Journal of Chemical Ecology

, Volume 12, Issue 5, pp 951–987

Chemical ecology of marine organisms: An overview

  • Gerald J. Bakus
  • Nancy M. Targett
  • Bruce Schulte
Article

Abstract

An overview of marine chemical ecology is presented. Emphasis is placed on antipredation, invertebrate-toxic host relationships, antifouling, competition for space, species dominance, and the chemistry of ecological interactions.

Key words

Chemical ecology ecological chemistry defense predation antipredation symbiosis biological associations fouling biofouling antifouling communities succession dominance competition marine chemistry medicine toxin noxin venom poison marine natural products chemistry natural products chemistry 

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Copyright information

© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerald J. Bakus
    • 1
  • Nancy M. Targett
    • 2
  • Bruce Schulte
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Biological SciencesUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos Angeles
  2. 2.College of Marine StudiesUniversity of DelawareLewes

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