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Using chemical language to shape future marine health

Saha, Mahasweta and Berdalet, Elisa and Carotenuto, Ylenia and Fink, Patrick and Harder, Tilmann and John, Uwe and Not, Fabrice and Pohnert, Georg and Potin, Philippe and Selander, Erik and Vyverman, Wim and Wichard, Thomas and Zupo, Valerio and Steinke, Michael (2019) 'Using chemical language to shape future marine health.' Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 17 (9). 530 - 537. ISSN 1540-9295

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Abstract

“Infochemicals” (information-conveying chemicals) dominate much of the underwater communication in biological systems. They influence the movement and behavior of organisms, the ecological interactions between and across populations, and the trophic structure of marine food webs. However, relative to their terrestrial equivalents, the wider ecological and economic importance of marine infochemicals remains understudied and a concerted, cross-disciplinary effort is needed to reveal the full potential of marine chemical ecology. We highlight current challenges with specific examples and suggest how research on the chemical ecology of marine organisms could provide opportunities for implementing new management solutions for future “blue growth” (the sustainable use of ocean resources) and maintaining healthy marine ecosystems.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Life Sciences, School of
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2020 11:45
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2020 11:45
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/26428

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