David H. Janzen
(1939 - )
American evolutionary biologist and conservationist who does his field work and research in Costa Rica. Since the early 1970s, he has spent many years on habitat restoration in the the Area de Conservacion Guanacaste.
Science Quotes by David H. Janzen (1 quote)
This study was supported by NSF MBS75-14268 and inspired by paying 95 cents for a rotten avocado.
— David H. Janzen
In 'Why Fruits Rot, Seeds Mold, and Meat Spoils', The American Naturalist (Jul-Aug 1977), 111, No. 980, 707. The author suggests that food spoilage is the result of microbes competing to keep the resource to themselves by engendering the rotting process to repel larger animals from consuming the food item.