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Chemical Ecology
The Ecological Impacts of Marine Natural Products

ISBN 9781482248807
Published September 24, 2018 by CRC Press
416 Pages 207 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

During the past 20 years, marine chemical ecology has emerged as a respected field of study providing a better understanding of the role natural products play in organisms and their environments. Ample data in this book advocates the conservation of marine environments for future drug discovery efforts while sustaining their overall health. Marine chemical ecology has expanded to include research in the areas of predator–prey interactions, marine microbial chemical ecology, and seasonal and geographical distribution of marine natural products.

Table of Contents





1. Marine Natural Products with Pharmacological Properties

David J. Newman and Gordon M. Cragg

2. The Status of Marine Chemical Ecology in Antarctica: Form and Function of Unique High-Latitude Chemistry

Jacqueline L. von Salm, Kathryn M. Schoenrock, James B. McClintock, Charles D. Amsler, and Bill J. Baker

3. From the Tropics to the Poles: Chemical Defense Strategies in Sea Slugs (Mollusca: Heterobranchia)

Conxita Avila, Laura Núñez-Pons, and Juan Moles

4. The Chemical Ecology of Seagrasses

Kathryn L. Van Alstyne and Dianna K. Padilla

5. The Evolution of Marine Herbivores in Response to Algal Secondary Metabolites

Erik E. Sotka, Veijo Jormalainen, and Alistair G. B. Poore

6. The Role of Natural Products in Structuring Microbial Communities of Marine Algae

Jennifer M. Sneed and Melany P. Puglisi

7. New Insights into the Chemical Ecology of Vibrio cholerae

Jason R. Graff and David C. Rowley

8. Interactions Between Microorganisms as Modulators of Natural Product Biosynthesis

Amy L. Lane and Taylor A. Lundy

9. Predator–Prey Interactions in the Marine Plankton: The Role of Signals, Cues, and Defensive Compounds

Emily K. Prince and Kelsey L. Poulson-Ellestad

10. Chemical Ecology of Marine Invertebrate Larval Settlement

Tilmann Harder, Jan Tebben, Mareen Möller, and Peter J. Schupp

11. Chemical Ecology of Marine Bryozoans

Grace Lim-Fong and Rian Kabir

12. Spatial and Temporal Variability in Sponge Chemical Defense

Sven Rohde and Peter J. Schupp


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Puglisi, Melany P. | Becerro, Mikel A.


This long overdue book on marine chemical ecology highlights the numerous breakthroughs in the field over the past decades. Laid out over 400 pages, it utilizes the knowledge and experience of over 30 respected international authors. The information contained in this book is comprehensive, highlighting how far this field has come in a relatively short period.

- Ryan Young & Amy C. Keller, Journal of Natural Products, April 2019