On the concepts of biochemical ecology and hydrobiology: Ecological chemomediators

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Earlier, the author published two books and some papers, in which he described conceptual foundations of new scientific disciplines — biochemical ecology and biochemical hydrobiology. These trends in research include studies of the role of chemical substances in interorganismal interactions, in communication and regulation of supraorganismal systems. Another part of biochemical ecology concerns studies of the destiny and transformation of external chemical substances when they interact with the organisms. Both natural and man-made compounds are interesting for biochemical ecology. The basic concepts of biochemical ecology include ecological chemomediators and ecological chemoregulators that have already been included in the body of modern conceptions and are used in modern ecological literature. Application of biochemical ecology to aquatic ecosystems creates the basis for development of biochemical hydrobiology.

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Original Russian Text © S.A. Ostroumov, 2006, published in Sibirskii Ekologicheskii Zhurnal, 2006, Vol. 13, No. 1, pp. 73–82.

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Ostroumov, S.A. On the concepts of biochemical ecology and hydrobiology: Ecological chemomediators. Contemp. Probl. Ecol. 1, 238–244 (2008). https://doi.org/10.1134/S1995425508020100

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Keywords

  • Aquatic Ecosystem
  • Contemporary Problem
  • Chemical Pollution
  • Chemical Ecology
  • Terrestrial Organism