* Provides extensive coverage of molecular and cellular phenomena
* Includes applied chapters on pharmacology and antifoulants
* Discusses distribution, biosynthesis, and evolution of secondary metabolites
* Covers the broad range of microscopic and macroscopic chemical ecological phenomena
The first-ever comprehensive book on marine chemical ecology is more than the sum of its superb contributed chapters. Providing cellular, physiological, organismal, evolutionary, and applied perspectives, it creates a high-resolution snapshot of the field at the beginning of the 21st century. With its up-to-date subject reviews by experts, Marine Chemical Ecology is the most current and far-reaching book on the subject.
The introductory section provides a broad phylogenic overview of marine organic chemistry. With its emphasis on evolutionary, ecological, and biosynthetic considerations, it sets a foundation for the chapters that follow. The second section takes an organismal approach to understanding the role of secondary metabolites in mediating trophic interrelationships. Section three reviews cellular and physiological aspects of marine chemical ecology. The final section discusses practical applications.
Fully detailed with figures, tables, and chemical structural diagrams, the book's coverage spans aspects of marine ecology from molecular to community levels, bridging diverse disciplines. Written by an international panel, Marine Chemical Ecology provides a conceptual synthesis and overview of the discipline. You get an integrated perspective of the current state of this discipline, and its future.