1st Edition

Chemical Ecology Insect-Plant Interactions

By Jamin Ali, Rizhao Chen Copyright 2025
    240 Pages 15 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    240 Pages 15 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This textbook provides a comprehensive overview of the principles, methods, and applications of chemical ecology, covering such topics as chemical signalling, predator-prey interactions, host-plant selection, and chemical defence. The book takes the reader through the historical development of the discipline to current state-of-the-art research, delving into recent findings on the role of chemical ecology in conservation and management, and exploring how the field may contribute to future innovations in ecological science. A chapter is dedicated to the techniques that have been used in chemical ecology and some success stories.

    Chemical Ecology is an important resource for advanced undergraduates and postgraduate researchers as well as practitioners in this interdisciplinary field. The book's layout aligns with the curriculum of chemical ecology-related disciplines, progressing from basic fundamental principles to a more advanced level. Those studying and researching in ecology, entomology, plant biology, and biochemistry will find it invaluable, as well as those practising in areas such as agriculture, forestry, and pest management.

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    Chapter 1. Introduction to chemical ecology

    Chapter 2. Semiochemicals

    Chapter 3. Chemoreception in insects

    Chapter 4. Plant Chemical Defense Against Insect Herbivores

    Chapter 5. Host Plant Selection by Insect Herbivores

    Chapter 6. Ecology and Chemistry of Plant-Insect Interactions

    Chapter 7. Chemical Ecology and Agriculture

    Chapter 8. Techniques Used in Chemical Ecology


    Dr. Jamin Ali, an expert in applied insect chemical ecology, focuses on finding sustainable solutions for pest management worldwide. With a Ph.D. from Keele University, UK, and a master’s from Aligarh Muslim University, India, he excelled in competitive exams like JRF and GATE. Currently a foreign research expert at Jilin Agricultural University, China, Dr. Ali’s research has taken him to countries like Kenya, Netherlands, UK, Israel, Malaysia, and China. His work has been internationally recognized, earning him awards such as the National Overseas Scholarship and Türkiye Burslary Research Scholarship. Apart from his academic achievements, Dr. Ali actively shares his knowledge by publishing in journals and contributing to books. He engages with the scientific community through conference presentations and serves as a reviewer for international journals. Dr. Ali’s practical approach and dedication make him a key contributor to sustainable pest management in agriculture globally.

    Dr. Rizhao Chen, a Professor at Jilin Agricultural University, holds a Doctoral degree in Plant Protection. With a robust academic background, including a Ph.D. from Jilin Agricultural University, Dr. Chen specializes in plant protection, sex pheromones, and integrated pest management. His impactful research, funded by prestigious institutions, focuses on projects such as digital early warning systems for pests and diseases. Dr. Chen’s work extends to practical applications, evident in his utility model patents for innovative insect monitoring and pest control devices. A prolific author, Dr. Chen has contributed extensively to SCI journals, emphasizing insect behavior and control mechanisms. His editorial roles in various books reflect his commitment to knowledge dissemination. Recognized for his outstanding achievements, Dr. Rizhao Chen has received accolades for teaching quality, course construction, and contributions to natural science. His dedication positions him as a key figure in plant protection and integrated pest management.