C. Clarke's scientific contributions

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Carnivorous plants typically kill, digest, and sequester nutrients from their animal prey. However, the relationship between some carnivorous taxa and animals is mutualistic rather than exploitative. In this chapter, the evidence for mutualism with animals is presented for members of two carnivorous genera, Roridula and Nepenthes. Avenues for futur...

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... Nepenthes hemsleyana pitcher occupancy by K. hardwickii was almost 20 % over a 6.5-week period of monitoring, with nearly 30 % of all plants harbouring at least one K. hardwickii individual. Additionally, pitchers of the montane N. macrophylla are apparently frequented by a bird, the mountain blackeye (Chlorocharis emiliae), which have been observed to defecate into the pitchers (Moran et al., 2018). Interestingly, no faecal capture mutualisms have yet been reported for any Nepenthes outside of Borneo. ...