at the Harvard Pond/Tom Swamp research tracts of the Harvard Forest. Photo by Roxanne Ardeshiri.