Using chemical language to shape future marine health

Saha, Mahasweta, Berdalet, Elisa, Carotenuto, Ylenia, Fink, Patrick, Harder, Tilmann, John, Uwe, Not, Fabrice, Pohnert, Georg, Potin, Philippe, Selander, Erik, Vyverman, Wim, Wichard, Thomas, Zupo, Valerio and Steinke, Michael (2019) Using chemical language to shape future marine health Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 17 (9). pp. 530-537. DOI 10.1002/fee.2113.

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“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.

Document Type: Article
Research affiliation: UFZ
OceanRep > The Future Ocean - Cluster of Excellence
OceanRep > GEOMAR > FB3 Marine Ecology > FB3-EOE-B Experimental Ecology - Benthic Ecology
Refereed: Yes
DOI etc.: 10.1002/fee.2113
ISSN: 1540-9295
Projects: Future Ocean, ChemBioSys, OstreoRisk, CoCliME, ERA4CS
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2019 09:19
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2019 12:27

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